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The passive voice can be taught in a wide variety of ways. Examples can be given. Exercises can be used. Games can be organized. Worksheets can be assigned... and sometimes, the best way to teach the passive voice is just to use it in sentences like the ones above. If you want to make sure that your class really understands what the passive voice means - and where it does and doesn’t make sense to use it - you’ll probably want to employ a combination of all these teaching tactics.

Teaching the passive isn’t as simple as rehearsing with sample sentences - after all, the modern approach to ESL teaching emphasizes a balance of grammar, reading, speaking, and listening. To make sure your students really understand the passive voice, it’s important to get them involved in all these activities, until their knowledge of the passive is grounded in a variety of experiences, and they feel confident about producing it on their own. The question is, where can you find exercises for all four learning categories?

That’s what BusyTeacher.org is here for! Our 225 passive voice worksheets will ensure that you never run out of ways to teach the passive, no matter how many class periods you have to spend on it. No matter if you’re preparing your lesson plans weeks in advance, or putting together some last-minute exercises before you rush off to class (hey, it happens to all of us), our passive voice worksheets will prepare you to tackle the passive voice from all angles.

Some of our 225 passive voice worksheets help you create role playing games and other high-energy activities. Others invite your students to read and answer questions about stories. Still others offer real-world examples of the passive voice in English writing and speaking. And of course, you’ve also got plenty of introductory fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice passive voice worksheets to choose from.

Working through a unit on countries, or holidays, or movies? BusyTeacher.org has got you covered! Our worksheets draw on a variety of themes for inspiration, and you’re sure to find some that fit into any topic of conversation. And whether your students are still working through ESL level one, or are approaching fluency at level five, we’ve got worksheets adapted for their level - along with many that can easily be adaptable to any ESL level.

All these worksheets have been created by real ESL teachers all over the world - and they’ve ended up on BusyTeacher.org because they were hits in the classroom. When you choose a passive voice worksheet from BusyTeacher.org, you never have to wonder if it’s workable or not, because it’s already been proven to work. Have a worksheet of your own to share with our community? Just click the “Submit a worksheet” button at the bottom of this page.

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225 FREE Passive Voice Worksheets

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GRAMMAR TIP:What Is Passive Voice?
The passive voice is a grammatical construction (a "voice") in which the subject of a sentence or clause denotes the recipient of the action (the patient) rather than the performer (the agent). In the English language, the English passive voice is formed with an auxiliary verb (usually be or get) plus a participle (usually the past participle) of a transitive verb. For example, "Caesar was stabbed by Brutus" uses the passive voice. The subject denotes the person (Caesar) affected by the action of the verb. The counterpart to this in active voice is, "Brutus stabbed Caesar", in which the subject denotes the doer, or agent, Brutus. A sentence featuring the passive voice is sometimes called a passive sentence, and a verb phrase in passive voice is sometimes called a passive verb.
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Passive Role-play: Blame It on Your Dog

Passive Role-play: Blame It on Your Dog

Passive Voice,
This worksheet is a fun role-play to practice the passive voice (either past simple passive or present perfect passive). Students are to play a role of an infuriated parent, boss or teacher a ...
7 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Countries and Products (Passive Voice)

Countries and Products (Passive Voice)

Passive Voice,
This power-point presentation is pretty helpful for reviewing passive voice (simple present). It also presents some countries and their products and exports. It is appropriate for elementary and p ...
6 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Present Simple Passive

Present Simple Passive

Passive Voice,
This power-point presentation is related to teaching and reviewing simple present passive. It also includes some examples (with answers) to help you more. It is appropriate for elementary and pre- ...
6 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Verb Forms- Australia

Verb Forms- Australia

Passive Voice, ,
Two texts about Australia to complete with verbs ; passive and active forms , several tenses, to understand what tenses express in time and how or why to use them ( sorry the explanations are in ...
6 Intermediate
Simple Past Passive

Simple Past Passive

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This power-point presentation is related to teaching and reviewing simple past passive. It also includes some worksheet and some examples to help you more. It is appropriate for pre-intermediate a ...
8 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Movie Worksheet: Recycle Now

Movie Worksheet: Recycle Now

Listening & speaking by A. Maitree Jeremy, Kingston Crown. Level :  elementary - pre-intermediate. Grammar focus : passive voice. Instructions : 1. The teacher reads out the ...
2 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
A Hit-and-run Offense (Tenses)

A Hit-and-run Offense (Tenses)

This is a fictitious newspaper article about a hit-and-run offence. Students need to complete the text by put the verbs into the correct tense in the active or passive voice. Use to check students ...
7 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Passive Voice: Introduction and Practice Work

Passive Voice: Introduction and Practice Work

» Passive Voice
This ws is useful with the introduction and first steps in passive voice. Especially it is useful for the not doing well students. The tasks are easy. This will give the class as a whole some prac ...
6 Elementary
The Passive Voice Worksheet

The Passive Voice Worksheet

» Passive Voice
This is a 2-page worksheet for teaching the passive voice at pre-intermediate level. The first page is basically just a study sheet with simple and complete explanations and it is followed b ...
8 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Seven Wonders of the World ( Past Simple Passive)

Seven Wonders of the World ( Past Simple Passive)

» Passive Voice
Seven short passages on Seven Wonders of the World. Students have to complete the information with the given verbs. They have to use active or passive simple past forms. Then, they are expected to ...
9 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Irregular Verbs

Irregular Verbs

Passive Voice, , ,
It's a good poem to learn irregular verbs. The three forms of the verbs are structured in a verse. It's an easy way to remember them. This worksheet is very good for students of different levels f ...
8 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Past Simple Passive Voice

Past Simple Passive Voice

» Passive Voice
This is a grammar worksheet for 7th or 8th grade students. It contains thirty-nine sentences. The task is use the past simple passive voice and complete the sentences with the given verbs. I hope ...
4 Intermediate
Passive in Various Tenses 2

Passive in Various Tenses 2

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This passive worksheet contains 35 questions of active-to-passive exercises in various tenses. Each sentence contains a simple construction of a subject, a verb and an object without adverbs of ti ...
6 Elementary
Movie Worksheet: 1001 Arab Inventions

Movie Worksheet: 1001 Arab Inventions

I made this worksheet when my students were learning about inventions. They watch the video about 1001 inventions made by Arabs and fill in the blanks or answer the questions. After watching the v ...
5 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
My Monument

My Monument

This is an example of a project that students can create to practice tourist information. Students need to invent a monument of their own creation and explain it to the class. They need to invent ...
6 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Speaking: Practicing Tenses, Passives, and Other Structures

Speaking: Practicing Tenses, Passives, and Other Structures

This worksheet is to practice different tenses, passive voice and some other structures. Cut the table out, divide the rectangles off and distribute them to your students. They are supposed to say ...
10 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Diagnostic Test Level 4

Diagnostic Test Level 4

A set of grammar tasks to revise different grammar points learned in the previous level (3): supply the right options of varied tenses and linkers+report 3 direct statements +change to passive voi ...
3 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
The Passive Voice

The Passive Voice

Passive Voice,
The present PP presentation provides teachers help in explaining the form and usage of the passive in English. It was compiled for students at pre-intermediate level (to the course book New Total ...
5 Pre-Intermediate
Passive Voice Present vs Past

Passive Voice Present vs Past

» Passive Voice
The worksheet is aimed to facilitate students practising the present simple and past simple in the passive voice (a) by being given clues about what was done last last week in Tom's house (b) by h ...
5 Intermediate
Have Something Done Worksheet

Have Something Done Worksheet

» Passive Voice
This is a pretty simple worksheet for teaching or revising the structure have something done at pre-intermediate or intermediate level. There's a brief explanation followed by an activity in ...
4 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Passive Voice II Worksheet

Passive Voice II Worksheet

» Passive Voice
This is a pretty simple worksheet for teaching or revising the passive voice at pre-intermediate level. There are two different activities in which students are asked to complete the sentence ...
10 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Conditionals, Modal verbs, Passive voice

Conditionals, Modal verbs, Passive voice

This is a worksheet for pre-intermediate and intermediate students for filling the blanks with conditional 0 or 1 and some modal verbs, and turning active sentences into passive ones. It's 30 minu ...
5 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Passive Voice

Passive Voice

» Passive Voice
You can use this worksheet in a class for 5th grade students to teach them how to use the passive voice. It contains a little chart explaining the changes you have to do for the active voice to th ...
2 Elementary
Passive

Passive

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Passive theory and exercises worksheet. Excellent for new content development lessons and very good studying aid for your students at home. They will understand the usage of the passive voice only ...
5 Intermediate
Passive Voice

Passive Voice

» Passive Voice
This is a worksheet that has a little explanation about the use and structure of the passsive voice and some exercises. This could be an easy way to explain and practice the use of the passive ...
4 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate

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