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Inventions Who & When?! – passive voice activity

Inventions Who & When?‏‎! is a simple activity to help your students practice using the passive voice‏‎. It is very flexible and can be used with all ages and levels who are familiar with the passive voice.

There are a number of variations on the activity at the end of this article, plus it can be adapted and developed in many different ways to suit your class. This means…

Object Clauses‏‎ in English Grammar

In general when we look at an English sentence to see who is doing what to whom (grammatically speaking), we can say that the subject does something to the object:
{subject} + does something to + {object}
Jesse Owens + won + 4 gold medals.
I + believe + your sister.
The objects in these two examples above are two noun phrases‏‎: 4 gold medals and your sister…

The Passive Voice in English Grammar

English sentence‏‎s are mostly built using a simple pattern known as SVO‏‎ which stands for Subject + Verb‏ + Object‏‎:‎
{subject} + {verb} + {object}
Madeleine + broke + the wine glass.
The most important information in a sentence‏‎ usually comes at the beginning and in the examples above we’re interested in who broke the wine glass. This sentence is in the active voice‏‎.

However, sometimes we…

Guessing Game – passive voice activity

This is a simple activity to help students practice the passive voice‏‎ in the present simple‏‎. You should use it once you have gone through the basics of the passive voice and your students are familiar with the rules of formation for the passive present simple tense.

The activity can be used with any student level or age group and it can easily be played with very…