W19 : Passive Voice – Past Action Part 2

English Communication Lesson

Introduction

This lesson is about writing Past passive Questions and Answers using Singular & Plural subjects

Duration : 90 minutes

Learning Outcome

At the end of this lesson, you must be able to :

  • Identify active and passive sentences
  • Know how to use verb to be and perfect verb to construct passive sentences
  • Change active to passive sentences

Video : Coming Soon

Reference : Chapter 8, Chapter 9

Note : Passive voice is desired when writing report, essay, delivering a speech etc.. In this lesson, active questions are converted to passive mode, or better known as passive voice

When using, passive voice, only Perfect Verbs can be used

Exercise 19a : Basic English Communication

Part 1 (Individual Work)

Change the following active questions to passive questions

  1. Did your brother use his car yesterday : ____ his car ______ yesterday?
  2. Did he open the shop yesterday? : ___ his shop ______ yesterday?
  3. Has she reminded you to do it? : ____ you ___________ to do it?
  4. What did he tell the students?  What ______ the students _________ ?
  5. Did he conduct the meeting yesterday? : _____ the meeting _________ yesterday?
  6. Was she inviting them to the ceremony? : _____ they ______________ to the ceremony?
  7. Were they preparing breakfast just now? : ____ the breakfast _____________ just now?
  8. Was he doing the job now? : ____ the job _____________ just now?
  9. Have they found the children? :  ______ the children _______________ ?
  10. Was he washing his car? : ______ his car ________________ ?

Part 2 (Group Work)

Using Singular or Plural subject, write 10 Past passive Questions and Answers about :

The latest game you played

  1. (simple passive) Q : _________________________________
  2. (simple passive) A : _________________________________
  3. (simple passive) Q : _________________________________
  4. (simple passive) A : _________________________________
  5. (simple passive) Q : _________________________________
  6. (simple passive) A : _________________________________
  7. (cont passive) Q : ___________________________________
  8. (cont passive) A : ___________________________________
  9. (cont passive) Q : ___________________________________
  10. (cont passive) A : ___________________________________

Sample Answers

Exercise 19a : Basic English Communication

Part 1 (Individual Work)

Change the following active questions to passive questions

  1. Did your brother use his car yesterday : Was his car used yesterday?
  2. Did he open the shop yesterday? : Was his shop opened yesterday?
  3. Has she reminded you to do it? : Have you been reminded to do it?
  4. What did he tell the students?  What were the students told ?
  5. Did he conduct the meeting yesterday? : Was the meeting conducted yesterday?
  6. Was she inviting them to the ceremony? : Were they being invited to the ceremony?
  7. Were they preparing breakfast just now? : Was the breakfast being prepared just now?
  8. Was he doing the job now? : Was the job being done just now?
  9. Have they found the children? :  Have the children been found ?
  10. Was he washing his car? : Was his car being washed ?

Part 2 (Group Work)

Using Singular or Plural subject, write 10 Past passive Questions and Answers about :

The Money that you found

  1. (simple passive) Q : Where was the money found?
  2. (simple passive) A : It was found on under the pillow
  3. (simple passive) Q : Was it placed there by someone?
  4. (simple passive) A : Certainly it was placed there by someone
  5. (simple passive) Q : Has the money been given away?
  6. (simple passive) A : Yes, the money was given to the warden
  7. (cont passive) Q : How long was the money being kept there?
  8. (cont passive) A : Perhaps, it was being kept for 2 days
  9. (cont passive) Q : When was this incident being reported?
  10. (cont passive) A : It was being reported this morning

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