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Used for a mini-lesson on the passive voice with intermediate level students.

Used for a mini-lesson on the passive voice with intermediate level students.

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  • 1. The Passive Voice<br />Used in context with the article:<br />Who Created the Internet? It’s a Tangled Web<br />written by David L. Chandler<br />
  • 2. Context of the passive voice<br />Newspaper headlines<br />Signs<br />Genre<br />Percentage of Active and Passive Voice usage in the Brown Corpus (Francis & Kucera, 1982, p.544, cited in Kennedy, 2003)<br />
  • 3. Active vs. Passive<br />Active<br />Passive<br />E-mail was invented by Ray Tomlinson.<br />Ray Tomlinson invented E-mail<br />Tim Berners Lee created HTML.<br />HTML was created by Tim Berners Lee..<br />subject verb object subject to be past participle<br />
  • 4. Passive Verb Forms<br />Simple Present<br />Web pages are designed every day.<br />Present Progressive<br />A web page is being designed right now.<br />Simple Past<br />E-mail was invented by Ray Tomlinson.<br />Past Progressive<br />E-mail was being used in the 1970s.<br />Future<br />The Internet is going to be used in the future.<br /> Present Perfect<br />Millions of videos have been uploaded to YouTube.<br />
  • 5. Passive Voice uses TO BE<br />Web pages are designed every day.<br />Simple Present<br />A web page is being designed right now.<br />Present Progressive<br />E-mail was invented by Ray Tomlinson.<br />Simple Past<br />E-mail was being used in the 1970s.<br />Past Progressive<br />Google is going to be used in the future.<br />Future<br />Millions of videos have been uploaded to YouTube.<br /> Present Perfect<br />
  • 6. Passive uses a PAST PARTICIPLE<br />Web pages are designedevery day.<br />Simple Present<br />A web page is being designedright now.<br />Present Progressive<br />E-mail was invented by Ray Tomlinson.<br />Simple Past<br />E-mail was being usedin the 1970s.<br />Past Progressive<br />Google is going to be used in the future.<br />Future<br />Millions of videos have been uploadedto YouTube.<br /> Present Perfect<br />
  • 7. Questions forms in the PASSIVE<br />Areweb pages designed ever day?<br />Simple Present<br />Isa web page being designedright now?<br />Present Progressive<br />Wasemail invented by Ray Tomlinson?<br />Simple Past<br />Is googlegoing to be used in the future?<br />Future<br />How areweb pages designed ever day?<br />Where isa web page being designedright now?<br />When wasemail invented by Ray Tomlinson?<br />How is Google going to be used in the future?<br />
  • 8. Using a –by phrase<br />The Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo da Vinci.<br />The airplane was invented by Alberto Santos Dumont<br />The light bulb was invented by Thomas Edison.<br />
  • 9. Modals<br />can<br />may<br />could<br />might<br />must<br />better<br />Present<br />The internet used to search for information<br />be<br />may<br />could<br />might<br />Past<br />The internet used to search for information.<br />have been<br />
  • 10. Reasons to use the passive voice<br />Emphasize<br />E-mail was invented in the 1970s.<br />HTML is the language used to create web pages.<br />
  • 11. Function of the passive voice<br />Conceal<br />
  • 12. Function of the passive voice<br />Unimportant | Unknown<br />
  • 13. Function of the passive voice<br />Obvious<br />

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