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Passive voice

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Passive voice

  1. 1. Passive Voice
  2. 2. VOICES ACTIVE VOICE PASSIVE VOICE Object receives action <ul><li>Subject receives the action. Object turns into the subject. </li></ul>Example: Cats eat fish (Subject - Verb – Object) Example: Fish are eaten by cats. (Subject - Verb – Object)
  3. 3. <ul><li>Subject + auxiliary verb (be) + main verb (past participle) + Object + Complement </li></ul><ul><li>To form a tense  Verb “Be” CONJUGATED. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Simple Present  Water is drunk by everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Simple Past  Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. </li></ul>
  4. 4. I am You are He is She is It is We are They are I was You were He was She was It was We were They were Simple Present Simple Past
  5. 5. <ul><li>Look at the main verb of the active voice and according to this verb , you make the passive voice sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>ACTIVE VOICE: Tom wrote (verb to write in past) that letter. </li></ul><ul><li>PASSIVE VOICE : That letter was (verb to be in past) written (verb to write in participle) by Tom. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Write the following sentences in passive voice. </li></ul><ul><li>1. Pedro de Valdivia founded Santiago de Chile. </li></ul><ul><li>2. My father painted the living room. </li></ul><ul><li>3. The children made the cake. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Lizzie cuts the apple. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Andrew made the English homework. </li></ul><ul><li>6.The janitor carries the bags. </li></ul><ul><li>7. The police rescued the boy. </li></ul><ul><li>8. My mother makes the cookies. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Create active and passive voice sentences, according to the pictures. With these pictures, create sentences with active voice. Use verb «To Discover» Galileo Galilei The moons of Jupiter Isaac Newton The Law of Gravity
  8. 8. With these pictures, create sentences with passive voice. Use verb «To discover» and « To write» That ecuation Romeo and Juliet Albert Einstein William Shakespeare
  9. 9. Identify the passive voice structure in the following texts. a) Agatha Christie was an English detective novelist. People know her best for her ingenious plots and for the creation of Hercule Poirot. More than 70 novels were written by her, and they have filmed a number of her books. b) Coco Chanel was French fashion designer and trendsetter. Chanel perfumes and “the little black dress” were created by her, and people have copied her designs all over the world. Her wish for simple, practical clothes inspired her designs and her “look” was widely influential for many years.
  10. 10. c) McLaren driver Hamilton was beaten by Kimi Raikkonen by one point after his seventh- place in the Brazilian Grand Prix. d) Around the world, hundreds if not thousands of species of animals are threatened with extinction … The last- known Tasmanian tiger died in a zoo in Hobart, Australia in 1936. Fifty years later, the species were declared extinct.

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