•The oil /change :The oil is changed
•The brakes / test
•The filters /replace
•Air/ put/ in the tyres
•The battery/ check
•The lights /test
•Broken parts /repair
•It/take/for a test drive
•The radiator/fill/with water
•What else is done?
•The first bicycle was designed
by Leonardo da Vinci.
•He was taken to hospital and
operated on appendicitis.
•The last present I was given—
•When I was younger I was told•When I was a child I was taught
•Last week we were invited--
•Don’t worry! The broken parts
will be repaired or replaced.
•The message will be sent
•E.g. telephone calls A lot of
telephone calls will be made.
•Team meeting presentation
•My car is being serviced now.
•They are being examined now.
•The passive is being practiced
•Move the table : It’s being moved now
•Turn on the lights
•Check the numbers
•Draw a scheme
•Call the customers
•Prepare a report
•The letter has already been sent.
•This question has just been discussed
•The survey has been conducted.
•Five new employees have been hired
•The outside walls/paint :The outside walls
have been painted.
•New windows/put in
•The trees/cut down
•A lot of flowers/plant
•The old gate/replace
•When the action itself is more important
than the person who carries it out (news
headlines, newspaper articles,
•Two teenagers were seriously injured in
a car accident yesterday.
•When the person who carries out the
action is unknown, unimportant or
obvious from the context.
•Mrs. Archer’s ruby ring was stolen
from her house last night.
•When we want to make statements
My new blouse is ruined. (more polite
than saying “You’ve ruined my blouse”)
•Passive Infinitive :to be + past participle
My car needs to be serviced soon.
•Passive -ing form: being +past participle
•I insist on my car being serviced today.
•Passive modals: modal +be +pp
•My car must be serviced before the trip.