Grammar. passive Voice. Eiman Yousef Ajabnoor 07220365. introduction to the presentation. The aim of this presentation is to explain the concept of passive voice practically. The slides include, in order, the following: Definitions of both active and passive voices
The aim of this presentation is to explain the concept of passive voice practically. The slides include, in order, the following:
Object + (be+ past participle) + by(the agent)
1. Petrol prices… a)…was told to stay at homes.
2. This jacket… b)…have been increased.
3. Five people… c)…is not permitted anywhere in
4. It appears the phone bill… d)…was made in Hong Kong.
5. Before the storm, everyone… e)…has been disconnected.
6.Smoking… f)… were killed in the rally.
e.g.My wallet was stolen last night( we don’t know who stole the wallet)
e.g.The new centre was completedlast week (the people who built the centre are unnecessary information for the meaning of the sentence)
e.g.I was bornin March of’55 (everyone knows that it was my mother bore me then)
e.g.only Jane was injured in the accident (Jane is mentioned at the beginning of the sentence to emphasize her importance).
e.g.The music was being played too loud by the students, who were finally asked to turn it down.
a) e.g.Something should be done about the traffic jams in this town.
b)e.g.Patrons are asked not to smoke.
1) Thieves robbed a woman.
2) They may ban the film.
3) They offered Nancy a pay increase.
4) We need to correct the mistakes.
5) They are testing the new drug.
6) They clean the street every day.
In this presentation I used four activities. Each activity is related to the previous explanation. The purpose of the first activity is to enable the students to form passive sentences depending on their understanding to the previous flashcards. These flashcards will accelerate the students’ understanding of how to form a passive sentence. several students will be asked to form different sentences. However, the purpose of the second activity is exercising the students to use the past participle forms correctly by filling the blanks. Additional past participle verbs will be provided to the students on the board to confirm their understanding. The purpose of the third activity is to enable the students to form appropriate passive sentences. The fourth one is used to teach the students how to make passive sentences from active ones. If the students solve this exercise correctly, that means their understanding to the lesson is achieved.