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What do these sentences have in common?

newspaper

  • Newspapers are published every day.
  • TV was invented in the 1920s.
  • The concert was cancelled.

They are all in PASSIVE VOICE and you can see that, because they have  a common characteristic:     

BE  + PAST PARTICIPLE

Why do we use Passive Voice?

Because sometimes actions are more important than the people who do them.

Look at these examples:

message-sento_natal_engracado_e_cartao_cancelado-p137465237240165437envwi_400

active-voice-vs-passive-voice

How do you make this change?

Look at the picture below:

passiveagent

Pink-Ask-a-Question-What-should-I-be-doing--

  • Still any doubts? Check the presentation the teacher showed you in the class.
  • Click here: passive_voice_8ºano
  • You can also try this interactive exercise below.

PRESENT AND PAST SIMPLE PASSIVE, by Esther Martinez

tv

Are you a TV fan?

See if you can identify these TV programmes.

Which one is …

  • a talent show ?
  • a wildlife documentary ?
  • a cartoon / animation film ?
  • a commercial ?
  • a reality show ?
  • the weather forecast ?
  • a music programme ?
  • a quiz show ?
  • an adventure film ?
  • a sports programme ?
  • a talk show ?

TV programmes1

What about TV jobs?  

Would you like to be a … ?

Find out what they are by adding the vowels.

N _ W S R _  _ D _ RPresenter

C _ M _ R _ M _ N

_ C T _ R

C _ S  T _ M _     D _ S _ G N _ R

D_ R _ C  T _ Rcameraman_actor

P R _ S  _ N T _ R

J _ _ R N _ L _ S T

News_reader             COSTUME DESIGNER           director

What are your TV viewing habits?

How many hours a day do you usually watch TV?

Are you a TV addict?

kids-watch-tv

Click here to take a test!