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Le PASSIF

PASSIVE VOICE

(Updated on 31/01/2013)


 

 


Flashcards / Pictures
- Lessons / Examples -

Interactive exercises
- Exercises to print -
Listening
- Interactive games -
Animations FLASH
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Songs - Cartoons - Signs - Stories

 

 

Flashcards / Pictures :

 

  • Flashcards (bogglesworldesl.com)
    "choosing topics where passive voice comes out naturally:
    where things are made, where things are grown, and what things are made out of."

 

 

Lessons / Examples :

 

 

  • La Voix Passive (Yvan Baptiste)
    - avec deux exercices d'application et un petit test

 

 

  • La voix passive - "Read the rule on the left and choose the right answers." (interactive)
    (Michel Barbot)

 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

 

 

  • La voix passive - "Read the rule on the left and choose the right answers." (interactive)
    (Michel Barbot)
  • GRAMMAR GAMES (British Council) - Passive voice - interactive
    "Read the first text about the history of Ballyhoo Castle. It is written in the active voice. The text is then re-written below in the passive voice, but all the words are deleted.
    Guess the words one at a time."

 

  • PASSIVE VOICE - interactive exercises (English Zone) - différents temps

  • Passive voice (englisch-hilfen.de)
    Active - passive - part 1 (easy)
    Active - passive - part 2 (2 objects) (easy)
    Fill-in exercises (various tenses) (easy)
  • Passive 1 - Short-answer quiz on the passive voice -
    "An easy exercise in the passive - all you have to do is create a passive form for a variety of verbs - using the tense suggested." (wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic)
  • Participial Adjectives Practice Page - (English Zone)
    "Use the present participle (-ing) to describe how something is.
    Use the past participle (-ed) to describe how someone feels.
    Read the sentence, decide on the answer, then click the answer button to see the correct answer."
  • Passive voice - "Transform these sentences into the passive voice." (sir05)
  • Passive 2 (wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic)
    "A more advanced exercise using the passive.
    You will have to take certain specified words and make them the subject of the sentence."
  • Complete the sentences (Better English)
    - ex : "Microsoft was ...
    a) invented in Lyon, France.
    b) founded by Bill Gates.
    c) bought by Rupert Murdoch.
    d) written by Elton John."
  • RSPCA Rescue (text with symbols) - beaucoup de passifs (Symbol World)

 

Exercises TO PRINT :

 

  • Do not knock!
    "Someone wants to live in that house. What would you tell him ?
    - You'd better repair the roof, etc...

    - You'd better not do the job yourself, etc..."
    OR use the passive voice :
    "It must be repaired..."

  • Christmas around the world (eslbase.com)
    Aim : To practise the passive in the context of Christmas and/or other cultural celebrations.
    Activity : Students identify the passive in a text and rewrite in active voice, then have a class discussion.
    Organization : Pair or group work and whole class
  • Crime vocabulary - Matching exercise to print
    - permet d'utiliser la voix passive


 

  • Ecrire des phrases à la voix passive à l'aide des verbes suivants :
    attack - break - damage - hit - injure - pick up - rescue - surprise - sweep - take
    Conjuguer les verbes aux temps correspondant aux expressions ajoutées sous les images.
    Niveau : 3ème
    (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

 

  • Ecrire des phrases à la voix passive à l'aide des verbes suivants :
    arrest - attack - break - damage - kill - pick up - plant - pull - surround - take
    Conjuguer les verbes aux temps correspondant aux expressions ajoutées sous les images.
    (Certaines images sont animées.)
    Niveau : 3ème
    (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

 

  • Ecrire des phrases à la voix passive à l'aide des verbes suivants :
    break - build - buy - damage - eat - hide - miss - mow - shave - surround
    Conjuguer les verbes aux temps correspondant aux expressions ajoutées sous les images.
    (Certaines images sont animées.)
    Niveau : 3ème
    (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

 

  • Ecrire des phrases au preterit et à la voix passive sur ce modèle : "The letter was sent by the little girl"
    à l'aide des verbes suivants :
    attack - break - damage - hit - injure - pick up - rescue - surprise - sweep - take
    Niveau : 4ème
    (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

 

  • Passives (bogglesworldesl.com)
    "Students construct passive sentences.
    Includes: be written by, be painted by, be invented by, be discovered by..."


  • November the fifth - a worksheet -
    "Visit the sites ... to find out more about it and answer the questions."
    - questions suivies de mots croisés et d'un exercice sur le passif
    (Annie Gwynn)

 

Listening :

  • Martin Luther King : "Man with a dream" - dates, passive form : 6 exercises
    (Michel Barbot)

 

 

INTERACTIVE games :

  • The Coca Cola story
    "Start the little movie and watch it , play the game..."
    Utile pour travailler le passif.
    (Renée Maufroid)

 

 

Animations FLASH :

 

 

Songs :

  • B'Boss - Remembered - UPDATED

    "How do you want to be remembered?
    For your honor or your pride?
    How do you want to be remembered?
    For your body or your mind?...

    How do you want to be remembered?
    For your anger or your love?
    How do you want to be remembered?
    For your beauty or your blood?...

    How do you want to be remembered?...
    For your passion or your faith?
    How do you want to be remembered?
    For your father or your name?

    How do you want to be remembered?
    For your actions or your words?
    How do you want to be remembered?
    For your silence or your voice?..."

    Ask your students!

     

 

 

  • Amazing by George Michael :
    "I was stitched up by the hands of fate...
    I was going down for the third time
    My heart was broken, I was not open to your suggestions
    I had so many
    questions...
    I think you should celebrate..."
  • Feel by Robbie Williams :
    "Not sure I understand
    This road I've been given"


  • Moonshadow by Cat Stevens :
    "I'm being followed by a moon shadow"
  • Please Don't Go - K.C. & The Sunshine Band - UPDATED
    "I was blessed to be loved
    by someone as wonderful as you"

    (YouTube)
  • She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5 :
    " I don't mind spending everyday
    Out on your corner in the pouring rain
    Look for the girl with the broken smile
    Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
    And she will be loved"

  • Sweet dreams (are made of this) by Marilyn Manson :
    "Sweet dreams are made of this...
    Some of them want to use you
    Some of them want to get used by you
    Some of them want to abuse you
    Some of them want to be abused"


 

Cartoons :

 

 

Cartoon: The Visible Policeman
"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from
 The Daily Express relates to a think tank report which calls for police officers in Britain
to wear their uniform to and from work
because it said the public would be reassured
to see more officers on their daily commute..."
+ COMMENT + LINK

(englishblog.com)

 

 

We're Being Googled
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

 

 

I was shocked too...
(crazy4teachers.com)

 

Paris in Prison
(cagle.com)

Already robbed
(cartoonstock.com)


 

Signs :

 

  • Funny sign

 

 

Stories :

  • Loyal Japanese dog leads rescuers to mate - A short article + a video
    "A spaniel found amid the devastation in Ibaraki Prefecture leads a TV crew to its injured friend."
    GRAMMAR :
    "The pair were rescued by vets...
    The tan and white spaniel was taken to a shelter...
    Its injured mate is being treated by a vet."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

  • Tomato botch-up in Wester Ross (Scotland) - an article
    "BUNGLING cops launched a full-scale raid on a 79-year-old gran's house - after mistaking her tomato plants for CANNABIS."
    (thescottishsun.co.uk)