Конспект урока "The Passive Voice"
The Passive of an active verb is formed by putting the auxiliary verb TO BE into the
same tense as the active verb and adding the Past Participle of the main verb.
The object of the active voice becomes the subject in the new sentence. The subject of
the active voice becomes the agent of the passive sentence. The agent can be omitted
when it is unknown, unimportant or obvious from the context.
The active-passive correspondence can be seen in the diagram:
the best possible medical care.
The best possible medical care
by the hospital.
(By-phrase - agent- Optional)
am/is/are being provided
was/were being provided
have/has been provided
will be provided
would be provided
can be provided
of the personal pronouns, used in active voice, turn into the
in the passive voice.
I decorated this flat.
This flat was decorated by me.
1. Complete the table:
I interview the actor.
She doesn’t clean the car.
We visited Paris.
They didn’t see the painting.
Mary is writing a book.
We were washing the car.
Electricity has improved life.
They haven’t bought a sofa.
They will help people.
He won’t find a job.
She would call the secretary.
You should clean your room.
2. Rewrite the sentences starting as suggested.
a) The Egyptians built the Pyramids. (Past Simple)
The Pyramids ____________________________________________________.
b) Over 400 million people speak English.(Present Simple)
c) They must read the messages.
The messages __________________________________________________________.
d) Edison invented the electric bulb.
The electric bulb_______________________________________________________.
e) America attacked Iraq some years ago.
f) They didn’t take the jewels.
The jewels ____________________________________________________________.
g) Helen and Susan visited all these places.
All these places______________________________________________________.
h) A fisherman saved his life.
i) The teacher doesn’t punish the students.
The students _________________________________________________________.
j) The storm is causing a lot of damage
A lot of____________________________________________________________.
k) Someone has stolen Kate’s new car.
Kate’s new car_______________________________________________________.
l) He mustn’t answer the questions.
m) The Parkers haven’t bought a video camera.
n) Anne is selling the house.
The house _____________________________________________________________.
o) They will wash the car.
p) They can invite Sarah to the party.
q) I couldn’t write the letters yesterday.
The letters ____________________________________________________________.
r) The teacher collects all the exam papers.
All the exam papers_________________________________________________________.
s) They didn’t break the table.
t) A car ran over our dog.
u) She has answered my question.
v) The police won’t investigate the murder.
w) Volunteers would clean up the long beach.
The long beach______________________________________________________.
x) They were writing a book.
A book ____________________________________________________________.