April 21

Practising the Passive

One of my favourite activities to practise the passive is to ask students to write quizzes for each other. It gives them an opportunity to demonstrate what they know about life outside the classroom and motivates them.

Here are some sample questions to introduce the activity…

1. Halo and Single Ladies are sung by…
a) Katy Perry
b) Beyonce
c) Britney Spears

2. The World Cup has never been won by…
a) England
b) Uruguay
c) Spain

3. The vampire Lestat was played by… in the film Interview with a Vampire.
a) Brad Pitt
b) Christian Slater
c) Tom Cruise