Passive: Sentence Matching Activity

This is a downloadable ESL sentence matching activity to practise the passive.

Activity to practise the passive

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Here’s some more info about the activity:

Aim To present/practise the passive.
Activity Students make passive sentences by connecting sentence halves.
Organisation Pair work
Preparation Make enough copies of the activity for the pairs of students in your class.
Cut and mix up sentences.
What do I do?
  1. Divide students into pairs and give them the cut up passive sentences.
  2. Ask students to make sentences by matching the first half of a sentence to the second half.
  3. Get feedback from different pairs.

Coffee is | produced in Brazil
Tea is | made in India
My car has been | stolen
The dog was | left outside all night
Millions of emails are | sent every day
The flight was | delayed
Hamlet was | written by Shakespeare
The computer has been | fixed
My house is | cleaned every week
Kangaroos are | found in Australia
Titanic was | directed by James Cameron

Keith Taylor
Keith is the co-founder of Eslbase. He has been a teacher and teacher trainer for over 20 years, in Indonesia, Australia, Morocco, Spain, Italy, Poland, France and now in the UK.

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