ESL Passive Voice Activity - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - Intermediate - 35 minutes
In this insightful passive voice activity, students ask and answer questions in the present perfect passive and past simple passive. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. In pairs, students prepare a yes/no question for each passive statement on their worksheet, e.g. 'Were you woken up by an alarm clock today?' When the students have finished, the questions are checked with the class. The students then stand up and ask their questions to other students in the class. When a classmate answers 'Yes' to a question, the student writes that person's name in the sentence on their worksheet and asks a follow-up question to find out more information, e.g. 'What time were you woken up?' The information is then written in the 'More information' column. When all the questions have been answered, there is a class feedback session. Students report their findings back to the class using the present perfect and past simple passive, e.g. 'Paul was woken up by an alarm clock today. He was woken up at 7 o'clock'.