Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Present Simple Passive - ESL EFL Activities, Games and Worksheets

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Passive Descriptions

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes

In this enjoyable card game, students describe objects using the present simple passive. The class is divided into groups of three or four. Each group is given a set of picture cards, which they shuffle and place face down in a pile on the desk. The students then take it in turns to pick up a picture card and describe the object on the card to the other students using the present simple passive. For example, if a student picked up a picture of a dictionary, the student might say: It's made from paper. It's used in the classroom. It's bought by someone learning a language. It's used to find the meanings of words, etc. The first student to guess the object wins the card. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins.

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Present Passive Quiz

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

This fun teaching activity can be used to help practice the present simple passive. The students are divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. Students begin by completing true and false facts on their worksheet with the present simple passive. When all the students have finished, the teacher goes through the correct passive forms with the class. Student A then reads each fact to Student B. Student B has to guess if the facts are true or false. One point is awarded for each correct guess. Afterwards, the students swap roles. The student with the most points at the end of the game wins. At the end of the activity, the students tell the class which facts they found surprising.

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Processes

ESL EFL Writing Activity - Pre-intermediate - 40 Minutes

This detailed writing activity is ideal for teaching students how to describe processes using the present simple passive. Students begin by completing sentences about how chocolate is made using the present simple passive. Then, they are introduced to sequence words and shown how to write a process in stages. Finally, students work in pairs and write two processes using the present simple passive. These processes are then presented to the class.

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What do they have in common?

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Intermediate - 40 Minutes

In this challenging activity, students play a game where they make sentences about what two items have in common using the present simple passive. The class is divided into teams of two and the teams are paired off. The competing teams are given a set of cards which they shuffle and place face down on the table. Teams take it in turns to pick up the top card from the pile and ask the opposing team what the two items on the card have in common, e.g. What do football and basketball have in common? The opposing team then has two minutes to think of as many answers as they can using the present simple passive, e.g. Football and basketball are played in teams. A ball is used in both football and basketball, etc. For each grammatically correct and appropriate sentence, the team wins a point. If a team can’t think of any answers after two minutes, the other team can steal a point by making a suitable sentence about the two items. Teams take turns proceeding in this way until all the cards have been used. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

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