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SUBMITTED BYCharlotte Steggall, Sean Daeley



GRAMMAR: Passive Voice Verb

EXAMPLE: Is Japanese spoken here?

DATE ADDED: May 24, 2010


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50 min.



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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students try to guess what other teams cooked whilst using the Passive Voice Verbs. 



  1. Model the sentences with your JTE. Ours went as such:
  2. JTE: I cooked something last night! Can you guess what I cooked?
    • ALT: Ok! Can you give me some hints, please?
    • JTE: Ok! Flour was used. Pork was used. Cabbage was used. Cheese was not used.
    • ALT: Hmmmm... (repeats what JTE said). Can you help me, students? What did she make?
    • Students guessed until they got it right: okonomiyaki.
  3. Get the students into their groups. You might want to make a handout. I would have provided one but it was copyrighted. Basically, it was a big box for students to write what they cooked, and lines so they can write the sentences).
  4. Explain that each team needs to write a kind of food and then three things that are used and one thing that isn't used, just like in the JTE's example. Point out that if they shout other teams will hear and they will lose. This should take no more than five minutes.
  5. Speakers for each team stand up in turn to read out what was and wasn't used in their food. Other teams guess the food. Correct guessing without hints lands that team five points, and less for how much help they received. If no one gets the correct answer, five points go to the team reading out.
  6. The team with the most points at the end is the winner.



  • Let's Cook  worksheet can help students understand the ingredients.



  • We found that the guessing took too long, so we restricted the class to five guesses.
  • This activity was designed to use with Total English (grade 2, page 7) or New Crown (2nd grade page 92) to practice Passive Verbs.



  • When my JTE explained this to me I thought it'd be really boring but it actually went down really well with the students.


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