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Passive Beginnings


SUBMITTED BY: Adam Shusterman & Raymond Corrigan

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: The million other info gap games out there


GRAMMAR: Passive Verb

EXAMPLE: This book was written to teach English.

DATE ADDED: May 25, 2008


Large Classes (16-39 Students)Ó




15-30 min.
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BRIEF OUTLINE: This information gap game is pretty self-explanatory.




  1. After you divide the class into pairs, h
    and out worksheets.
  2. Go over the pictures in the boxes to make sure the kids know what they are.
  3. Explain information gap rules. I had my students janken to see who asks first. Then have them follow the example at the top of the page subsituting the pictured items for the underlined words. 
    Have them continue asking each other until they fill out the worksheet with all the dates.


  • Go over the pictures in the boxes to make sure the students know what they are and can say them. Also, review how to say years. I ran into a little trouble trying to explain that 1876 is not "one thousand eight hundred seventy six".  Also, you might want to review how to say 2000 and 1908. As my students got confused trying to say "twenty zero zero".


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