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SUBMITTED BY: Melvin Kullu


GRAMMAR: Passive Voice Verb

EXAMPLE: Braille was invented by Louis Braille.

DATE ADDED: July 3, 2009


    Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


15-30 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE:  Students try to make passive sentences from sheets over paper located on the walls of the classroom.



  • 1 sheet of paper containing famous people. (not included)
  • 1 sheet of paper with passive verbs. (not included)
  • 1 sheet of paper containing the famous people's popular work. (not included)



  1. Split the class into groups of about 5 students, so a class of 30 will have 6 groups.
  2. The students are given numbers. 1-5.
  3. The three sheets of paper are pinned to the wall at different places, in order.
  4. On Start, student No. 1 rushes to the first sheet and memorizes the famous person and the spelling of the person's name. Then, (s)he rushes to the next sheet containing the passive verbs and chooses a verb that would match the work. Finally, they rush to the last sheet of paper that has the people's popular work and chooses the correct work.  
  5. Once student No. 1 has gathered all the information, (s)he goes to student No. 2 and recites what they read.
  6. Student No. 2 then forms a sentence using the three words with the help of Student No. 3.
  7. Student No. 3 reads the sentence to Student No. 4, who is not allowed to see the sheet.
  8. Student No. 4 recites the sentence to student No. 5, who then recites it to the teacher.
  9. If the sentence is gramatically correct, the group order changes. Student No. 1 becomes student No. 2. Student No. 2 becomes student No. 3, etc.
  10. If there is a mistake, then they will be told to correct the sentnece as a group.



  • You could have four students in a group if the class is smaller and get the JTE to join if there is not enough students.



  • Work with your JTE on this so that it can be easily explained to the students.



  • Try to get them to speak, and remember what the other person had told them.

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