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need to know who was responsible for the action. . They have prepared the party. The party has been prepared. What is the difference? Who is responsible for the action in both sentences? Passive voice is used to indicate that an action was done. and we do not. necessarily. Joe was invited for the party.Read the following sentences: They invited Joe for the party.

The exercise is going to be done. The exercise could be done.Structure TO BE + PAST PARTICIPLE Examples: The exercise is done everyday. The exercise was done yesterday. The exercise will be done. The exercise would be done. . The exercise is being done now. if they had time. The exercise must be done. The exercise has been done. The exercise was being done when I arrived.

See the difference: He’s invited his friends for the party. He’s invited for every party at school. . Is it Present Perfect or Passive voice? Why? .

Identify the verb tense. . if it is possible: Identify the person responsible for the actions. However. read the following text and try to identify all the passive voice used. pay attention to the story and. and how it was used. Identify the subject of the sentence.Now.

It is the world’s number one brand and it is recognized by 94% of the world’s population! For many years now. More than 60. . It is also the best selling soft drink in the world. Cocacola has been a symbol of American culture.000 products from the Coca-Cola company are drunk around the world every minute.

the first diving watches. .One hundred years ago.000 to $20. And now Rolex watches (with prices that range from $3. to show the date.. They gave us the first wristwatches.. the first watch to show different time zones. few man wore wristwatches: but the Rolex company – based in Switzerland since 1908 – changed all that. the first sports watch.000) are worn as a status symbol all over the world.

The latest models are a bit lighter. weighed 5kg.Although most people in consumer surveys guess that Nokia is a Japanese company. Their first commercial mobile. it became the world’s leading mobile phone company in the late 1990s. the Mobira Talkman. . it’s actually from Northern Europe! Originally a paper factory on the banks of the river Nokia in Finland. which appeared in 1984.

It originally produced noodles and dried fish!. You name it. the company has come a long way since then. flat screen TVs. Mobile phones. However. DVD players. ... digital cameras.Samsung (the name means “three stars”) began as a company in 1938. are all manufactured by this electronics giant from South Korea.

the Mercedes company has its base in Germany.The makers of cars driven by the rich and famous. And the famous threepoint Mercedes star was designed to symbolize the growth of the business into transport on land. named the car after his nine-year-old daughter. sea and air. a wealthy banker who bought and loved cars. . Emil Jallinek.

000 people attended his seventy-ninth birthday in 1970. he decided to open his first restaurant in Utah. When he saw people were more interested in his home-made food than the petrol he was selling.The famous face which is seen at more than 9. At different times he was a soldier. USA. in the early 1950s. Colonel Sanders is also remembered for organizing the biggest party in history – about 35. an insurance agent. . a tire salesman and worked in his parents’ petrol station.000 KFC restaurants worldwide actually belonged to a real person: Colonel Harland Sanders.

They’re usually used by millions of people everyday to buy things. They are used more by men than by women. They’re usually made of plastic. They’re usually made of plastic.Look at the objects and say which one do the following sentences refer to: 1. . 3. 2. They’re accepted all over the world. USE PASSIVE VOICE. Now. it’s your turn. It’s usually sold in chemist’s shops. It’s mainly used by women. It’s usually kept in a handbag or purse. try to make sentences for the other objects. They’re sometimes kept in people’s bathroom.

No 5 was its inventor’s lucky number. 3. 2. b. was used in India over two thousand years ago. were worn in China by Chinese judges. The first liquid shampoo: a.Some curiosities: 1. were made to help pilots flying. was invented by a Frenchman called Charles Champú. c. b. The first blue jeans: a. Which one do you think it’s true? The first dark glasses: a. . were used by blind people. it was created in 1905. b. it took five years to develop it. was developed by a bald man. b. c. were designed as working clothes by man called Levi Strauss. 4. c. were made in China in the 1960s. Chanel’s most famous perfume is called No 5 because: a.

In 2003. The DVD player is now the world’s number one entertainment product.Let’s practice: Choose the best form (active or passive) to complete the sentences: a. . The first one manufactured / was manufactured in 1997. d. c. b. Hungarian journalist Lászlo Biro invented / was invented the world’s first ballpoint pen in the 1930s. Google voted / was voted the world’s most popular Internet search engine. The disposable razor invented / was invented by King Camp Gillette.

it’s your turn to do some research on:  some products invented. Some sports or activities done or taken nowadays. (Any verb tense) You can say how. . when.Now. Any situation that it was already invented or thought . where was created. used or created and talk a little bit about them. You have to use passive voice in most of the sentences. You can say how it is used / eaten / prepared nowadays.

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