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Writing Task 11

Friday, 15th April 2016

Correspondence

Last week you played a new sport for the first time. Write a letter to your English penfriend about the sport. Say what equipment is necessary and tell him what you like and dislike about the sport. (100 words approximately)

                                           

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Writing Task 10

Friday, 8th April 2016

Factual Writing

An older relative recently bought a mobile phone but cannot use it very well. Write some simple instructions for your relative telling her how to send an SMS message. (100 words approximately)

                                           

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Writing Task 9

Friday, 1st April 2016

Correspondence

Your Irish friend is going to visit your area next month, but cannot decide where to go. Write an email to your friend comparing two different places you know well. Say which one is best for your friend.

                                           

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HAPPY EASTER!!!

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Writing Task 8

Friday, 11th March 2016

Descriptive / Creative writing

Write a description (true or imaginary) for a writing competition about a time when you helped a friend in trouble. Describe what you did to help and explain what you have learnt from the experience.

                                           

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Skiing Trip HOMEWORK

 

Social Science:

 - When you return you will be doing a test of units 3 and 4, so study and revise those units.

 

English:

 - Unit 6 workbook, all activities. You have a grammar summary at the end of the book!

- Writing task 7 and 8

 


Have a lot of fun and enjoy the mountain!

Resultado de imagen de ski dibujo

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Writing Task 7

Friday, 4th March 2016

Descriptive / Creative writing

Write your diary (true or imaginary) for a day when you had the opportunity to  do something you have always wanted to do.

                                           

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Writing Task 6

Friday, 26th February 2016

Creative writing

Write a Halloween story in which there is a cat, a monster with a problem and a haunted house. Have also someone speaking!!

                                           

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23-F 1981

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Writing Task 5

Friday, 19th February 2016

Factual writing

Write an article for a music magazine about a popular band. Say how long they have been famous, explain why a lot of people like them and give your opinion of their songs.

                                           

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KET for Schools Speaking Part

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PASSIVE VOICE

Use of Passive

Passive voice is used when the focus is on the action. It is not important or not known, however, who or what is performing the action.

Example: My bike was stolen.

In the example above, the focus is on the fact that my bike was stolen. I do not know, however, who did it.

Sometimes a statement in passive is more polite than active voice, as the following example shows:

Example: A mistake was made.

In this case, I focus on the fact that a mistake was made, but I do not blame anyone (e.g. You have made a mistake.).

Form of Passive

Subject + finite form of to be + Past Participle (3rd column of irregular verbs)

Example: A letter was written.

When rewriting active sentences in passive voice, note the following:

  • the object of the active sentence becomes the subject of the passive sentence
  • the finite form of the verb is changed (to be + past participle)
  • the subject of the active sentence becomes the object of the passive sentence (or is dropped)

Examples of Passive 

TenseSubjectVerbObject
Simple PresentActive:Ritawritesa letter.
Passive:A letteris writtenby Rita.
Simple PastActive:Ritawrotea letter.
Passive:A letterwas writtenby Rita.
Present PerfectActive:Ritahas writtena letter.
Passive:A letterhas been writtenby Rita.
Future IActive:Ritawill writea letter.
Passive:A letterwill be writtenby Rita.
HilfsverbenActive:Ritacan writea letter.
Passive:A lettercan be writtenby Rita.

Examples of Passive 

TenseSubjectVerbObject
Present ProgressiveActive:Ritais writinga letter.
Passive:A letteris being writtenby Rita.
Past ProgressiveActive:Ritawas writinga letter.
Passive:A letterwas being writtenby Rita.
Past PerfectActive:Ritahad writtena letter.
Passive:A letterhad been writtenby Rita.
Future IIActive:Ritawill have writtena letter.
Passive:A letterwill have been writtenby Rita.
Conditional IActive:Ritawould writea letter.
Passive:A letterwould be writtenby Rita.
Conditional IIActive:Ritawould have writtena letter.
Passive:A letterwould have been writtenby Rita.

Personal and Impersonal Passive

Personal Passive simply means that the object of the active sentence becomes the subject of the passive sentence. So every verb that needs an object (transitive verb) can form a personal passive.

Example: They build houses. – Houses are built.

Verbs without an object (intransitive verb) normally cannot form a personal passive sentence (as there is no object that can become the subject of the passive sentence). If you want to use an intransitive verb in passive voice, you need an impersonal construction – therefore this passive is called Impersonal Passive.

Example: he says – it is said

Impersonal Passive is not as common in English as in some other languages (e.g. German, Latin). In English, Impersonal Passive is only possible with verbs of perception (e. g. say, think, know).

Example: They say that women live longer than men. – It is said that women live longer than men.

Although Impersonal Passive is possible here, Personal Passive is more common.

Example: They say that women live longer than men. – Women are said to live longer than men.

The subject of the subordinate clause (women) goes to the beginning of the sentence; the verb of perception is put into passive voice. The rest of the sentence is added using an infinitive construction with ’to’ (certain auxiliary verbs and that are dropped).

Sometimes the term Personal Passive is used in English lessons if the indirect object of an active sentence is to become the subject of the passive sentence.

Exercises

Exercises on Passive (Form)

Exercises on Passive (Active → Passive)

Exercises on Passive (Active or Passive)

Tests on Passive

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Nuestro Mercadillo de San Valentín!!

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Y seguimos recaudando dinero para nuestro viaje a Santoña!!!

Gracias a todos los que habéis colaborado y los que os habéis acercado a comprar nuestros productos!!!

XOXO

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