Passive voice worksheet/dialogue

Here is a simple dialogue/skit for the children to practice passive voice and a worksheet about the history of coca cola using passive voice.

I made these activities for my third year junior high school classes. It lines up with the passive voice grammar in New Crown 3 (Yuka is the girl....).

The skit is fairly easy to go through. First the JTE and I did a small demonstration. Next, we looked at any unfamiliar vocab. We asked the students to read it first and say what words they didn't know. 'Fix', 'Avatar' and 'Na'vi' came up the most. Of course, Avatar is just the movie's name. However, you can get a bit of cultural exchange/in depth knowledge by talking about video game avatars, as they will be familar with the Japanese word アバター. Na'vi is just the name of the aliens in Avatar. We then asked the students to practice the dialogue in pairs, switching roles when finished. If you have extra time you could also get the students to replace the activity (watching avatar) with something else.

The worksheet is a little bit more difficult. It goes through the history of coca-cola using passive voice. The first section is a fill in the blanks activity. Some words might fit into various gaps, but that would leave wrong words for later gaps, so they are 'incorrect' in terms of the activity. The word 'make' can be used twice.
Secondly, is a true or false section about the text. Some questions maybe diffiult such as 'less than 10 drinks', as I found lots of my students knew 'more than' but not 'less than'. The final question 'made in the 20th century' may also catch them off guard, as they might not know the word 'century' and even native speakers think the 20th century is 2000~ sometimes.

Finally, the last section is just asking them to make three of their own passive voice sentences.

One thing to note is that coca-cola used to be made using coca leaves, aka cocaine. It made for a funny and interesting conversation in my own classes. But if you think that it would be inappropriate for your own classes, then it might be best to take out that line and adjust the section accordingly.

Submitted by RyanPlatts July 21, 2023 Estimated time: Dialogue 5-10m Worksheet 15-20m

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