Present Simple Passive ESL Games, Worksheets and Activities

Hotel Inspection

ESL Present Simple Passive Worksheet - Grammar Exercises: Rewriting Sentences, Gap-fill, Categorising, Writing Sentences from Prompts, Error Correction - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this passive voice worksheet, students practice identifying and writing sentences in the present simple passive. Students start by changing present simple sentences from active to passive. Next, students complete present simple active or passive sentences with verbs from a box in their correct form and identify if each sentence is active or passive. Students then write active or passive yes/no questions about the sentences. In the last exercise, students correct mistakes in active and passive sentences.
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Passive Descriptions

ESL Present Simple Passive Game - Listening and Speaking Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this free passive game, students practice describing objects using the present simple passive. In groups, students take it in turns to pick up a picture card and describe the object on the card to the other students in the group using the present simple passive. For example, if a student picked up a picture of a dictionary, the student might say: It's made from paper. It's used in the classroom. It's bought by someone learning a language. It's used to find the meanings of words, etc. The first student to guess the object wins the card. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins.
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Present Simple Passive Quiz

ESL Present Simple Passive Game - Grammar: Gap-fill, True or False, Guessing - Pair work - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

Here is a fun present simple passive game for intermediate students to play in class. In the activity, students complete true or false facts with the present simple passive and then play a quiz game. Students begin by completing true or false facts on their worksheet with the present simple passive. In pairs, one student then reads their facts to their partner who guesses if they are true or false, scoring one point for each correct guess. Afterwards, the students swap roles. The student with the most points at the end of the game wins.
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Rewrite it

ESL Present Simple Passive Worksheet - Reading and Writing Exercises - Intermediate (B1) - 20 minutes

In this passive worksheet, students practice the affirmative, negative and interrogative forms of the present simple passive. The students read the present simple affirmative sentences and rewrite them in the present simple passive. Afterwards, review the answers with the class. Students then repeat the process with the negative and interrogative forms.
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What do they have in common?

ESL Present Simple Passive Game - Listening and Speaking Activity - Intermediate (B1-B1) - 40 minutes

In this present simple passive speaking activity, students play a game where they make sentences about what two things have in common. Teams take it in turns to pick up a card and ask the opposing team what the two things on the card have in common, e.g. 'What do football and basketball have in common?' The opposing team then has two minutes to think of as many answers as they can using the present simple passive, e.g. 'Football and basketball are played in teams. A ball is used in both football and basketball', etc. For each grammatically correct and appropriate sentence, the team scores a point. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
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Processes

ESL Describing Processes Worksheet - Reading and Writing Exercises - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 60 minutes

This describing a process worksheet helps to teach students how to describe processes in the present simple passive. To begin, students complete sentences with the present simple passive to describe how bread is produced. The students are then introduced to sequence words and shown how to write a process in stages. The students then use sequence words in a box on the worksheet and the present simple passive to describe the process of planning a party. Finally, in pairs, students write two processes using sequence words and the present simple passive. Students then present their processes to the class.
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