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Lesson 1. English Grammar Tenses. Present Simple Passive Voice

Present Simple Passive Voice

Present Simple Passive Voice is the first lesson of the new course. With our Online English Grammar tutorial, you will also review some topics of English grammar because many English learners have difficulties with understanding the basic principles of English language. If you don’t know what regular and irregular verbs are, if you have difficulties in building correct English sentences, you should learn introductory lessons of the previous course. You should also know what the Synergetic Language Matrix is and know how to use it. Click the button and learn about basic principles of English language:

 

Our English learners should understand that the ability to use the passive voice is very important. English people use the passive voice more often than people in other countries. Our Online English Speaking Course Thailand gives our students the unique chance to learn how to build correct English sentences in the Passive voice and get the best and the most beautiful speaking practice.

Task 1. Learn the lesson vocabulary. Look at the pictures, listen and repeat after the speaker. Then in the vocabulary practice section, look at the pictures and try to say a word for this picture.

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Vocabulary

Task 2.  Watch the full lesson video and do all the speaking and writing exercises to get automatic speaking skills and start speaking fluently and correctly.

Task 3.  If you need translation or you want to learn a short lesson version, you can do it here right on the page. Try to understand and remember the sentence structure, time markers and why and when we use the Present Simple Tense Passive Voice.

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Sentence Structure

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Active Voice Passive Voice Time Markers
He builds houses. Houses are built by him. every day, usually, generally, often, seldom,
In Active Voice a subject (he, she, it) does something with an object. In Passive Voice a subject is subjected to an action done by an object. sometimes, always, once a day, week…….

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In English, Passive Voice is used very often. When we speak about our birthday, for example, we don’t say: My mother gave birth to me in 1980. Instead, we say: I was born in 1980.

A person who does something with somebody or something is introduced with the preposition by.

A thing that does something with somebody or something is introduced with the preposition with.

A teacher teaches students.

Students are taught by a teacher.

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1. We don’t know the actor: 
First tools were made in the Stone Age.
2. We are not interested in an actor: 
A new factory will be built in our city.
3. We don’t know who is responsible:
Many crimes have been committed lately.
4. We are talking about a general truth:
Rules are made to be followed.
Passive voice can be used in the following cases:
5.We want to emphasize a person or a thing 
which is subjected to an action:Australia 
was discovered in 1770 by James Cook.
6.Very often, the Passive Voice is 
used in scientific works:
The substance was dissolved in water. 
The solution was then mixed with sodium.

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The shop is closed at 7 o’clock. Children are taken to school by bus. I am often bitten by mosquitoes.
My home work is done by me every day. Many things are made in China. The letter is written with a pan.

Speaking Exercise 1. Look at the color scheme, listen and repeat after the speaker.

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I am often invited to a party by my friends.
Am I often invited to a party by my friends?
No, I am not often invited to a party by my friends.
Who is often invited to a party by my friends?
Whose friends am I often invited to a party by?
What is often done by my friends?
How often an I invited to a party by my friends?
Why am I often invited to a party by my friends?

Speaking Exercise 2. Look at the color scheme, try to make sentences and pronounce them by yourself replacing colors with words. Then listen again and check if your sentences are correct.

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Speaking Exercise 3. Watch the video, look at the talking lingvocard, follow arrows and try to make and pronounce sentences. Then listen and repeat after the speaker.

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1. No, I m not often invited to my company's 
meeting by my boss.
2. No, we aren't often invited to my company's 
meeting by my boss.
3. She is seldom laughed at by her friends.
4. He is seldom laughed at by her friends.
5. Are you always paid well for your work?
6. She is seldom laughed at by her friends.
7. It is seldom laughed at by her friends.
8. Are they always paid well for their work?
9. It is seldom laughed at by her friends.
10. Are they always paid well for their work?
11. He is seldom laughed at by her friends.
12. Are you always paid well for your work?
13. No, I m not often invited to my company's 
meeting by my boss.
14. Are they always paid well for their work?
15. It is seldom laughed at by her friends.
16. Are they always paid well for their work?
17.  He is seldom laughed at by her friends.
18. Are they always paid well for their work?
19. She is seldom laughed at by her friends.
20. No, we aren't often invited to my company's 
meeting by my boss.
Speaking Exercise 4. Look at the talking lingvocard, make sentences and pronounce them by yourself. Then listen again and check if your sentences are correct.

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