(p.100) P1 - The room is cleaned every day.

By Karyn Ang, 15 March, 2017

It’s difficult to memorize the past participle, but this karuta game hopefully makes it a little easier (and more fun).

Make a list of irregular verbs to be used in the game. My list has 28 verbs.

Make 2 sets of cards – the yomifuda (reading cards) with the present and past tenses & the torifuda (karuta cards) with the past participle. It helps to color them differently.

I played it in 2 lessons.

In the first lesson, we read the list out loud a few times before we played the game. I was the reader (yomite).

By Karyn Ang, 15 March, 2017

A simple battleship worksheet to practice the question form of the passive voice. Lines are provided at the bottom for writing practice.

This worksheet can be modified easily to practice other grammar points.

By Gary Grennan, 26 July, 2016

With this worksheet, students have to fill in the missing years. They must first construct a passive framed question.

When was the first DS sold?

The answer will contain the year they need which they put into the brackets.

The first DS was sold in 2006./It was sold in 2006.

They can janken to start or simply start with Student A.

By Randy Rymer, 20 July, 2016

I made this as the warm up activity for teaching passive voice.

First, make as many sentences as you’d like to test the class on.  I chose six.

Print out the sentences on three different colored papers so that:

Blue is the Subject + be -verb

Red is the past perfect verb

Yellow is the remainder of the predicate.


Put the cut-outs into an envelope and make enough that each team has one envelope. 

I explained the rules as I passed the envelopes out and gave the class two minutes to assemble the sentences. 

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