Monday, September 1

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep: "Passive Voice"

This movie is for children and it somehow "explains" the Loch Ness monster's story. It's not a masterpiece, but it is good entertainment.

Watch the movie segment and complete the sentences with the
simple past tense of the verbs in parentheses. Write affirmative
or negative verb forms according to the information in the movie.

EX :

The kids caught (catch) two employees kissing each other in the kitchen.

1) The dog __________________ (chase) the water horse around the house.

2) The dog __________________ (hurt) the water horse.

3) The water horse accidentally _______________ (hit) an expensive vase.

4) The man _______________ (drop) a statue.

5) The carpet ___________________ (scare) the water horse.

6) The animals _________________ (break) several valuable items.

7) The dog ________________ (spill) soup on the guests.

8) The water horse __________________ (grab) a fish with its mouth.

9) The boys ____________________ (find) the water horse in the garden.

Now rewrite the sentences above in the passive voice.

Two employees were caught kissing each other in the kitchen.

How to prepare your own video activity:

Grammar Goal: Passive Voice
• Select a segment in which a lot of action takes place.
• Prepare an exercise with sentences in the active voice for the students to fill in the blanks with the correct verb form.
• Ask the students to rewrite the same sentences in the passive voice.