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ESL / EFL RESOURCES Present Passive Quiz

Activity Type Introduction


Reading, writing, This fun worksheet activity can be used to help practice the
listening and speaking present simple passive.
activity, pairwork
Procedure
Language Focus Divide the students into pairs (A and B).
Present simple passive
Give each student a corresponding A or B worksheet.

Tell the students not to show their worksheet to their partner.


Aim
To complete true and Students begin by completing the true and false facts on their
false facts with the worksheet with the present simple passive form of the verb in
present simple passive brackets.
and then play a quiz
game. When all the students have finished, go through the correct
passive forms with the class.

Preparation Answer Key


Make one copy of the
Student A Student B
worksheet for each pair
1. are used 1. are stolen
of students and cut as
2. are drunk 2. are born
indicated.
3. are killed 3. is imported
4. is read 4. is used
Level 5. is taken 5. is sold
6. are born 6. is visited
Pre-intermediate 7. are grown 7. is covered
8. is eaten 8. is spoken
9. is covered 9. are caught/eaten
Time 10. is measured 10. are heated
30 minutes
Student A then reads each fact to Student B.

Student B guesses if the facts are true or false.

One point is awarded for each correct guess.

Afterwards, the students swap roles.

The student with the most points at the end of the game wins.

At the end of the activity, ask the students to tell the class which
facts they found surprising.

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PRESENT SIMPLE PASSIVE

ESL / EFL RESOURCES Present Passive Quiz

Student A
Complete the true and false facts with the present simple passive form of the verb in
brackets. Read each fact to Student B. Student B guesses if the facts are true or false.
1. Diamonds __________________ (use) for drilling by dentists. TRUE
2. 1
 0 million bottles of Coca Cola __________________ (drink) every day.
FALSE: 110 million
3. 2,000 African elephants __________________ (kill) every year. FALSE: every month
4. T
 he New York Times __________________ (read) every day by 5 million people.
FALSE: 1.5 million
5. The word ‘cash’ __________________ (take) from the Indian word for tea. TRUE
6. No babies __________________ (born) in the Vatican City. TRUE
7. 3,000 million flowers __________________ (grow) each year in Hawaii. FALSE: Holland
8. L
 ess sugar __________________ (eat) in Europe and the USA now than 200 years ago.
FALSE: 20 times more sugar is eaten now
9. 6% of the Earth’s surface __________________ (cover) by rain forest. TRUE
10. A tornado __________________ (measure) on the Richter scale. FALSE: An earthquake

Student B
Complete the true and false facts with the present simple passive form of the verb in
brackets. Read each fact to Student A. Student A guesses if the facts are true or false.
1. A
 shtrays are the most common objects which __________________ (steal) from hotels.
FALSE: Towels
2. In the world, 11,000 babies __________________ (born) every hour. TRUE
3. M
 ore oil __________________ (import) by America than any other country in the world.
FALSE: Japan
4. W
 ood __________________ (use) by half the world’s population for cooking and
heating. TRUE
5. C
 oca-cola __________________ (sell) only in the USA and Europe. FALSE: 157
countries all over the world.
6. T
 he country in the world which __________________ (visit) by the highest number of
tourists is Italy. TRUE
7. 85% of Greenland __________________ (cover) by ice. TRUE
8. E
 nglish __________________ (speak) as a first language by the largest number of
people in the world. FALSE: Mandarin Chinese
9. S
 eals __________________ (catch) and __________________ (eat) by crocodiles.
FALSE: by polar bears
10. H
 ouses __________________ (heat) by hot water from under the ground in Iceland.
TRUE

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