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In today’s English Language class, We will be learning about Active and Passive Voices. But first, we are going to read comprehension Passage We hope you enjoy the class!
Reading from children’s Britannica, vol. 11p. 135, 1981 page 233
The passage gives a brief description of the Island of Mauritius. The Island is located in the Indian Ocean about 885 kilometres east of Madagascar. It is named after a Dutch Prince, Maurice of Nassau. The country is an independent state and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Mauritius is an egg-shaped Island, surrounded by coral reefs. The climate is very hot from November to April but cool and fairly dry for the rest of the year.
Evaluation: Question 1-10 on pages 233 and 234
Reading Assignment: Effective English for JSS3, pg233
Reference: Effective English for JSS 3.
Structure: Active and Passive Voices (Revision)
Study the examples below:
Active structure: I kick a ball.
Passive structure: A ball is kicked by me.
Active structure: He writes two letters
Passive structure: Two letters are written by him.
Active structure: I kicked a ball.
Passive Structure: A ball was kicked by me.
Active structure: I was kicking a ball
Passive structure: A ball was being kicked by me
Active structure: I had kicked the ball before he arrived.
Passive structure: The ball had been kicked by me before he arrived.
Active structure: He will do the work
Passive structure: The work will be done by him
Active structure: She would sing a song
Passive structure: A song would be sung by her.
Change the following sentences to passive structures:
- We read many novels every month.
- They are sending a message.
- He has written two letters.
- I read some novels last year.
- The boy had written two letters when the rain started.
Change the following sentences to active structures:
- The assignment will have been finished by them.
- Two letters are being written by us.
- The sentences have been changed by us
- The food was eaten by her.
- The students are flogged by the teacher.
Reading Assignment: English Grammar for JSS 3, pages 51 and 52
Reference: English Grammar for JSS3.
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