Reminder of active and passive:
Somebody is cleaning the car. (=ACTIVE)
The car is being cleaned. (=PASSIVE)
Is/are being…. = present continuous passive
E.g The car is being cleaned = present continuous passive
|Examples of present continuous passive:|
|New cars are being manufactured.|
|My laptop is being fixed.|
|They are being told what to do.|
|The book is being read by my sister. |
|Present continuous||Present simple|
|Food is being made in the kitchen.||Food is made in the kitchen.|
|Vegetables are being grown in the back garden.||Vegetables are grown in the back garden.|
|My sister is being hugged by my dad.||My dad hugged my sister.|
|They are being held hostage.||They are held hostage.|
has/have been… = present perfect passive
E.g The car has been cleaned.
|Examples of present perfect passive:|
|Susan’s sunglasses have been stolen.|
|I haven’t been injured.|
|Your bedroom hasn’t been cleaned.|
|The pizza has been eaten.|
|Has your room been cleaned?|
|Present perfect ||Past simple|
|The laundry has been done.||The laundry was done in the morning.|
|My phone has been repaired.||My phone was repaired yesterday.|
|Many cars have been stolen.||Many cars were stolen last Saturday.|
|The dishes have been washed.||The dishes were washed last night.|
Is being done / has been done (passive 2) Exercises..
Write whether the following sentences are active or passive.
Amy was eating fish and chips. ____________________
The baby was watching television. __________________
Mum’s birthday card was being made by my sister. _________________
The key was used to open the door. __________________
The laptop was being used by Emily. ____________________
The painting was painted by Picasso. ____________________
The following sentences are written in active voice. Change each sentence into passive voice.
The chef had cooked the food. ______________________________________________________
My mum baked a cake. ____________________________________________________________
James played with his toys. _________________________________________________________
A brick smashed the window. _______________________________________________________
Louisa ran a marathon. _____________________________________________________________
Use is/are being and the verb given to form present continuous passive sentences.
Use has/have been and the verb given to form present perfect passive sentences.
Challenge: create 3 of your own present continuous passive sentences and 3 of your own present perfect passive sentences.