Active/ Passive True/ False quiz

New Headway Pre-Intermediate Unit 11

With your partner, try to guess which of the things below isn’t true.

1. The electric chair was invented by a dentist

2. 10% of Americans have appeared on TV

3. Chewing gum will stop you crying when you’re cutting onions

4. A sneeze travels at 10 miles per hour

5. Ice cream was first made in Italy

6. More wine is produced in Italy than France

7. The first underground railway was opened in New York

8. The first jeans were made by Levi Strauss (a German tailor)

9. The original VW Beetle was designed by Ferdinand Porsche

10. Mirrors were invented by the ancient Egyptians

11. Windmills always turn anticlockwise (= the opposite direction to a clock)

12. The rubber tyre was invented by John Dunlop

13. The first football World Cup was played in 1960

14. Over 3 million flowers are grown in the Netherlands (=Holland) each year

15. Bats always turn left when flying out of a cave

Read out your guesses for the rest of the class to compare and the teacher to give the real answers, starting with the ones you are most confident about.

Identify the active and passive tenses above.

Adapted from “Did you know?” (Reward Elementary Resource Pack activity 38) and “Believe it or not True or False?” (Clockwise Intermediate Resource Pack pg 44)

—————————————

Active Passive True/ False quiz Answer Key/ Teacher’s Notes

1. The electric chair was invented by a dentist TRUE

2. 10% of Americans have appeared on TV FALSE (really 25% of Americans)

3. Chewing gum will stop you from crying when you are cutting onions TRUE

4. A sneeze travels at 10 miles per hour FALSE (really 100 mph)

5. Ice cream was first made in Italy FALSE (in China)

6. More wine is produced in Italy than France TRUE

7. The first underground railway was opened in New York FALSE (in London)

8. The first jeans were made by Levi Strauss (a German tailor) TRUE

9. The original VW Beetle was designed by Ferdinand Porsche TRUE

10. Mirrors were invented by the ancient Egyptians TRUE

11. Windmills always turn anticlockwise (= the opposite direction to a clock) TRUE

12. The rubber tyre was invented by John Dunlop TRUE

13. The first football World Cup was played in 1960 FALSE (1930)

14. Over 3 million flowers are grown in the Netherlands (=Holland) each year FALSE (3 billion)

15. Bats always turn left when flying out of a cave TRUE

As a more challenging variation, you can ask students to identify the tense and answer the question to get a point.

To add listening (and save paper), you could read out the questions instead of giving out the worksheets.

————————————–

Active Passive True/ False quiz Worksheet 2

(vocabulary from New Headway Pre-Intermediate Unit 11)

Make passive sentences including the words below, and your partner will guess if the sentence is true, false or something that you don’t know.

Champagne

Rolls Royce

The coca plant

invent

factory

produce

steal

Hamburg

large quantities

the Arctic Circle

stamp

beard

briefcase

a lift

aunt

tobacco

plantation

lung

refine

ban

chew

harvest

slave/ slavery

skeleton

tree sap

pick

soil

sugar cane

the London Underground (= the Tube)

petrol station

public toilet

rubber

electric sign

billboard

soldier

toothache

———————————————–

PDF version for easy saving and printing: Active Passive T F quiz

Advertisements

Leave a comment (link optional and email never shared)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s