Modals and Passive Voice - Passive Voice Usages

 

There are certain instances where we tend to use the passive voice instead of the active voice. This is true when the agent is unknown or unimportant. We also use the passive voice to change focus or to conceal the agent. Find out more about this topic in this video.


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

This unit covered the idea of how to arrange a study phase, and the key things students need to be able to do with the language. They must be able to have exposure, understand meaning, understand how it’s constructed, and finally know how to practice and pronounce the new language. This applies to grammar, vocabulary, and also functional language. The unit showed how a teacher can apply the ESA method to the idea of introducing new language, and choose the appropriate, type, meaning straight arrow, boomerang, or patchwork.