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SEMINAR SCRIPT

“PASSIVE VOICE IN PRESENT TIMES”

Compiled by :
Annisa Puspa Dhara (2010-32-093)
Winda Farika (2010-32-099)
Amelia Nur Kumalawati (2010-32-153)

TEACHER TRAINING AND EDUCATION FACULTY


ENGLISH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
UNIVERSITAS MURIA KUDUS
2012

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Assalamu’alaikum Wr.Wb
Good morning ladies and gentlemen, my name is Winda Farika and I have a great honor to be
the moderator in this seminar today.
Ok, in this very special occasion, I would like to introduce the speaker to you all, she is miss
Annisa Puspa Dhara, she is from Kudus, she works in the SMA 1 Kudus as the English teacher.
She graduated from UMK. Today miss Annisa Puspa Dhara would like to present her paper whit
the tittle “Passive Voice”. Ok, to miss Annisa the floor is yours.

Thanks for the time. Thanks to MC.


Good morning ladies and Gentlemen. I’m going to explain a little bit about passive voice. We are
here to learn more about passive voice, especially in the present times.
I plan to be brief. I’ve divided my presentation into three parts. They are introduction,
discussion, and conclusion. Before I start my presentation, I’ll say that I’d be glad to answer any
questions at the end of my talk.
Let’s go to the business.

Slide 1
Passive Voice
To be+V3
PRESENT TIMES

Slide 2
Simple Present
Active : S + V1 (s/es) + O
Passive : S + is/am/are +V3+by O
Example:
A: We study English
P: English is studied by us
A: Esti drinks a cup of tea
P: A cup of tea is drunk by Esti

Slide 3
(+) A: We study English
P: English is studied by us
(-) A: We don’t study English
P: English is not studied by us
(?) A: Do we study English?
P: Is English studied by us?

Slide 4
Present Continuous Tense
Active : S + is/am/are + V ing + O
Passive : S + is/am/are + being + V3+ by O
Example
A: They are playing football
P: Football is being played by them
A: My sister is writing some letters
P: Some letters are being written by my sister

Slide 5
(+) A: They are playing football
P: Football is being played by them
(-) A: They are not playing football
P: Football is not being played by them
(?) A: Are they playing football?
P: Is football being played by them?

Slide 6
Present perfect
Active : S+ have/has + V3 + O
Passive : S+ have/has+ been+ V3 + O

Example
A: My father has bought a newspaper
P: A newspaper has been bought by my father

Slide 7
Present Perfect Continuous
Active : S+ have/has + been + V ing + O
Passive : S+ have/has+ been+ being + V3 + O
Example
A: The students have been submitting the assignment
P: The assignment has been being sumbitted by the students
That’s all my explanation. I give back to the moderator.

Thank you miss Annisa


Ladies and gentlemen, that was the presentation from miss Annisa with the title is “passive voice”.
Now let’s continue to the session questions and answers. Before you ask question or give comments,
please raise your hand, and mention your name. For this session I ‘d like to give it to two people.
Yes, please the lady on the right
Septi: I’m Septianti, I’m from Bali. I want to ask, how to make passive voice by using WH-question?
Ok, the next questioner. Yes, please the lady in the corner.
Esti: My name’s Esti. I’m from Semarang. In your present continuous example there is an example
‘Football is being played by them’ and my question is why in the sentence use to be ‘is’? Whereas in
active using to be ‘are’?”

Now miss Annisa will answer the questions from the audiences, to miss Annisa the time is yours.

Thanks for the questions. Those are very good questions.


I will answer the first question from Miss Septianti, from Bali. She asks about how to make passive
voice by using WH-questions?
Ok, I’ll show you the examples here:

Present Tense
A: Whom does she meet today?
P: Who is met by her today?
Present Continuous
A: How many boys are helping you?
P: By how many boys are you being helped?

We have to change ‘does’ into to be ‘is’ plus verb 3. Meet become met. And for present continuous,
we have to change verb ing into to be ‘are’+S+being+V3. Here, help become helped in verb 3.
And the second question is come from Miss Esti, from Semarang. She asks about to be in the example
of Present continuous, Ok I’ll show you the differences.
A: They are playing football
P: Football is being played by them
Here, the first sentence uses to be ‘are’ because ‘they’ is plural, so it’s using to be ‘are’. And in the
second sentence, using to be ‘is’ because it’s following ‘football’ that a kind of sport, and singular. So
it uses to be ‘is’.
I give back to the moderator
Does that answer your question?
Questioners: Yes.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have already finished with the session of question and answers. Now let’s
listen the summary from the secretary. The secretary please.

Ok, thank you for moderator, and now I’d like to read the summary of the presentation as follow the
presenter says,
Passive voice almost use in every language, but passive voice have different language from one
language with another. When we compared between English and Indonesian language so we will seen
many similarity in passive voice.
And in answering question of passive voice we should be focus on “Time Signal” because if we know
the time signal we can decide the verb that we used.
And now I’d like to read the summary of the question and answer session,
The first question from Miss Septianti, she is come from Bali and the question is “how to make passive
voice by using WH-question?”
And the answer is “in present active example: whom does she meet today? And we change into
passive: who is met by her today? And in present continuous, in active: how many boys are helping
you? And we change into passive: by how many boys are you being helped?”
And the second question from Miss Esti, she is come from Semarang and the question is “in your
present continuous example there is an example ‘Football is being played by them’ and my question is
why in the sentence use to be ‘is’? Whereas in active using to be ‘are’?”
And the answer is, “because in the active sentence use subject they, they use to be are and football use
to be is”
Ok, it’s the summary of my presentation and now back to the moderator.

Thank you secretary. Ladies and Gentlemen, before we close let’s give a big applause to miss Annisa
Puspa Dhara, thank you. See you later,
Wassalamu’alaikum Wr.Wb