lesson 53

English Course Online 53

Today’s Focus:

  • Vocabulary related to
  • Grammar point: The Passive Voice

1/ Sentence Practice

The Passive Voice

John is carried into the operating theatre by two medical orderlies.

John is being operated on by a surgeon. There is a nurse and an anesthetist in the operating theatre.

The doctor was trained to carry out surgical interventions in Italy. Some hospitals have been harmed by government cutbacks.

This hospital will be modernised soon because the building is a little old.

A computer is used to monitor John during the intervention.

The improvement in the success rate of surgical operation has been made possible by a computer technology.

Human error was almost eliminated by the advent of technological innovation.

This hospital was built more than one hundred and fifty years ago.

The operation was carried out successfully. Now John will be transferred to the recovery room by the two medical orderlies.

In the recovery ward John is woken up by the patient in the next bed.

He has been knocked out by the anesthetic.  John was told by the doctor to expect a feeling of nausea for a few hours.

He presses the buzzer for the nurse to come. John is told by the nurse to lie down or he will make himself ill.

John takes the advice of the nurse and lies down.

2/ Vocabulary Practice

  • the passive voice
  • to carry into
  • the operating theatre
  • medical orderlies
  • a surgeon
  •  a nurse
  •  an anesthetist
  • The doctor
  • to be trained
  • to carry out
  • surgical interventions
  • in Italy
  • to be harmed
  • government cutbacks
  • to be modernised
  • to monitor
  • during the intervention.
  • the improvement
  • the success rate
  • to make possible by
  • computer technology.
  • Human error
  • eliminated
  • the advent of
  • technological innovation.
  • more than one hundred and fifty years ago.
  • to be transferred
  • the recovery room
  • the ward
  • the patient
  • in the next bed
  • to knock out
  • the anesthetic.
  • was told to expect
  • a feeling of nausea
  • for a few hours
  • to press the buzzer
  • to lie down
  • to make oneself ill
  • to take advice

3/ Grammar Practice

4/ Practice Quiz

Complete the quizzes below.

  1. Today’s comprehension interactive video: 
  2. Today’s sentences drag and drop: 
  3. Today’s grammar fill in the right words: 



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