In active sentences, the thing doing the action is the subject of the sentence and the thing receiving the action is the object. Most sentences are active.
[Thing doing action] + [verb] + [thing receiving action]
Once a week, Tom cleans the house.
In passive sentences, the thing receiving the action is the subject of the sentence and the thing doing the action is optionally included near the end of the sentence. You can use the passive form if you think that the thing receiving the action is more important or should be emphasized. You can also use the passive form if you do not know who is doing the action or if you do not want to mention who is doing the action.
[Thing receiving action] + [be] + [past participle of verb] + [by] + [thing doing action]
Once a week, the house is cleaned by Tom.
Write a PARAGRAPH about an animal that is endangered or needs protection. Show causes and effects. Use transitional words.
I´ll give you some ideas for you to choose an animal. And you´ll have a link to find information about it. You have to choose an animal from the list!
Hand in the final copy next MONDAY 26th
1 Ivory-Billed Woodpecker: A North American bird so endangered it may actually be extinct
2 Amur Leopard: The world’s rarest cat: Only 40 left in Russia’s Far East
3 Javan Rhinoceros: No more than 60 of these swamp-dwelling Asian rhinos exist
4 Northern Sportive Lemur: Here’s the scarcest of Madagascar’s fast-dwindling lemur species
5 Western Lowland Gorilla: Disease and illegal hunting are wiping out this gentle giant
6 The Saola—An Asian Unicorn: So rare it is almost mythological, the saola hangs on by its hoof tips in a forest full of poachers’ snares
7 Leatherback Sea Turtle: The population of the world’s largest turtle is dropping at an alarming rate
8 The Tiger: The world’s biggest cat is almost gone
9 Chinese Giant Salamander: Humans are eating the world’s largest amphibian into extinction
10 The Little Dodo Bird: Samoa’s little dodo bird is in immanent danger of following the large dodo into extinction.
Remember it is a paragraph!
Remember to describe the animal at the very beginning (2 sentences)
Remember to add cause and effect using the transitional words already learned ( 2 or 3 at least)