Is done / Was done

Questions in the passive voice using present and past simple.

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  4. What sports are often played in your country?
  5. How well are the streets cleaned in your town?
  6. How often are you invited to parties?
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  11. What was the last present you were given? Did you like it?
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How to use the is done / was done ESL discussion questions

It is recommended that you download the is done / was done ESL discussion questions in PDF format using one of the links above. The best way to encourage classroom interaction is to download and print the is done / was done discussion questions in the 'pairs' or 'threes' PDF format and then divide the questions by cutting along the dotted lines. This allows students to take turns asking and answering the is done / was done discussion questions in groups of two or three. Alternatively, you could use the 'cards' format to distribute the questions to any number of students to ask and share.

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