“The Surveillence Society” – passive voice & reported speech – Level 2 class notes – 12th May 2016

Homework tests:

Passive and active tense quizzes:


The passive voice (Simple past) 1 (B/I)
The passive voice (Simple past) 2 (B/I) NEW
The passive voice (S. present) 1 (I)
The passive voice (S. present) 2 (I)
The passive voice (Mixed) 1 (B)
The passive voice (Mixed) 2 (I)
The passive voice (Mixed) 3 (A)

Reported (Indirect) and Direct Speech:


Reported Speech (Mixed tenses) 1 (I)
Reported Speech (Mixed tenses) 2 (I)
Reported Speech (Mixed tenses) 3 (I)
Reported Speech (Mixed tenses) 4 (I)
Reported Speech (Commands) 1 (I)
Reported Speech (Commands) 2 (I)

Class Objectives:

1. Passive tense

2. Reported speech

3. CCTV and surveillence methods – positives & negatives

4. Finding grammar & spelling errors in a text

What is an error of agreement in a sentence?

Subject verb agreement: 

The general rule for pronoun agreement is straightforward: A singular antecedent requires a singular pronoun; a plural antecedent needs a plural pronoun.

More info here: http://www.chompchomp.com/rules/proagreerules.htm

monitor verb [T]

C1 to watch and check a situation carefully for a period oftime in order to discover something about it:The new findings suggest that women ought to monitor theircholesterol levels.The CIA were monitoring (= secretly listening to) his phone calls.

  • monitor noun [C] (PERSON WHO WATCHES)

B2 a person who has the job of watching or noticingparticular things:United Nations monitors were not allowed to enter the area.

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abide by something

phrasal verb with abide verb
to accept or obey an agreement, decision, rule, etc.:Competitors must abide by the judgesdecision.

accountable adjective

C2 Someone who is accountable is completely responsiblefor what they do and must be able to give a satisfactoryreason for it:She is accountable only to the managing director.The recent tax reforms have made government more accountablefor its spending.Politicians should be accountable to the public who elected them.

deterrent noun [C]

C2 something that deters people from doing something:a nuclear deterrentTougher prison sentences may act/serve as a deterrent to otherwould-be offenders.

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surveillance noun [U]

the careful watching of a person or place, especially by the police or army, because of a crime that hashappened or is expected:The police have kept the nightclub under surveillance because ofsuspected illegal drug activity.More banks are now installing surveillance cameras.


abbreviation for closed-circuit television : a system thatsends television signals to a limited number of screens, and is often used in shops and public places to preventcrime:CCTV camerasThe whole incident was captured on CCTV.

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