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E Look at the following sentences from the article on page 9 . The words in bold are in the passive . a . … the baby bear was set free . b . Americans were impressed by the president’s sensitivity . Past Simple – passive The Past Simple has a passive form . We use the passive when we want to stress the action more than the person who did it . was / were + V 3 j Grammar Appendix pages 164 and 169 1 . What is the action in each sentence above ? 2 . Why do you think the action is stressed and not the person doing it ? F Look at these headlines and answer the questions below . 1 . Headlines are usually not full sentences . Write a full sentence in the passive for each of the headlines . 2 . Why do you think the headlines are written in the passive ? G Choose one of the headlines in exercise F and write the first paragraph of a newspaper report . Write the first sentence in the passive .

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