Weight Loss Spoon


Ex. 11

In pairs, write some sentences about the Weight Loss Spoon, using the passive. Compare your sentences with other students. How similar/different are they?
В парах напишите несколько предложений о ложке для потери веса, используя пассив. Сравните ваши предложения с другими учащимися. Насколько они похожи / разные?


  1. Who was it invented for? — Для кого она была изобретена?
  2. How is it activated? — Как он активируется?
  3. What can you do when you are given the green light? What about the red light? — Что вы можете делать, когда вам дают зеленый свет? Как насчет красного света?
  4. What can it also be used for? — Для чего ее также можно использовать?
  5. What shouldn’t be done with it? — Что с ней нельзя делать?

Рассказ с ответами

  1. Speaking of the weight loss spoon, I think, it was invented for obese people who are trying to lose some weight by eating less amount of food.
  2. When we have a look at the spoon, we can see that there are navigating items, two of which look like lights, the third one must be the switch. It makes me think that if it is pressed, the spoon is activated. To deactivated it must be pressed and held for a few seconds.
  3. Talking about the lights, I think when the green light is on, it means there is a good portion of food to be eaten. However, if there is a red light on, the quantity of the meal is to be reduced.
  4. As for the other ways of using the spoon, I guess, it could be used to measure ingredients for cooking.
  5. In my opinion, the spoon is actually tiny little scales with very fragile components in it, so it can’t be used for siring meals or eating something that is difficult to be picked up, for example, mashed potatoes.


Конструкции в страдательном залоге выделены жирным шрифтом.

  1. was invented — Past Simple Passive
  2. is pressed, is activated — Present Simple Passive
    be pressed and held — Present Infinitive Passive / Indefinite Infinitive passive (Bare)
  3. to be eaten, to be reduced — Present Infinitive Passive / Indefinite Infinitive passive (to-infinitive)
  4. be used — Present Infinitive Passive / Indefinite Infinitive passive (Bare)
  5. be used — Present Infinitive Passive / Indefinite Infinitive passive (Bare)
    to be picked up 
    Present Infinitive Passive / Indefinite Infinitive passive (to-infinitive)


Valeria Ivanova