Active and passive voice: anglerfish

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences in both the active and the passive voice.

Context: anglerfish

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Clip Description

Anglerfish can mainly be found in the murky depths of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. With a huge head and a cavernous mouth filled with needle-sharp teeth, this fish is quite possibly the world’s ugliest creature.

In this fascinating clip, we are treated to a light-show by a female anglerfish. The light comes from the tip of a thin spine, which is attached to the top of her head. The spine moves backwards and forwards like the rod of a fisherman (angler), attracting prey towards her murderous mouth. Will a squid end up inside this angler’s belly? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of words/phrases that describe the strange body parts of an anglerfish? See if you can include some alliterative phrases.
e.g. luminous lure, basketball body, murderous mouth, …