Nov 14, 2016

UNIT 41 • Passive (1) (is done / was done)

13 cards
, 41 answers
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  • Complete the sentences using one of these verbs in the correct form:

    cause       ○      damage       ○      hold       ○      include       ○      invite       ○      make       ○      overtake       ○      show       ○      write
    • Many accidents by dangerous driving.
      Cheese from milk.
      The roof of the building in a storm a few days ago.
      There’s no need to leave a tip. Service in the bill.
      You to the wedding. Why didn’t you go?
      A cinema is a place where films
      In the United States, elections for President every four years.
      Originally the book in Spanish and a few years ago it
      We were driving along quite fast but we by lots of other cars.

    • Write questions using the passive. Some are present and some are past.
      • Ask about the telephone.
        When (when / invent)

        • Ask about glass.
          How (how / make)

          • Ask about Australia.
            (when / discover)

            • Ask about silver.
              (what / use for)

              • Ask about television.
                (when / invent)

              • Put the verb into the correct form, present simple or past simple, active or passive.
                • It’s a big factory. Five hundred people (employ) there.
                  Water (cover) most of the Earth’s surface.
                  Most of the Earth’s surface (cover) by water.
                  The park gates (lock) at 6.30 p.m. every evening.
                  The letter (post) a week ago and it (arrive) yesterday.
                  The boat (sink) quickly but fortunately everybody (rescue).
                  Ron’s parents (die) when he was very young. He and his sister (bring) up by their grandparents.
                  I was born in London but I (grow) up in the north of England.
                  While I was on holiday, my camera (steal) from my hotel room.
                  While I was on holiday, my camera (disappear) from my hotel room.
                  Why (Sue / resign) from her job? Didn’t she enjoy it?
                  Why (Bill / sack) from his job? What did he do wrong?
                  The company is not independent. It (own) by a much larger company.
                  I saw an accident last night. Somebody (call) an ambulance but nobody (injure) so the ambulance (not / need).
                  Where (these photographs / take)? In London? (you / take) them?

                • Rewrite these sentences. Instead of using ‘somebody / they / people’ etc. write a passive sentence.
                  • Somebody cleans the room every day.
                    The room

                    • They cancelled all flights because of fog.
                      All flights

                      • People don’t use this road very often.

                        • Somebody accused me of stealing money.

                          • How do people learn languages?

                            • People advised us not to go out alone.

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