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Active or passive.

                                                             
 
 
        Task 1. Rewrite the sentences in Passive voice.

 

        1. John cleaned the bathroom.
        2. The electricians test the fire alarm.
        3. Our dog is catching the cat.
 
                                                               
 
   

 Task 2. Rewrite the sentences in Active voice.

 

 1. Coffee is sold by Marie.

 2. The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell.

 3. The bag was packed by his mother.

 

                                            

 

       Task 3. Active or Passive voice?

 

1.     A letter was written.                2.  Bingo is played in Britain.        3.  They are listening to their music.

 
    

 Task 4. Active or passive. Choose the correct tense.

 

       1. They often _________music.  (  listen to )        

       2. She ___________an e-mail at the moment.  ( read )

       3. These cars __________ in Japan.   ( produce )    

       4. Alan _________Geography.  ( teach )   

       5. German ____________in Austria.   ( speak )  

       6. Lots of houses ________________ by the earthquake last month.   ( destroy )  

       7. Henry Ford _____________the assembly line in 1976.    ( invent )  

       8. The bus driver ______________before week.  ( hurt )   

       9. You ____________your workbooks now.  ( open )    

       10. Houses ________ few months ago.   ( build )

       11. Boys __________  soccer every weekend.    ( play )  

       12. This room _______________blue now.  ( paint )    

       13. Cricket ___________in Australia every summer.    ( play )  

       14. I __________a prize by president right now.   ( give )   

       15. We ______ our homework last Sunday.   ( do )   

       16. You _______ dolphins here before two weeks.   ( see )   

       17. The report ____________ last Friday at 5 o’clock.    ( complete )  

       18. They ___________ a song yesterday at 5.00.  ( sing )    

       19. A letter ___________ to her a month ago.   ( write )   

       20. The bike ________________ at the moment.    ( repair )


  

 

 

 

 

       

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