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PRESENT AND PAST SIMPLE PASSIVE

1.- Complete the sentences using the present simple passive.

a) Coffee† in Brasil and Colombia.

b) Kangaroos in America.

c) in Spain?

d) El Prado by hundreds of people every day.

e) How often ?

f) Dogs in restaurants in most countries.

2.- Put the sentences into the past simple passive.

a) Etienne Lenoir made the first motor car in Belgium.

b) How many paintings did the police found?

c) I didnít paint Las Meninas.

d) Lennon and McCartney wrote the song Yesterday.

e) The government ordered them to build a new bridge.

f) When did Cook discover Australia?

3.- Put these sentences into the passive (present or past)

a) The airline sent our passage to Australia by mistake.

b) Farmers grow soy in Argentina.

c) People export Spanish tortilla to the US.

d) El Greco painted The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.

e) You donít find penguins at the North Pole.

f) Columbus didnít discover America in 1491.

g) They draw some paintings.

h) My uncle sold the bicycle.

i) The child broke all the plates in the cupboard.

j) She didnít find the book.

4.- Put these questions into the passive.

a) When did Pasteur discover Penicillin?

b) How do people make sushi?

c) Where do people speak Mandarin?

d) Did Spain win the last basketball Olympics?

e) Do people speak English in Hawaii?

f) Who directed the film Princesas?

5.- Write questions for these answers in the passive form.

a) Yes, rice is grown in Spain.

b) Yes, the song was sung by them.

c) No, the trees werenít cut down.

d) No, the story isnít known.

e) Yes, he was told to be quiet.

* Some of these exercises are based on Course Books

 

       

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