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A.-  ACTIVE OR PASSIVE?. TICK THE PASSIVE SENTENCES:

1.- She invited us to the party
2.-Smoking is forbidden in our school 
3.- Michael Phelps won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing games 
4.- My purse was stolen 
5.- La Traviata was written by Verdi
6.- Peter writes poems
7.- Our homework is done
8.- An earthquake shook Haiti
9.- She wasn't told the truth 
10.-English is widely spoken all over the world
 
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B.- CHOOSE THE RIGHT ANSWER:
1.- The telephone   by Graham Bell
2.- Thousands of e-mails   every day
3.- My CDs   last night
4.- I  to smoke in public places
5.- Football   all over the world
6.- The burglars  by the police
7.- The mountaneer  last week
8.- Newspapers  here
 
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C.- COMPLETE WITH THE VERBS IN BRACKETS IN SIMPLE PRESENT OR SIMPLE PAST (USE PASSIVE VOICE)
1.- Two centuries ago computers   (not USE)
2.- Two world records   by Usain Bolt (BREAK) 
3.- Portuguese   in Brazil    (SPEAK)
4.- This house   in 1978  (BUILD) 
5.- Some parts of this car   in France  (MAKE)
6.- Apples  in many countries (GROW)
 7.- His room  every day (CLEAN)
8.-  English  in India? (SPEAK)
 
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D.- COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE VERBS IN THE BOX. USE SIMPLE PRESENT PASSIVE
 

 DO      CLOSE      WRITE      STUDY     RECYCLE         CLEAN        PLAY

    
 
1.- Paper  in Spain
2.- English  at our school
3.- Our exercises
4.- The petrol station  at midnight
5.- My bedroom  every day
6.- His songs  on the radio
7.- Thousands of text messages  every day
 
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E- CHANGE INTO PASSIVE VOICE:
1.- Verdi wrote La Traviata
2.- Annie Lennox sang two songs
3.- They paint their house every year
4.- Nobody saw him
5.- The policeman caught the thieves
6.- They don't read newspapers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

       

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