Passive - for advanced students
Introducing the "Passive Voice" (1) - Basic rules for Upper elementary and Intermediate students
Active and Passive
PASSIVE VOICE (PRESENT SIMPLE AND PAST SIMPLE)
The American Dream
A. Fill in the missing word in each sentence- one word in each sentence.
This room must
cleaned before you go out.
done about your hair.
Peterís car has
stolen again. Thatís the third time this year.
This hotel is not very good. My bed
been made yet.
When I got to the party all the food
When the lawyer arrived, his client had already
being fixed today.
being kept in after school. I wonder why.
widened last year.
cleaned twice a week.
being washed by the maid when I got home.
B. Choose the correct words.
All sorts of things (
are being left/
are left) on buses.
is being collected) from school every day at 1 oíclock.
didnít pull down,
wasnít pulled down,
doesnít pull down) the fence. It (
is blowing down,
was blown down,
blew down) by the wind.
is being hurt) badly in the†game yesterday.
The table (
had) delivered only a month before it already looked old.
I think she (
was born) in 1989 or 1987, but I am not sure.
have been interested) in stamps since I was little.
That actress (
hasnít been seen) since 1985.
We canít go to that restaurant. It (
has been closed) a month ago.
My boss (
doesnít give) me a raise this month.†
C. Rewrite the following sentences in the Passive Voice.
1.††††† The women are collecting money for the hospital
2.†††††David has sold the company.
††3.†††† The boys†use the computer for the project.
4.†††† They maid was cleaning the room when I came in.
5.†††††Our†school†is sending food to the starving refugees.