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The Passive Voice (Present and Past Simple)

1. Complete the sentences using one of these verbs in the correct form, present or past:

  1. This house  built by my grandfather.

  2. Many accidents  caused by dangerous driving.

  3. The room  cleaned every day.

  4. The letter  posted a week ago.

  5. The flight  cancelled because of fog.

  6. Cheese  made from milk.

  7. A cinema is a place where the films  shown.


2. Find verbs in the third form (10 words):

3.Put the verbs into the correct form, present or past. Please, try to use full form:
  1. While I was travelling around the country my camera  (steal)from my hotel room.
  2. The policemen  (call) by our friends.
  3. The road   (use) very often.
  4. Originaly the book   (write) in Spanish, and a few years ago it  (translate)into English.
  5. The islands  (wash) by the Atlantic ocean.
  6. Telephone  (invent) in the ninteenth century.
  7. About this event  (speak much) now.
  8. We  (not allow) to make personal calls at work.
  9. Our project  (make) a week ago.
  10. Three boys  (inform) about test results last lesson.

4.Make the sentences Passive:

  1. D.Defoe wrote the novel about Robinson Crusoe at the age of sixty.  
  2. Grandparents brought up Mike and his younger sister.
  3. Millions of people visit Moscow every year.  
  4. Sir Christopher Wren designed St.Pauls Cathedral in the late 17th century.
  5. My friends invited us to a party.
  6. A group of artists organized this original exhibition.
  7. In Bangladesh people celebrate New Year in April.
  8. Our team won the game yesterday.
  9. Most people in the USA speak English.
  10. All students in our class use computers.