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The Black Pimpernel Cloze Test Passive Student

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« The Black Pimpernel »
TASK:
 
Rewrite the story . Put the verbs in the passive form
.(
BE + V-PP)
.Mind the tensesand irregular verbs!
«
The Black Pimpernel 
» is a comic trip which
……………………………………
( write)
by Magnus Bergmar and Marlene Winberg . It tells the story of Nelson Mandela .Rolihlahla
……………………………
(be born )
in a small village in Transkei , on July 18 th, 1918 to SouthAfrican parents , Nosekeni and Gadla , a chief among the Thembu people . Rolihlahla
……………………………..……
(be born)
to be a “troublemaker” . He
………………………………..…
(bring up)
away from the big city surrounded by cattle and wild animals.As a child, he
……………………….………………………
(tell)
about war heroes by his father , and he
……………………………
(teach)
about the value of being human and helpful by his mother .When he was 7, Nelson
……………………………
(send)
to school and
……………………………
(give)
anEnglish name by his teacher. From then on , he
………………………………..……
(call)
Nelson because theWhites wanted them to have English names.When he turned 16, it was time for Nelson to become a man. Boys
……………………………………
(take)
tohuts by the river and
…………………………..……
(expect)
to do something daring. He did and he
……………………………
(give)
2 heifers and 4 sheep . However, Nelson
…………………………………….
(disturb)
by the Chief’s words who had reminded him that South Africa
…………………………………….…
(conquer)
by Europeans and that all Blacks were slaves in their own country. When he got toJohannesburg, Nelson realized what the Chief meant . Black people
…………………………………
(keep)
out of the white men’s world. Blacks
………………………………..…
(give)
passes to move about in their own country. At that time, Nelson Mandela opened a law firm to help black who were victims of theapartheid laws. When Nelson
……………………….…………
(introduce)
to the ANC ( the African NationalCongress ), which had been fighting for their rights since 1912, he decided to join the party. Blacks
……………………………
(ask)
to refuse to obey these vicious laws. Nelson Mandela
…………………….
first
……………
(ban)
for 5 years for high treason ( a banned person
……………………………
(not/ allow to)
meet with two persons at a time). Since he
………………………………..………
(ban)
, he could not attend“the People’s Congress” which
………………………………..…
(hold)
in 1955 and where all races
…………………..……………
(represent)
. Nelson helped write the Freedon Charter that
…………………………..……
(adopt)
Mandela
…………………………….….……
(arrest)
along with the ANC’sleaders and
……………………………………
(prosecute)
. Nelson and Winnie
……………………………
(marry)
even though he was still under prosecution.In March 1961, they
……………………………
(find)
not guilty. That same day he decided to go undergroundand he became a night creature . Winnie
……………………………
(leave)
alone with their two little girlswhile Nelson lived as an outlaw in his own country . He
………………………………………
(name)
“theBlack Pimpernel” by the newspapers after the “Scarlet Pimpernel”, a literary hero who always got away. At that time he worked as a chauffer, a cook or as a gardener and
…………………..………………
(know)
asDavid Motsamayi ; he travelled to many African countries to get support for their struggle. But on August5, 1962, after 17 months of freedom , Nelson an Cecil Williams
………………………..………
(arrest)
.Fortunately his notebook
……………………………….…
(find)
, otherwise many people would
……………………………………………………
(arrest)
He
……………………………………
(sentence)
to 5 years .A year later, he
…………………………………..…
(accuse)
of sabotage and
……………………………
(sentence)
to life imprisonment on Robben Island, the prison from which no one escaped. Twice a year, they got toreceive and send letters which
………………
all
……………
(censored)
. Nelson and his wife
…………………………….…………………
(separate)
again for 22 years. In 1982, Mandela and his friends
…………………..……………
(move)
to another prison. At that time they
…………………..……………
(support)
by people from around the world and the South African Government
……………………………
(ask)
to freeMandela . Several times Nelson
……………………………(
offer)
his freedom if he denounced violence. In1985, his first message in 21 years
……………………………
(read)
to the people by his daughter Zindai .Nelson
…………………………..………
(release)
from prison after his meeting with the new President DeKlerk .On February 11, 1990, after almost 28 years in prison he was free.In 1993, president De Klerk and Nelson Mandela
……………………………
(award)
the Nobel Peace Prize. 3years later, on 27 April 1994, all the Black people
……………………………
(allow)
to vote for the first timeand Nelson Mandela
………………………..…………
(elect)
PRESIDENT of South Africa. When NelsonMandela set up Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund , a third of his presidential salary
………………………………
(donate)
to the organization. Thanks to the Children’s Fund, all children
……………………………..……
(allow)
to go to school and live in decent houses.

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