PASSIVE VOICE PRACTICE, ADVANCED LEVEL / BACHILLERATO 1.

TURN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES INTO THE PASSIVE VOICE: - They gave my little sister a ticket. - People will show the visitors the new building. - Someone has paid the electrician for his job. - Somebody recommended me another doctor. - They will allow each boy a second plate of ice-cream. -The authorities refused my friend Tom a passport. - They will ask us several questions. - When we first met, They had already offered me a job at LA. - They requested the stranger to leave the meeting. - They still deny women the right to vote in some countries. - Someone is showing my wife Kim how to bath a baby. - They will ask you what you were doing yesterday. -Someone reads to the old lady every evening. - My dad promised me a bicycle if I passed my exams. - You must work for success. - They didn’t tell me the truth about the situation. -Teachers should make lessons more interesting for children. - No one can answer your question. - Has anyone mended that chair yet? - Didn’t you tell them to be here by six o’clock? 2.(14) TURN THE SENTENCES FROM Active to passive : We feed the seals twice a day. Who wrote it? He expected us to offer him the job. They showed her the easiest way to do it. Lightning struck the old oak. Picasso couldn’t have painted it as people didn’t wear that style of dress till after his death. 7. A jellyfish stung her. 8. Did the idea interest you? 9. The lawyer gave the details of his uncle’s will. 10. Students are doing a lot of the work. 11. Anyone with the smallest intelligence could understand these instructions. 12. We will not admit children under sixteen. 13. The howling of wolves kept him awake all night. 14. The government has called out troops. 15. They didn’t look after the children properly. 16. All the ministers will see him off at the airport. 17. The manufacturers are giving away an artificial rose with each packet of cereal. www.MYPLACEFORENGLISH.blogspot.com ALL THE ENGLISH YOU NEED ! © 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

PASSIVE VOICE PRACTICE, ADVANCED LEVEL / BACHILLERATO 18. People must hand in their weapons. 19. People believe that he was killed by tribesman. 20. People often take him for his brother. 3. Change the sentences from Passive to Active: (where no agent is mentioned one must be supplied) 1. The runaways are being lengthened at all the main airports. 2. Byron is said to have lived on vinegar and potatoes. 3. The ship was put to quarantine and passengers and crew were forbidden to land. 4. This rumor must have been started by our opponents. 5. This scientific theory has now been proved to be false. 6. Why wasn’t the car either locked or put into the garage? 7. For a long time the earth was believed to be flat. 8. The stones were thrown by a student , who was afterwards led away by the police. 9. The player was being escorted from the football field by a strong guard.

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PASSIVE VOICE PRACTICE, ADVANCED LEVEL / BACHILLERATO Keys for the teachers / students : ACTIVITY ONE: - My little sister was given a ticket. - The visitors will be shown the new building. - The electrician has been paid for this job. - I was recommended another doctor. - Each boy will be allowed a second plate of ice-cream. - My friend Tom was refused a passport by the authorities. - We will be asked several questions. - I had already been offered a job. - The stranger was requested to leave the meeting. - Women are still denied the right to vote in some countries. - My wife Kim is being showed how to bath a baby. -You will be asked what you were doing yesterday. - The old lady is read every evening. - I was promised a bicycle if I passed my exams. - Success must be worked for. - I wasn’t told the truth about the situation. - Lessons should be made more interesting for children by teachers. -Your question can’t be answered. -Has that chair been mended yet? -Weren’t they told to be here by six o’clock? ACTIVITY TWO: 1. The seals are fed twice a day. 2. Who was it written by? 3. He expected to be offered the job. 4. She was shown the easiest way to do it. 5. The old oak was struck by lightning. 6. It couldn’t have been painted by Picasso because that kind of dress wasn’t worn till after his death. 7. She was stung by a jellyfish. 8. Were you interested by the idea? 9. He was given details of his uncle’s will by the lawyer. 10. A lot of work is being done by students. 11. These instructions could be understood by anyone with the smallest intelligence. 12. Children under sixteen will not be admitted. 13. He was kept awake all night by the howling. 14. Troops have been called out by the government. www.MYPLACEFORENGLISH.blogspot.com ALL THE ENGLISH YOU NEED ! ©

PASSIVE VOICE PRACTICE, ADVANCED LEVEL / BACHILLERATO 15. Children were not properly looked after. 16. He will be seen off at the airport by all the ministers. 17. An artificial rose is being given away with each packet of cereal by the manufacturers. 18. Weapons must be handed in. 19. He is believed to have been killed by tribesmen. 20. He is often taken for his brother. ACTIVITY THREE: 1. They’re lengthening the runways. 2. People say / It’s said that Byron lived on vinegar and potatoes. 3. The authorities put the ship to quarantine and forbade passengers and crew to land. 4. Our opponents must have started this rumor. 5. Experts have proved that this scientific theory is false. 6. Why didn’t you either lock the car or put it into the garage. 7.People believed that the Earth was flat. 8. The police led away the student who threw the stones. 9. A strong guard was escorting the player from the football field.

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