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Ingls 9 Ano Passive Voice

Nome: _________________________________________________ Data: ___/___/___

THE PASSIVE VOICE: PRESENT SIMPLE AND PAST SIMPLE


1. Complete the article, putting the verbs in brackets into present simple
passive or past simple passive.
Crocodiles or crocs are talked (talk) about a lot in
Australia. Usually they ________________ (separate) into two
types: saltwater crocs and freshwater crocs.
Saltwater crocs ________________(know) as salties
and freshwater crocs ________________ (call) freshies.
Salties,

which

can

be

five

meters

long,

________________ (consider) much more dangerous than freshies. Swimmers how


________________(catch) by a saltie, ________________(roll) around in the water until
their necks ________________(break). Then the swimmers body ________________
(store) under some wood by the croc until it is soft enough for him to chew.
Freshies are much smaller and swimming with them ________________ (think) to be
safe but a little scary.
Last year, by a river in the Australia outback , I ________________ (tell) that
there were no salties in the water, but just a few freshies.
________________________________ (people / ever / eat) by freshies? I asked a
croc expert nervously. It ________________ (explain) to me that freshies are
vegetarian so I didnt need to worry. I ________________ (encourage) by this so I put
one foot in the water.
At the last minute, I ________________ (stop) by the croc expert, who said,
smiling Actually, Im not sure if theyre vegetarian or if they only eat vegetarians!
You arent vegetarian, are you?
In the end I was so hot and the water looked so nice, I dived in. Im pleased
to say that I enjoyed my swim and my toes ________________ (not bite) off!

THE PASSIVE VOICE: PRESENT CONTINUOS


2. Match the noun phrases to the verbs. Then write sentences in the present
continuous passive.
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)

The whole of Newtown 2


The old theatre ___
Cars ___
Public transports ___
More trees ___
A new sport centre ___

1. Build
2. Improve in many different ways
3. Redecorate
4. Make cheaper and more efficient
5. Not allow into the centre
6. Plant in all the open spaces

The whole of Newtown is being improved in many different ways.


________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
THE PASSIVE VOICE: PAST CONTINUOS
3. Complete the letter, putting the verbs in brackets into the past continuous
tense, active or passive.
Dear Sir/Madam,
Our Easy World holiday on the island of Batto was a disaster.
Throughout our two-week stay, the lift was being repaired (repair). As we
were staying (stay) on the seventh floor, we got very tired.
For the first ten days, the pool _________________________ (clean).
For one week of our holiday, a pop group _________________________ (use)
the hotel for concert rehearsals. Can you imagine the noise?
The road outside the hotel _________________________ (repair) so the hotel
was full of dust all the time.
For

our

first

two

days,

the

dining

room

_________________________

(redecorate).
We _________________________ (have) our dinner in the garden when the
manager came to speak to us. We told him that we _________________________ (not
look after) properly and we _________________________ (not enjoy) our holiday.
He laughed and said everything possible _________________________ (do) to
improve the situation.

THE PASSIVE VOICE: PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE


4. Rewrite the vets comments in the passive.
a) Somebody has treated his horse badly for years.
________________________________________________________________________________
b) People havent fed him properly.
________________________________________________________________________________
c) People have ridden him too much.
________________________________________________________________________________
d) They have forced him to work hard.
________________________________________________________________________________
e) They have left him outside in cold weather.
________________________________________________________________________________
f) Nobody has brushed him for years.
________________________________________________________________________________
THE PASSIVE VOICE: PAST PERFECT SIMPLE
5. Complete the text, putting the verbs in brackets into the past perfect
passive.
When we got back from our summer holidays last year, we got a horrible
shock. Our house had been broken into (break into) and quite a few things
_______________________ (steal). The TV and video _________________________
(take) and my mothers favorite vase _________________________ (knock
over). In my parents room, all drawers _________________________ (open) and
all their clothes _________________________ (throw)
on the floor. Luckily, my mothers jewellery
_________________________ (hide) under the bed
and it _________________________ (not found).
My

room

_________________________

(not

touch) but in my sisters room the posters


_________________________ (tear) off the walls and
her mirror _________________________ (break).