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BBI2424 ACADEMIC WRITING/SEM1/2015-16/SCL/TASK5

SCL TASK 5 (WEEK 6)


Due Date: 17 October 2015

1. The following exercise is an individual written task. It is meant to help equip you
with the essential writing skills required in producing academic texts. Therefore,
please complete the task as honestly as possible.
2. Submit the task via Edmodo by uploading the completed exercise according to
the due date.
3. The completed task will be graded. Marks will only be awarded for the task that
is submitted on time.

BBI2424 ACADEMIC WRITING/SEM1/2015-16/SCL/TASK5

NAME: NUR SYUHADA BINTI MOHD SUKRI

GROUP: 22

MATRIC NO.: 180064


TOPIC: ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICE
Change the following sentences from active voice to passive voice.
1. People use computers to perform different tasks quickly and easily. Computers
can save time, energy and cost needed to complete a particular task. Without
computers, people will face a lot of challenges in finishing their work.
Computers are used to quickly and easily perform different tasks. Time,
energy and cost can be saved to complete a particular task. A lot of
challenges will be faced in finishing work without using the computers.

2. Shopping online can save peoples time and energy. With just a couple of clicks
of the mouse, people can purchase their shopping orders instantly. Besides, the
innovation of search engines allows people to easily check and compare prices on
different websites.
Peoples time and energy can be saved by shopping online. Shopping
orders can be instantly purchased with just a couple of clicks of the
mouse. Besides, people can easily check and compare prices on
different websites which was allowed by the innovation of search
engines.

Change the following sentences from passive voice to active voice .


1. Excess weight gain can be prevented by exercise. Huge amounts of time for

exercise do not need to be set aside by people. Simple ways should be used by
people to get more active throughout the day. For example, the stairs can be used by
people instead of the elevator.
Exercise can prevent excess weight gain. People do not need to set
aside huge amounts of time for exercise. People should use simple
ways to get more active throughout the day. For example, people can
use the stairs instead of the elevator.

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2. Population displacement is caused by natural disasters such as earthquakes.


During earthquakes, shelter is sought by people. Health care and food supplies are
also needed by people. A range of challenges will be faced by those fortunate
enough to survive an earthquake.
Natural disasters such as earthquakes cause population displacement.
During earthquakes, people sought shelter. People also need healthcare
and food supplies. To survive an earthquake, those fortunate faces a
range of challenges.