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Homework: Monday (English and German)

THE PASSIVE VOICE

EXERCISES

1. Complete the sentences with the correct passive form of the verbs in brackets. Use the Present Simple.

a. English ____________________ (speak) in many countries.

b. The post ______________________ (deliver) at about 7 o’clock every morning.

c. ______________________________ (the building/use) any more?

d. How often ______________________________ (the Olympic Games(hold)?

e. How _______________________ (your name/spell)?

f. My salary _____________________ (pay) every month.

g. These cars _________________________ (not make) in Japan.

h. The name of the people who committed the crime _____________________ (not know).

i. His travel expenses ________________________ (not pay) by his company.

2. Complete the sentences with the correct passive form of the verbs in brackets. Use the Past Simple.

a. My car ______________________ (repair) last week.

b. This song ________________________ (not write) by John Lennon.

c. ________________________________ (the phone/answer) by a young girl?

d. The film ________________________ (make) ten years ago.

e. When ______________________________ (tennis/invent)?

f. The car ________________________ (not damaged) in the accident.

g. The original building _________________________ (pull) down in 1965.

h. Where ______________________________ (this pot/make)?

i. When _______________________________ (this bridge/build)?

3. Choose the correct form of the verbs in brackets.

FIAT

Fiat 0 was started (started/was started) by a group of Italian businessmen in 1899. In 1903, Fiat, 1 _________________ (produced/was produced) 132 cars. Some of these cars 2 _____________________ (exported/were exported) by the company to the United States and Britain. In 1920, Fiat 3 _________________ (started/was started) making cars at a new factory at Lingotto, near Turin. There was a track on the roof where the cars 4 ____________________ (tested/were tested) by technicians. In 1936, Fiat launched the Fiat 500. This car 5 ____________________ (called/was called) the Topolino – the Italian name for Mickey Mouse. The company grew, and in 1963 Fiat 6 _____________________ (exported/was exported) more than 300,000 vehicles. Today, Fiat is based in Turin, and its cars 7 _________________ (sold/are sold) all over the world.

4. Change the following sentences into passive sentences using the words in brackets.

a. We sell tickets for all shows at the Box Office. (Tickets for all shows/sell/at the Box Office) _________________________________________________________________________________

b. Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb. (The electric light bulb/invent/by Thomas Edison) _________________________________________________________________________________

c. Someone painted the office last week. (The office/paint/last week) _________________________________________________________________________________

d. Several people saw the accident. (The accident/see/by several people) _________________________________________________________________________________

e. Where do they make these video recorders? (Where/these video recorders/make) _________________________________________________________________________________

5. Rewrite these sentences in the passive voice.

a. Someone built this house 200 years ago. _________________________________________________________________________________

b. A thief stole my purse. _________________________________________________________________________________

c. The police will arrest the robbers. _________________________________________________________________________________

d. They produce cars in this factory. _________________________________________________________________________________

e. They serve breakfast at eight o’clock every day. _________________________________________________________________________________

f. People throw away tones of rubbish every day. _________________________________________________________________________________

g. They make coffee in Brazil. _________________________________________________________________________________

h. Someone stole Jim’s bike lat night. _________________________________________________________________________________

6. Rewrite these sentences in the passive voice.

a. They will build a new bridge next year. _________________________________________________________________________________

b. Brian Brody directed The Ultimate Space Adventure. _________________________________________________________________________________

c. Pierre Matie will design her costume. _________________________________________________________________________________

d. Someone found my wallet. _________________________________________________________________________________

e. One of the students broke the window. _________________________________________________________________________________

f. They will deliver my computer on Monday. _________________________________________________________________________________

g. Mary invited Paul to her birthday party. _________________________________________________________________________________

h. British astronomers discovered a new planet. _________________________________________________________________________________

7. Form the question.

a. Paper is made from wood. Is paper made from wood ?

b. The telephone was invented by Mr Bell. ___________________________________________?

c. This picture was painted by Peter. ___________________________________________?

d. The thieves will be arrested by the police. ___________________________________________?

e. Champagne is made in France. ___________________________________________?

f. The letters will be sent next week. ___________________________________________?

g. The animals are fed three times a day. ___________________________________________?

h. This article was written by Stanley. ___________________________________________?

i. CDs are made of plastic. ___________________________________________?

j. The party was organised by Paul. ___________________________________________?

8. Read and complete. Use Past Simple.

a. The toothbrush / invent / in the 15th century. _________________________________________________________________________________

b. The first public basketball game / play / in 1892. _________________________________________________________________________________

c. The first eyeglasses / wear / in the 1200s. _________________________________________________________________________________

d. The first bicycle / ride in 1791. _________________________________________________________________________________

e. The first hot dog / eat / in the 1860s. _________________________________________________________________________________

f. The first CDs / sell / in the 1980s. _________________________________________________________________________________

g. The first electric guitar / play / in 1923. _________________________________________________________________________________

h. The first computer mouse / use / 1964. _________________________________________________________________________________

9. Complete with the passive. Use Present Simple.

a. This programme _______________________ (watch) by millions of people.

b. Paper __________________________ (make) from wood.

c. Hundreds of people _______________________ (kill) in accidents every year.

d. London __________________________ (visit) by thousands of tourists every year.

e. The biology class _________________________ (teach) by Mr Green.

f. English _____________________ (speak) all over the world.

g. Lunch _____________________ (serve) at twelve o’clock.

h. Books _____________________ (write) by authors.

10. Put the verbs in brackets into Past Simple Passive.

Two men _________________________ (see) breaking into a house in my street last night. The police _____________________ (call) and they arrived very quickly. One man _____________________ (catch) immediately. The other escaped, but he ______________________ (find) very soon. Both men _____________________ (take) to the police station where they _________________________ (question) separately by a police officer. The two men ________________________ (charge) with burglary.

11. Rewrite the following passage in the Passive.

Somebody has stolen a bus from outside the school. Some children saw the thief. The police are searching for the bus now. They will use the children’s descriptions to catch the thief. ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________

12. Rewrite the following passage in the Passive.

Some people saw a UFO in the sky above London last night. They reported it to the police. The army sent a helicopter to look at it more closer. The UFO shot the helicopter down and killed both men in it. People have given photographs of the UFO to the police. Experts are looking at them now. ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________

13. Rewrite the following passage in the Passive.

Someone broke into a local jewellery shop yesterday. The owner had just locked up the shop when a robber with a gun threatened him. The robber told him to unlock the shop and give him all the diamonds in the safe. Then the robber tied him up. The police have organized a search for the robber. They hope they will find him in a few days. Doctors are treating the owner of the shop for shock. ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________

14. Rewrite the following passage in the Passive.

My uncle painted this picture. Someone has offered him a lot of money for it. He will deliver the painting tomorrow. When they give him the money, he will tell them the truth. He painted it one night while he was sleepwalking! ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________

15. Rewrite the following passage in the Passive.

Our school is organizing a contest. The teachers will choose the best project about the environment. The students must include pictures and drawings in their projects. The students will also have to do all the writing themselves. The school will give the winner a set of encyclopaedias. ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________

16. Turn from Active to Passive in two ways.

a. He gave me a present. ______________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

b. The waiter will bring us the bill. _______________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

c. Her mother bought Mary some sweets. _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

d. Bob has sold Ted a second-hand car. ___________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

e. Larry is going to send a letter to Tom. __________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

17. Turn from Active to Passive.

a. Someone is helping her with the housework. _________________________________________________________________________________

b. The mail-order company sent Mrs Green a parcel. _________________________________________________________________________________

c. My friend sent me an invitation. _________________________________________________________________________________

d. The secretary has given Mrs Jones some letters. _________________________________________________________________________________

e. The traffic warden had already given him a ticket for illegal parking. _________________________________________________________________________________

f. John gave Elizabeth that beautiful ring. _________________________________________________________________________________

g. Her students have sent her flowers. _________________________________________________________________________________

h. He must give the message to the right person. _________________________________________________________________________________

i. We teach our students English and French. _________________________________________________________________________________

j. Someone bought flowers for the bride. _________________________________________________________________________________

k. They showed the tourists the sights of Athens. _________________________________________________________________________________

l. They pay her an excellent salary. _________________________________________________________________________________

m. They paid the artist £1,000 for his painting. _________________________________________________________________________________

18. Rewrite these sentences in the passive voice.

1. They sell oysters in the shop next door. _________________________________________________________________________________

2. They haven’t delivered the food yet. _________________________________________________________________________________

3. Shakespeare wrote King Lear. _________________________________________________________________________________

4. They have to answer the questions on this sheet. _________________________________________________________________________________

5. Has anybody put the cases upstairs? _________________________________________________________________________________

6. Someone should take this rubbish away. _________________________________________________________________________________

7. They’ll ask you a lot of questions. _________________________________________________________________________________

8. Someone’s going to send her some flowers. _________________________________________________________________________________

9. They didn’t pay me much for that job. _________________________________________________________________________________

10. Have they offered him a better job? _________________________________________________________________________________

11. They told us a secret. _________________________________________________________________________________

12. Would they lend me their car? _________________________________________________________________________________

13. People should send their complaints to the head office. _________________________________________________________________________________

14. They had to postpone the meeting because of illness. _________________________________________________________________________________

15. They are going to hold next year’s congress in San Francisco. _________________________________________________________________________________

16. The bill includes service. _________________________________________________________________________________

17. People don’t use this road very often. _________________________________________________________________________________

18. They cancelled all the flights because of fog. _________________________________________________________________________________

19. Somebody accused me of stealing the money. _________________________________________________________________________________

20. They are building a new ring-road round the city. _________________________________________________________________________________

21. I didn’t realize that someone was recording our conversation. _________________________________________________________________________________

22. They have changed the date of the meeting. _________________________________________________________________________________

23. Brian told me that somebody had attacked and robbed him in the street. _________________________________________________________________________________

24. You should open the wine about three hours before you use it. _________________________________________________________________________________

25. Somebody had cleaned my shoes and brushed my suit. _________________________________________________________________________________

26. We use this room only on special occasions. _________________________________________________________________________________

27. In some districts farmers use pigs to find truffles. _________________________________________________________________________________

28. John gave Elizabeth that beautiful ring. _________________________________________________________________________________

29. They have offered Sarah a very good job. _________________________________________________________________________________

30. The estate agent showed the house to the young people. _________________________________________________________________________________

31. We will pay the gardener a lot of money. _________________________________________________________________________________

32. Someone is going to repair the roof next week. _________________________________________________________________________________

33. They can’t find Joanna. _________________________________________________________________________________

34. They should decorate the room with flowers. _________________________________________________________________________________

35. Archaeologists have discovered an ancient temple. _________________________________________________________________________________

36. We will put all these things into boxes. _________________________________________________________________________________

37. The firefighters rescued the teenagers from the burning building. _________________________________________________________________________________

38. The youngest student in the class has written the best composition. _________________________________________________________________________________

39. The children send me messages every day. _________________________________________________________________________________

40. The villagers gave the travellers food and water. _________________________________________________________________________________

41. A very talented young girl wrote the story. _________________________________________________________________________________

42. They are going to finish the new road in a few days. _________________________________________________________________________________

43. They cancelled the match because of the rain. _________________________________________________________________________________

44. You must not cross this line. _________________________________________________________________________________

45. They had picked the oranges before the storm. _________________________________________________________________________________

46. Professor Smith should write the book. _________________________________________________________________________________

47. Mr Elliot will pay the workers. _________________________________________________________________________________

48. Two men were following Tom. _________________________________________________________________________________

49. Millions of people use the Internet every day. _________________________________________________________________________________

50. They gave Bob a CD player for his birthday. _________________________________________________________________________________

51. The prime minister will give a medal to the winners. _________________________________________________________________________________

52. She is telling the children a story. _________________________________________________________________________________

53. They’ve offered Sally a job. _________________________________________________________________________________

54. Poisonous chemicals have polluted the river. _________________________________________________________________________________

55. Doctor Simms is examining her. _________________________________________________________________________________

56. You must stop him now. _________________________________________________________________________________

57. Someone gave them free tickets for the concert. _________________________________________________________________________________

PRONOMEN – POSSESIVPRONOMEN – ÜBUNG 3

Ergänze das Possessivpronomen im Dativ
Das ist Herr Müller mit (sein) ________ Frau, ________ Sohn, ________ Töchtern, ________ Kind und ________ Nichte.
Das ist Frau Schulze mit ________ Freundinnen, ________ Schwester, ________ Tochter, ________ Söhnen, ________ Mann, ________ Enkelkindern.
Das sind Thomas und Irene mit ________ Spielsachen, ________ Eltern, ________ Lehrer, ________ Fußball, _______ Freunden, ________ Mutter.

Setze das Possessivpronomen mit den richtigen Endungen ein.

1. Der Minister ist zurückgetreten. Es war ________ Entscheidung.

2. Wir sind in ein anderes Hotel gezogen. ________ altes Hotel war zu laut.
3. Frau Kramm lässt dich grüßen. Sie hat sich über ________ Karte gefreut.
4. Müllers ziehen aus. Nächste Woche ziehen wir in ________ Wohnung ein.
5. Sie (Herr oder Frau) haben uns beim Umzug sehr geholfen. Wir sind Ihnen sehr dankbar für ________ Hilfe.

6. Der alte Professor ist gestorben. Seine Frau verkauft jetzt ________ Bücher.

7. Du telefonierst zuviel! ________ Telefonrechnung wird zu hoch.

8. Bald besuchen wir unsere Freunde. Dann sehen wir auch ________ neues Haus.

9. Jetzt lernt er schon 7 Jahre Deutsch. Im Juli wird er endlich ________ Abschlussprüfung machen.

10. Leider haben Sie bisher nicht geantwortet. Wir erwarten dringend ________ Antwort.

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