Passive Voice — exercises.

Ex. 1. Look and the sentences and name the passive forms.

  1. Breakfast was cooked by our mother.
  2. The new rule was explained to us at the English lesson.
  3. The story was written by Chekhov.
  4. This sports centre was visited by lots of people.
  5. This sports game is often played at P.E. lessons.
  6. The ball was thrown over the fence.
  7. The boxer was knocked down.
  8. I was born in Moscow.
  9. They will be trained by a famous coach.
  10. I will be sent to the competition.

Ex. 2. Choose the correct options from the brackets.

  1. The news programme ( is watched / watched ) by millions of people every day.
  2. The Mona Liza ( painted / was painted ) by Leonardo da Vinchi.
  3. The new cinema ( be built / will be built ) next year.
  4. New pop groups ( are much spoken / is much spoken ) about among teenagers.
  5. Alexander Pushkin’s first poem ( was written / written ) when he was fourteen.
  6. The letters (be sent / will be sent ) by post tomorrow.
  7. The translation (was finished / were finished ) two hours ago.
  8.  London ( visited / is visited ) by hundreds of tourists every year.
  9. The dinner ( be / will be ) ready in an hour (через час).

Ex. 3. Present, Past or Future Simple Passive.

  1. Tom always (to ask) at the lessons.
  2. I (to ask) at the last lesson.
  3. Our country house (to finish) next year.
  4. The dog (to find) by my sister yesterday.
  5.  This work (to do) tomorrow.
  6. This text (to translate) at the last lesson.
  7. These trees (to plant) every autumn.
  8. Many interesting games always (to play) at our P.E. lessons.
  9. This bone (to give) to my dog tomorrow.
  10. We (to invite) to a concert last Saturday.
  11. My question (to answer) yesterday.
  12. Hockey (to play) in winter.
  13. Mushrooms (to gather) in autumn.
  14. Many houses (to burn) during the war.
  15. His new book (to finish) next year.
  16. Flowers (to sell) in shops and in the streets.
  17. St. Petersburg (to found) in 1703.
  18. Bread (to eat) every day.
  19. The letter (to receive) yesterday.
  20. Nick (to send) to Moscow next week.
  21. I (to give) a very interesting book at the library last Friday.
  22. Many houses (to build) in our town every year.

Ex. 4. Choose the right form of the verbs.

  1. At the station they will (meet, be met) by a man from the travel agency.
  2. She will (meet, be met) them in the hall upstairs.
  3. The porter will (bring, be brought) your luggage to your room.
  4. Your luggage will (bring, be brought) up in the lift.
  5. You may (leave, be left) your hat and coat in the cloakroom downstairs.
  6. They can (leave, be left) the key with the clerk downstairs.
  7. From the station they will (take, be taken) straight to the hotel.
  8. Tomorrow he will (take, be taken) them to the Russian Museum.

Ex. 5. Make the active sentences passive. Start with the words in bold.

  1. Mother waters the flowers in the evening.
  2. Irene’s husband brought her some beautiful shells from the south.
  3. The explorers gave the newspaper reportersa long interview.
  4. Mr. Wilson will teach you English.
  5. Tom gave Nick a book for his birthday.
  6. Our mother tells us stories every evening.
  7. Lydia will show you a new book of pictures.
  8. A boy showed her the way.
  9. They will send us a box of fruit.
  10. Five or six small children followed them.
  11. We will do the translation in the evening.

Ex. 6. Make the active sentences passive.

  1. We learn English.
  2. The teacher asked the students a question.
  3. They told me about the accident.
  4. We will find our pets.
  5. Next year we will learn French.
  6. The teacher asked her a question.
  7. I take my dog out every day.


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