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Active / passive practice.

Exercise01: Complete with the passive. Use Present Simple .


1. This programme _______________________ (watch) by millions of people .
2. Paper __________________________ (make) from wood .
3. Hundreds of people _______________________ (kill) in accidents every year .
4. London __________________________ (visit) by thousands of tourists every year .
5. The biology class _________________________ (teach) by Mr.Green .
6. English _____________________ (speak) all over the world .
7. Lunch _____________________ (serve) at twelve oclock .
8. Books _____________________ (write) by authors .

Exercise02: Complete with the passive. Use simple past.


1. This book ________________ (write) by a famous ar st.
2. The books ____________________(return) to the library.
3. A bank ___________________ (rob) yesterday.
4. The lost dog ________________ (nd) last night.
5. My house ______________________ (build) in 1960.
6. She (send) ______________________ to a school in England.
7. We _______________________ (invite) to a party yesterday.
8. This road _______________ (repair) last year.
9. My car __________________ (steal) last week.
10. Hamlet _____________________ (write) by Shakespeare.

Exercise03: Change from Passive into Active voice:


1. "Murder on the Nile" was wri en by Agatha Chris e.
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2. Everything has been wri en down.


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3. Electricity was discovered by Thomas Edisson.


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4. A new law will be introduced by the government.


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5. A message has been le for you.


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6. The building has been destroyed by the flood.


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7. John Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.


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8. All the reports are typed by the Secretary.


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9. My bicycle is being repaired now.


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10. She was being interviewed when I entered.


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