1 Rewrite these sentences in the passive.
0 Architects are digging up the ruins of
the old castle. The ruins of the old castle are
being dug up.
1Someone should stop the children from
stealing apples. Children _________________________.
2We had asked for the owner’s
permission. The owner _______________________.
3They are changing the old factory
into a theme park. The old factory______________________.
4The dentist extracted my bad
tooth. My bad tooth_____________________.
5 They gave him a prize in 2001. He
the verbs in brackets into the active or passive.
0 I threw the ball and the dog caught
1 On this new CD, the violin
_________________________(play) by Christian Umaña.
Pitt brothers _________________________(redecorate) our living room next month.
3 Lillian often
_________________________(help) me with my homework.
4 Who _________________________(repair)
5 The porridge
_________________________(eat) by Goldilocks.
Change the verbs in brackets into the passive (ordinary or perfect)
infinitive or gerund.
drink alcohol at the party. You wouldn’t like to be disqualified
(disqualify) from driving.
1 I hate ________ (tell) by my parents
what to do.
fair _______ (give) a second chance if your first attempt was unsuccessful.
know that this man may ________ (kill) by a drug dealer.
likes her painting ________ (admire).
would like _________ (appreciate) for his hard work.
4 You are a reporter of a newspaper. Your
editor has asked you to write a short article about the gallery opening. Use
the notes below and report the events. Use passive forms. You may use your own
• night before opening -
owners hold - party
• over 400 people -
attend - event
• owners - invite - some famous artists
• waiters - serve - drinks and sandwiches
• city mayor - give - speech
• several art critics - praise - gallery
• in next few weeks -
set up - website - for the gallery
• tomorrow - welcome -
public - into the gallery
• for the
first month - on offer - tickets - at half price
A new art gallery
has opened in London. The night before the opening a party was held by it’s owners...