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1 What do these words mean? Use it can or it can t (and a dictionary if necessary)! If something is. 1. washable, it can be washed. 2. unbreakable, it can t edible, it unusable, it invisible, it portable, doable, drinkable, visible, audible,... Complete these sentences with one of the following verbs (in the correct form, of course!) carry / cause / do / make / repair / send / spend / wake up 1. The situation is serious. Something must before it is too late. 2. I haven t received the letter. It might to the wrong address. 3. A decision will not until the next morning. 4. Do you think that less money should on cars? 5. I told the hotel receptionist that I wanted at 6.30 the next morning. 6. This road is in very bad condition. It should a long time ago. 7. The injured man couldn t walk and had to. 8. It s not certain how the fire started but it might by an electrical fault.

2 Rewrite these sentences. Instead of using somebody or they, write a passive sentence! 1. Somebody has cleaned the room. 2. They have cancelled the concert. 3. Somebody is using the computer right now. 4. I didn t realise that somebody was recording our conversation. 5. When we got to the stadium, we found that they had already started the game. 6. They are building a new ring road around the city. 7. They have built a new hospital near the airport. 8. Somebody has eaten all the apples! 9. They were building houses right next to the school. Who did what? Write passive sentences using the words given. Example: Mount Everest / climb / Sir Edmund P. Hilary / 1953 Mount Everest was climbed by Sir Edmund P. Hilary in English Channel / swim / Captain Webb / first car / build / Gottlieb Daimler / song Yesterday / compose / John Lennon / Football Association Cup / win / Manchester United / last year 5. basketball / first / play / YMCA members / in America 6. first steps on the moon / take / Neil Armstrong / structure of the DNA / discovered / Watson and Crick / 1950s Change these active sentences into passive ones. Be careful with the tenses! 1. The boy found the purse in the school playground last week. 2. The girl has already posted the letter. 3. Demolition experts are demolishing the old school. 4. Someone had picked all the apples before I arrived. 5. Nobody can replace the clock he broke. 6. An idiot wrote this letter! 7. He took a taxi to the station because they were repairing his car. 8. Someone must report the accident to the police. 9. The woman who lives downstairs has asked us to turn the music down a bit. 10. Paul Simon wrote this fine song.

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4 What do these words mean? Use it can or it can t (and a dictionary if necessary)! If something is. 1. washable, it can be washed. 2. unbreakable, it can t be broken 3. edible, it can be eaten 4. unusable, it can t be used 5. invisible, it can t be seen 6. portable, it can be carried 7. doable, it can be done 8. drinkable, it can be drunk 9. visible, it can be seen 10. audible, it can be heard Complete these sentences with one of the following verbs (in the correct form, of course!) carry / cause / do / make / repair / send / spend / wake up 1. The situation is serious. Something must be done before it is too late. 2. I haven t received the letter. It might have been sent to the wrong address. 3. A decision will not be made until the next morning. 4. Do you think that less money should be spent on cars? 5. I told the hotel receptionist that I wanted to be woken up at 6.30 the next morning. 6. This road is in very bad condition. It should have been repaired a long time ago. 7. The injured man couldn t walk and had to be carried. 8. It s not certain how the fire started but it might have been caused by an electrical fault.

5 Rewrite these sentences. Instead of using somebody or they, write a passive sentence! 1. The room has been cleaned. 2. The concert has been cancelled. 3. The computer is being used right now. 4. I didn t realise that our conversation was being recorded. 5. When we got to the stadium, we found that the game had already been started. 6. A new ring road is being built around the city. 7. A new hospital has been built near the airport. 8. All the apples have been eaten! 9. Houses were being builtright next to the school. Who did what? Write passive sentences using the words given. Example: Mount Everest / climb / Sir Edmund P. Hilary / 1953 Mount Everest was climbed by Sir Edmund P. Hilary in The English Channel was swum by Captain Webb in The first car was built by Gottlieb Daimler in The song Yesterday was composed by John Lennon in The Football Association Cup was won by Manchester United last year. 5. Basketball was first played by YMCA members in America. 6. The first steps on the moon were taken by Neil Armstrong in The structure of the DNA was discovered by Watson and Crick in the 1950s. Change these active sentences into passive ones. Be careful with the tenses! 1. The purse was found by the boy in the school playground last week. 2. The letter has already been posted by the girl. 3. The old school is being demolished by demolition experts. 4. All the apples had been picked by someone before I arrived. 5. The clock that was broken by him can t be replaced by anybody. 6. This letter was written by an idiot! 7. He took a taxi to the station because his car was being repaired. 8. The accident must be reported to the police by someone. 9. We have been asked to turn down the music a bit by the woman who lives downstairs. 10. This fine song was written by Paul Simon.

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