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1 Solutions Passive Voice PDF (Pages 6-10) Exercise 8 a) The toothbrush was invented in the 15th century. b) The first public basketball game was played in c) The first eyeglasses were worn in the 1200s. d) The first bicycle was ridden in e) The first hog dog was eaten in the 1860s. f) The firs CDs were sold in the 1980s. g) The first electric guitar was played in h) The first computer mouse was used in Exercise 9 a) This programme is watched... b) Paper is made... c) Hundreds of people are killed... d) London is visited... e) The Biology class is taught... f) English is spoken... g) Lunch is served... h) Books are written... Exercise 10 Two men were seen breaking into a house in my street last night. The police was called and they arrived very quickly. One man was caught immediately. The other escaped, but he was found very soon. Both men were taken to the police station where they were questioned separately by a police officer. The two men were charged with burglary. Exercise 11 A bus has been stolen from outside the school. The thief was seen (by some children). The bus is being searched now. The children's descriptions will be used to catch the thief. Exercise 12 A UFO was seen in the sky above London last night. It was reported to the police. A helicopter was sent by the army to look at it more closer. The helicopter was shot down and both men in it were killed by the UFO. Photographs of the UFO have been given to the police. They are being looked now. Exercise 13 A local jewellery shop was broken into yesterday. The show had just been locked up (by the owner) when he was threatened with a gun. He was told to unlock the shop and give the robber all the diamonds in the safe. He was tied up then. A search has been organized for the

2 robber. He is hoped to be found in a few days. The owner of the shop is being treated for shock by doctors. Exercise 14 This picture was painted by my uncle. He has been offered a lot of money for it. The painting will be delivered tomorrow / He will have the painting delivered tomorrow. When he is given the money, they will be told the truth/ the truth will be told to them. It was painted one night while he was sleepwalking! Exercise 15 A contest is being organize by our school. The best project about the environment will be chosen by the teachers. Pictures and drawings must be included in the student's projects. All the writing will also have to be done by the students themselves. The winner will be given a set of encyclopaedias by the school/a set of encyclopaedias will be given to the winner by the school. Exercise 16 a) A present was given to me. I was given a present b) We will be brought the bill (by the waiter). The bill will be brought to us. c) Some sweets were brought to Mary (by her mother). Mary was brought some sweets (by her mother). d) A second-hand car has been sold to Ted (by Bob). Ted has been sold a second-hand car (by Bob). e) A letter is going to be sent to Tom (by Larry). Tom is going to be sent a letter (by Larry). Exercise 17 a) She is being helped with the housework. b) Mrs Green was sent a parcel (by the mail-order company) A parcel was sent to Mrs Green (by the mail-order company) c) An invitation was sent to me (by my friend) I was sent an invitation (by my friend). d) Mrs Jones has been given some letters.

3 Some letters have been given to Mrs Jones. e) He had already been given a ticket for illegal parking (by the traffic warden). A ticket for illegal parking had already been given to him (by the traffic warden). f) That beautiful ring was given to Elizabeth (by John). Elizabeth was given that beautiful ring (by John). g) Flowers have been sent to her (by her students). She has been sent flowers (by her students). h) The message must be given to the right person. i) English and French are taught to our students. Our students are taught English and French. j) Flowers for the bride were bought. k) The tourists were showed the sights of Athens. The sights of Athens were showed to the tourists. l) An excellent salary is paid to her. She is paid an excellent salary. m) 1,000 is paid to the artist for his painting. The artist is paid 1,000 for this painting. Exercise Oysters are sold in the shop next door. 2. The food hasn't been delivered yet. 3. King Lear was written by Shakespeare. 4. The questions have to be answer on this sheet. 5. Have the cases been put upstairs? 6. This rubbish should be taken away. 7. A lot of questions will be asked to you. You will be asked a lot of questions.

4 8. Some flowers are going to be sent to her. She is going to be sent some flowers. 9. I wasn't paid much for that job. 10. Has he been offered a better job? Has a better job been offered to him? 11. A secret was told to us. We were told a secret. 12. Would their car be lent to me? Would I be lent their car? 13. Their complaints should be sent to the head office. 14. The meeting had to be postponed because of illness. 15. Next year's congress is going to be held in San Francisco. 16. Service is included. 17. This road is not used very often. 18. All the flights were cancelled because of fol. 19. I was accused of stealing the money. 20. A new ring-road is being built round the city. 21. I didn't realize that our conversation was being recorded. 22. The date of the meeting has been changed. 23. Brian told me that he had been attacked and robbed in the street. 24. The wine should be opened about three hours before you use it. 25. My shoes had been cleaned and my suit had been brushed. I had had my shoes cleaned and my suit brushed. 26. This room is used only on special occasions. 27. Pigs are used to find truffles in some districts. 28. That beautiful ring was given to Elizabeth (by John). Elizabeth was given that beautiful ring (by John).

5 29. A very good job has been offered to Sarah. Sarah has been offered a very good job. 30. The house was showed to the young people (by the estate agent). The young people were showed the house (by the estate agent). 31. A lot of money will be paid to the gardener. The gardener will be paid a lot of money. 32. The roof is going to be repaired next week. We are going to have the roof repaired next week. 33. Joanna can't be found. 34. The room should be redecorated with flowers. They should have the room redecorated with flowers. 35. An ancient temple has been discovered by archaeologists. 36. All these things will be put into boxes. 37. The teenagers were rescued from the burning building. 38. The best composition has been written by the youngest student in the class. 39. The messages are sent every day by the children. 40. Food and water were given to the travellers by the villagers. The travellers were given food and water by the villagers. 41. The story was written by a very talented young girl. 42. The new road is going to be finished in a few days. They are going to have the new road finished in a few days. 43. The match was cancelled because of the rain. 44. This line must not be crossed. 45. The oranges had been picked before the storm. 46. The book should be written by Professor Smith. 47. The workers will be paid by Mr. Elliot. 48. Tom was being followed by two men.

6 49. The Internet is used every day by millions of people. 50. A CD player was given to Bob for his birthday. Bob was given a CD player for his birthday. 51. A medal will be given to the winners by the prime minister. The winners will be given a medal by the prime minister. 52. A story is being told to the children. The children are being told a story. 53. A job has been offered to Sally. Sally has been offered a job. 54. The river has been polluted by poisonous chemicals. 55. She is being examined by Doctor Simms. 56. He must be stopped now. 57. Free tickets for the concert were given to them. They were given free tickets for the concert.

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