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THE PASSIVE: answers

A. LISTENING EXERCISE:

  • Scene 1:
    “And they ORGANISED a boycott.”
    “And when WAS THE BOYCOTT ORGANISED?”
    June the 10th
  • Scene 2:
    “So Saturday night – I’ll PICK you UP.”
    “Great! I WILL BE PICKED UP by you.”
  • Scene 3:
    “I did it! You HAVE BEEN SAVED BY me.”
  • Scene 4:
    “Why are you out here?”
    “My COMPUTER HAS BEEN HACKED.”
    “By who?”
    (In UK: ‘Who by?’)
  • Scene 5:
    “I HAVE BEEN ASKED to testify in the Sorrentino gun case.”
    “You HAVE BEEN ASKED? By who?”
    “Alicia Florrick.”
  • Scene 6:
    “Hunter? Do you do well with the ladies?”
    “It HAS BEEN SAID that I have game. I’m the one who’s
    SAID it, but still……”
  • Scene 7:
    “Why don’t you stop trying to help people who CAN’T BE HELPED?
  • Scene 8:
    “Sean – there’s a rumour going around that your mother was in need of a
    partner for a dance contest. There’s another rumour going around that
    I WAS NOT ASKED to be that partner and I know that
    rumour to be true becauuse I’m me and I was with me when I WAS NOT ASKED.

B. WRITING EXERCISE

1. The teacher didn´t tell us (about the exam)=
We WEREN’T TOLD (about the exam)

2. He won´t give me the marks (until next week)=
I WON’T BE GIVEN THE MARKS (until next week)

3. They haven´t sold their house yet=
Their HOUSE HASN’T BEEN SOLD YET

4. (Farmers) don´t grow pineapples in England=
Pineapples AREN’T GROWN IN ENGLAND

5. Can you eat this?
Can THIS BE EATEN?

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B. Complete the questions using the correct form of these verbs:
GROW
HOLD
SEE
WIN
SHOOT
COOK
BUILD
WRITE
DISCOVER

1.In what city can the Trevi Fountain and Spanish steps BE SEEN?

2.Who WERE the plays ‘Othello’, Macbeth’ and ´Romeo and Juliet´ WRITTEN by?

3.What American president WAS SHOT in Dallas in 1963 ?

4.How many World Cups HAVE BEEN WON by Brazil?

5.What IS COOKED traditionally on Christmas Day in the UK?

6.Name one country where tea IS GROWN?

7.In what year WAS America DISCOVERED by Christopher Columbus?

8.Who WAS the song ´All you need is love´ SUNG by?

9.Where is the talllest tower that HAS ever BEEN BUILT?

10. Where will the 2020 Football World Cup BE HELD?