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Lesson 9: The passive form: present simple and past simple
1. Lunch ________ (to serve) from 12 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2. Rooms ________ (to clean) every day in the morning, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

3. A: "Excuse me, Sir. ________ the rooms in this hotel cleaned every day, or not?"
   B: "Sure, Madam!"

4. The cakes ________ (to bake) every morning.

5. Where ________ the company's meetings usually ________ (to hold)?
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Lesson 9: The passive form: present simple and past simple
1. Thousands of innocent people ________ (to kill) in the September 11th attack in New York.

2. Slavery ________ (to abolish) in the USA in 1865.

3. The moon ________ (last / to visit) by humans in 1969.

4. The first text message (sms) ________ (to send) in 1992.

5. Hamlet ________ (to write) by Shakespeare in 1602.
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Lesson 9: Review of the passive form with present simple and past simple
The haunted office

Not many Londoners know that 10 Downing Street, the home and office of British prime ministers, is haunted (0) __is haunted__ (to haunt) by several ghosts. One is a man who is dressed in 19th century-style clothes and (1) ________ (to see) both inside and outside the building. Nobody knows who he is but some think that he may be a former prime minister. In the 1950s alterations (2) ________ (to make) to the building and the workmen (3) ________ (to meet) the ghost several times. On one occasion his shade (4) ________ (to notice) in the garden just before it (5) ________ (to disappear) into a wall. The Pillared Drawing Room, which (6) is used§'s used (to use) today for international meetings, (7) ________ (to visit) by a lady in a long dress wearing a beautiful pearl necklace. Employees say that they regularly (8) ________ (to encounter) her. The basement is the spectral home of a little girl who (9) ________ (to hold) the hands of people walking along the corridors. Here, a strong odour of cigar smoke (10) ________ (to smell) from time to time and this has led some people to believe that Winston Churchill's still around.
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Lesson 9: The passive form: will-future and present passive with modals
Luxury Holidays 4U!

Your hotel (1) ________ (to select) very carefully: you (2) ________ (to surround) by wonderful coral reefs. You (3) ________ (to attend) by a personal assistant 24/7. A laptop computer with internet connection (4) ________ (to provide) for all guests. Your children (5) ________ (to entertain) with non-stop fun. Refreshing drinks (6) ________ (to serve) on the beach by world famous barmen. In the evenings, shows (7) ________ (to stage) by Hollywood stars. Everything else (8) ________ (to take care of): you (9) ________ (to have) a good laugh and you (10) ________ (to enjoy) your holiday.
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Lesson 9: The passive form: other tenses
1. Gloria phoned to tell me that her husband ________ to the nearest hospital.

2. At the time of the accident, the car ________ by an 18-year-old.

3. Your missing wallet ________ in the gym's locker room.

4. While our visa details ________ we had to wait in an office.

5. Our new home cinema ________ next week.
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Lesson 9: The passive form: verbs with two objects
1. When Mr. Rossi retires, he ________ with a gold watch by his company.

2. If I ________ € 1,000,000 for my house, I would have accepted.

3. You ________ a confirmation for your order in a few minutes.

4. Everybody feels that Janet ________ top marks for her short essay.

5. The protesters ________ to move away from the university campus.
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Lesson 9: The passive form: have/get something done
1. I ________ my hair ________ (to cut) this afternoon by the hairdresser.

2. Ricky ________ almost all his teeth ________ (to take out) by the dentist.

3. You ________ your car ________ (not to wash) for a long time.

4. Harry ________ his arm ________ (to break) in a fight.

5. We ________ our house ________ (to paint) last year.
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Lesson 9: The passive form: personal and impersonal passive
1. It ________ that the Chinese invented spaghetti.

2. The Prime Minister is expected ________ tomorrow.

3. Students are supposed ________ punctual for lessons.

4. City life is said ________ too hectic.

5. He is thought ________ the accident.
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Lesson 9: Review of the passive form
1. The rubbish ________ already ________ (to collect) when I left for work.

2. A: "Have they cleaned the kitchen yet?"
   B: " No, the bathroom ________ (to clean) tomorrow."

3. The teachers couldn't use the staff room because it ________ (to clean).

4. A: "Where is my camera?"
   B: "It may ________ by James."

5. A: "Excuse me, Sir. Where can we buy souvenirs?"
   B: "Nice souvenirs can ________ (to buy) from the museum's bookshop."
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Lesson 9: Grammar review: the passive form
Decide whether the following statements are true (V) or false (F).
A: 1. The passive voice is used when we want to emphasize the action.
B: 2. The passive voice is used when we want to emphasize the subject of a sentence rather than the object.
C: 3. The passive is often used to report something, or to state a fact.
D: 4. When we know who the subject is, we put it at the very start of the sentence, with the preposition by, which is the agent.
E: 5. Each tense has its own passive voice, created by using a form of the auxiliary verb to be + past participle.
F: 6. The rules for passive negatives and questions are different from the ones for the active voice.
G: 7. In active sentences, the thing doing the action is the subject of the sentence and the thing receiving the action is the object
H: 8. In passive sentences, the thing receiving the action is the subject of the sentence and the thing doing the action is optionally included near the end of the sentence.
I: 9. You can't use the passive form if you think that the thing receiving the action is more important or should be emphasized.
J: 10. You can also use the passive form if you do not know who is doing the action or if you do not want to mention who is doing the action.
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