Grammar: Present Simple Passive (pre-intermediate)

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In this short quiz of 25 items, you can practice how the Present Simple Passive is used. Remember to use the be + 3rd form of the verb in all the sentences. Sometimes, you need to use the active voice, not the passive one. Be careful which one to choose. Good luck! © Csaba Berger, 2012

  
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  • 1. 
    Portuguese ... spoken in France as an official language.
    • A. 

      Isn't

    • B. 

      Is

    • C. 

      Are

    • D. 

      Aren't


  • 2. 
    I ... up by my mother every day.
    • A. 

      Wake

    • B. 

      Are woken

    • C. 

      Am woken

    • D. 

      Am woke


  • 3. 
    The wedding ... (organise) by a team.

  • 4. 
    Thriller is sung ... Michael Jackson.

  • 5. 
    MP3 music songs ... by millions of people.
    • A. 

      Are downloaded

    • B. 

      Are download

    • C. 

      Download

    • D. 

      Downloads


  • 6. 
    The students ... the exam at the end of the school year.

  • 7. 
    Transform the following active sentence into a passive one: They cook soup in the kitchen.

  • 8. 
    Transform the following active sentence into a passive one. They speak English all over the world.

  • 9. 
    Match the following passive sentences with their active equivalent.
    • A. They see a bird in the sky.
    • A.
    • B. They eat fast food very often.
    • B.
    • C. George hit a cat.
    • C.

  • 10. 
    Which is the correct passive equivalent of the following passive sentence: Mountain climbers use a lot of bottled oxygen.
    • A. 

      A lot of bottled oxygen are used by mountain climbers.

    • B. 

      Bottled oxygen is used by mountain climbers a lot of.

    • C. 

      A lot of bottled oxygen is used by the mountain climbers.

    • D. 

      A lot of bottled oxygen is used by mountain climbers.


  • 11. 
    Erica ... the record of the champion of free diving.
    • A. 

      Is held

    • B. 

      Is hold

    • C. 

      Holds

    • D. 

      Hold


  • 12. 
    My shirts ... ironed every day.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Be

    • C. 

      Are

    • D. 

      Am


  • 13. 
    What's the passive equivalent of this active sentence? Sunglasses protect our eyes in summer.

  • 14. 
    People buy clothes in the shopping centre.

  • 15. 
    Chinese ... (not understand) by many Hungarians.

  • 16. 
    My hair ... (cut) every second week.

  • 17. 
    My hairdresser ... my hair every second week.

  • 18. 
    What's the passive equivalent of this active question: Do they ride this horse every day?
    • A. 

      Is every day this horse ridden?

    • B. 

      Is this horse rode every day?

    • C. 

      Is this horse ridden every day?

    • D. 

      Are every day this horse ridden?


  • 19. 
    This email was sent ... the boss.

  • 20. 
    The match is ... (win) by Real Madrid every time.

  • 21. 
    The gardener ... a lot of flowers in the yard.
    • A. 

      Grow

    • B. 

      Grows

    • C. 

      Is grown

    • D. 

      Are grown


  • 22. 
    Every glass ... (break) in this house.
    • A. 

      Are broken

    • B. 

      Is broken

    • C. 

      Are broke

    • D. 

      Is broke


  • 23. 
    Match the following sentences.
    • A. Books are sold every day.
    • A.
    • B. TV is watched by a lot of people.
    • B.
    • C. A bus is driven by a bus driver.
    • C.
    • D. Sandcastles are built by children on the beach.
    • D.

  • 24. 
    My leg is ... when I play football with my friends.
    • A. 

      Hert

    • B. 

      Hurt

    • C. 

      Hurted

    • D. 

      Hurts


  • 25. 
    People wear pullovers in winter.

  • 26. 
    Transform the following sentence into a passive one: People speak English all over the world.

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