Self-correcting exercises

Exercise 1

Complete the following questions with the correct interrogative pronoun. Look at the answer for a clue.

NúmPregunta
1

would you like to live one day? - I’d like to live in a country house.

2

is your house? - My house? About 3 Km away.

3

is your best friend? - I think it’s Laura.

4

jacket do you like best -the red one or the black one? - The red one, please.

5

are you feeling today? - I’m feeling very well, thank you.

6

do you like eating? - I like pasta, and you?

7

are you? - I’m 78.

8

don’t you call your son? - Because he lives in the US!

9

book is this, Mrs Wilson? - I think it’s Berta’s.

10

money have you got? - Only two euros, why?

Exercise 2

Choose the appropriate question tag to each of these statements.

NúmPreguntaResposta
1

That’s fantastic,

2

You don’t like soup, … , Mr Arnold?

3

Well, we should go,

4

You’re happy here,

5

Your children work in a bank,

6

You feel better today,

7

You’ll come with us,

8

There isn’t anybody at home,

Exercise 3

Say which sentences about the passive voice are true (V) and which are false (F).

NúmPreguntaVF
1

The passive voice is formed with the verb ‘to be’ and the past participle.

2

In the passive voice, the emphasis is on the person that does the action of the verb.

3

The past participle form of regular verbs ends in '-ing’.

4

The direct object of the active sentence becomes the subject of the passive sentence.

5

The agent in the passive sentence is introduced by the preposition ‘for’.

6

The subject of the active sentence becomes the agent of the passive sentence.

Exercise 4

Complete the following sentences with the correct verb in the passive voice.

NúmPregunta
1

Three people in a car accident.

2

Several Picassos by an American millionaire.

3

The computer doesn’t work now, but it very soon.

4

English in many countries.

5

The final by Manchester United again.

6

Great areas of rain forest everyday, according to Greenpeace.

7

The new president yet.

8

A new road around the city right now.

Exercise 5

Change these sentences from the active to the passive voice.

  1. Frederick wrote the dedication.
  2. Mary Anne will give the opening speech.
  3. People celebrate the New Year in many different ways.
  4. Unfortunately, my team hasn’t won the championship.
  5. Mechanics repair cars.
  6. Gerald opened the windows.

  1. The dedication was written by Frederick.
  2. The opening speech will be given by Mary Anne.
  3. The New Year is celebrated in many different ways.
  4. Unfortunately, the championship hasn’t been won by my team.
  5. Cars are repaired by mechanics.
  6. The windows were opened by Gerald.

Exercise 6

Make an appropriate request for each of these situations. Use the ideas in brackets. Start your request as indicated:

1. It’s very hot in the room. (the window)

Can you…

…open the window?

2. It’s very dark (the lights)

Will you…

…turn on the lights?

3. You are very thirsty. (a glass of water)

Could you…

…give me a glass of water?

4. You’re cold. (the heating)

Do you mind…

…turning on the heating?

5. The music is very loud and you can’t concentrate. (the volume)

Can you…

…turn down the volume?

6. You need money to go back home. (5 euros)

Would you mind…

…lending me 5 euros?

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