Learn about using passives.

Practice 1: making passives

Change these sentences from active to passive. Don't change the tense.

  1. People all over the world drink Coca Cola.
    Coca Cola all over the world.
  2. My mum gave me a new iPhone for my birthday.
    I a new iPhone for my birthday.
  3. No one told them the truth.
    They the truth.
  4. Someone shot my great grandfather in the war.
    My great grandfather in the war.
  5. They make lots of cars in Germany.
    Lots of cars in Germany.
  6. A dog bit me when I was a child.
    I by a dog when I was a child.
  7. The restaurant serves breakfast from 7.30 to 10.
    from 7.30 to 10.
  8. My parents didn't allow me to smoke when I was a child.
    to smoke when I was a child.
  9. Did they teach you French at school?
    French at school?


Practice 2: active or passive?

Choose the best word(s) to complete these sentences.

My brother  dinner for me last night.
The telephone  in Scotland.
America  by Columbus.
We  football after work yesterday.
When I crashed my car, I  to hospital in an ambulance.
 any homework last night.
When  ?