English Grammar Exercises for A2 – The passive (present perfect and future)

1. Complete the sentences below with the present perfect passive form of the verbs in brackets.

Our car ______________ (steal).

Two important new drugs ______________  (develop) this year.

The bus stop ______________  (damage) again.

The boat ______________ (not see) for two days.

All our money ______________  (spend).

I hope that painting ______________ (not sell).

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1 has been stolen   2 have been developed

3 has been damaged   4 hasn’t been seen

5 has been spent   6 hasn’t been sold

2. Look at the pictures, then complete the sentences with the present perfect passive form of the verbs below.

build      not change      not finish      paint      replace      sell

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1   The factory has been sold.

2   The glass in the windows ________.

3   The big front door ________.

4   The metal sign ________.

5   A new road ________.

6   The new roof

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1 The factory has been sold.

2 The glass in the windows has been replaced.

3 The big front door has been painted.

4 The metal sign hasn’t been changed.

5 A new road has been built.

6 The new roof hasn’t been finished.

3. Complete the questions using the present perfect passive form and ever. Then answer the questions with information that is true for you.

(you / bite / by a mosquito)

 Have you ever been bitten by a mosquito?

(your home / burgle)

 __________.

(you / chase / by a dog)

 __________.

(your phone / steal)

 __________.

(you / invite / to a wedding)

      ________.

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2 Has your home ever been burgled?

3 Have you ever been chased by a dog?

4 Has your phone ever been stolen?

5 Have you ever been invited to a wedding?

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4. Rewrite these sentences to make them passive. Include by ___ to say who or what carries out the action.

In the house of the future:

your fridge will order your food online.

 your food will be ordered online be your fridge.

the sun will provide most of your electricity.

  __________.

robots will clean all the rooms.

  __________.

your smartphone will operate the lights.

  __________.

machines will prepare all of your food.

  __________.

a computer will control the temperature in every room.

      ________.

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2 most of your electricity will be provided by the sun.

3 all the rooms will be cleaned by robots.

4 the lights will be operated by your smartphone.

5 all of your food will be prepared by machines.

6 the temperature in every room will be controlled by a computer.

5. Complete the dialogue using passive present perfect and future forms of the verbs in brackets.

Presenter Can you give us the latest news on this exciting project to build a hotel on the moon?

Scientist The plans for the new hotel 1 _________ (complete) and a location 2 _________ (choose).

Presenter So when 3 _________ (it / build)?

Scientist Well, the exact date 4 _________ (not decide) until next month at the United Nations meeting. The plans 5 _________ (approve) at that meeting too.

Presenter And after that?

Scientist After that, the first parts of the hotel 6 _________ (send) to the moon before the end of the year.

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1 have been completed   2 has been chosen

3 will it be built   4 will not be decided

5 will be approved   6 will be sent

6. Complete the email with the correct present perfect passive and future passive form of the verbs in brackets.

Hey Pat

You’ll never guess what’s happened. I 1 _____ (contact) by the Society of Inventors, and I 2 _____ (inform) that next month I 3 _____ (give) a prize for the most original invention! I was really shocked because I 4 _____ (never / give) any kind of prize before. Some of devices 5 _____ (give) good reviews over the years, but to think that I 6 _____ (recognise) in a public ceremony is really exciting! Richard and I 7 _____ (introduce) to several important Danish inventors before the ceremony. I hope you 8 _____ (invite) to the ceremony. It would be great to see you there.

Love, Kara

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1 have been contacted   2 have been informed

3 will be given   4 have never been given

5 have been given   6 will be recognised

7 will be introduced   8 will be invited