English Grammar Exercises for B1- Participle clauses

1. Choose the correct answer.

1 sister is a member of the choir performedperforming tonight.

2 The audience watchingwatched the rock band were mainly young people.

3 The money collectingcollected by the buskers will be donated to charity.

4 The aria singingsung by the opera singer was very moving.

5 We received a letter invitinginvited us to a performance by a string quartet.

6 The New World symphony, composedcomposing by Dvorak, is one of his best.

7 The conductor ledleading the orchestra is from Moscow.

8 The instrument playedplaying by the lead violinist was a Stradivarius.

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1 performing   2 watching   3 collected   4 sung

5 inviting   6 composed   7 leading   8 played

2. Look at the picture and complete the sentences with the present participle or the past participle form of the verbs in brackets.

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The scene __________ (portray) in the picture is a busy city street.

None of the people __________ (depict) in the scene is driving a car.

The clothes __________ (wear) by the people are very old-fashioned.

The dog __________ (stand) in the foreground looks as if he has just seen something interesting.

A woman __________ (walk) with her daughter has also stopped to watch the action.

The three men __________ (talk) in the background look like they are discussing the incident.

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1 portrayed   2 depicted   3 worn

4 standing   5 walking   6 talking

3. Rewrite the relative clauses as participle phrases.

1 The symphony, which was written in 1869, was played beautifully by the orchestra.

  The symphony, written in 1869, was played beautiful by the orchestra.

2 On stage there’s a folk band which is singing old songs.

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3 The musician, who was educated in Rome, will play three songs this evening.

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4 The cathedral which was used for the ceremony was built in the last century.

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5 The opera, which stars Elaine Stewart, was an absolute disaster.

  ________.

6 The DJ who is playing the music is very well-known.

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2 On stage there’s a folk band singing old songs.

3 The musician, educated in Rome, will play three songs this evening.

4 The cathedral used for the ceremony was built in the last century.

5 The opera, starring Elaine Stewart, was an absolute disaster.

6 The DJ playing the music is very well-known.

Challenge!

Invent some information about the people in the picture. Look at the questions to help you. Write the information as participle clauses.

What are the people wearing / doing?

Where are they sitting / standing?

Who are they?

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