Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam
Do you know when to use the passive and when to use the active? Do you know how the passive is formed in the past tense? Look at these sentences. Can you work out the rules?
JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter.
'Harry Potter' was written in English.
Picasso painted in many different styles.
'Guernica' was painted by Picasso in 1937
The man who stole the car has been arrested.
My camera was stolen while I was on holiday.
They built their own house with the help of some friends.
The house was built during the 19th Century.
Now try the quiz below to check your ideas.
Answer the following questions below to check your understanding of active and passive:
For each question, complete the second sentence so that it means the
same as the first.
Use no more than three words.
Food was produced more naturally.
Documents were typed on a typewriter.
Films were made in black and white.