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Passiv (1)

Aufgabe 1


Read the following sentences and decide whether they are a passive or active sentences.

  1. A lot of vegetables are grown here. 
  2. The post is usually collected at 12 o’clock.
  3. This company makes a lot of new computers. 
  4. Mrs Dodson phones her mother every day. 
  5. The living room is being painted by Luke’s father. 
  6. Sue is tidying her room at the moment. 
  7. A lot of airports are being build just now. 
  8. I am woken by my father every morning. 


  1. passive
  2. passive
  3. active
  4. active
  5. passive
  6. active
  7. passive
  8. passive
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  1
  • Zeit:  5 Minuten
  • Punkte:  8

Aufgabe 2


Write a passive sentence for each picture and use the present progressive.

Passiv (1) - Abbildung 1

  1. The park        .
  2. The shop ​       .
  3. A horror film ​       .
  4. An exam ​       .


  1. The park is being cleaned.
  2. The shop is being opened.
  3. A horror film is being watched / shown.
  4. An exam is being taken.
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  2
  • Zeit:  5 Minuten
  • Punkte:  4

Aufgabe 3


Put the following sentences into the passive form. Do not use the by-agent.

  1. People don’t use this road very often.
  2. How do we learn foreign languages?
  3. Someone is giving little Timmy a toy trumpet.
  4. Why do people often break into that supermarket?
  5. Somebody is following our car.
  6. Somebody sends Ann a parcel every month.


  1. This road isn’t used very often.
  2. How are foreign languages learnt?
  3. Little Timmy is being given a toy trumpet. (A toy trumpet is being given to little Timmy.)
  4. Why is that supermarket often broken into?
  5. Our car is being followed.
  6. Ann is sent a parcel every month.
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  3
  • Zeit:  10 Minuten
  • Punkte:  12

Aufgabe 4


Listen to the track twice and answer the questions in full sentences.

## Platzhalter Audio Player ##
  1. Who began building the Tower of London?
  2. What is the White Tower?
  3. What was kept there during the Middle Ages?
  4. Why are six to seven ravens still kept today?
  5. How many tourists come every year to visit the Tower of London?
  6. Who looks after the Tower of London today?
  7. Why are they called Beefeaters?


  1. William the Conqueror
  2. The White Tower is the first of the twenty towers which belong to the Tower of London.
  3. Weapons and the fa­mous Crown Jewels were kept in the Tower of London during the Middle Ages.
  4. Legend has it that should the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, England would be affected by a terrible disaster.
  5. About 2.5 million visitors come every year.
  6. The so-­called Beefeaters look after the Tower of London today.
  7. The nickname “Beef­eater” dates back to the Middle Ages when they were the king’s bodyguards and had to try his food.
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  3
  • Zeit:  15 Minuten
  • Punkte:  14

Aufgabe 5


Say it in English.

  1. Was sagst du, nachdem dir jemand vorgestellt wurde?
  2. Was sagst du, wenn du jemandem deinen Freund/deine Freundin vorstellen möchtest?
  3. Wie fragst du, wo die nächste Bushaltestelle ist?
  4. Wie sagst du, dass du etwas nicht verstanden hast und die Person bittest, es zu wiederholen?


  1. It’s nice to meet you. / It’s a pleasure to meet you.
  2. May I introduce you? This is …
  3. Excuse me, could/may/would you tell me, where the nearest bus stop is/how I can get to the nearest bus stop?
  4. Excuse me, please. I didn’t understand that. Could you repeat it, please?
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:  3
  • Zeit:  10 Minuten
  • Punkte:  8
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