THE PASSIVE [****]

Complete the sentences with the correct form of the Present Simple Passive of the verbs in brackets.

a) You (not allow) to take photographs in the gallery.

b) the sculptures (bake) in a very hot oven?

c) Blue paint and red paint (mix) to make purple paint.

d) Charcoal usually (not use) with paint.

e) Van Gogh's painting The Sunflowers (show) at the National Gallery.

f) Every year, some paintings (send) to exhibitions around the world.

g) The painting (see) by hundreds of people every day.

h) the artwork (explain) in the book?

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Write sentences with the words below. Use the Present Simple Passive.

a) calculators / sometimes / use / in maths lessons / .

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b) where / art / teach / at your school / ?

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c) students / not allow / to paint / on the desks / .

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d) what food / sell / at the new restaurant / .

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e) your paintings / show / at the exhibition / .

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f) trips / to museum / often / organise / at our school /.

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g) English / rarely / speak / in my house / .

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Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Use the Past Simple Passive, affirmative or negative.

a) These portraits (not paint) by me.

b) I (give) those oil paints for my birthday. I love them.

c) Many of the canvases (use) yesterday.

d) That landscape painting is very grey because it (not do) on a sunny day.

e) Twelve masterpieces (send) from Paris to New York for the exhibition.

f) The artist's work (not show) in any galleries last year.

g) Our gallery (rob) yesterday, but luckily, the most expensive paintings (not steal).

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Write questions with the words below. Use the Past Simple Passive.

a) class 11B / take / to an art museum

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b) what exhibition / the students / show

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c) they / teach / about landscapes / in the art lesson

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d) what / choose / after the art lesson

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e) what / the students / give / at 12.30

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Look at the timetable for a school trip and answer the questions in the exercise above. Write full answers.

Trip to Art Museum
Class 11B

09:00 Picasso Exhibition

10:30 Art lesson - portrait painting

12:00 Judges choose best portrait

12:30 Lunch

a) , they .

b) They .

c) , . They .

d) after the lesson.

e) They at 12.30.

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Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Use the Present or the Past Simple Passive.

a) Vermeer's early work (not show) at the museum last month.

b) That landscape (paint) in the 19th century.

c) John 's paintings always (sell) for thousands of euros.

d) the photographs (take) yesterday?

e) a Nobel Prize for literature to people every year?

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Complete the text with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Use the Present or the Past Simple Passive.

Paintings can be worth millions of euros. That's why masterpieces sometimes (steal). In 2003, a famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci (take) from a castle in Scotland. Two thieves removed the painting, Madonna of the Yarnwinder, from the wall and ran out of the castle. They (not see) until it was too late. The thieves escaped. Four years passed before the painting (discover). Some men (arrest) by police when they tried to sell it.  The owners were lucky because a crime like this always (not solve) and many paintings (not find) at all.

Madonna of
the Yarnwinder

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Write sentences with the words below. Use the Present or the Past Simple Passive.

a) the Mona Lisa / finish / in 1507 / .

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b) her work / not study / at university / every year / .

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c) oil paints / use / on paper / ?

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d) the stolen paintings / not return / to the museum / last year / .

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e) my sculptures / always / make / from wood / .

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Rewrite these sentences. Use the Passive.

a) Do you clean the paintbrushes every day?

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b) They didn't sell paintings until June.

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c) Alice invited me to her art gallery.

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d) They choose the winner of the competition after the exhibition.

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e) Did they give you an award for your painting?

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f) Your sculptures influenced my work.

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Translate these sentences into English.

a) Los lienzos se enviaron a Italia.

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b) Todos los jueves me ayudan a hacer mis deberes.

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c) La exposición se inundó ayer.

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d) El paisaje no se pintó con óleo.

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e) ¿Se vendieron todas las esculturas?

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f) Nos llevaron al hotel en autobús.

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