• Passive - Exercise
  • Christian Mayr
  • 30.06.2020
  • Mittlere Reife
  • Englisch
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Pas­si­ve exer­cise: St. pa­trick's Day in the united sta­tes

Fill in the verbs in the pre­sent tense. Use the pas­si­ve voice!

St. Pa­trick's Day is celebrated (ce­le­bra­te) on March 17. On this day, many shops are closed (close) and many peo­ple don't go to work be­cau­se big pa­ra­des are shown (show) and wild par­ties are visited (visit).

To ce­le­bra­te this spe­cial day, the ri­vers in Chi­ca­go are coloured (co­lour) green and a green tie is often worn (often / wear).

A dog takes part in a St. Pa­trick's Day pa­ra­de
The verb in the pas­si­ve voice

For the pas­si­ve voice, your verb needs two parts:

Form of "to be" + past par­ti­ci­ple

You can chan­ge the tense of the verb in the form of "to be".


Ac­ti­ve: Peter opens the win­dow.

Pas­si­ve: The win­dow is ope­ned by Peter.

Which is cor­rect pas­si­ve form?
Ac­ti­ve: Amy bought two ti­ckets.
A sham­rock
Fill in the verbs in bra­ckets in the cor­rect tense. Mind the form!

Irish music is played (to play) ever­y­whe­re on St. Pa­trick’s Day.

Last year, the ce­le­bra­ti­on were started (to start) at 12 a.m..

Some shirts will be painted (to paint) green by their ow­ners next year.

The peo­ple’s ori­gins are remembered (to re­mem­ber) on this spe­cial day.

Next year, even more streets will be closed (close) for the pa­ra­des in the city.

Were huge parades made (huge pa­ra­des / make) in New York City last year?