Ex. 6. Transform the sentences using the Passive Voice  

Ex. 6. Transform the sentences using the Passive Voice

a) 1. We looked through all the advertisements very attentively. 2. They won't give me the chance to explain, I'm afraid. 3. Soon we lost sight of the boat. 4. Great Britain imports a number of raw materials from other countries. 5. They will return the books in time. 6. People invent new ways of cooking vegetables every day. 7. Is it true that Mr. Trench expelled Garry from school?

b) 1. The gardener was gathering dry leaves when we arrived. 2. How long will the committee be considering the question? 3. He is still examining his students. 4. He bent over his toe with absorbing interest while the nurse was unwinding the bandage. 5. A police officer is interviewing her about the accident. 6. Was the doctor examining the child when you came? 7. Whom are they discussing now? 8. The studio is now dubbing a new French movie.

c) 1. Не has just told me the news. 2. When they put the tea-things away men started a game of bridge. 3. They hadn't informed her of her mother's death until she arrived to Los Angeles. 4. We'll have planted the flowers by the next week. 5. Before we entered the house somebody had switched off the lights. 6. Since his mother's death his aunt had kept the house till he came back. 7. Have you mentioned these facts to your opponent?

d) 1. An impressive silence followed the answer. 2. I shall be typing your stuff when you come. 3. The police have been looking for him since last Christmas. 4. A bee stung him severely last summer. 5. The boss is interviewing Tony for a job. 6. She will have baked the cake by the time you come. 7. Now when they've opened a new bus line, it takes me only fifteen minutes to get to work. 8. The thieves made their escape through the kitchen where they damaged several pieces of equipment.

Ex. 7. Translate into English, using the Passive Voice.

1. Эти новости были только что переданы по радио. 2. Этот вопрос все еще обсуждается? — Да, его обсуждают уже два часа. 3. Так как мы вернулись поздно, ворота были уже закрыты. 4. Когда я поступил в университет, биб­лиотека все еще строилась. 5. Книги, которые хорошо читаются, редко най­дешь на полках библиотеки. 6. Мне еще ничего об этом не говорили. 7. Ничего удивительного, что цветы погибли: их не поливали целую неделю. 8. Почему в читальном зале так прохладно? — Его как раз проветривают. 9. Посылку послали туда по ошибке. 10. Наш старый бухгалтер ушел на пен­сию, и на его место взяли нового. 11. Его нигде не видели в течение всей недели. Он болен? 12. Телеграмму послали поздно вечером, так что она будет получена только утром. 13. Миссис Лекки стояла в прихожей, держа в руках открытку, которую только что принесли. 14. Пожар начался ночью, и пламя было видно издалека. 15. Этот дом был построен до того, как нача­лась война. 16. Я уверена, что вам помогут в вашей работе. 17. На скатерть пролили молоко, теперь ее надо стирать. 18. К свадьбе все приготовили за­ранее — наняли фотографа, разослали приглашения, купили подарки.

Ex. 8. Translate the sentences and give the corresponding active construc­tion. using the word or group of words in italic as the subject of the sen­tence.

1. The cat was chased by the dog. 2. Many interesting experiments are carried out in our laboratory. 3. My patience was exhausted by the child's behaviour. 4. The Statue of Liberty was designed by Gustave Eiffel. 5. The baby was nursed by the elder sister. 6. The other day I was entrusted with a new task (the profes­sor). 7. Problems of parental love are touched upon in this book. 8. Soon the re­sult of the game was declared (the announcer). 9. The robber was quickly caught by the police. 10. The bedroom was prepared for his reception {the hostess). 11. Monday was agreed upon as the most suitable day for the first rehearsal (the actors). 12. She hopes she will not be refused a visa (the Embassy). 13. I called to ask if the diamond brooch of mine had been found (you). 14. Many goods are exported from Russia. 15. The young lady was obviously depressed by the news. 16. You will be met at the station (he).