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Find the answers to the following questions about each animal you have just read in these texts in turn.

1. How many are they now?

2. Are they protected by law?

3. Why are they in danger?

Find the examples of passive forms in the text about blue whales. The tenses in the third column are mixed. Put them into the correct order.

Have been Were Had been Is is still being hunted killed reduced protected hunted (Past Simple) (Past Perfect) (Present Continuous) (Present Perfect) (Present Simple


Find the examples of passive forms in the texts B, C, define their tenses and translate them.


State the tense and voice of the verbs.

1. The seeds of most plants will germinate in spring.

2. The conception of nuclear structure has been much criticized.

3. Sugar may be prepared both from beet and sugarcane.

4. Some bulbs of tulips were got from Holland.

5. A cell wall is generally called a membrane.

6. New species were investigated by Norton to verify the suggested hypothesis.

7. The metabolism of animals will be altered under thermal stress.

8. The experiment is being conducted at room temperature. .


Open the brackets using the correct form of the verbs in the Passive Voice.

1. Do you think that more money should (spend) on protecting homeless animals?

2. A new meeting of supporters of the Green movement is going to (hold) next month.

3. Pet owners must (warn) against being cruel to their pets.

4. We are looking for the missing dog. He can’t (find) anywhere.

5. Sick animals should (take) to the veterinary office as soon as possible.

6. The cell membrane may (define) as a wall separating the nucleus from the general mass of the protoplasm.


Complete the sentences with the correct form of one of the verbs given below, using the Passive Voice.

Publish, visit, destroy, sting, build, train, discover, injure.

1. The man … by a bee while he was sitting in the garden.

2. A lot of houses …in the storm last night.

3. How many books on animals … this year?

4. A new hospital for animals … in this area next year.

5. He said that some new methods of treating this disease ... .

6. She said that two dolphins …for a new show.

7. The London Zoo … by thousands of people every month.

8. How many wild animals … in the latest fire in the forest.


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