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19 Oct

PREMIERES S - TEST PASSIVE VOICE - CORRECTION

Publié par Sandrine CHARAVY  - Catégories :  #PREMIERES S

ENGLISH TEST

PASSIVE VOICE – CORRECTION


1.       Make passive form from the given phrases. Mind the tense in brackets.


Black people – lynch – members of the KKK (preterit)

=> Black people were lynched by members of the KKK.


The judge’s son – hang (preterit)

=> The judge’s son was hung.


He judge – before

=> He had been judged before.


She – listen very carefully – her students (continuous present)  

=> She is being listened to very carefully by her students.


2.       Rewrite the active sentences into the passive voice. Mention the agent only when necessary.

Somebody assassinated Martin Luther King

=> Martin Luther King was assassinated.

 

The driver had asked them to get off the bus  

=> They had been asked to get off the bus.


The story of Rosa Parks has really moved me  

> I have been really moved by the story of Rosa Parks.


My teacher is teaching me what happened to black people in the USA

=> I am being taught what happened to black people in the USA.


I have to learn my lesson about the KKK

=> My lesson about the KKK has to be learnt.

 

The neighbors were always staring at the little black girl

=> The little black girl was always being stared at.

 

3.       Translate into English. Use a passive voice in each sentence.


Les personnes noires se voyaient refuser le droit de s’assoir devant dans les bus de Georgia.

       => Black people were not allowed to sit in the front of buses in Georgia.

       => Black people were forbidden the right to sit in the front of buses in Georgia.


Le jeune home rentrait tranquillement chez lui quand il a été lynché.

       => The young man was quietly walking home / going back home when he was lynched.


Plusieurs membres du Klan ont été envoyés en prison et d’autres ont été condamnées à la peine de mort.

       => Several Klansmen were sent to jail and others were sentenced to death.


Luther King faisait un discours quand des coups de feu furent entendus.

       => A speech was being delivered by Luther King when gunshots were heard.


Les discriminations raciales ne devraient plus être autorisées de nos jours.

       => Nowadays, racial discriminations should be allowed anymore.

       => Nowadays, racial segregation should no longer be tolerated.


Elle a probablement dû être battue / frappe à cause de sa couleur de peau.

       => She might have been hit / beaten / lynched because of her skin color. 

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