PREMIERES S - TEST PASSIVE VOICE - CORRECTION
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.