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English Grammar 101 (T11): Pre-Intermediate - passives, tenses

Pre-intermediate

- Passives

- Tenses


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Concorde, the world’s fastest passenger plane, __(1)__ by France
and Britain together. In the 1950s, both countries dreamed of having
a supersonic plane, and the project __(2)__ in 1962. £1.5 billion
__(3)__ on developing the Concorde, and it __(4)__ for over 5.000
hours, which makes it the most tested plane in history. The first
passenger plane __(5)__ by British Airways and Air France in 1976.
The Concorde holds many world records, including the fastest
crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from New York to London, which
__(6)__ in 2 hours 45 seconds! Flying at twice the speed of sound
means that flying time __(7)__ by half, which is why the Concorde
flight between London and New York __(8)__ a lot by business people
and film stars - you can leave Britain at 10.30 and arrive in New York
an hour earlier! Twenty planes __(9)__ up to the present day. But
there are no plans to build any more. Each plane __(10)__ at a cost
of £55 million, which makes them very expensive!
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Where _____ these shoes made?

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I was given this watch _____ my aunt.

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Someone _____ my bag!

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A newsagent _____ stamps.

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A British policeman _____ guns.

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All the apple juice _____ by nine o’clock.

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Have all the sandwiches _____?

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_____ hello to your parents from me when you see them.

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I was late for work because I _____ the bus.

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This is my grandfather’s watch. He _____ it every day until he died.

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I _____ just _____ a good idea. Let’s eat out tonight.

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My uncle _____ £500 on the stock exchange.

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We _____ a complaint to the manager because our meal was so bad.

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Rolls Royce cars _____ in England.

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They _____ rice in China.

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The telephone _____ by Bell in 1876.

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Thieves _____ two pictures from the museum last night.

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They _____ the picture for £3.000.

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Three new factories _____ this year.

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10000 cars _____ next year.

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The television _____ by Bell.

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_____ they _____ many cars last year?

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Nylon __(33)__ in the early 1930s by an American chemist, Julian Hill.
Other scientists __(34)__ with his invention, and finally on 27 October,
1938 nylon __(35)__ to the world. It was cheap and strong and
immediately __(36)__ successful, especially in the making of women’s
stockings.


During the Second World War, the best present for many women was
a pair of nylon stockings, but more importantly, nylon __(37)__ to
make parachutes and tires.


Today, nylon __(38)__ in many things: carpets, ropes, seat belts,
furniture, computers, and even spare parts for the human body. It
__(39)__ an important part in our lives for over 50 years. Next year
about 36 million tons of it __(40)__.

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English _____ all over the world.

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The animals _____ by a loud noise.

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My children _____ with their homework.

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How many times _____ playing football?

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The thieves _____ by anyone.

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Coffee _____ in England.

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____ last night?

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Driving should _____ in city centers.

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America _____ by Christopher Columbus.

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The house is going _____.

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