English Grammar Exercises for A2 – The passive (present perfect and future)

1. Complete the sentences below with the present perfect passive form of the verbs in brackets.

1) Our car ______________ (steal).

2) Two important new drugs ______________  (develop) this year.

3) The bus stop ______________  (damage) again.

4) The boat ______________ (not see) for two days.

5) All our money ______________  (spend).

6) I hope that painting ______________ (not sell).

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1) has been stolen   2) have been developed

3) has been damaged   4) hasn’t been seen

5) has been spent   6) hasn’t been sold

2. Look at the pictures, then complete the sentences with the present perfect passive form of the verbs below.

build      not change      not finish      paint      replace      sell



1) The factory has been sold.

2) The glass in the windows ________.

3) The big front door ________.

4) The metal sign ________.

5) A new road ________.

6) The new roof

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1) The factory has been sold.

2) The glass in the windows has been replaced.

3) The big front door has been painted.

4) The metal sign hasn’t been changed.

5) A new road has been built.

6) The new roof hasn’t been finished.

3. Complete the questions using the present perfect passive form and ever. Then answer the questions with information that is true for you.

1) (you / bite / by a mosquito)

 Have you ever been bitten by a mosquito?

2) (your home / burgle)


3) (you / chase / by a dog)


4) (your phone / steal)


5) (you / invite / to a wedding)


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2) Has your home ever been burgled?

3) Have you ever been chased by a dog?

4) Has your phone ever been stolen?

5) Have you ever been invited to a wedding?

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4. Rewrite these sentences to make them passive. Include by ___ to say who or what carries out the action.

In the house of the future:

1) your fridge will order your food online.

 your food will be ordered online be your fridge.

2) the sun will provide most of your electricity.


3) robots will clean all the rooms.


4) your smartphone will operate the lights.


5) machines will prepare all of your food.


6) a computer will control the temperature in every room.


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2) most of your electricity will be provided by the sun.

3) all the rooms will be cleaned by robots.

4) the lights will be operated by your smartphone.

5) all of your food will be prepared by machines.

6) the temperature in every room will be controlled by a computer.

5. Complete the dialogue using passive present perfect and future forms of the verbs in brackets.

Presenter Can you give us the latest news on this exciting project to build a hotel on the moon?

Scientist The plans for the new hotel 1) _________ (complete) and a location 2) _________ (choose).

Presenter So when 3) _________ (it / build)?

Scientist Well, the exact date 4) _________ (not decide) until next month at the United Nations meeting. The plans 5) _________ (approve) at that meeting too.

Presenter And after that?

Scientist After that, the first parts of the hotel 6) _________ (send) to the moon before the end of the year.

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1) have been completed   2) has been chosen

3) will it be built   4) will not be decided

5) will be approved   6) will be sent

6. Complete the email with the correct present perfect passive and future passive form of the verbs in brackets.

Hey Pat

You’ll never guess what’s happened. I 1) _____ (contact) by the Society of Inventors, and I 2) _____ (inform) that next month I 3) _____ (give) a prize for the most original invention! I was really shocked because I 4) _____ (never / give) any kind of prize before. Some of devices 5) _____ (give) good reviews over the years, but to think that I 6) _____ (recognise) in a public ceremony is really exciting! Richard and I 7) _____ (introduce) to several important Danish inventors before the ceremony. I hope you 8) _____ (invite) to the ceremony. It would be great to see you there.

Love, Kara

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1) have been contacted   2) have been informed

3) will be given   4) have never been given

5) have been given   6) will be recognised

7) will be introduced   8) will be invited