I.    Put these sentences into the passive voice

  1. They will translate this book into Vietnamese.
  2. No one could do anything to put the fire out.
  3. Where do people speak English?
  4. They used to drink beer for breakfast in England years ago.
  5. Should they help Jane with the sewing?
  6. The mechanic is repairing Judy’s car.
  7. They make these artificial flowers of silk
  8. Did they feed Lulu last night?
  9. He has spelt this word wrongly.
  10. Nick will bring the pizzas to our house.
  11. They are going to steal your money if you’re not careful.
  12. Has anyone ever asked you for your opinion?
  13. How do people learn languages?
  14. Where will your company send you next year?
  15. Who looked after the children when you were away?

II.  Put the following sentences into the opposite voice (actice or passive)

    1. The medals were presented by Nelson Mandela.
    2. You shouldn’t expect your friends to help you.
    3. Bananas are exported to Europe.
    4. They have discovered oil at the North Pole.
    5. Someone stole all our money and passports.
    6. A new hospital is being built in my neighborhood.
    7. Fortunately, the machinery wasn’t damaged by the accident.
    8. The traditional “ao dai” used to be worn by most Vietnamese women.
    9. Something must be done before it’s too late.
    10. I was paid a lot of money to do the job.


I.  Put the following sentences into reported speech.

  1. “Are you going to visit your aunt tomorrow?” asked Tom
  2. “Listen to me and don’t make a noise,” said the teacher to his students.
  3. “I’m tired of eating fish” said Mary to Helen.
  4. “There are still so many difficulties ahead. Let’s double our efforts,” the President said.
  5. “If I were you, I would take the course,” Jane told me.
  6. “I’m sorry I’m late,” she said. “The bus broke down.”
  7. “Come in and look around. There’s no obligation to buy,” said the shopkeeper.
  8. “Have you already reviewed all your lessons?” she said to me.
  9. “Can you speak more slowly? I can’t understand,” he said to me.
  10. “How much do you think it will cost?” he asked.
  11. “I have no idea. I just go along to see what will happen,” the boy said.
  12. “Why didn’t you come to my party last night, Betty?” Tom said.
  13. “Would you mind turing the music down?” Andrew said to Anne.
  14. “There isn’t much rain in the south of the country,” said Harry.
  15. “Which way is the post office?” the tourist asked.
  16. “Is this your father’s car?” the policeman asked Sandra.
  17. “I don’t know where Archie is” said Vicky.
  18. “ I can’t go to school today because I’m ill,” said Mike.
  19. “Will we read the story?” Billy asked his teacher.
  20. “Let me help you make the sandwiches,” Judy offered.