Active/Passive Review

Gap-fill exercise


Fill in all the gaps with the correct form of the verb. At the end of the sentence, identify the verb as active or passive. Then, press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

1. Heat (radiate) by the sun.
2. In recent years, many diseases (eradicate) through immunizations.
3. Doctors (prescribe) antibiotics for infections now.
4. Aspirin (use) for many ailments for over a hundred years.
5. Twenty-five percent of the drugs used today (derive) by scientists from plants.
6. Nowadays, many new techniques (develop) by scientists for transplanting body organs.
7. Around the world, copper cables (replace) by glass fibres to transmit electronic messages.
8. Because of her work with the poor and the sick, Mother Teresa (award) the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994.
9. The (consist) of red blood cells and white blood cells.
10. The new health sciences building (locate) next to the old one.