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Exercise 14. Open the brackets and use the Complex Subject

Example: He is thought (study) now. – He is thought to be studying now.

1. He is considered (be) a good musician.

2. They are thought (go away) some days ago.

3. James is expected (make) a report next Wednesday.

4. Steve is known (help) them to solve a problem when they were in trouble.

5. Mozart is known (compose) a lot of wonderful pieces of music.

6. The film is considered (be) the worst of the year.

7. She is supposed (work) in the laboratory from2 to 6 p.m. tomorrow.

8. They are known (make) a new discovery a month ago.

9. He is expected (manage) the business himself.

10. He is said (be) at the customs office now.

11. The delegation is reported (leave) Prague tonight at 11a.m.

12. They are know (live) in Egypt for a long time.

13. He is believed (work) at an urgent problem now.


Exercise 15. Open the brackets and use the Complex Subject.



E x a m p l e: Do you remember his name? – Unfortunately, I don’t remember his name. – I don’t seem/appear to remember his name.


1. They got married a month a month ago. Is she happy? – No, she is not happy.

2. Does she have a key to her suitcase? – No, she has lost it.

3. We are so late. I am sure he has gone. – No, he is waiting for us.

4. She looks nice. – Yes, but she has put on weight.

5. I want to be introduced to Mrs. Smith. – Peter will help you. He knows her well.

6. I have much trouble with my new washing machine. – No problem. I know this type very well.

7. Does he work at the same office? – No, he changed his job.

8. Is she still abroad? – No, she returned two months ago and now is working at her new book.

9. Look, this man is overhearing us. Speak more quietly.

10. The president has left his country residence and is returning to the capital.


E x a m p l e: Do you know Mr. Brown? – Do you happen to know Mr.Brown?


1. I’ll visit Trafalgar Square if I am London.

2. If anybody knows him, call the police.

3. If you see Kate, ask her to phone me.

4. Do you know how to get to the Tower?

5. He’ll arrange everything if he goes on a tour.

6. Does he know with whom Mary has gone to the Canaries?

7. Have you see them leave?

8. Can you change a pound?

9. Has she seen where they parked their car?

10. If I meet them, I’ll phone the police.



Change your sentences using verbs “turn out” or “prove”.

Example: He know Mr. Brown. – He turned out/proved to know Mr. Brown.


1. The interview with the young artist was rather interesting.

2. The prices at the hotel were reasonable.

3. The conversation with them was rather unpleasant.

4. The young man was a smuggler.

5. He was a qualified economist.

6. The student’s knowledge of mathematics was above the average.

7. Yesterday’s party was entertaining.

8. The weather in this part of the country was rainy.

9. The workshop was rather useful for economists, but for managers it was rather dull.

10. I bought a book which was a best-seller.

11. This unpleasant man who found faults with me during the interview was my manager.

Exercise 16. Make up sentences

1) To be delivered, on Saturday, the letter, is expected.

2) We, the job, right away, are supposed, to do.

3) Was found, behaviour, Nora's to be suspicions, son.

4) Company, to be pleasant, was considered, Constance.

5) Today, to be announced, the news is expected.

6) Your team, to win, the game, was expected.

7) To have made, our head engineer, an important discovery, was known.


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