1. The man … by a bee while he was sitting in the garden.
2. A lot of houses …in the storm last night.
3. How many books on animals … this year?
4. A new hospital for animals … in this area next year.
5. He said that some new methods of treating this disease ... .
6. She said that two dolphins …for a new show.
7. The London Zoo … by thousands of people every month.
8. How many wild animals … in the latest fire in the forest.
1.27 How can animals in danger be saved from extinction? This is what happened to the oryx. Complete the text by putting the verbs in brackets into the correct form of the passive.
The oryx used to be common in parts of the Middle East. For many years it (1) (kill) by hunters for its meat and skin. By the early 1960s its numbers (2) (greatly/reduce) and it was almost extinct. In 1962 a few oryx (3) (take) to the United States, where they (4) (breed) in zoos. By the early 1970s the last wild oryx (5) (shoot) by hunters. Around 150 oryx (6) (then/take) from the US zoos and (7) (reintroduce) to protected areas in Jordan, Oman and Israel. Later some of them (8) (release) from these areas into the wild. At present, at least, this beautiful animal survives.
Use the verbs in brackets in the correct form (Active or Passive Voice).
Cats (communicate) with one another, with other animals and with human beings in different ways. For this they (use) sounds, body signals and scents. The sounds that (make) by cats (have) various meanings. It (depend) on the situation. Sometimes a meow can (mean) a friendly greeting, sometimes it can (express) curiosity, hunger or loneliness. When a cat (purr) it usually (mean) that it (be) happy, but some cats also (purr) when they (be) ill. Hisses and screams may (indicate) anger and fear. As means of communication cats also (use) various body and tail positions. A friendly cat (raise) its tail vertically when it (greet) someone. An angry or frightened cat (move) its tail from side to side, (arch) its back and (puff) up its fur.