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Stage 5

Describing something that is happening now

Nesta aula do nosso curso online de inglês, você aprenderá a descrever ações que estão acontecendo no momento, usando a voz passiva.

1 . Observe as diferentes placas e advertências. O que elas significam? Associe cada uma à respectiva definição abaixo.

A Be careful because someone is painting the room.

B Don’t use this machine because someone is repairing it.

C Be careful because someone is cleaning the room.

D Don’t enter this room because someone is conducting an interview.

E Don’t enter this room because someone is taking an exam.

2 . Observe as frases (A–E) do exercício 1 e coloque-as na voz passiva.

A Be careful because the room …………………………………….. .

B Don’t use this machine because it ………………………………………. .

C Be careful because the room …………………………………………. .

D Don’t enter this room because an interview …………………………………. .

E Don’t enter this room because an exam ………………………………….. .

3 . Complete estas frases com um dos verbos do quadro abaixo, na voz passiva.

show | demolish | replace | play | watch | decorate | build | repair

1 My living room …………………………………. .

2 My car is at the garage. It …………………………………….. .

3 A new office block ……………………………………. in the town centre.

4 The old photocopier …………………………………. with a new one.

5 The weather’s really bad, so no football matches ……………………………………. today.

6 I can’t decide what to watch on TV. So many good programmes …………………………. at the moment.

7 Be careful! We ……………………………………. by that security camera.

8 Our old office building ……………………………………, so we’re moving to a new one nearby.

Do you know?

Há muitas palavras e expressões que podemos usar no lugar de now.

● right now: Eu quero vê-lo em meu escritório right now. (acrescentar right torna a palavra now mais enfática)

● at the moment: Ela está um pouco ocupada at the moment. (mas ela estará livre mais tarde)

● at present: At present, não temos planos para a empresa. (é uma expressão formal)

● currently: Ele está currently trabalhando no Canadá. (é improvável que a situação mude durante algum tempo)

4 . Você ouvirá um gerente de escritório, o Sr. Mellor, falar com sua secretária.

20 minutes+

Ouça a gravação novamente e complete as frases usando as formas corretas das palavras no quadro abaixo.

clean | remove | put in | repair | decorate | install | use | interview

1 He can’t see Ms Edwards because she ……………………… by someone from the local radio station.

2 He can’t use his office because it’s …………………………………. .

3 He can’t use room 17 because new furniture ……………………………….. .

4 He can’t use room 21 because it …………………………… by Mr Walton.

5 He can’t use room 28 because a new computer …………………………….. .

6 He can’t use room 35 because the windows ……………………………. .

7 He can’t have a coffee because the machine ………………………… .

8 He can’t sit in his car because it ………………………….. by the police.


Word Bank

conduct (verbo) = conduzir, realizar, executar

decorate (verbo) = decorar, enfeitar

demolish (verbo) = demolir

maintenance (substantivo) = manutenção

office block (substantivo) = edifício de escritórios

remove (verbo) = tirar, remover

repair (verbo) = consertar

replace (verbo) = substituir


Respostas:

Exercício 1

1-C; 2-A; 3-D; 4-B; 5-E

Exercício 2

A is being painted

B is being repaired

C is being cleaned

D is being conducted

E is being taken

Exercício 3

1 is being decorated

2 is being repaired

3 is being built

4 is being replaced

5 are being played

6 are being shown

7 are being watched

8 is being demolished

20 minutes+

1 is being interviewed

2 being decorated

3 is being put in

4 is being used

5 is being installed

6 are being cleaned

7 is being repaired

8 is being removed