Man: How is the new Thai
Woman: It’s great. All the food is cooked with organic ingredients.
Man: That sounds great. How late is it open?
Woman: Well, food is served until 11, but the bar is open until midnight.
Man: I will have to check it out.
Woman: You should. It’s worth the visit.
Man: Are you still playing
Woman: No, the game is canceled.
Man: Oh, no, why is that?
Woman: The rec hall is reserved for something.
Man: That’s too bad.
Woman: Yeah, some band is scheduled to play there tonight.
Man: Is the report done yet?
Woman: It is almost done.
Man: When will it be finished?
Woman: It should be done very soon.
Man: Well, as soon as it is finished, please get it to me.
Woman: I will. The minute it’s finished, you’ll get it.
Man: This chair is broken.
Woman: Who broke it?
Man: I don’t know. It was broken when I got here.
Woman: Should I throw it out?
Man: No, I’ll see if maintenance can fix it.
Woman: Don’t bother. It is more trouble than it’s worth.
Man: You may be right.
Simple Passive and Past Participles
- Someone broke the chair.
- The chair is broken.
- Someone finished the report.
- The report is finished.
- Someone canceled the game.
- The game is finished.
- finish, finished
- cancel, canceled
- reserve, reserved
- break, broke, broken
- do, did, done
Simple Passive (Shows an action.)
- They serve food until midnight.
- Food is served until midnight.
- They cook the food with fresh ingredients.
- The food is cooked with fresh ingredients.
Adjective Complement (Shows a quality.)
- The chair is broken. The chair is old.
- The report is finished. The report is interesting.
- The game is canceled. The game is over.
- The store is closed now. Someone closed it.
- The meeting is scheduled for noon. Someone scheduled it.
- This soup is not cooked enough. Someone did not cook it.
- I am not prepared to teach tomorrow. You didn't prepare.
- The room is clean. Someone cleaned it.
- The store is open. Someone opened it.
Grammar Listening Practice
All the food is cooked with organic ingredients.
It was built about 30 years ago.
I wasn’t able to answer all the questions.
I was going to go there.
I haven’t technically been there.