Italian Passive Form Exercises

italian passive form exercises

Buongiorno, caro studente! Today, we will embark on a fascinating journey through the intricacies of the Italian passive form.

La forma passiva is an essential component of the Italian language, and mastering it will significantly enhance your ability to communicate more effectively and diversely.

As we delve into various exercises, sentences, and short texts, you will learn how to construct sentences in the passive voice, understand their usage, and appreciate their beauty in storytelling and description.

Pay close attention, and practice diligently, and you will find that the Italian passive form will become a valuable tool in your linguistic repertoire. Andiamo, cominciam!


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1) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – Italian Passive Form


a) è / da / la / stata / Marta / scritta / lettera

La lettera è stata scritta da Marta.


b) è / casa / tua / venduta / stata / La


c) sono / in / stati / I / trovati / soldi / strada.


d) è / diventato / il / famoso / film / molto


e) è / in / il / aperto / stato / ristorante / centro


f) le / state / fatte / torte / dalla / nonna / sono


g) è / italiano / stato / in / scritto / il / libro


h) è / il / film / visto / da / stato / tutti


i) la / è / stata / chiusa / strada / lavori / per


j) sono / state / le / rubate / bici / dal / garage


k) è / stata / macchina / riparata / dal / meccanico / la


l) sono / stati / ritrovati / documenti / in / ufficio / i


2) Can you Translate these Sentences? Italian Passive Form Exercises


a) The cake was made by my mother.

La torta è stata fatta da mia madre.


b) The house was sold.


c) The book was written in English.


d) The car was repaired.


e) The documents were found.


f) The movie was seen by everyone.


g) The flowers were bought by John.


h) The restaurant was opened downtown.


i) The money was found in the street.


j) The street was closed for works.


k) The song was sung by Maria.


l) The book became very famous.


3) Practice your Vocabulary


a) To be – Made – Found

Essere – Fatto – Trovato


b) Sold - Repaired - Bought


c) Written - Seen - Opened


d) Closed - Lost - Broken


e) Changed - Built - Created


f) Sent - Destroyed - Stolen


g) Finished - Used - Forgotten


h) Read - Heard - Known


i) Given - Told - Left


4) Practice Your Writing by Translating these Small Texts Taking the Italian Passive Form into Consideration


The story was told with such emotion that everyone in the room was moved. The details were described vividly, and the main character’s feelings were expressed so deeply that it felt as though they were coming alive.


The project was completed in record time, thanks to the dedication of the entire team. Each task was handled with care, and the results were beyond expectations. The success was celebrated by all, and the experience was cherished.


5) About Italian Passive Form, Write the Questions to the Answers


a) Il libro è stato scritto da Giorgio. (Da…)

Da chi è stato scritto il libro?


b) La macchina è stata riparata in una giornata. (In quanto...)


c) I documenti sono stati trovati da Maria. (Da...)


d) La festa è stata organizzata nel centro città. (Dove...)


e) La torta è stata fatta con amore da mia nonna. (Con che...)


f) Il film è stato visto da tutti i miei amici. (Da...)


g) La lezione è stata annullata a causa della neve. (A causa...)


h) La cena è stata preparata in un'ora. (In quanto...)


i) Il concerto è stato organizzato da un gruppo di volontari. (Da...)


j) Le chiavi sono state trovate sotto il divano. (Dove...)


Bravissimo! You have done an excellent job today, and I can see that your understanding of the Italian passive form has deepened significantly.

We have covered a range of exercises, from rearranging sentences and translating them, to expanding your vocabulary associated with the passive voice and even translating small texts to see how it works in context.

Remember, the passive form is not just a grammatical structure; it is a way to bring variety and richness to your expression in Italian.

Continue to practice, immerse yourself in the language, and soon you will find yourself using the passive form naturally and confidently. Great work today, and keep up the fantastic effort! Alla prossima lezione!


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