PA002 - Passive Voice - Incident in the sky

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!


Complete the text using the phrases from the box. the first one has been done for you !

was obliged to are believed to have been is known to have experienced
is not known are thought to be was packed
is thought to have been was seen were made to
  was brought  

A plane carrying 15 members of the government to a conference in Brussels is known to have experienced a small scale fire earlier this morning. The plane about 20 minutes into its journey when the fire occurred in the luggage department. It how the plane caught fire, but early eyewitness reports confirm that a trail of smoke coming from the undercarriage. The fire rapidly under control , but the pilot make an emergency landing. Five people treated for shock. The plane with businesspeople flying to Belgium.

All 209 passengers stay behind for questioning after landing at a military airport in northern France. Police treating the incident as suspicious.