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Im Present Progressive besteht das Verb im Passiv aus drei Bestandteilen:

am is are being past participle (3.Form)

Besonders bei Live-Reportagen verwendet man im Englischen oft Present Progressive für Handlungen, die gerade passieren, und Present Perfect für Handlungen, die eben grade passiert sind und deren Auswirkungen noch sichtbar sind.

Interactive exercises

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BAHAMAS IS HIT BY HURRICANE ANTHONY

10 a.m. newscast

Put in the correct forms (all tenses, active and passive).

A hurricane is coming (come) to the Florida coast right now. It isn't moving (not/ move) very quickly (quick) so people have time to react.

The storm is being monitored (monitor) very carefully now by Meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center. If a hurricane comes nearer the population will be warned|'ll be warned(warn).

Winds is increasing (increase) in strength and the necessary precautions must be taken (must / take).

Many schools and shops have been closed (close) early by the authorities since the first alerts. Parents make sure that their children are safe at home. Food and emergency supplies are still being bought(still, buy) by some last-minute shoppers. Things like candles, flashlights and batteries have already been sold (already, sell) out quickly.

Many residents have already covered (already, cover) their windows with plywood before those who live very close to the ocean have been taken (take) to evacuation centers. The shelters fill up with people from all over the area. Blankets, bedding and food are provided (provide). On certain roads and bridges huge bottlenecks have been caused(cause) by the traffic. The evacuees don't feel very safe, however. Everybody is standing (stand) anxiously around the television, waiting for news.

A hurricane is coming (come) to the Florida coast right now. It isn't moving (not/ move) very quickly (quick) so people have time to react.

The storm is being monitored (monitor) very carefully now by Meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center. If a hurricane comes nearer the population will be warned|'ll be warned(warn).

Winds is increasing (increase) in strength and the necessary precautions must be taken (must / take).

Many schools and shops have been closed (close) early by the authorities since the first alerts. Parents make sure that their children are safe at home. Food and emergency supplies are still being bought(still, buy) by some last-minute shoppers. Things like candles, flashlights and batteries have already been sold (already, sell) out quickly.

Many residents have already covered (already, cover) their windows with plywood before those who live very close to the ocean have been taken (take) to evacuation centers. The shelters fill up with people from all over the area. Blankets, bedding and food are provided (provide). On certain roads and bridges huge bottlenecks have been caused(cause) by the traffic. The evacuees don't feel very safe, however. Everybody is standing (stand) anxiously around the television, waiting for news.

(6 p.m. newscast) live-report

Oh my god, the coast is being hit (hit) by the hurricane. All hell has broken (break) loose. Gigantic waves are crashing (crash) onto the beaches. Everything in its path is being attacked (attack) by the wind. Trees and branches are being blown (blow) to the ground, windows have already been broken (already, break), roofs are flying (fly) off houses. Any loose objects that haven't been secured yet (notyet, secure) , are nowbeing carried (now, carry) away by the wind.

Anybody foolish enough to go outdoors runs (run) the risk of injury of death from all the flying debris. Because of the violence of the storm, people don't feel secure even inside their homes. Some areas of the city experience power outages. The police don't patrol the streets. There's no need. Nobody goes out onto the streets in the middle of such a violent storm.

Oh my god, the coast is being hit (hit) by the hurricane. All hell has broken (break) loose. Gigantic waves are crashing (crash) onto the beaches. Everything in its path is being attacked (attack) by the wind. Trees and branches are being blown (blow) to the ground, windows have already been broken (already, break), roofs are flying (fly) off houses. Any loose objects that haven't been secured yet (notyet, secure) , are nowbeing carried (now, carry) away by the wind.

Anybody foolish enough to go outdoors runs (run) the risk of injury of death from all the flying debris. Because of the violence of the storm, people don't feel secure even inside their homes. Some areas of the city experience power outages. The police don't patrol the streets. There's no need. Nobody goes out onto the streets in the middle of such a violent storm.

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