Cover of the textbook Focus 5 - Student's Book

The key answer of exercise 7

The key to exercise solutions in chapter 8.4 - Language in Focus for the textbook Focus 5 - Student's Book with authors Vaughan Jones and Sue Kay from Pearson Education


Write sentences from the prompts using passive reporting structures.


  1. Last year, the number of viewers is said to have decreased by ten percent.
  2. The website is reported to have expanded / been expanding exponentially for years.
  3. It is understood that the station has grown / been growing quickly since its launch.
  4. They were presumed to have taken three million dollars in 2015.
  5. The show is widely acknowledged to be the funniest YouTube comedy.
  6. It is now commonly believed that YouTube stars are multitalented.