Posted by: a2cristina | March 26, 2019

Cleft Sentences

Correct the wrong sentences below so that they are correct.

For example: It si / was not Cervantes that wrote Romeo and Juliet. It was Shakespeare.

It is / was not Beethoven that composed Bolero. It was / is Ravel.




  1. Cervantes wrote Romeo and Juliet. (Shakespeare)
  2. Marconi discovered radium. (Marie Curie)
  3. The Marx Brothers invented the first successful airplane. (The Brothers Wright)
  4. Mozart composed The Ninth Symphony. (Beethoven)
  5. Angelina Jolie divorced Orlando Bloom in 2016. (Brad Pitt)
  6. María Dueñas wrote The Old Man and the Sea. (Hemingway / Tiempo entre Costuras)
  7. Viggo Mortensen plays a role in The Mule. (Green Book)
  8. David Cameron was Prime Minister in 2018. (Theresa May)
  9. Ocean 8 stars George Clooney. (Sandra Bullock)
  10. Guaidó is Venezuela’s President. (Maduro)
  11. Velázquez painted The Last Supper. (Leonardo da Vinci)
  12. President Kennedy was assassinated in Houston in 1969. (Dallas)
  13. James Cook discovered Brazil. (Australia)
  14. Hugh Laurie was born in the United States. (England)
  1. Nicole Kidman played the role of Miranda Priestley in The Devil wears Prada.. (Meryl Streep)
  2. Pasteur invented the telephone. (Graham Bell)
  3. Hitler defeated Napoleon at Trafalgar. (Nelson)
  4. Green Book is set in California. (The Deep South)
  1. John Lennon was assassinated in Liverpool in 1980. (New York)
  2. A Sorolla exhibition can now be seen at Santander’s Fine Arts Museum. (The National Gallery in London)
  3. Theresa May is France’s President. (Macron)





  1. Beethoven composed Bolero. (Ravel)
  2. Casey Affleck stars in a new Netflix film called Triple Frontier.. (Ben Affleck)
  3. There has been a terrorist attack in Australia this month (New Zealand / Holland)
  4. The Rosetta Stone can be seen at the Archaeological Museum in Madrid. (British Museum)
  5. The Twin Towers were destroyed on September, 12th, 2001. (September, 11th)
  6. Amundsen was the first man to climb Mount Everest. (Edmund Hillary)
  7. One million people demonstrated in London against the EU on Saturday. (Brexit)
  8. Napoleon invaded England in the year 1066. (William the Conqueror)
  9. Jail Bolsonaro is the President of Chile. (Brasil)
  10. A concert of the works of the Strauss family takes place every year on the 2nd of January in Vienna. (1st)
  11. You can visit the Leaning Tower in Naples. (Pisa)
  12. Stephen King wrote The Da Vinci Code. ( Dan Brown)
  13. Two Boeings 737 crashed in America this month. (Africa)
  14. King Fernando VII abdicated in 2014. (King Juan Carlos)
  15. The Spanish Armada was defeated under the reign of Queen Victoria. (Elizabeth I)
  16. Louis Armstrong was the first man to ever set foot on the Moon. (Neil Armstrong)
  17. General Elections will be held in Spain on the 30th April. (28th)
  18. Hillary Clinton was elected President of the United States in 2016. (Donald Trump)
  19. Einstein invented the light bulb. (Edison)
  20. Pope Francis comes from Mexico. (Argentina)
  21. Stieg Larsson wrote The Shadow of the Wind in 2001. (Carlos Ruiz Zafón)

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