|Betty:||Oh, Jim, isn't it exciting!|
|Jim:||Yes, it is. Can you see Nancy and Tom?|
|Betty:||No, not yet.|
|Jim:||Look, Betty, the stairs are being pushed towards the plane!|
|Betty:||Yes, they're being put near the door of the plane. Oh, now the door is being opened. Oh, another door is being opened! What is that door for?|
|Jim:||The passengers' luggage is taken out of that door.|
|Betty:||I see. Oh, now the passengers are being allowed to come out of the plane! But I can't see Nancy and Tom yet.|
|Jim:||Never mind. Perhaps they've been sitting at the back of the plane. They're probably being delayed by all the other passengers in front of them.|
|Betty:||Look behind you, Jim! What a lot of people are waving handkerchiefs! They're recognising their friends.|
|Jim:||My handkerchief is ready. I'll wave it as soon as I see Nancy and Tom.|
|Betty:||Oh bother! Mine is in my bag. Jim, there's Nancy.|
|Jim:||And there's Tom!|
|Betty:||They haven't seen us yet.|
|Jim:||I suppose our handkerchiefs can't be seen among all these other ones.|
|Betty:||Oh, Jim, the passengers aren't being allowed to come and say "hello" to their friends. They're being taken into that room over there!|
|Jim:||Yes, Betty. That's the Customs room. Their luggage must be examined by the Customs officials before they're allowed to talk to their friends.|
|Betty:||Look, Nancy has seen us! She's waving to us.|
|Jim:||So is Tom.|
|Betty:||Oh, we can't be heard - there's too much noise! How long before we'll be able to talk to them?|
|Jim:||Oh, people are never kept very long by the Customs officials. After their luggage is examined, they'll be able to talk to us.|
|Betty:||But while their luggage is being examined, we aren't allowed to go into the Customs room.|
|Jim:||No, nobody is allowed to go into the Customs room to speak to the passengers. Let's go and wait near the door.|
|Betty:||Oh yes! I can hardly wait to be told all about their holiday in Indonesia.|
- Where does the conversation take place?
- What are Jim and Betty doing there?
- Where have Nancy and Tom been?
- What will Jim do with his handkerchief?
- Where's Betty's handkerchief?
- Can the passengers come and say 'hello' to their friends after they come out of the plane?
- Where are the passengers being taken?
- When will Jim and Betty be able to talk to their friends?
- Where will they wait for their friends?
- Please copy all the sentences with "passive present continuous" and underline the verbs.
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