make somebody/something out: to manage to see somebody/ something or read or hear something. Distinguish. E.g. I could just make out a figure in the darkness. Cities can be made out from space, especially at night. Make out what, who, etc… I could hear voices but I couldn't make out what they were saying.
restaurateur /ˌrestərəˈtɜː(r)/ a person who owns and manages a restaurant. E.g. Caesar salad is named after Caesar Cardini, a restaurateur.
sleet: /sliːt/ a mixture of rain and snow. Sp. aguanieve. E.g. The rain was turning to sleet.
blizzard: /ˈblɪzəd/ a snowstorm with very strong winds. Sp. ventisca. E.g. blizzard conditions. The blizzard struck the north-east yesterday, causing serious damage. A raging (very powerful) /howling (very violent, with strong winds) blizzard.
slush: /slʌʃ/ partly melted snow that is usually dirty. Sp. nieve medio derretida, aguanieve. E.g. In the city the clean white snow had turned to grey slush.
powder: a dry mass of very small fine pieces. E.g. The snow was like powder.
1 cannot be seen, can be made out
2 had the dish named
3 is claimed
4 is processed
5 isn’t expected to change
1 The case is being investigated by the police.
2 You are allowed to borrow a car for official business.
3 Mike is having his washing machine delivered today.
4 It is claimed (that) the tradition began in the nineteenth century.
5 Wilhelm might have been recognised.
6 She had the players stretch before the game.
7 Our luggage is being checked in right now.
8 The product has only been tested on volunteers.
Because we want to emphasise the action rather than the doer.
1, 2, 4 and 8 might be formal written English.
1 It is said
2 These secrets need to be kept
3 what can be done
4 brainwashing was considered
5 it was discovered
6 certain memories could be erased
1 is believed/thought
2 his wallet stolen.
3 was being fixed
4 should be taken
5 needs to be done
6 have been seen
1 has been passed on
2 OK or It isn’t known
3 it has been attributed
5 The fear of the number thirteen is known
triskaidekaphobia /ˌtrɪskaɪˌdekəˈfəʊbiə/ fear of the number 13.
6 thirteen is considered
7 OK or This superstition can be seen
8 the number thirteen is omitted
9 the house between number 12 and 14 is given the number 12½
10 the unlucky number four is often omitted