Using Active Sentences in Your TOEFL Essay


More practice exercises for writing active sentences. Not only will they improve TOEFL iBT essay writing skills, but they will also improve your general grammar. Learning how to do these activities quickly will help you move easily from passive to active.


The following sentences are written in the passive voice. The sentences are grammatically correct, but they sound awkward. The writer has expressed ideas in a strange and unusual way. Use the active voice to rewrite each sentence in a more natural sounding way.

1. A cake was baked by my mother.

2. London has been vistied by them.

3. Ice cream is eaten by my younger brother.

4. French is spoken by my father.

5. The guitar is played by John.


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