A concluding paragraph can end with…
A suggestion
A thesis statement.
An unrelated idea.
A dependent clause…
…is the same thing as a complete sentence.
…does not express a complete idea.
…is never a fragment.
A descriptive essay…
creates a picture of person, place, object, or event.
gives the reasons something happens.
states an opinion about a topic.
A narrative answers the question…
How do you do it?
What happened?
What went wrong?
Who did it?
A relevant detail is …
directly related to the main idea.
always in the topic sentence.
not important to the main idea.
A supporting detail about coffee and tea would likely be found in a paragraph about…
babies.
caffeine in drinks.
international foods.
A supporting detail that is not directly related to the main idea of a paragraph is…
irrelevant.
necessary for understanding.
relevant.
A supporting sentence about snacks would likely be found in a paragraph about …
caffeine.
driving.
eating patterns.
A thesis statement is found in…
One of the body paragraphs.
The concluding paragraph.
The introductory paragraph.
A topic sentence …
comes after the concluding sentence.
explains many ideas about the topic.
gives the main idea of the paragraph.
All options below make a paragraph about medicine patches. Choose the correct chronological order to arrange the steps in the instructions.(1) Finally, you take off the patch. Especially for older people, this invention is very helpful. With these patch, they don't have to worry about forgetting to take medicine. (2) Recently, a company invented a new patch. The patch contains medicine. Surprisingly, it is easy to use. To begin, you need to get a prescription. (3) The patch has small needles in it. These needles go into the skin, and the medicine goes into the body. Fortunately, the needles do not hurt. (4) After you get the patch at a local pharmacy, put the patch on your skin. After that, you leave it alone.
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4-1-3-2
1-4-3-2
3-4-2-1
All the excerpts make up body paragraphs and a concluding one in a descriptive essay. Choose the concluding paragraph.
A few days after April 14th, strong winds blew ash from E15 to several countries in Europe, causing more problems. Airports in England, Finland, Sweden, and many other countries had to cancel flights, too. The airports became crowded, noisy and chaotic. People on cell phones frantically made calls to make other arrangements.
The eruption of E15 affected travellers around the world. Clouds of ash from the volcano first caused problems with flights in Iceland. As the wind got stronger, it blew ash to other countries, causing chaos and flight cancellations in airports across Europe for days. Although the 2010 eruption E15 was disruptive, it was certainly memorable to many people.
A week later, many airports were still closed, but they became much quieter. There were no flights in and out of airports in many European countries. News of the disaster spread. The airports were calmer and less crowded because more people avoided them.
Ash from the volcano E15 started causing problems after the eruption on April 14, 2010. The eruption of the volcano E15 blew huge amounts of gray ash into the sky. The ash was a thick, gray smoke, making it very difficult for pilots to see. Pilots feared that the ash would damage the engines of their plane, leading to cancellations of flights into Iceland.
All the given sentences make up a body paragraph of an essay. Which is supposed to be the last sentence?
check_box Perhaps, this money-saving value encourages many people to turn to the alternative source of fuel.
For example, people may save $5 for every 10 miles if they fuel their car with vegetable oil instead of gasoline.
This renewable source of fuel is a much cheaper alternative than gasoline.
Many people save money by switching to vegetable oil fuel.
All the given sentences make up a body paragraph of an essay. Which is supposed to be the last sentence?
check_box Many people argue that this makes vegetable oil a better choice.
Vegetable oil is much safer for the environment than gasoline.
Gasoline releases many poisonous pollutants into the air.
Vegetable oil does not release dangerous substances into the air.
All the given sentences make up a body paragraph of an essay. Which is the topic sentence?
check_box Vegetable oil is much safer for the environment than gasoline.
Many people argue that this makes vegetable oil a better choice.
Vegetable oil does not release dangerous substances into the air.
Gasoline releases many poisonous pollutants into the air.
All the given sentences make up a body paragraph of an essay. Which is the topic sentence?
check_box Many people save money by switching to vegetable oil fuel.
For example, people may save $5 for every 10 miles if they fuel their car with vegetable oil instead of gasoline.
Perhaps, this money-saving value encourages many people to turn to the alternative source of fuel.
This renewable source of fuel is a much cheaper alternative than gasoline.
All the given sentences make up a body paragraph of an essay. Which is the topic sentence?
check_box Unlike gasoline, vegetable oil is renewable.
It means farmers can plant them over and over again.
Vegetable oil comes from plants such as corn or soybeans.
This makes vegetable oil a long-term solution for our energy needs.
All the given sentences make up a body paragraph of an essay. Which sentence is supposed to be the last?
check_box This makes vegetable oil a long-term solution for our energy needs.
Vegetable oil comes from plants such as corn or soybeans.
It means farmers can plant them over and over again.
Unlike gasoline, vegetable oil is renewable.
All the given sentences make up one body paragraph in a descriptive essay. Choose the topic sentence.
There were no flights in and out of airports in many European countries.
News of the disaster spread.
The airports were calmer and less crowded because more people avoided them.
A week later, many airports were still closed, but they became much quieter.
All the given sentences make up one body paragraph in a descriptive essay. Choose the topic sentence.
Airports in England, Finland, Sweden, and many other countries had to cancel flights, too.
A few days after April 14th, strong winds blew ash from E15 to several countries in Europe, causing more problems.
The airports became crowded, noisy and chaotic.
People on cell phones frantically made calls to make other arrangement.
All the given sentences make up one body paragraph in a descriptive essay. Choose the topic sentence.
The ash was a thick, gray smoke, making it very difficult for pilots to see.
Ash from the volcano E15 started causing problems after the eruption on April 14, 2010.
The eruption of the volcano E15 blew huge amounts of gray ash into the sky.
Pilots feared that the ash would damage the engines of their plane, leading to cancellations of flights into Iceland.
All the given sentences make up the introductory paragraph of an essay. Choose the thesis statement.
check_box There are many advantages to using vegetable oil instead of gasoline to power cars.
Many people want cars with engines that use alternative sources of energy.
Oil from plants, or vegetable oil, is one fuel source that people are talking about.
These days people are concerned about the environment.
All the given sentences make up the introductory paragraph of an essay. Which sentence is supposed to come first?
check_box These days people are concerned about the environment.
Oil from plants, or vegetable oil, is one fuel source that people are talking about.
There are many advantages to using vegetable oil instead of gasoline to power cars.
Many people want cars with engines that use alternative sources of energy.
An effective way to organize an essay is…
Alphabetically.
By word length.
In the order events happen.
Another word for narrative is…
A play
A poem
A story
Title
Character is one of basic components of a narrative.Choose the correct definition for characters.
check_box The people who inhabit the story and move it forward. Typically, there are minor and main characters. The minor characters generally play supporting roles to the main character.
The ultimate message the narrative is trying to express; it can be either explicit or implicit.
The events as they unfold in sequence.
The primary problem or obstacle that unfolds in the plot that the main character must solve or overcome by the end of the narrative.
Choose a sentence with a relative clause.
Wangari Maathai is the Kenyan woman who started the Green Belt Movement.
GBM is an abbreviation for the Green Belt Movement.
who started the Green Belt Movement in 1977.
Choose an appropriate sentence to support this topic sentence: People who make interesting ads have many abilities.
Emotions affect what consumers buy.
They are creative.
Consumers understand advertising.
Choose one statement, which is NOT true about narrative essays.
check_box Narratives convince readers of an opinion.
Narratives can be either factual or fictional. In either case, narratives should emotionally engage the reader.
Most narratives are composed of major events sequenced in chronological order.
Narration is the art of storytelling.
Choose one statement, which is NOT true about narrative essays.
check_box A narrative explains the reasons for, or results of, an event or situation.
The use of sensory details is crucial to emotionally engaging the reader.
A strong conclusion should add resolution to the conflict and evoke the narrative’s theme.
Major narrative events are most often conveyed in chronological order.
Choose one statement, which is NOT true about narrative essays.
check_box Narratives compare how two things or ideas are alike, and how they are different.
The use of sensory details is crucial to emotionally engaging the reader.
The four basic components to all narratives are plot, character, conflict, and theme.
A strong introduction is important to hook the reader.
Choose the best supporting sentence for this topic sentence from a descriptive paragraph: James Watt was a Scottish man who helped invent the steam engine.
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland.
He used cold water to produce power for this complicated machine.
Many other important inventions were developed around the same time.
Choose the best thesis statement for an essay comparing Indian food in India and in North America.
Indian food in North America is similar to Indian food in Indian.
Indian food is popular worldwide, especially in the United Kingdom.
There are many authentic Indian restaurants in New York.
Choose the best way a writer could organize an essay with this thesis statement: Pixar has changed its technology significantly from the 1980s to today.
Describe things in the order of their physical location.
List points alphabetically.
Put events in time order.
Choose the concluding sentence for this topic sentence: Some scientists believe birds use magnetic fields to prevent them from getting lost.
In conclusion, birds may not get lost because they use magnetic fields.
In conclusion, scientists have proved why birds do not get lost.
In conclusion, some birds travel thousands of miles per year.
Choose the correct answer:Narration …
check_box …tells a vivid story, usually from one person’s viewpoint.
…describes in colorful details the characteristics and traits of a person, place, or thing
…convinces the reader by demonstrating the truth or falsity of a topic.
… gives factual information about various topics to the reader.
Choose the correct option for one of basic components of a narrative.The component is descriptions that appeal to the senses of sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste.
Characters
Details
Sequence of events
Theme
Choose the correct option to complete the definition for one of basic components of a narrative.… are the person, people, sometimes the storyteller included, and the animals the story is about.
Theme
Sequence of events
Characters
Details
Choose the correct option to complete the definition for one of basic components of a narrative.… is the order of what happens in the story, that keeps the audience engaged as the story unfolds.
check_box Sequence of events
Details
Characters
Theme
Choose the correct option to complete the definition for one of basic components of a narrative.… is the struggle in the story, that builds their audience’s interest.
check_box Conflict
Theme
Characters
Sequence of events
Choose the correct option to complete the definition for one of basic components of a narrative.…. is the reflection of events around a unifying idea, for telling the story.
check_box Theme
Sequence of events
Details
Characters
Choose the correct option to complete the following sentence: One way to make your writing clear and interesting is to use vivid language, which is usually…
Imprecise
More specific
More general
Choose the correct sentence from a concluding paragraph in an essay with this thesis statement: Walt Disney’s work influenced motion capture technology.
In conclusion, Walt Disney had many ideas that are used in motion capture technology today.
In summary, Tim Burton also influenced motion capture technology in many ways.
To conclude, fairy tales are still popular with children.
Choose the correct verb form for the narrative sentence:We got to the cinema late, and the film ...
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already started
has already started
was already started
Choose the independent clause.
GBM is an organization in Kenya.
A measure that protects the environment.
Which began over 30 years ago.
Choose the most appropriate thesis statement for an essay describing an organization that helps people.
Everyone should give money to Oxfam to help people.
Oxfam has educational programs, programs that help people in poverty-stricken areas, and emergency assistance programs.
Oxfam started in 1942, but Oxfam America did not start until 1970.
Choose the most appropriate thesis statement for an essay describing Hurricane Katrina?
Hurricane Cindy was not as devastating as Hurricane Katrina.
Hurricane Katrina drastically changed the lives of children and adults in New Orleans.
There are many hurricanes in the United States in 2005.
Choose the most appropriate topic sentence for a body paragraph in an essay describing the earthquake in Haiti.
Areas of the capital city were completely destroyed because many building fell.
In conclusion, the earthquake in Haiti was one of the worst catastrophes in 2010.
There were several major earthquakes that year, including one in Haiti, one in Chile, and one in China.
Choose the most vivid word to complete the sentence below:I was …when I saw the tornado.
terrified
afraid
worried
Choose the most vivid word to complete the sentence below:The earthquake was …
strong
big
destructive
Choose the sentence form the concluding paragraph of an essay with this thesis statement:In the United States, Chinese buffet restaurants often serve dishes that are different from those in Chinese take-out restaurants.
As Americans try more kinds of Chinese food, they will eat more of the foods in Chinese buffets.
Buffets are a good choice for travellers on a budget.
People pay one price for foods at a take-out restaurant.
Choose the sentence from a body paragraph that is directly related to this thesis statement: Animated characters have many things in common with puppets.
Both puppets and animation require a person to control characters’ movements.
Pinocchio is about a puppet who wants to be a real boy.
The technology for animation is not used to create puppets.
Choose the sentence from a body paragraph that is directly related to this thesis statement:Motion capture is a useful tool to train firefighters.
Some firefighters are paid to do their job, but others volunteer.
The technology simulates real fires but without real danger.
Well-trained firefighters save thousands of people every year.
Choose the supporting sentence for this topic sentence: Some people think green tea slows the aging process.
Drinking it frequently may help you live longer.
My 90-year-old grandmother adds honey to her tea.
You can stay young by exercising and eating right.
Choose the supporting sentence for this topic sentence:The discovery of penicillin is important for many reasons.
Aspirin helps many people deal with pain.
Doctors use many different drugs to treat diseases.
Penicillin saves life every year by treating different diseases.
Choose the topic sentence from a paragraph about problems.
As a result, you could create stress in your life.
For example, if you are angry with a friend, talk to him or her about it.
You should face your problems, not ignore them.
Choose the type of essay that is most appropriate for an essay with this thesis statement: The two movies both used motion capture technology, but they were extremely different.
A cause-effect essay
A comparison
A descriptive essay
Conflict is one of basic components of a narrative.Choose the correct definition for conflict.
check_box The primary problem or obstacle that unfolds in the plot that the main character must solve or overcome by the end of the narrative.
The ultimate message the narrative is trying to express; it can be either explicit or implicit.
The people who inhabit the story and move it forward. Typically, there are minor and main characters. The minor characters generally play supporting roles to the main character.
The events as they unfold in sequence.
Descriptive paragraphs are commonly organized…
by comparing two things.
by listing causes first, and then effects.
by spatial organization.
GBM planted trees that will help Kenya’s forest grow.In this sentence, which word can replace that?
who
which
where
Global companies face many problems.Which sentence most likely follows this one?
In contrast, cultural difference can be a problem.
National companies also have significant challenges.
The sales department is doing well, too.
How long should your personal narrative be?
check_box It should be long enough to tell your story and reflect on why it was important to you.
It should be at least ten pages.
It should be five paragraphs.
It should be a couple of paragraphs.
How should you start a narrative essay?
check_box You should start in a way that is interesting and descriptive.
You should start by using the words Once upon a time or One day...
You should start by greeting your readers and telling them your name.
You should start any way you want, as long as you start.
Many businesspeople communicate with cellphones.Which sentence most likely follows this one
For example, they watch both podcasts and training videos on their office computers.
However, they often cannot use their cellphones when travelling to other countries.
Similarly, they take public transportation to work.
Match the independent clause with the correct relative clause to make up a complete sentence: Will Wynn was a mayor in Texas.
who designs building in Portland.
…who helped make his city green.
…who work together to keep the city clean.
Match the independent clause with the correct relative clause to make up a complete sentence: Corvallis is a green city.
…that is in Oregon.
…which are in Texas.
…which are green cities.
Match the independent clause with the correct relative clause to make up a complete sentence: Corvallis is home to many people.
…who work together to keep the city clean.
…who helped make his city green.
…that are raising our children to respect the environment..
Match the independent clause with the correct relative clause to make up a complete sentence: There are many cities in the world…
…which are in Texas.
who designs building in Portland.
…which are green cities.
Match the topic sentence with the appropriate supporting sentence: Firstborn children have an advantage in life.
They feel their parents pay more attention to their younger and older siblings than to them.
For example, studies show that they have more successful careers than their younger siblings.
For example, some people think that children without siblings are not comfortable socializing with other children.
Narratives are often organized by…
Alphabetical order
Character order
Place order
Time order
One way to keep events in order when you write a narrative is to…
Choose an interesting place to write about.
Look in a family scrapbook for story ideas.
Use consistent verb tenses.
Write about a real-life event.
People that work for GBM help people around the world. In this sentence, which word can replace that?
what
who
which
Plot is one of basic components of a narrative.Choose the correct definition for plot
check_box The events as they unfold in sequence.
The people who inhabit the story and move it forward. Typically, there are minor and main characters. The minor characters generally play supporting roles to the main character.
The primary problem or obstacle that unfolds in the plot that the main character must solve or overcome by the end of the narrative.
The ultimate message the narrative is trying to express; it can be either explicit or implicit.
Read the descriptive paragraph. Choose the method of organization.The Scientific Test Kitchen is a place where professors and students learn about new foods. In front of the room, there are five cooking areas. Each one contains a gas stove, a large sink, wooden cupboards, and a huge freezer. Next to the freezer are three microwaves. At the back of the room, there is a private meeting area. It contains a computer, a flat-screen TV, and several folding chairs. The equipment at the Scientific Test Kitchen allows people to learn about new experimental foods.
Spatial organization
Time order
Point-by-point organization
Read the essay introductory and concluding paragraphs and choose the correct answer.On January 12th, 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti. Thousands of people died, but at least one story had a positive outcome. Darlene Etienne was trapped under her home for 15 days. However, she was rescued and miraculously recovered.…In conclusion, Darlene’s rescue was a bright spot during a tragic time. After being trapped for two weeks, she was saved by rescue workers. She was treated in hospital and doing well.
The concluding paragraph states the main idea of the essay and what the writer will describe.
The concluding paragraph summarizes the most important points
The concluding paragraph suggests an action rescue workers should take.
Read the essay introductory paragraph, choose the thesis statement: On January 12th, 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti. Thousands of people died, but at least one story had a positive outcome. Darlene Etienne was trapped under her home for 15 days. However, she was rescued and miraculously recovered.
Her story gave many people hope during a major catastrophe.
Darlene Etienne was trapped under her home for 15 days. However, she was rescued and miraculously recovered.
On January 12th, 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti.
Read the excerpt of an essay body paragraph and choose the method of organization. Darlene was rescued after a neighbor heard her voice. He and others began to dig, and soon French rescue workers arrived. Gradually, they opened a hole, and they pulled her out…
check_box Time order
Point-by-point organization
Spatial organization
Read the excerpt of an essay body paragraph and choose what it describes. Darlene survived the earthquake and eventually recovered. She was immediately taken to a hospital and treated by capable doctors…
Darlene’s family
Darlene’s recovery
What the hospital looked like
Read the excerpt of an essay body paragraph and choose what it describes. Darlene was rescued after a neighbor heard her voice. He and others began to dig, and soon French rescue workers arrived. Gradually, they opened a hole, and they pulled her out…
What tools the rescue workers used
How Darlene was rescued
Darlene’s neighbor and his family
Read the first paragraph of a narrative essay.   What does the part in bold do?   A janitor changed my life. I was at a low point, ready to quit everything–even when I had it all. I didn’t realize how lucky I was. At 5 foot nothing, 100 and nothing pounds, I was hardly your typical football player. But, that didn’t stop me from believing that I could play for Notre Dame. It turns out, the most important part of achieving my dreams is believing in myself.
to give the reader some context for the story
to capture the attention of the readers
To define the purpose
To give factual information
Read the first paragraph of a narrative essay.   What does the part in bold do? A janitor changed my life. I was at a low point, ready to quit everything–even when I had it all. I didn’t realize how lucky I was. At 5 foot nothing, 100 and nothing pounds, I was hardly your typical football player. But, that didn’t stop me from believing that I could play for Notre Dame. It turns out, the most important part of achieving my dreams is believing in myself.
check_box To define the purpose
to capture the attention of the readers
To give factual information
to give the reader some context for the story
Read the first paragraph of a narrative essay.   What does the sentence in bold do?   A janitor changed my life. I was at a low point, ready to quit everything–even when I had it all. I didn’t realize how lucky I was. At 5 foot nothing, 100 and nothing pounds, I was hardly your typical football player. But, that didn’t stop me from believing that I could play for Notre Dame. It turns out, the most important part of achieving my dreams is believing in myself.
check_box to capture the attention of the readers
to give the reader some context for the story
To give factual information
To define the purpose
Read the following groups of sentences. Decide which belongs to a descriptive paragraph.
Many people relocate more than once in their lifetimes. One reason is that people move to find work.
St. Petersburg is a huge city in Russia. There are many buildings painted blue, yellow and green.
People should live close to their families. Grand parents should help take care of grandchildren.
Read the following groups of sentences. Decide which belongs to a descriptive paragraph.
New products at the Russian market include brightly colored bottles of sweet and tasty soda.
Many offices closed down last year. As a result, many employees moved to new cities.
San Diego and Fairfield are very different. The former is a very big city while the latter is much smaller.
Read the following groups of sentences. Decide which belongs to a descriptive paragraph.
Teenagers often do not want to move to new places. One reason is that they do not want to leave their friends.
Austin is a pretty town. It has a lot of green space and new buildings.
Students should study in a country other than their own for a semester. They should experience another culture to learn more about themselves and the world they live in.
Read the following groups of sentences. Decide which belongs to a descriptive paragraph.
There are a wide variety of Korean products in the new supermarket. It is easy to find Korean products, like kimchi and crisp green Korean pears. The salty smell of fresh fish fills the aisles.
Many Korean immigrants are moving to smaller cities in the United States. They are moving because smaller towns are more affordable, and there are opportunities to open businesses.
Korean supermarkets in the United States are similar to supermarkets in South Korea. Both supermarkets in the United States and in South Korea sell kimchi. Most supermarkets in South Korean only sell Korean products, but in the United States they sometimes also sell Japanese products.
Read the following groups of sentences. Decide which belongs to a descriptive paragraph.
Some students move back home after they study, while others stay in a new country. Both decisions greatly affect the students’ future careers and lifestyles.
Many students go to college in other countries. One reason is that they want to learn a new language.
Students who study in other countries experience the sights and sounds of another place. For example, they may shop in colorful markets when they have free time.
Read the introductory paragraph and decide what the sentence in bold does. Choose the correct answer.   Most people do not realize that technology can tell who they are without a passport or even a name. The science of biometrics uses people’s physical characteristics in order to identify them. It uses information like the distance between the nose and the mouth, the pattern in the iris, or fingerprints. This information is very personal. If it gets into the wrong hands, the results can be terrible. Biometrics can violate personal privacy in several serious ways.
check_box It provides general background information about the topic.
It adds more words to the paragraph.
It gets the reader’s attention.
It gives the overall topic of the essay, or what the rest of the essay will be about.
Read the introductory paragraph and decide what the sentence in bold does. Choose the correct answer. Most people do not realize that technology can tell who they are without a passport or even a name. The science of biometrics uses people’s physical characteristics in order to identify them. It uses information like the distance between the nose and the mouth, the pattern in the iris, or fingerprints. This information is very personal. If it gets into the wrong hands, the results can be terrible. Biometrics can violate personal privacy in several serious ways.
check_box It gives the overall topic of the essay, or what the rest of the essay will be about.
It adds more words to the paragraph.
It gets the reader’s attention.
It provides general background information about the topic.
Read the introductory paragraph. It is missing the hook. Choose the best hook for this paragraph.   …Recently, scientists began to develop programs that can identify people by their ears. They have developed a new technology called computer vision. Computer vision can identify an ear using a digital picture. However, there can be problems with ear identification. Bad lighting can make the computer think it is seeing a different person. Despite some current problems, computer vision will likely become a common way to identify people for a number of reasons.
check_box Your ears may soon be used for things other than just listening
Biometrics refers to using data about physical appearance to identify people.
Human ears continue to grow throughout a person’s life.
The ear consists of three parts: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear.
Read the introductory paragraph. It is missing the hook. Choose the best hook for this paragraph.…That is, a new system allows them to access lunch money using their fingerprints. Parents put money into a special account. They can even tell the system not to let children buy certain foods. Then, instead of paying with money, the students simply scan their fingerprints. The cost of the meal is taken from their account. This is a convenient and effective system that can be implemented in any school.
check_box Thousands of school children are now getting their lunch by simply using a finger.
Fingerprints are not as reliable as some other technologies like iris identification.
Fingerprinting is sometimes used by police officers who are trying to find a criminal.
Black ink and white paper are often used to take fingerprints.
Read the introductory paragraph. It is missing the hook. Choose the best thesis statement for this paragraph.Thousands of school children are now getting their lunch by simply using a finger. That is, a new system allows them to access lunch money using their fingerprints. Parents put money into a special account. They can even tell the system not to let children buy certain foods. Then, instead of paying with money, the students simply scan their fingerprints. The cost of the meal is taken from their account….
check_box This is a convenient and effective system that can be implemented in any school.
Fingerprinting is sometimes used by police officers who are trying to find a criminal.
Some children buy lunch at the school cafeteria whenever possible, especially when there is pizza.
Fingerprints are not as reliable as some other technologies like iris identification.
Read the introductory paragraph. It is missing the thesis statement. Choose the best thesis statement for this paragraph.Your ears may soon be used for things other than just listening. Recently, scientists began to develop programs that can identify people by their ears. They have developed a new technology called computer vision. Computer vision can identify an ear using a digital picture. However, there can be problems with ear identification. Bad lighting can make the computer think it is seeing a different person….
check_box Despite some current problems, computer vision will likely become a common way to identify people for a number of reasons.
Human ears continue to grow throughout a person’s life.
Biometrics refers to using data about physical appearance to identify people.
In addition to this, jewelry also confuses technology.
Read the paragraph about medicine patches. How many transition words show chronological order? (1) Recently, a company invented a new patch. (2) The patch contains medicine. (3) Surprisingly, it is easy to use. (4) To begin, you need to get a prescription. (5) Next, get the patch at a local pharmacy. (6)Then you put the patch on your skin. (7) After that, you leave it alone. (8) The patch has small needles in it. (9) These needles go into the skin, and the medicine goes into the body. (10) Fortunately, the needles do not hurt. (11) Finally, you take off the patch. (12) Especially for older people, this invention is very helpful. (13) With these patch, they don't have to worry about forgetting to take medicine.
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Read the paragraph title and the topic sentence. Choose the best chronological order to arrange the steps in the instructions.The Endo-PatTopic sentence: The Endo-Pat can tell if you are at risk of a heart attack. 1. Third, a machine records the patient’s blood flow rate. 2. The doctor places a band around the patient’s arm. 3. Finally, the doctor looks at the result. 4. First, a doctor puts two clips on a patient’s fingers.
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4-3-1-2
1-2-3-4
2-3-4-1
Read the paragraph title and the topic sentence. Choose the correct chronological order to arrange the steps in the instructions.How to Use an Electric ToothbrushTopic sentence: Using an electric toothbrush is easy.1. Finally, turn off the electric toothbrush and rinse it off. 2. Next, apply light pressure and move the toothbrush over all of your teeth. 3. To begin, put toothpaste on the toothbrush. Then put the brush in your mouth and turn it on. 4. After you brush your teeth, move the toothbrush over your gums.
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4-3-2-1
3-4-2-1
3-4-1-2
Read the paragraph title and topic sentence. Choose the correct chronological order to arrange the steps in the instructions.How to Use an Asthma InhalerTopic sentence: If you are diagnosed with asthma, an inhaler can help you breathe.1. Lastly, replace the cap on the inhaler and rinse your mouth. 2. To start, shake the inhaler for 10 seconds and remove the cap. 3. After that, breathe deeply and press the top of the inhaler down. 4. Next, hold the inhaler in front of your mouth.
check_box 2-4-3-1
2-3-4-1
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Read the point the writer is making in the introductory paragraph: “the most important part of achieving my dreams is believing in myself.Which option restates the point?
check_box I proved to myself that I can achieve anything I set my mind.
He had a point. I had already proven myself to everyone except for me.
Thanks to the janitor’s wisdom, I eventually played my first – and only – game that season.
If I didn’t believe in myself… who would ever believe in me?
Read the sentence. Decide what type of paragraph it belongs to.
People should eat at the Japanese restaurant downtown.
It is often easier for children to adapt to a new country than it is for adults.
The streets in the city are crowded and noisy with people speaking different languages.
Read the sentences from a paragraph, and decide which sentence is a supporting detail.
Companies have different strategies to sell products.
Some advertisers use fear to help them sell products.
It is clear that different strategies can help sell different products.
Read the sentences from a paragraph, and decide which sentence is an example.
One funny commercial for a video store shows a dancing baby.
The ad made many people laugh, so they were entertained and wanted to buy.
Some advertisers use humorous ads.
Read the sentences from a paragraph, and decide which sentence is an example.
Some advertisers use fear to help them sell products.
The ad showed a thief entering a home.
Some people got scared and decided to buy an alarm.
Read the thesis statement and choose the correct topic sentence for a body paragraph from an essay entitled “Alternative Energy Sources.” Thesis Statement: There are many advantages to the use of electricity instead of gasoline to power cars.
check_box The environment is cleaner if people use electric cars.
Waves are also a source of energy.
Electricity also powers computers.
There are many kinds of vegetable oil fuel.
Read the thesis statement and the four possible body paragraphs. Choose one paragraph, which is appropriate for this essay.Thesis statement: Millennial employees are confident, have many opinions, and want to succeed.
check_box Confidence at work is a trait that many Millennials share. They were raised by parents who offered frequent praise. Millennials believe in their abilities as children and carry this confidence into the workplace.
Millennial workers are sometimes seen as too impatient on the job. For example, they often want to move on to a more important job before they are ready.
Technology is important to Millennials. Some employers allow Millennials to text or chat at work. Others believe that the personal use of technology is a distraction and shouldn't be allowed.
Even after age 21, some Millennials are still living with their parents. Some people believe Millennials do not want to grow up. Others argue that a poor economy has forced them to continue living at home.
Read the thesis statement and the four possible body paragraphs. Choose one paragraph, which is appropriate for this essay.Thesis statement: Millennial employees are confident, have many opinions, and want to succeed.
check_box Many Millennials have strong feelings about a variety of topics. They are often eager to share their ideas at work. Even as new employees, Millennials expect their opinions to be heard.
Technology is important to Millennials. Some employers allow Millennials to text or chat at work. Others believe that the personal use of technology is a distraction and shouldn't be allowed.
Even after age 21, some Millennials are still living with their parents. Some people believe Millennials do not want to grow up. Others argue that a poor economy has forced them to continue living at home.
Millennial workers are sometimes seen as too impatient on the job. For example, they often want to move on to a more important job before they are ready.
Read the thesis statement and the four possible body paragraphs. Choose one paragraph, which is inappropriate for this essay.Thesis statement: Millennial employees are confident, have many opinions, and want to succeed.
check_box Even after age 21, some Millennials are still living with their parents. Some people believe Millennials do not want to grow up. Others argue that a poor economy has forced them to continue living at home.
Confidence at work is a trait that many Millennials share. They were raised by parents who offered frequent praise. Millennials believe in their abilities as children and carry this confidence into the workplace.
Many Millennials also desire success. They want to be the best at what they do. Those who are smart, capable, and hard working should achieve success on the job.
Many Millennials have strong feelings about a variety of topics. They are often eager to share their ideas at work. Even as new employees, Millennials expect their opinions to be heard.
Read the topic sentence from a descriptive essay. Choose the correct sentence to support it:A third terrible disaster was the earthquake in China that happened in April 2010.
It was so strong that some people felt it in Argentina. Homes, hospitals, and other buildings were destroyed, leaving large piles of rocks and cement in many years.
More than 200,000 people died, and more than one million Haitians were homeless after the quake. Cities were noisy and frightening as people tried to rescue others.
This earthquake hit the center of the country, about 1,500 miles from Beijing. Many homes were destroyed. Rescue workers give people warm coats and tents.
Read the topic sentence from a descriptive essay. Choose the correct sentence to support it:The earthquake in Chile on February 27th, 2010 was another event that devastated many people.
check_box It was so strong that some people felt it in Argentina. Homes, hospitals, and other buildings were destroyed, leaving large piles of rocks and cement in many years.
This earthquake hit the center of the country, about 1,500 miles from Beijing. Many homes were destroyed. Rescue workers give people warm coats and tents.
More than 200,000 people died, and more than one million Haitians were homeless after the quake. Cities were noisy and frightening as people tried to rescue others.
Read the topic sentence from a descriptive essay. Choose the correct sentence to support it:The January 12th, 2010 earthquake in Haiti was one of the devastating natural disasters in history.
It was so strong that some people felt it in Argentina. Homes, hospitals, and other buildings were destroyed, leaving large piles of rocks and cement in many years.
This earthquake hit the center of the country, about 1,500 miles from Beijing. Many homes were destroyed. Rescue workers give people warm coats and tents.
More than 200,000 people died, and more than one million Haitians were homeless after the quake. Cities were noisy and frightening as people tried to rescue others.
Read this body paragraph of an essay and choose what it describes. Darlene was trapped for more than two weeks under what used to be her home. She could not move, and she did not have any thing to eat or drink.
The people who Darlene met in the hospital
Being trapped
What Darlene did before she was trapped
The body paragraphs of a descriptive essay…
describe different aspects of the overall topic of the essay.
get the reader interested in the topic.
summarize the main points.
The main idea of a paragraph is often found in the…
topic sentence.
middle.
details.
The most important thing to do when you start a narrative is to…
Explain where the action took place
Make the reader want to read on.
Name all the characters.
Say when the action took place.
The sentences from an introductory paragraph are in the wrong order. Read them carefully and Choose the correct answer.Which option contains information that catches the reader’s attention?
check_box The disappearance of the child is tragic for parents, and finding the criminals who took the child can be nearly impossible for police.
There are several reasons why all police departments should have face-printing technology.
This new technology can use pictures or videos of the criminals to predict what they will look like in the future.
Even if there is a picture or a video of the person who took the child, police have to figure out who that person is. Face printing is one example of a new technology police are using to find these criminals.
The sentences from an introductory paragraph are in the wrong order. Read them carefully and Choose the correct answer.Which option is the thesis statement for an essay about face-printing technology?
check_box There are several reasons why all police departments should have face-printing technology.
Even if there is a picture or a video of the person who took the child, police have to figure out who that person is. Face printing is one example of a new technology police are using to find these criminals.
This new technology can use pictures or videos of the criminals to predict what they will look like in the future.
The disappearance of the child is tragic for parents, and finding the criminals who took the child can be nearly impossible for police.
The sentences from an introductory paragraph are in the wrong order. Read them carefully and Choose the correct answer.Which TWO options give background information about face-printing technology?
check_box Even if there is a picture or a video of the person who took the child, police have to figure out who that person is. Face printing is one example of a new technology police are using to find these criminals, This new technology can use pictures or videos of the criminals to predict what they will look like in the future.
Even if there is a picture or a video of the person who took the child, police have to figure out who that person is. Face printing is one example of a new technology police are using to find these criminals.
The disappearance of the child is tragic for parents, and finding the criminals who took the child can be nearly impossible for police.
There are several reasons why all police departments should have face-printing technology.
The story of a person’s life, written by someone else, is a ( n )…
check_box biography.
primary source.
autobiography.
dialogue.
The story of a person’s life, written by someone else, is a…
autobiography.
biography.
dialogue.
primary source.
The thesis statement of a descriptive essay …
describes different aspects of the overall topic of the essay.
gives background information about the topic.
states the main idea about the essay.
The topic sentence is often the …………sentence in a paragraph.
first
fourth
last
Theme is one of basic components of a narrative.Choose the correct definition for theme.
check_box The ultimate message the narrative is trying to express; it can be either explicit or implicit.
The events as they unfold in sequence.
The primary problem or obstacle that unfolds in the plot that the main character must solve or overcome by the end of the narrative.
The people who inhabit the story and move it forward. Typically, there are minor and main characters. The minor characters generally play supporting roles to the main character.
Thesis statement: Rescue worker Jill Meadows was shocked when she entered the chaotic emergency center.Read the thesis statement and the excerpts and from a descriptive essay. Which excerpt is the conclusion?
At the back of the room, doctors were helping the patients with the most serious problems first. The area was divided into six small rooms separated by temporary plastic walls….
In the middle of the room, Meadows noticed many wounded patients were waiting on the floor. Some were sitting on blankets, and many people were holding small children….
When Jill Meadows arrived at the medical center, she was surprised to see the hectic environment. To summarize, the center was one large room with three different areas. The reception was at the front….
When she arrived at the center, the front of the room was already busy and filled with people. It was a temporary reception area for people who needed help to check in….
Thesis statement: Rescue worker Jill Meadows was shocked when she entered the chaotic emergency center.Read the thesis statement and the excerpts and from a descriptive essay. Which excerpt should come first?
At the back of the room, doctors were helping the patients with the most serious problems first. The area was divided into six small rooms separated by temporary plastic walls….
In the middle of the room, Meadows noticed many wounded patients were waiting on the floor. Some were sitting on blankets, and many people were holding small children….
When Jill Meadows arrived at the medical center, she was surprised to see the hectic environment. To sum up, the center was one large room with three different areas. The reception was at the front….
When she arrived at the center, the front of the room was already busy and filled with people. It was a temporary reception area for people who needed help to check in….
Thesis statement: Rescue worker Jill Meadows was shocked when she entered the chaotic emergency center.Read the thesis statement and the excerpts and from a descriptive essay. Which excerpt should come second?
When Jill Meadows arrived at the medical center, she was surprised to see the hectic environment. To sum up, the center was one large room with three different areas. The reception was at the front….
When she arrived at the center, the front of the room was already busy and filled with people. It was a temporary reception area for people who needed help to check in….
In the middle of the room, Meadows noticed many wounded patients were waiting on the floor. Some were sitting on blankets, and many people were holding small children….
At the back of the room, doctors were helping the patients with the most serious problems first. The area was divided into six small rooms separated by temporary plastic walls….
Thesis statement: Rescue worker Jill Meadows was shocked when she entered the chaotic emergency center.Read the thesis statement and the excerpts and from a descriptive essay. Which excerpt should come third?
When she arrived at the center, the front of the room was already busy and filled with people. It was a temporary reception area for people who needed help to check in….
When Jill Meadows arrived at the medical center, she was surprised to see the hectic environment. To sum up, the center was one large room with three different areas. The reception was at the front….
At the back of the room, doctors were helping the patients with the most serious problems first. The area was divided into six small rooms separated by temporary plastic walls….
In the middle of the room, Meadows noticed many wounded patients were waiting on the floor. Some were sitting on blankets, and many people were holding small children….
Thesis statement: Rescue workers from Los Angeles were well prepared to help earthquake victims in Haiti. Read the thesis statement and the excerpts and from a descriptive essay. Which excerpt describes the conclusion?
The US government asked the Los Angeles County Fire Department to help. They asked the fire department to put together an experienced team to help the victims in Haiti….
The team gathered special equipment right before they left on their trip. In addition to heavy equipment for moving large objects, they also took rescue dogs….
Teams organized by the fire department had been specially trained to help in disasters. They had to make many preparations before they went to Haiti….
The fire department then gathered a team of medical experts and rescuers. Members of the team had trained for a year to deal with devastating events like this. They learned how to find victims trapped under heavy rocks or falling buildings…
Thesis statement: Rescue workers from Los Angeles were well prepared to help earthquake victims in Haiti. Read the thesis statement and the excerpts and from a descriptive essay. Which excerpt describes the first event?
check_box The US government asked the Los Angeles County Fire Department to help. They asked the fire department to put together an experienced team to help the victims in Haiti….
The team gathered special equipment right before they left on their trip. In addition to heavy equipment for moving large objects, they also took rescue dogs….
Teams organized by the fire department had been specially trained to help in disasters. They had to make many preparations before they went to Haiti….
The fire department then gathered a team of medical experts and rescuers. Members of the team had trained for a year to deal with devastating events like this. They learned how to find victims trapped under heavy rocks or falling buildings…
Thesis statement: Rescue workers from Los Angeles were well prepared to help earthquake victims in Haiti. Read the thesis statement and the excerpts and from a descriptive essay. Which excerpt describes the last event?
The US government asked the Los Angeles County Fire Department to help. They asked the fire department to put together an experienced team to help the victims in Haiti….
The fire department then gathered a team of medical experts and rescuers. Members of the team had trained for a year to deal with devastating events like this. They learned how to find victims trapped under heavy rocks or falling buildings…
The team gathered special equipment right before they left on their trip. In addition to heavy equipment for moving large objects, they also took rescue dogs….
Teams organized by the fire department had been specially trained to help in disasters. They had to make many preparations before they went to Haiti….
This paragraph is from an essay entitled “Alternative Energy Sources.” What type of paragraph is it?Some experts claim that we will run out of energy in the future if we do not start using more alternative energy sources. Therefore, people in many countries are currently experimenting with alternative sources of energies. In the essay, three of natural sources of energy, including sun, wind, and waves, will be mentioned.
check_box The introductory paragraph
Any body paragraph, following the first body paragraph
The first body paragraph
The concluding paragraph
This paragraph is from an essay entitled “Alternative Energy Sources.” What type of paragraph is it?Sun, or solar, energy is one example. Large panels convert heat from the Sun into energy. This type of energy works in places where there is a lot of sun, such as in a desert.
check_box The first body paragraph
The introductory paragraph
Any body paragraph, following the first body paragraph
The concluding paragraph
This paragraph is from an essay entitled “Alternative Energy Sources.” What type of paragraph is it?Waves are also a source of energy. Special machines in the ocean convert the movement from waves into energy. Wave energy is possible near oceans, especially oceans where there is a lot of wind.
check_box Any body paragraph, following the first one
The first body paragraph
The introductory paragraph
The concluding paragraph
This paragraph is from an essay entitled “Alternative Energy Sources.” What type of paragraph is it?Waves are also a source of energy. Special machines in the ocean convert the movement from waves into energy. Wave energy is possible near oceans, especially oceans where there is a lot of wind.
check_box Any body paragraph, following the first body paragraph
The first body paragraph
The introductory paragraph
The concluding paragraph
This paragraph is from an essay entitled “Alternative Energy Sources.” What type of paragraph is it?Wind energy is another example. Windmills spin faster and faster with high winds. This creates energy. Wind energy is best in places near the ocean or other locations where there is a lot of wind.
check_box Any body paragraph, following the first body paragraph.
The introductory paragraph
The concluding paragraph
The first body paragraph
This paragraph is from an essay entitled “Alternative Energy Sources.” What type of paragraph is it?People are experimenting with various alternative energies. Some alternative energies are better for different locations. Learning about them can help you decide what type of energy is best for your town.
check_box The concluding paragraph
The first body paragraph
Any body paragraph, following the first body paragraph
The introductory paragraph
To conclude, more people will use motion capture exercise programs in the future.This sentence from a concluding paragraph…
Makes a prediction
Offers a suggestion.
Summarizes important points.
To make a complete sentence, a dependent clause must be connected to…
…a relative clause.
…another dependent clause.
…an independent clause.
What can a concluding paragraph of a comparison and contrast essay do?
Explain new ways that aspects of the topic are different.
Get the reader interested in the topic.
Make a prediction about the topic.
What can you do when you write a concluding sentence?
Copy the topic sentence exactly.
Restate the topic sentence in different words.
Write a new idea about the topic.
What does a comparison section of a comparison and contrast essay do?
It explains how two things are alike.
It gives a picture of specific person, place, object, or event.
It shows the reasons why something happens.
What does a good thesis statement do?
It gives background information.
It states the main idea of the essay.
It summarizes the most important point of the essay
What does a relative clause describe?
a fragment
a noun
a verb
What helps give the essay unity?
A good balance of persuasion and cause-effect writing
Body paragraphs that discuss a variety of topics
The sentences that relate directly to the thesis statement
What is a paragraph?
A complete idea with one subject and one verb
A group of sentences about different topics
A group of sentences about one topic
What is a personal narrative?
It’s a paper where you write about a belief you have and the story behind how you got that belief.
It’s a paper where you write about an event in your life and how it affected you.
It’s a paper where you write about a person you know and how they’ve influenced your life.
It could be any of the options, or any story about your life where you reflect on how you were changed.
What is an independent clause?
a complete sentence
a fragment that describes a noun
an incomplete idea
What would be the best way to organize an essay describing events in a rescue worker’s life?
Spatial order from left to right
Spatial order from top to bottom
Time order
When choosing details for your story, you should…
Choose only the most important details.
Include as many details as you can.
Use as few details as possible.
Write the details in the order in which you think of them.
Which concluding sentence is the most appropriate for this paragraph: This is often referred to as sibling rivalry. Siblings normally want to receive an equal amount of attention from their parents. If children feel their siblings are receiving more attention, they may get angry.
Another common problem among siblings is a large gap in ages.
Sometimes children compete for their parents’ attention.
Although sibling rivalry is very common, it can have negative consequences.
Which connectors show differences?
Both, also, similarly
Next, then, in summary
Whereas, instead, however
Which connectors show similarities?
Although, but, on the other hand
Both, also, similarly
First, second, finally
Which of the following sentences represents the best kind of narrative writing?
check_box The cool whoosh of air hit me as I walked through the automatic doors at Wal-Mart. My sister whined, annoyed, beside me.
I remember the time I lost my sister at Wal-Mart. It was scary.
That day, I went to Wal-Mart with my sister. I walked down one aisle, she walked down another, and I lost her. I freaked out.
One of the reasons this day was important to me was because I’ve never been so scared.
Which option is NOT true about narratives?
check_box In a narrative, the writer convinces the reader by demonstrating the truth or falsity of a topic.
In a narrative, the writer uses vivid and appropriate details.
In a narrative, the writer writes chronologically.
In a narrative, the writer can use dialogues
Which phrase starts a concluding sentence?
First of all,
In conclusion,
Next
Which sentence describes how a sewing machine sounds?
The electric sewing machine was a great invention.
The needle moves up and down rapidly, making a tapping noise.
The top of the machine has many silver parts.
Which sentence describes life on the frontier?
Researchers studied how frontier life changed American values.
Settlers often worked long hours in the hot sun.
Settlers travelled to the frontier in the 19th century.
Which sentence describes the invention of electric lighting?
Running water was another great invention
Settlers used wood in their cooking stoves and open fireplaces.
The new invention did not have a bad smell like oil lamps.
Which sentence does NOT support this topic sentence: People who make interesting ads have a good understanding of advertising.
check_box They spend a lot of money.
They know about consumers.
They can sell products.
Which sentence shows a difference?
Businessmen wear suits, and businesswomen also wear suits.
One similarity between business in Japan and Malaysia is the way people dress for work
Whereas business clothing can be very casual in the United States, it is usually more formal in Japan.
Which sentence shows a similarity?
Although the meeting usually begins with a financial report, today it starts with a sales presentation.
Meetings start on time in the main office, but they never start on time in a few of the overseas offices.
The meetings at the office in Taiwan are similar to the meetings at the office in Canada.
Which supporting sentence is irrelevant to a paragraph about babies and sleep?
A baby can sleep 15 hours in a day.
Babies need more sleep than adults.
Babies grow quickly.
Which supporting sentence is irrelevant to a paragraph about energy drinks and sleep?
Energy drinks can be expensive.
Energy drinks are high in caffeine.
An energy drink can help you stay awake.
Which supporting sentence is relevant to a paragraph about caffeine and sleeping patterns?
check_box Caffeine may make it difficult to fall asleep.
Feeling hungry can wake you up at night.
Many teenagers like to sleep late on weekends.
Which supporting sentence is relevant to a paragraph about food and sleep?
Some people believe a cool room is best for sleeping.
Some experts claim that cherries can make you sleepy.
Some doctors recommend sleeping in a comfortable bed.
Which supporting sentence is relevant to a paragraph about the benefit of a good night’s sleep?
Too little sleep can affect driving.
Getting enough sleep will improve your mood.
Students who do not get enough sleep often fall asleep in class.
Which topic sentence is the most appropriate for this paragraph: This is often referred to as sibling rivalry. Siblings normally want to receive an equal amount of attention from their parents. If children feel their siblings are receiving more attention, they may get angry.
check_box Sometimes children compete for their parents’ attention.
Another common problem among siblings is a large gap in ages.
82% of people in the United States have siblings.
Which type of organization would most likely to be used in a descriptive paragraph to tell how someone dresses?
bottom to top
cause-effect
past to present
Why should you use lots of vivid details in a personal narrative?
check_box Vivid details aren’t necessary in a personal narrative.
You want your readers to imagine you in that situation.
You need to take up more space on the paper.
It’s a great way to entertain people.

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