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The Farlex Grammar Book Review

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The Freight Train Style

Several kinds of sentences do what the segregating style does not is, combine ideas. The simplest of these is the freight-train style, so called because it couples short, independent clauses to make longer sequential statements. It is a development of the compound sentence see page and has an old and honored history And the rain descended and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon the house and it fell and great was the fall of it. The freight-train sentence has several virtues. It...

Characteristics Of Formal And Informal Style

Descriptions of places can be written in a formal or informal style depending on whom they are addressed to and how the writer wants to present the description. For example, a descnption of a place you visited in a letter to a friend of yours would be informal, whereas a description of a place issued by the Tourist Authority in order to promote the place would be written in a formal style. Formal style is characterised by an impersonal non-emotional way of expressing your ideas, frequent use of...

Paragraph Problem Solution

7 For each topic ill exercise 3 on page 50, write one or two conditional sentences that explain the problem. Compare your sentences with a partner. Did you have similar or different ideas 8 Choose one topic from exercise 3 on page 50. Brainstorm more idea6 if necessary, then write a paragraph about it. Use conditional sentences. O How to link a solution paragraph to a problem paragraph The first paragraph the problem paragraph explains the problem. The topic sentence of the second paragraph the...

Main Types Of Questionnaire Administration

In social research the most common form of administering questionnaires is by mail. Educational research is different in this respect because administration by hand is just as significant (if not more) as postal surveys. Within non-postal surveys, we can distinguish two distinct subtypes, one-to-one administration and group administration. Because the administration method has a significant bearing on the format and to some extent also on the content of the questionnaire, we need to examine...

Describe People In Terms Of Appearance And Personality Lifestyle

1 Describing 2 Describing 3 Describing 4 Describing Study Check 6 Discursive o. For and Against b. Opinion c. Essoys Suggesting Solutions to 1 o. Letters of b. Letters Giving c. Letters Giving an i. Letters of ii. Letters Making iii. Letters to the d. Letters of e. Letters of f. Letters of g. Transactional Study Check a. Assessment b. Informative c. Survey d. Proposal Study Check 9 Articles News b. News Study Check Appendix Linking 1 Look at the people in the photographs and talk about each in...

Advantages of Parallelism

Parallel sentences have several advantages. First, they are impressive and pleasing to hear, elaborate yet rhythmic and ordered, following a master plan with a place for everything and everything in its place. Second, parallelism is economical, using one element of a sentence to serve three or four others. Piling up several verbs after a single subject is probably the most common parallel pattern, as in the two examples just above. Paralleling verbs is particularly effective when describing a...

The Segregating Style

At its purest the segregating sentence is grammatically simple, expressing a single idea.1 A segregating style consists of a series of such sentences. In practice the style is rarely confined 1. Idea is a slippery word. Here it means simply one subject plus one predication about that subject The night was dark expresses a single idea. Most sentences consist of several The night was dark, and it was lonely. Or, with the two predications more closely connected The night was dark and lonely. to...

Letter There Plans Tear Down An Old Cinema Where You Live

I am writing on behalf of the 'Featherton Friends' with regard to your recent audition about our fund-raising concert. Unfortunately, the large amount of people involved makes it impractical to hold group rehearsals, and actions are selected on the basis of being ready for performance. To begin with, I would like to thank you for your generosity in offering to appear in the concert. We realise that a great deal of time and effort were necessary to prepare your act. We were very impressive with...

You Coach An Amaeur Football Team. Write A Letter To A Local School

Track And Field Logo

4 Read the instructions and the model letter below and re-arrange the paragraphs in the correct order. Then, suggest alternative ways to begin and end the letter. Finally, give the topic of each paragraph. You are a member of an environmental protection society which is organising a clean-up weekend. Write a letter to the headmaster of your local school asking for students' help. Explain what activities will be involved and how useful it will be for the community as a whole. f o There are...

Using tentative verb forms

Statements that are too direct or over-positive can be softened as in these examples Statements that are too direct or over-positive can be softened as in these examples The investigations of the present work contribute to the model and filter components of LES The investigations of the present work are intended as a contribution to the model and filter components of LES. We propose a methodological approach. The use of equivalence factors for ecotoxic effect should be rejected It is better for...

Use a spellchecker but never entrust it with everything

Doodle Page Break

The ability to check spelling is one of the strengths and blessings of word processing. Take advantage of it. More than that - make its use a regular habit. Professional writing requires perfect spelling. Many people view misspelled words and typographical errors as signs of carelessness, lack of professionalism, or limited intelligence - hardly the impression one wants to make on an editor or reviewer Run a spellchecker on every document that will leave your computer. It will speed your work,...

The Purpose of Punctuation

All punctuation exists, basically, to help readers understand what you wish to say. Mostly marks of punctuation do this by signaling the grammatical or logical structure of a sentence usually these are the same In the long history of the world men have given many reasons for killing each other in war envy of another people's good bottom land or of their herds, ambition of chiefs and kings, different religious beliefs, high spirits, revenge. Rulh Benedict The colon divides this sentence into its...

Listing Characteristics

After the discussion, choose one animal. Your choice maybe serious or humorous. In the space below, freewrite, brainstorm, or cluster to develop your ideas. 3. Finally, complete the outline. In the blanks for characteristics, use either all adjectives or all nouns. A paragraph has three main parts. The first part is the topic sentence. It is called the topic sentence because it tells the topic or main idea of the paragraph. The second main part is the supporting sentences. The supporting...

Then Brainstorm Ideas And Narrow Your Topic. Use Modal Auxiliaries And Causal Adverbs.

Compare And Contrast Air Pollution City

10 Share your statements with three classmates. Say how you feel about your partners' statements by saying, I agree or I disagree, and then adding one sentence. Check your partners' opinions about your statements. Smoking must be banned in alt restaurants and bars. Smoking must be banned in alt restaurants and bars. I agree. Smoking is dangerous even for people who are near smokers. i disagree. There are already non-smoking areas in restaurants, and that's enough. I agree. Smoking is dangerous...

UNIT Describing Places Buildings

1 m You will hear a man talking to a travel agent about a city he finally decides to visit. Read the table then listen to the tape and tick the information mentioned. Finally, use the table to talk about the city described. Athens Dublin Edinburgh Greece 0 Ireland 0 Scotland D holiday Q business Q castle Q Royal Palace Q St Patrick's Cathedral Q free-time activities pubs Q museums Q theatres cinemas Q caf s Q parks Q funfairs Q bistros Q recommendation highly recommended Q expensive Q boring Q...

Processing Questionnaire Data

Having designed a questionnaire and administered it to an appropriate sample is half the battle. Now comes the final phase of our research, the processing of the data. The starting point of this phase is the very salient presence of stacks of completed questionnaires taking up what little empty space there is in our office. Accordingly, our initial priority is to get rid of these stacks and transform the information that is hidden in these piles of questionnaires into a more useful form that we...

The Writing Process

Clustering The Writing Process

In this section, you will write a space-order description of a place. First, answer the questions to see if you have learned the main points of Unit 3. What are the two elements of a good description What are some different kinds of space order How can you make your details specific Where are two places in a sentence that you can find adjectives What is a prepositional phrase What is special bout prepositional phrases of place and time How can you use them to improve your sentences Clustering,...

You Work For A Large Travel Agency And Have Just Spent

10 Additionally In conclusion, I strongly recommend that Victoria should be promoted to the position of group coordinator. I feel she is an excellent candidate for the job and would be a valuable addition to the team. r r, i C t C 1C o, yVy gt in ic 6 Look at the following writing task instructions and then answer the questions below. The questions apply to both tasks. a You work for a large travel agency and have just spent a week on a small island to see if it would be a suitable destination...

Gunter- We Need To Meet To Discuss The Budget For Next Year

The maximum length is 80 words, including the subject line. Think carefully about what information you need to include. Underline the key words to help you. Subject Training course in how to use spreadsheets I have found some interesting information about a computer training course taking place in the city centre. I think it would be useful for someone from our department to attend as we are all a bit uncertain about how to use Excel, although we know the basics of course. I...

We Should Until June Consider Extending It.

Now rewrite the sentences 1-4 below with the correct word order. Start sentences with a capital letter. 1 me you may remember, we business cards last week at the Trade Fair exchanged. 2 well is going our advertising campaign, we should until June consider extending it. 3 about availability of rooms in July to ask I am writing. I need for 3 nights a single room. 4 next weekend to my parents I am going, for a long time I haven't them seen. Read the information on making complex sentences. You can...

The Anatomy of Humor The Threes Formula

Business Insurance Humor

THREE'S NOT JUST A CROWD, IT'S A HUMOR FORMULA Six Criteria, Like Ingredients In A Cake Recipe, make up the essentials of humor. And with few exceptions, the absence of any one ingredient so disturbs the formula that the humor is not only less funny, but in danger of complete failure. Whether the humor is a one-liner, a lengthy anecdote, or a three-act theatrical piece, these same six elements consistently appear. Although there's no absolute prescribed order, in this arrangement, the first...

D Letters of Complaint

1 E You will hear two people discussing a letter which one of them is going to send. Listen to the cassette and answer the questions below. a What is the main purpose of the letter b What complaints does Cathy make in her letter c What does Cathy want the manufacturer i to do d What is Cathy going to do if her letter is ignored A formal letter of complaint is written to complain about a problem which has arisen e.g. faulty merchandise, rude staff, inaccurate information, etc . It should explain...

Write A Report As Secretary Of The School Photography Club

Auditions were held on 15th July to select local performers. In addition, two professional groups have agreed to appear in the concert free of charge. Unfortunately, another band we had hoped would appear is unavailable. However, our Director of Music, Ms Foxe, is confident that the standard will be more than satisfactory, and states that rehearsals are progressing smoothly. The concert will be held in the main area of Crowtree Park, which is easily accessible both by private and public...

Social desirability or prestige bias

The final big problem with regard to questionnaires is that people do not always provide true answers about themselves that is, the results represent what the respondents report to feel or believe, rather than what they actually feel or believe. There are several possible reasons for this, and the most salient one is what is usually termed the social desirability or prestige bias. Questionnaire items are often 'transparent,' that is, respondents can have a fairly good guess about what the...

Collage Writing I Am Too Nervous To Sing Karaoke Songs With My Friends

List Some Words Describe These Places

2 In the paragraph above, underline the topic sentence. Below, list the details used to support the topic sentence. Compare your answers with a partner, f. 3 An explanation tells what something means or how something works. In this paragraph, underline the topic sentence. Then answer the questions. A stitch in time saves nine. My mother, who likes to sew, used this simple saying to teach me the value of working on problems when they are still small. Originally, the saying referred to sewing if...

Indonesia Something Interesting At Every Turn

Interesting Drawing Ideas Easy

History teaming about the pa amp t math too difficult, not interesting What job do want later English or work Travel science biology, chemistry I don't like physical journalism i like reading literature art rawing, painting, sculpture photography studying homework friends social life Work with a partner or small group. Choose one of these topics. List as many ideas you can in five minutes. Work alone. Choose a topic from exercise 2 on page 5, and list as many ideas as you can in five minutes....

Selected List Of Published L Questionnaires

Please note that the use of the term 'questionnaires ' in this book does not include 'tests', 'production questionnaires' e.g., DCTs or classroom observation schemes cf. Section 1.1 . I would like to thank all my friends and colleagues who have helped me to compile this list. I am certain that I have unintentionally omitted several valuable published instruments from the list below. I apologize for this. Attitudes see also 'language learning motivation' Wenden 1991 Attitudes questionnaire for...

Stating Reasons an Using Examples

Reasons For Using

Transition Signals with Reasons and Examples 9 Independen t and Dependen t Clauses Capitalization Two More Rules 9 Personal Letter Form Preivriting In this unit, you will write another listing-order paragraph and use reasons and specific examples to prove your points. Use whichever prewriting method works best for you to do the following activity. 1. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you like to go on your next vacation Choose a place that everyone in your group knows well. It...

Motorway Is To Be Built Near Your House. As You Think That It Will Destroy

Composition Letters

factories factories impose heavy 6 . factories must have 7 on their chimneys Letters to the authorities editor are formal pieces of writing. They express a person's concern about and views on a certain matter and usually contain suggestions on how to tackle a problem. You need to state the nature of the problem and its causes and effects. Each point should be presented in a separate paragraph containing a clear topic sentence supported by examples and or justification. Useful Language for...

Picture Composition Writing

Picture Composition Writing

In this unit, you will lyarn how to choose and narrow a topic. H gather ideas. Before you begin writing, you decide what you are going to write about. Then you plan what you are going to write. This process is called pre-writing. Z How to choose a topic for a paragraph A paragraph is a group of five to ten sentences that give information about a topic. Before you write, you must choose a topic for your paragraph. Choose a topic that isn't too narrow limited, brief . A...

He Sat Down Unable To Believe What Had Happened. Angus The Metal Door Clang Shut And The Polisman Trudging

27 Replace the word said in the following passage with more descriptive reporting verbs from the list below, and add the missing punctuation. The words which are underlined are in Direct Speech. exclaimed, laughed, shouted, snapped, stammered, teased, wailed, yelled go said the skydiving instructor the first student jumped out of the plane go the instructor said to the next student in line i cant do it the terrified novice said im scared look if you dont jump now you'll never be allowed to try...

Don T Count Your Chickens

Good Timed Pics

Montreal, one of Canada's largest cities, is a popular tourist destitution fur several reasons. First, the city has a beautiful location. It sits on an island in i be middle of tlie St. Lawrence River, In addition, Montreal is hotli modem and historie. Hiere arc many luxury hotels,b lihas a clran and effiricnl subway system, and visitors can find a wide variety of shops and restaurants, especially downtown. The oldest area of lie town, lie Vieux Montreal, is very beautiful berause many ofc7ft...

Complete The Email By Putting The Verb In Brackets Into Either

Note time phrases help to make the meaning clear and are usually associated with particular verb forms. Note time phrases help to make the meaning clear and are usually associated with particular verb forms. Complete the email by putting the verb in brackets into either the present simple I do , present continuous I'm doing or present perfect I've done . The time phrases will help you. Use contractions where appropriate. Every year around this time we candidates for functions across the...

You Have Seen An Advertisement In The Newspaper For The Position Of Hotel Manager At A Popular Ski Resort

I am writing to apply for would like to be considered for further details of my education qualifications to date, a copy of my degree diploma etc. I hope that you will consider me for entry admission to 6 First, read the instructions below and underline the key words. Then, read the model and check if all the information required by the instructions has been included. Finally, identify the topic of each paragraph. You wish to apply for a course of study in Britain. Write a letter of application...