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miercuri, 4 iunie 2014

Words that signal types of text organisation



Select the signal words that may be used to bring an essay to a close.

As quickly as possible...
Meanwhile...
In conclusion...
A chain of events set off by a single cause is called a:

cause and effect relationship
domino effect
multi-level problem
Which three of the following signal phrases indicate a cause-and-effect relationship?
additionally
consequently
due to
even though
following
therefore
nthony is quite capable in all academic areas, although not particularly self-motivated. Usually, he doesn't care about his grades, but if there's a contest for the highest score on an assignment, he suddenly comes alive! Immediately, his habits change as he studies for hours and digs up all kinds of minor facts about the subject. This explains why he brought home a blue ribbon from the science fair, yet made a D on his regular schoolwork.
Which signal word in the above paragraph contrasts Anthony's abilities with his willingness to study? a0.
Which of the following words or phrases acts as a signal for chronological sequence?

in common
preceding
typically
whereas
Match the vocabulary words with their definitions. Match the items in the left column with the items in the right column.
1.
Give information by talking and writing; receive information by listening and reading.
signal

2.
Put your thoughts into words.
express

3.
An emotion such as love, sympathy, pain, and happiness.
language

4.
Human speech, spoken or written.
feeling

5.
An object or word placed to give notice or warning.
communicate

Which four of the following words or phrases indicate how things are alike?
as opposed to
as well as
both
conversely
likewise
on the contrary
similarly
seventh-grade student faces greater challenges, typically needing to put in at least 50% more time on her studies. As a result, her free time diminishes, causing her to fight resentment toward school. While younger siblings are watching TV, she may need to be writing an essay. With more responsibility, though, there usually comes more choice and greater privileges. Additionally, the seventh-grader can often look ahead to adulthood and motivate herself by focusing on her future career.
Which of the signal words and phrases above indicates that an example follows?

additionally
as a result
causing
though
typically
while
nthony is quite capable in all academic areas, although not particularly self-motivated. Usually, he doesn't care about his grades, but if there's a contest for the highest score on an assignment, he suddenly comes alive! Immediately, his habits change as he studies for hours and digs up all kinds of minor facts about the subject. This explains why he brought home a blue ribbon from the science fair, yet made a D on his regular schoolwork.
What does the signal word yet tell you about Anthony's work?

He has had a change of attitude and will do better in his schoolwork now.
His schoolwork and performance at the science fair compare.
There is a contrast between his schoolwork and his project for the science fair.
The science fair judges were not careful scorers.
Of the following signal word, which one indicates what came last?

formerly
initially
previously
ultimately
anthony enjoys collecting baseball cards, whereas his brother Steven prefers actually playing the game.
What signal word shows contrast in the sentence? whereas
Which of the following signal phrases indicates that an example follows?

immediately
finally
typically
whereas
Which of the following words or phrases acts as a signal for chronological sequence?

although
meanwhile
nevertheless
similarly
Which of the words or phrases below does not signal an example?

conversely
for instance
in other words
generally
such as
typically

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