College Preparation Communication Paraphrasing

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Re-write the sentences in your own words


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  • 1. 
    The weather forecast for the next seven days is that there will be rain on most days, with occasional sunny periods.
    • A. 

      The weather forecast for the next week is mostly rain with some sunny periods.

    • B. 

      This week it will be rainy with sunny periods.

    • C. 

      This week there will be rain on most days with some sun.

  • 2. 
    Oil reserves are fast running out and, until scientists find alternative energy sources, we must cut down our usage.
    • A. 

      Since oil is scarce right now, we must use less.

    • B. 

      Oil is fast running out and we must cut down our use until we find an alternative.

    • C. 

      Until scientists find alternative energy sources, we must cut down what we use.

  • 3. 
    In Japan, the public baths are very popular as social meeting places, where men and women enjoy soaking in the clean, hot water.
    • A. 

      The public baths are popular meeting places and men and women like to go there to soak in the hot water.

    • B. 

      People in Japan enjoy going to the public baths to soak in the hot water, and socialize.

    • C. 

      In Japan the public baths are gathering places where people go to sit and soak in the clean, hot water.

  • 4. 
    The Amish do not use modern machinery, yet their farms flourish because Amish farmers work long hours.
    • A. 

      Amish farms do well because although no modern machinery is used, the people work for many hours a day.

    • B. 

      Although they do not use modern machinery, Amish farms do well because the farmers work long hours.

    • C. 

      Amish people work long hours on their farms.

  • 5. 
    On the journey across the great, wild desert at the centre of the continent of Africa, we were amazed by the astonishingly varied colour of the terrain and by the huge range of animals we saw.
    • A. 

      As we journeyed across the big, wild desert in Africa, we were thrilled by the astronishingly different colour of the land and by the array of animals there.

    • B. 

      On the journey through the desert in the continent of Africa, we saw lots of animals.

    • C. 

      We were surprised and impressed by the colourful countryside and many wild animals that we saw on our trip across the African desert.

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