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Task: Several text boxes appear on screen in a random order. Put the text boxes in the correct order.
Skills assessed: Reading
Prompt length: Text up to 150 words
Read the text boxes in order to understand the main idea of each one. You can do this by noting the key words.
Next, use the key words to form an overall idea of what the original text is about. This will help you find the logical order for the ideas in the text boxes:
Every well-written paragraph has a topic sentence. It is usually a clear statement about the topic, and all the other sentences are related in some way to this sentence.
The topic sentence can stand alone; it does not begin with a linker or a pronoun that refers back to something or someone (e.g., ‘he’ or ‘this’), nor does it does refer back to information or actions previously mentioned through the use of things like passive verb tenses (‘No link was found’):
For this item type, you need to restore the original order of the text by selecting text boxes and dragging them into the right order.
- In times of crisis, of natural disasters, or a devastating long-term problem like drought leading to famine and starvation, one organisation has always been called upon to assist.
- This organisation, namely the Red Cross has, for nearly one hundred years, been at the forefront of international relief efforts, and has always been ready, willing and successful in leading efforts to pick up the pieces.
- Their neutrality and impartiality, their long history of national and combined international determination have marked them out as the organisation which most often gets results, and this is borne out by their being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize three times, in 1917, 1944 and again in 1963.
- Prior to these awards, in 1901, the first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded personally to Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross, whose life was devoted mainly to humanitarian causes.
- Dunant bequeathed his prize money to charitable causes.