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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.
- The Thames River, or River Thames as it is called in England, also known as the Tames, or by its ancient moniker Tamesis, or, in Oxford, the River Isis, is the main waterway in southern England.
- It begins in the Cotswold Hills area, at Thames Head, and runs 440 kms, passing through greater London as it nears its mouth, to the open sea.
- The tidal influence of the sea is first felt in west London, and the river’s fresh water begins mingling with estuarine saltwater in central London, at Battersea.
- The Thames River is crossed by 16 bridges in metropolitan London, mostly road and rail bridges, but many accommodate foot traffic as well with dedicated footpaths running alongside.
- As well, there are a number of underwater road and rail tunnels, and two underwater pedestrian tunnels, the Greenwich Foot Tunnel and the Woolwich Tunnel. Several tunnels are over a century old.