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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.
- Born in 1950, Peter Gabriel was musically talented from a young age, and he formed a band with schoolmates in the 1960s; that band, Genesis, finding success the following decade.
- After leaving the band, Gabriel established a solo career as a singer which saw him winning a Grammy Award for his music.
- Not content with simply playing music, Gabriel went on to become a key founder of WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance); the first WOMAD festival being held in the UK.
- However, Gabriel and his company, which had funded WOMAD, faced financial ruin from high costs of the festival in its very first year, worsened by the lack of suitable transport to the venue and inadequate publicity.
- Subsequent years proved more successful for the festival and also saw Gabriel build Real World Studios to promote world music, and embrace activism, campaigning for human rights and conservation issues.