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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 the beginning, IAGOS, or the In-Service Aircraft for a Global Observing System project, was set up by European governments and airlines to monitor changes in the earth’s atmosphere.
It was intended that this project would be a network that covered the entire globe, lasting a minimum of 20 years, with a view to reducing disruptions to, and economic losses in, the airline industry.
As well as supporting aircraft safety and commercial strategies by airlines seeking to optimise flight planning, the information collected by IAGOS aircraft is also combined with satellite data and is used to construct weather models.
These records aid in determining specific weather phenomena, such as hurricanes and climate patterns in general.
The ultimate environmental value of IAGOS is that now its findings are being analysed, and freely shared by various weather, climate research and inter-governmental organisations tasked with monitoring global weather, climate, and climate change.