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Real exam reorder paragraphs questions

The 1st thing to do when you see reorder is to search for the topic sentence.Mostly the topic sentence is stand-alone and does not start with But, Also, So, furthermore, however, nevertheless etc. Pronouns such as he, she, it, they,them are probably referring to something mentioned in an earlier paragraph.Check if the paragraph is talking about series or sequence and keep a note of it.Once you identify the topic sentence just use the connecting words and general sentence to check the connections in the remaining sentences.


A.Liberal is conservative in a moderate Midwestern kind of way which is changing fast due to big National Beef Packing plant which relies on Hispanic migrants and thus four-fifths of the children in Liberal’s public-school system are Hispanic.
B.Liberal’s mayor, Joe Denoyer, who was raised in a Democratic family near Chicago and moved to Liberal in search of work.
C.This should make the town receptive to Democrats, but Mr. Trump easily won the county of which it forms part.
D.Mr. Denoyer voted for Mr. Trump by being impressed by his promise, though he thinks it unlikely that the president will keep his promises.
E.The town of Liberal is said to have been named for an early settler famous among travelers for being free with drinking water.



A. With these, hunters could approach Belugas within hunting range and profit from its inner skin and blubber.
B. Belugas seem to have used their well-known sensitivity to noise to evolve an ‘avoidance’ strategy to outsmart hunters and their powerful technologies.
C. To escape an approaching motor, Belugas have learned to dive to the ocean bottom and stay there for up to 20 minutes, by which time the confused predator has left.
D. Today, however, even with much more powerful engines, it is difficult to come close, because the whales seem to disappear suddenly just when you thought you had them in your sights.
E. High-powered outboard motors were considered to be one of the major threats to the survival of the Beluga whales.
F. When the first outboard engines arrived in the early 1930s, one came across 4 and 8 HP motors.



A. Her comprehension of language is therefore very high.
B. According to recent research, the critical period for developing language skills is between the ages of three and five and a half years.
C. The read-to child already has a large vocabulary and a sense of grammar and sentence structure.
D. Children who are read to in these years have a far better chance of reading well in school, indeed, of doing well in all their subjects.
E. And the reason is actually quite simple.
F. This correlation is far and away the highest yet found between home influences and school success.

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