Sentence Variation

Sentence Variation - student project

A) USING SENTENCE PATTERNS

 

1. Intrusive sentence.

I hope our application – we submitted the forms rather late - will be processed without any problems.

 

2. End/Beginning

The prime minister delivered the keynote speech and it was hailed as a great success. It was hailed as a great success by his closest allies and cronies.

 

3. Beginning/Beginning

You too can succeed if you work hard. You too can succeed if you don’t give up.

 

4. End / End

The cauliflower was steamed to perfection. Every element of the dish was cooked to perfection.

 

5. Beginning/end

Nadal is the only player who can beat Nadal.

 

B) A 50-WORD PARAGRAPH OF SHORT SENTENCES DESCRIBING ACTION

 

My Niece Lost in a Department Store.

 

“Where’s Cloe?” Her mum stood motionless. I darted through a maze of clothes. Thank God the exit doors were locked. I raced back another way. My sister was still rooted to the floor. She turned. I shook my head.  Her shopping bags plunged to the floor. I glanced at the lift. I glanced at the escalator. I…"Cloe!” Finding us, she’d staggered back. My sister crumbled over her. “Cloe! Don’t ever do that to me again!”

 

C) A 50-WORD PARAGRAPH OF 1 FREIGHT-TRAIN SENTENCE DESCRIBING A DREAM 

 

My Dream: Tough Terrain Ahead

I drove along King’s Street in Wymondham and at the end of the road a man stood with his hand stretched out towards Jameson Street and as I stopped he warned, “tough terrain ahead” and suddenly I found myself driving a Mercedes Benz up a steep wooded hill which was teeming with large vicious snakes, so I drove and drove and drove up the hill until I was finally clear of danger.