Exercise: 7 / 7

Reviewing ways of maintaining topic focus

Language focus: Improving the topic focus (coherence) of texts using strategies
Strategy 4 (active-passive shift),
Strategy 5 (equative shift),
Strategy 6 (animate-inanimate shift),
Strategy 7 (personal-impersonal shift)

Purpose: The following exercise aims to give you practice in improving the topic focus (coherence) of texts. You will use some of the strategies suggested in this unit to move 'given' sentence elements to the 'subject' position at the beginning of sentences.

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Estimated time: 30 minutes.

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