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Para completion

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Para completion

  1. 1. www.wordpandit.com<br />Para-<br />Completion<br />
  2. 2. Para-<br />Completion<br />Learn to <br />Guess The <br />Right lines!<br />www.wordpandit.com<br />
  3. 3. What is Para-Completion?<br />Read the paragraph given below:<br />When you shell out £25 or £30 for a hardback, what exactly are you paying for? I have always assumed – like, I imagine, most people – that the high cost of hardbacks is down to the fact that they are much more expensive than paperbacks to produce. But in fact this isn't the case at all. <br />www.wordpandit.com<br />
  4. 4. What is Para-Completion?<br />Read the paragraph given below:<br />When you shell out £25 or £30 for a hardback, what exactly are you paying for? I have always assumed – like, I imagine, most people – that the high cost of hardbacks is down to the fact that they are much more expensive than paperbacks to produce. But in fact this isn't the case at all. <br />The last line of this paragraph has been deleted. Try to come up with one of your own. <br />www.wordpandit.com<br />
  5. 5. What is Para-Completion?<br />Read the paragraph given below:<br />When you shell out £25 or £30 for a hardback, what exactly are you paying for? I have always assumed – like, I imagine, most people – that the high cost of hardbacks is down to the fact that they are much more expensive than paperbacks to produce. But in fact this isn't the case at all. <br />The last line of this paragraph has been deleted. Try to come up with one of your own. <br />Does this seem like a good answer?<br />They are more expensive, true, but only slightly more – certainly not nearly enough to account for the £10 or £15 difference that has traditionally existed between the two formats.<br />www.wordpandit.com<br />
  6. 6. What is Para-Completion?<br />The completed paragraph:<br />When you shell out £25 or £30 for a hardback, what exactly are you paying for? I have always assumed – like, I imagine, most people – that the high cost of hardbacks is down to the fact that they are much more expensive than paperbacks to produce. But in fact this isn't the case at all. They are more expensive, true, but only slightly more – certainly not nearly enough to account for the £10 or £15 difference that has traditionally existed between the two formats.<br />This is what paragraph completion is about.<br />Completing the thoughts and sentiments of the author. <br />www.wordpandit.com<br />
  7. 7. Key Points for Para-Completion<br />ALWAYS REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING:<br /><ul><li>Identify the subject of the paragraph provided and try to summarize it in your own words indentify what is happening in the paragraph.
  8. 8. Identify the thread of thought that the author of the paragraph leaves us at.
  9. 9. Continue the thread of thought and not particular words or phrases.</li></ul>www.wordpandit.com<br />
  10. 10. Para-Completion: Tip 1<br />Identify the subject of the paragraph provided and try to summarize it in your own words indentify what is happening in the paragraph: Always remember to understand the complete picture first before moving on to the bits. <br />www.wordpandit.com<br />
  11. 11. Para-Completion: Tip 1<br />Identify the subject of the paragraph provided and try to summarize it in your own words indentify what is happening in the paragraph: Always remember to understand the complete picture first before moving on to the bits. <br />Read this:<br />Almost half of teenagers and more than a quarter of adults now own a smartphone, with most using their iPhone or BlackBerry to browse Facebook and email. The study, published on Thursday, also shows that smartphones have begun to intrude on our most private moments, with 47% of teenagers admitting to using their device in the toilet. Only 22% of adults confessed to the same habit. (_________) <br />www.wordpandit.com<br />
  12. 12. Para-Completion: Tip 1<br />Identify the subject of the paragraph provided and try to summarize it in your own words indentify what is happening in the paragraph: Always remember to understand the complete picture first before moving on to the bits. <br />Read this:<br />Almost half of teenagers and more than a quarter of adults now own a smartphone, with most using their iPhone or BlackBerry to browse Facebook and email. The study, published on Thursday, also shows that smartphones have begun to intrude on our most private moments, with 47% of teenagers admitting to using their device in the toilet. Only 22% of adults confessed to the same habit. (_________) <br />Summary: Growing use of smartphones, especially in teenagers.<br />www.wordpandit.com<br />
  13. 13. Para-Completion: Tip 2<br />Identify the thread of thought that the author of the paragraph leaves us at. <br />: Try to break down the paragraph into a series of ideas and identify the idea that the author leaves us with. That idea is in a way the key to the answer. <br />www.wordpandit.com<br />
  14. 14. Para-Completion: Tip 2<br />Identify the thread of thought that the author of the paragraph leaves us at. <br />: Try to break down the paragraph into a series of ideas and identify the idea that the author leaves us with. That idea is in a way the key to the answer. <br />Read this:<br />Almost half of teenagers and more than a quarter of adults now own a smartphone, with most using their iPhone or BlackBerry to browse Facebook and email. The study, published on Thursday, also shows that smartphones have begun to intrude on our most private moments, with 47% of teenagers admitting to using their device in the toilet. Only 22% of adults confessed to the same habit. (_________) <br />www.wordpandit.com<br />
  15. 15. Para-Completion: Tip 2<br />Identify the thread of thought that the author of the paragraph leaves us at. <br />: Try to break down the paragraph into a series of ideas and identify the idea that the author leaves us with. That idea is in a way the key to the answer. <br />Read this:<br />Almost half of teenagers and more than a quarter of adults now own a smartphone, with most using their iPhone or BlackBerry to browse Facebook and email. The study, published on Thursday, also shows that smartphones have begun to intrude on our most private moments, with 47% of teenagers admitting to using their device in the toilet. Only 22% of adults confessed to the same habit. (_________) <br />Identify the thread: He leaves at a point where he is comparing the usage difference between adults and teenagers.<br />www.wordpandit.com<br />
  16. 16. Para-Completion: Tip 3<br />Continue the thread of thought and not particular words or phrases: All we need to do know is extend the thought that the author was driving at, it would form the perfect continuation for us.<br />www.wordpandit.com<br />
  17. 17. Para-Completion: Tip 3<br />Continue the thread of thought and not particular words or phrases: All we need to do know is extend the thought that the author was driving at, it would form the perfect continuation for us.<br />Read this:<br />Almost half of teenagers and more than a quarter of adults now own a smartphone, with most using their iPhone or BlackBerry to browse Facebook and email. The study, published on Thursday, also shows that smartphones have begun to intrude on our most private moments, with 47% of teenagers admitting to using their device in the toilet. Only 22% of adults confessed to the same habit. (_________) <br />www.wordpandit.com<br />
  18. 18. Para-Completion: Tip 3<br />Continue the thread of thought and not particular words or phrases: All we need to do know is extend the thought that the author was driving at, it would form the perfect continuation for us.<br />Read this:<br />Almost half of teenagers and more than a quarter of adults now own a smartphone, with most using their iPhone or BlackBerry to browse Facebook and email. The study, published on Thursday, also shows that smartphones have begun to intrude on our most private moments, with 47% of teenagers admitting to using their device in the toilet. Only 22% of adults confessed to the same habit. (_________) <br />Continue the thread: The answer option should revolve around some usage difference between teens and adults. <br />www.wordpandit.com<br />
  19. 19. Para-Completion: The final result<br />Combine all the tips:<br />Read this:<br />Almost half of teenagers and more than a quarter of adults now own a smartphone, with most using their iPhone or BlackBerry to browse Facebook and email. The study, published on Thursday, also shows that smartphones have begun to intrude on our most private moments, with 47% of teenagers admitting to using their device in the toilet. Only 22% of adults confessed to the same habit. (_________) <br />Combine all and we get the answer as follows (that is the last line of the paragraph):<br />The last line: ‘Unsurprisingly, mobile-addicted teens are more likely than adults to be distracted by their phones over dinner and in the cinema – and more would answer their phone if it woke them up.’<br />www.wordpandit.com<br />
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