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Sentence completion wimba

  1. 1. SAT WIMBA CLASSROOM CRITICAL READING – SENTENCE COMPLETION
  2. 2. FIRST – ANY QUESTIONS?
  3. 3. STRATEGIES FOR SENTENCE COMPLETION  COVER THE ANSWERS  TRY TO PUT IN YOUR OWN WORD  CIRCLE / MARK ALL PUNCTUATION AND CONJUNCTIONS (they are SO important in sentence completion questions)  DECIDE IF POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE – “GOOD WORD” OR “BAD WORD”???  ELIMINATE, ELIMINATE, ELIMINATE  Remember that the SAT is designed for careLESS readers, so notice the details!
  4. 4. DON’T SKIP A QUESTION BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW ALL THE WORDS!  Use elimination  Use DECODING  Use good word / bad word
  5. 5. LET’S TRY ONE! Moths are nocturnal pollinators, visiting scented flower during the hours of darkness, whereas the butterflies are ____ , attracted to bright flowers in the daytime. A. diurnal B. quotidian C. colorful D. ephemeral E. brilliant 1) Notice “whereas” ? Opposite idea 2) My guess would be “daytime” 3) Eliminate colorful, brilliant – so now guess if in first 2/3 of questions (Easy, Medium, Hard) 4) Nocturnal in first one – opposite is diurnal?
  6. 6.  The Victorian middle class woman was ____ by restraints, obligations and ____ that prevented her from achieving economic independence.  A. hampered - aspirations B. emancipated - strictures C. fettered - responsibilities D. ensnared - possibilities E. surrounded - freedoms  1) list of 3.. (restraints, obligations, __) – bad word  2) key words “that prevented” – so first blank is “bad word” – second blank is parallel to list  3) first blank --- ELIMINATE (b) emancipated = good, (e) surrounded=neutral  4) second blank -- ELIMINATE (a) good word, (d) good word –  GUESS WHAT – only 1 left – C!!!!!
  7. 7. YOU TRY ONE~!  There is great unevenness in his later plays; there are moments of the greatest ____ in the midst of great ____.  A. lucidity - enlightenment B. frivolity - triteness C. insight - banality D. obscurity - ambivalence E. profundity - wisdom
  8. 8. TRY THIS ONE!  The success of the business venture ____ his expectations; he never thought that the firm would prosper.  A. confirmed B. belied C. nullified D. fulfilled E. ratified

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