Comprehension exercises for learning precis writing — Joining sentences with answerDecember 8, 2012 at 4:58 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Join the following sentences …
Question 1. The crow was thirsty. It looked around for water. But the land was parched. It flew for some time. Finally, it dropped dead out of exhaustion.
Answer 1— After flying over the parched land for some time looking for water, the thirsty crow dropped dead out of exhaustion.
Answer 2 — Due to exhaustion, the thirsty crow dropped dead after flying over the parched land for sometime in search of water.
Question 2. The election was drawing close. The party office saw frenzied activity. Pot-bellied politicians darted in and out of the office. The gardener was not amused a bit. He had seen many such elections come and go. His lot never changed.
Answer — In the build-up to the elections, the party office saw frenzied activity with pot-bellied politicians darting in and out of the office, but the gardener was not amused a bit as he had seen many such elections come and go bringing little change to his lot.
Question 3. The Fukushima disaster took some wind out of the sail of the nuclear power supporters. The opponents of nuclear power got fresh ammunition to fire at the pro-nuclear lobby. A lively debate raged on. (Use your own terminology to express the sense.)
Answer 1 —- In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, a lively debate raged on with pro-nuclear groups on the back foot and anti-nuclear lobby emboldened.
Answer 2— The Fukushima disaster weakened the pro-nuclear lobby and emboldened the anti-nuclear group giving rise to a lively debate.
Answer 3 —– A lively debate raged on with the pro-nuclear lobby ceding considerable ground to pronuclear groups in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.
Question 4. Europe’s economy is in a shambles. The countries struggle to get back to their feet. The people have to endure great hardship. Their patience gets stretched. (Use your own terminology to express the sense.)
Answer —- As a result of enduring great hardship, the patience of Europeans wears thin as they struggle to breathe life into their moribund economies.
Question 5. —- Mother’s milk is the best food for a baby in the world. Unicef goes to great lengths to propagate this idea. It has recruited eminent persons as its goodwill ambassadors.
Answer — As part of its vigorous efforts to spread the idea of primacy of mother’s milk for a baby, Unicef has recruited eminent persons as its goodwill ambassadors.