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UNIT 2 — Lesson 1 — Comprehension Questions
The Topic Sentence

 
 

Answer the following questions to learn more about topic sentences in process paragraphs. Click on the correct answer and read the explanation.

 
 
1.

Which topic is a real-life process?

  a Telling someone how to order supplies
  b Telling someone that you have learned how to use the new photocopier
  c Telling someone what you did on the weekend
     
2.

Which topic is a process?

  a A paragraph describing the laws of a country.
  b A paragraph describing who makes laws for a country.
  c A paragraph describing the way the government makes laws for a country.
     
3. Which topic is a process?
  a How friendly the people in your neighbourhood are.
  b How much it costs to live in your neighbourhood.
  c How people can travel to your neighbourhood on the bus.
     
4. Which is the best topic sentence for a process paragraph about how to buy a car?
  a Before you go out and shop for a car, decide what kind of car you want.
  b Buying a car can be a stress-filled activity, but with a little research and comparison shopping, much of the stress can be avoided.
  c Be careful about choosing "extras" such as a CD player instead of the standard tape player; these extras cost extra money.
     
5. Which is the best topic sentence for a process paragraph about preparing to write a paragraph?
  a In order to write a good process paragraph, you should prepare by using the following prewriting techniques, which focus on your audience and your purpose.
  b You should prepare well before you start to write your paragraph.
  c After you consider your audience, you should think about your purpose.