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L5: Reporting Verbs

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discusses
The author ___________ nutrition in schools. (= talks about)
describes
She ___________ a healthy lunch. (= tells us what it looks like)
offers
She ___________ several examples of sugary drinks. (= gives; first letter = o)
mentions
The article is about school lunches but the author ___________ that San Francisco is quite cold in the summer. (= says a small point; not the main topic)
According to
___________ the author, sugary drinks cause several health problems. (= says; 2 words)
argues
She ___________ that schools should stop selling sodas. (=gives an opinion)
explains
She ___________ why the price of soda is so low. (=tells us about a reason)
explains
He ___________ how sodas are made. (=tells us about a process)
goes on
She ___________ to give several examples of health problems. (= says more)
provides
She ___________ several reasons why the government should add warning labels. (= gives; first letter = p)
lists
She ___________ several popular drinks that have a lot of sugar in them. (= says a few; first letter = L)
suggests
He ___________ that parents limit the amount of soda that their kids drink. (= gives advice or an opinion; first letter = S)
concludes
The author ___________ by saying that the law will help consumers get information. (= finishes with this idea)
reports
The author ___________ that other states are making laws about sugar. (=says what happened)
states
She ___________ that drinking soda increases chances of being overweight. (=says a fact)
claims
He ___________ that some sodas have health benefits. (= says something is true, but it isn't proven)
warns
She ____________ parents not to give children too much soda. (=tells someone that something bad or dangerous may happen, so that they can avoid it or prevent it)