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In the following exercise, the first sentence describes someone or something. Infer information from the first sentence, and then choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes the second sentence. stipulate, burgeon, conduit, arbiter, dissident, indiscretion, demur, ruminate. Max was very good at calming people down before fights broke out, and usually, the people he spoke to walked away with no hard feelings. From this sentence, we can infer that Max is a[n] natural _____, who is good at keeping the peace.
Read the following three introductions written by professional writers, and then answer the following questions about each one.
- Which of the techniques does the writer use to open the introduction?
- Does the opener work well? Does it make you want to read the article? Why or why not?
- What is the tone of the introduction? What words or phrases show you how the writer feels about the topic?
- Does the structure of the introduction follow the patterns you learned about on pages 568-570? How? If not, how is it different?
- Which other technique might be an effective way to introduce this topic? Why?
Many and varied are the faces of , and together they reveal the basic urges and aspirations of humanity. The search for sights and sounds that delight the senses is only one of these many faces. The CroMagnon cave people in their vivid renderings of the animals that roamed the primeval forests were searching for the means of bringing their environment under control. The Mesopotamians constructed massive staged towers to reach upward into the abodes of their gods. The Egyptians built and embellished their tombs to provide for life beyond the grave. Minoan murals were painted to decorate their dwellings and delight the eye. The Greels sought to find reality in the underlying mathematical and harmonic proportions of their temples and godlike figures. Throughout history, art holds up a mirror to humanity-
William Fleming, Arts orleas