داستان هفتم ردینگ – سطح ۲
Grade 2 , 490L
Comets are balls of ice. They move around in outer space. The most famous comet is Halley’s Comet. You can see it from Earth every 75 years. The next time you can see it will be in the year 2061. Mark your calendar!
In this passage, the author talks about Halley’s Comet to
- form an argument
- pose a question
- make a conclusion
- give an example
- give a command
In the first half of the passage, the author gives general, or basic, information about comets. He or she tells us that they “are balls of ice” that “move around in outer space.” In the second half of the passage, the author talks about one such comet: Halley’s Comet. The author then gives us specific information about this particular comet. An example is used when you talk about one of a number of things, or a part of something, taken to show the character of the whole. In this passage, the author talks about Halley’s Comet to show the character of all comets in general. Therefore choice (E) is correct.
The author’s purpose is to give an example. He or she does not give reasons for or against a point. Therefore (A) is incorrect.
The author’s purpose is to give an example. He or she does not request information. Therefore (B) is incorrect.
The author’s purpose is to give an example. He or she does not give a final summation. Therefore (C) is incorrect.
The author tells readers, “Mark your calendar!” But this is not really a command. It is simply a suggestion to try to remember when Halley’s comet will appear again. The author does not really expect people to get a calendar for 2061 and mark it. Therefore (E) is incorrect.