Writing Skills Essay

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1. Increasing your vocabulary means A. you'll be able to spend more time reading. B. you'll spend less time on revision. C. you'll write longer sentences. D. you'll write more lively sentences. 2. Which one of the following statements about making your writing fun to read is not correct? A. Direct quotations should be reserved for characters in stories. B. The conversation you write must sound natural for the characters. C. Give your writing a personal touch by showing that you're interested in your subject. D. An anecdote or humorous quotation is often more convincing than a strong argument. 3. Find the sentence with the active voice. A. The bill was passed by the legislature. B. It was voted by the legislature to pass. C. I was told by the chairman that the bill was passed by the legislature. D. The chairman told me that the legislature passed the bill. 4. A cliché is a _______ expression. A. wordy B. worn-out C. foreign D. new 5. Which of the following statements about vocabulary building is not correct? A. Using the dictionary is only one step in the process of vocabulary building. B. The best way to improve your vocabulary is to memorize lists of vocabulary words. C. Pronunciation is an important part of adding new words to your vocabulary. D. Reading on a daily basis is very important for building your vocabulary. 6. Which statement is most accurate regarding the speaking-writing connection? A. The words used by writers are not normally used in speaking.B. To own a word, write it over and over again. C. Written words seldom reflect the words people use when they speak. D. To own a word, speak it. 7. A synonym is a word that's A. pronounced the same. B. defined in a thesaurus. C. opposite in meaning. D. similar in meaning. 8. Freewriting is an exercise in which you A. revise and polish an essay. B. write

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