The use of parentheses creates a bit of difficulty, many do not know how to apply them correctly. Therefore, teachers need to take time for exercises. So, we've selected some activities with parentheses that can help students better understand the concept of parentheses.
Teachers can take each of the tips and apply them in the classroom or as homework. Good class!
Between sheep and extreme sports
Take in Canadian hospitality, American practicality and bucolic British scenery. Add human rights, quality of life, press freedom and Swiss punctuality. And, to make it even better, this recipe does not include corruption. That's it: you have a blend to define New Zealand, a small island country in the southwest of the Pacific Ocean, 2000 km from Australia. Most of the 4 million kiwis (as the local people are affectionately called), of European descent, live in an environment where everything works, from the administrative machine to the tourist infrastructure. And when it comes to nature, the scenery takes your breath away. […]
Antonella Kann. “O Globo”, January 16, 2010.
Question 1 – Identify the purpose of the text:
Question 2 – At the beginning of the text, the intertextuality with the genre is perceived:
a) instruction manual
b) cooking recipe
c) medicine package
Question 3 – An opinion of the author is recorded in the passage:
a) "Take Canadian hospitality, American practicality and bucolic British scenery."
b) “[…] New Zealand, a small island country in the southwest of the Pacific Ocean, 2000 km […]”
c) “[…] lives in an environment where everything works, from the administrative machine to the infrastructure […]”
d) "And when it comes to nature, the scenery takes your breath away."
Question 4 – The word “blend” appears in italics in the text because:
a) is little known.
b) is grammatically unacceptable.
c) is of foreign origin.
d) is the authorship of others.
Question 5 - The information placed between parentheses consists of:
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