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Answer : Basic-level Paraphrase and Summary Writing

Paraphrase

1. The student requested that the professor excuses her absence, but the professor refused.

Possible Solution: The professor denied the student’s request for an excused absence.

2. There will be a music concert next to Vienna coffee shop. Would you like to go?

Possible Solution: Are you coming to a music concert in Vienna?

3. International Center is hosting English Conversation classes. They help non-native speakers of English practice their English speaking skills.

Possible Solution: English non native speakers can improve their English by taking classes at International Center.

4. The office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) at Purdue University is located in Schleman Hall.

Possible Solution: Schleman Hall hosts the ISS office.

5. The car that was pulled over by the police officer yesterday just had an accident. That driver is not careful.

Possible Solution: The driver who was pulled over yesterday is not careful because he just had an accident.

Summary

1. Mr. Leibovitz and writer Matthew Miller joined forces to tell the story of the students in their book, “Fortunate Sons.” The book says China sent one hundred twenty boys to America to learn about developments that could help modernize their country.” (American Documents the Country’s First Exchange Students from China, Voice of America, learningenglish.voanews.com)

Possible Solution: “Fortunate Sons” tells the story of Chinese exchange students who came to the US in the 1870s to learn how to help China. Many Chinese students are doing the same today.

 

2. “Illiteracy is a problem in many of the world’s poorest countries.  Even in wealthier nations like the United States, many children struggle with reading and writing.  But in 19 cities across the country [United States], the volunteers of Experience Corps are helping youngsters learn to read.  The volunteers, all over 50, work with students in low-income areas.” (Older Volunteers Help Children Learn to Read, Voice of America, voanews.com)

Possible Solution: Older Experience Corps volunteers help poor children from 19 US cities improve their literacy skills.

3. “Women entrepreneurs in the developing world often face challenges that limit their chances for success and growth. They often have less access to education than men and have difficulty getting financing on their own. But with an understanding of the essential aspects of doing business – such as planning, financing, networking and marketing – they can overcome those obstacles. That's where the 10,000 Women Initiative comes in. As Faiza Elmasry tells us, it's an investment in education with dividends that benefit the businesswomen, their local communities and their national economies.” (Goldman Sachs invests in Educating Women in Business, Voice of America, voanews.com)

Possible Solution: The 10,000 Women Initiative helps women entrepreneurs in developing nations to understand the cornerstones of the business world, overcoming various challenges and helping their communities and countries.

4. The office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) at Purdue University is located in Schleman Hall.

Possible Solution: Schleman Hall hosts the ISS office.

5. The car that was pulled over by the police officer yesterday just had an accident. That driver is not careful.

Possible Solution: The driver who was pulled over yesterday is not careful because he just had an accident.

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