3. Understanding Paragraphs

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  1. Dear Sir,
    This is my assignment:
    EXERCISE 5
    1. Topic: Lake Baikal is the world’s largest lake.
    Main idea: A
    Supporting facts & idea:
    • It measure 395 miles long by 50 miles wide and it has 1,245 miles of coastline.
    • It consists of three depressions, which hold a total volume of 14,656 cubic miles of water, 20 percent of the freshwater in the world.
    • It has deepest point at over 1 mile and average depth of 2.066 feet.
    2 . Topic: The creatures that only can be found in Lake Baikal.
    Main Idea: A
    Supporting facts & Idea:
    • This creature, which local people call nerpa, is the only mammal which inhabits the lake.
    • Another creature that is unique to this Siberian Lake is the omu/, a fish, which is caught by local fisherman and is considered a great delicacy.

    3. Topic: The water in Lake Baikal was so clear.
    Main Idea: A
    Supporting facts & idea:
    • First, the lake contained certain small crustaceans that consumed waterweeds, bacteria, and other……..water.
    • Furthermore, the water in the lake consisted of rainwater and melted snow…………forest.
    • Finally, most of the watershed has a rocky surface, so the water flowing…………content.

    EXERCISE 8

    1. D
    Main Idea: The attraction of gold is as old as history.
    2. B
    Main Idea: Gold is shiny, durable and rare but it is far less useful than many other mineral or metals.
    3. A
    Main Idea: Another factor that has affected the price of gold has been the increasing difficulty in acquiring it.

    Regards,
    tina

  2. Dear Sir,
    These are my assignment of understanding paragraph :
    Exercise 5
    1. Topic : Lake Baikal in southern Siberia, Rusia
    Main idea : a. lake Baikal is the world’s largest and oldest lake
    Supporting facts and ideas :

    It measures 395 miles long by 50 miles wide and it has 1.245 miles of coastline.
    The lake’s rocky basin consist of three depressions, which hold a total volume of 14.656 cubic miles of water, 20 percent of the fresh water in the world.
    The lake is also very deep, with its deepest point at over 1 mile and an average depth of 2066 feet.
    From sediment obtained by drilling deep down below the lake, researchers estimate it to be at least 25 million years old

    2. Topic : The unique species in Lake Baikal
    Main idea : c. Many unique species can be found in the isolated ecosystem of Lake
    Baikal
    Supporting facts and ideas :
    – More than 1,000 species of plants and animals found at Lake Baikal exist
    nowhere else on earth and some can be dated to prehistoric times.
    – This creature, which local people call Nerpa, is the only mammal which inhabits
    the lake.
    – Another creature that is unique to this Siberian Lake is the omu/, which is caught
    by local fisherman and is considered a great delicacy.
    3. Topic : Several factors contributed to keeping the water crystal clear.
    Main idea : a. The water in Lake Baikal was very clean for several reason
    Supporting facts and ideas :
    – The lake contained certain small zoo plankton and small crustaceans that
    consumed water weeds, bacteria and other material hat would otherwise cloud the
    water.
    – The water in the lake consisted of rainwater and melted snow that
    flowed down from a mountain range in about 300 streams and through uninhabited
    forest.
    – Most of the watershed has a rocky surface, so the water flowing into the lake
    did not accumulate mud or organic matter and had little mineral or chemical content.

    Exercise 8
    1. d. just as it has been for thousands of years
    Main idea : Since ancient times, gold has been the object of dream and obsessions.
    2. b. the price of gold could fall sharply
    main idea : Gold is so valuable but it is far less useful than many other minerals or metals.
    3. a. the price of gold is likely to climb yet higher.
    Main idea : The factor that has effected the price of gold has been the increasing difficulty in acquiring it.

    Regards
    Yulina

  3. Dear Mr.Parlin
    Below is my exercise 8 assignment :

    1) d. just as it has been for thousands of years.
    Main idea: since ancient times, the attraction of gold has been the object of dreams and obsessions.
    2) b. the price of gold could fall sharply.
    Main idea: Gold is so valuable because it is shinny, durable, and rare, but it is far less useful than many other minerals or metals.
    3) a. the price of gold is likely to climb yet higher.
    Main idea: The factor that has effected the price of gold has been the increasing difficulty in acquiring it

    Regards,
    Cipta

  4. hi mister this is my assignment for exercise 5
    1. Topic: Lake baikal the world’s largest lake in southern Siberia
    Main idea: A.
    Supporting idea: in the text tells that it is the world’s largest lake and also very deep. It has at least 25 million years old.

    2. Topic: The fauna of lake baikal
    Main idea: C
    Supporting idea: In the lake baikal has unique fauna and caught by local fisherman

    3. Topic: the contain of lake baikal
    Main idea: C
    Supporting idea: the lake contained certain small zooplankton and small crustanceans that consumed waterweeds, bacteria, and other material that would otherwise cloud the water

    EXERCISE 8

    1. A
    Main idea: the price of gold

    2. A
    Main idea: the function of gold

    3. C
    Main idea: another factors that has affected the price of gold has been the increasing difficulty in acquiring.

  5. Dear Mr.Parlin
    Below is my exercise 8 assignment:

    1) d. just as it has been for thousands of years.
    Main idea: The attraction of gold has been the object of dreams and obsessions since ancient times.
    2) b. the price of gold could fall sharply.
    Main idea: Gold is so valuable because it is shinny, durable, and rare even though it is far less useful than many other minerals or metals.
    3) a. the price of gold is likely to climb yet higher.
    Main idea: The factor that has effected the price of gold has been the increasing difficulty in acquiring it.

  6. Dear Mr. Parlin

    This is my assignment :
    1. Topic : lake Baikal and it’s performance.
    Main Idea : a. Lake Baikal is the world’s largest and oldest lake
    Supporting facts and ideas :
    a).The measures and the rocky basin.
    b).Is super large and deep.
    c).The sediment obtained by drilling deep down below.
    d).The lake is estimated at least 25 million years old.

    2. Topic : The species in lake Baikal unique.
    Main Idea : c. Many unique species can be found in the isolated system of Lake Baikal
    Supporting Facts and ideas :
    a). More than 1.000 species of plants and animals found at Lake Baikal exist nowhere else on earth and some can be dated to prehistoric times.
    b).Omu/ (the Siberian Lake’s fish) is considered a great delicacy.
    3. Topic : Lake Baikal’s water is as crystal clear water.
    Main Idea : a. The water in Lake Baikal was very clean for several reason
    Supporting Facts and ideas :
    a).Certain small zooplanktons and small crustaceans.
    b).Consumed things that could cloud the water.
    c).The rainwater and the meltedwater flowed over and most of the watershed has rocky surface.
    Regards,
    Radini

  7. Dear Mr. Parlin

    This is my assignment :
    1. Topic : The description of Lake Baikal, The World’s Largest Lake
    Main Idea : a. Lake Baikal is the world’s largest and oldest lake
    Supporting facts and ideas :
    a) It measures 395 miles long by 50 miles wide and it has 1.245 miles of coastline.
    b) The lake’s rocky basin consist of three depressions, which hold a total volume of 14.656 cubic miles of water, 20 percent of the fresh water in the world.
    c) The lake is also very deep, with its deepest point at over 1 mile and an average depth of 2066 feet.
    d) From sediment obtained by drilling deep down below the lake, researchers estimate it to be at least 25 million years old.

    2. Topic : The ecosystem of Lake Baikal
    Main Idea : c. Many unique species can be found in the isolated system of Lake Baikal
    Supporting Facts and ideas :
    a) More than 1.000 species of plants and animals found at Lake Baikal exist nowhere else on earth and some can be dated to prehistoric times.
    b) This creature, which local people call Nerpa, is the only mammal which inhabits the lake.
    c) Another creature that is unique to this Siberian Lake is the omu/, which is caught by local fisherman and is considered a great delicacy.

    3. Topic : The water in Lake Baikal was so clear
    Main Idea : a. The water in Lake Baikal was very clean for several reason
    Supporting Facts and ideas :
    a) First, the lake contained certain small zooplankton and small crustaceans that consumed waterweeds, bacteria and other material hat would otherwise cloud the water.
    b) Furthermore, the water in the lake consisted of rainwater and melted snow that flowed down from a mountain range in about 300 streams and through uninhabited forest.
    c) Finally, most of the watershed has a rocky surface, so the water flowing into the lake did not accumulate mud or organic matter and had little mineral or chemical content.

    Regards,
    Cipta

  8. Dear Mr. Parlin
    The following is my exercise 5 assignment:

    1. Topic: The description of Lake Baikal.
    Main Idea: a. Lake Baikal is the world’s largest and oldest lake.
    Supporting facts and ideas:
    a. It measures 395 miles long by 50 miles wide and it has 1,245 miles of coastline.
    b. The lake’s rocky basin consist of three depressions, which hold a total volume of 14,656 cubic miles of water, 20 percent of the fresh water in the world.
    c. The lake is also very deep, with its deepest point at over 1 mile and an average depth of 2,066 feet.
    d. From sediment obtained by drilling deep down below the lake, researchers estimate it to be at least 25 million years old.

    2. Topic: The ecosystem of Lake Baikal.
    Main Idea: c. Many unique species can be found in the isolated system of Lake Baikal
    Supporting Facts and ideas:
    a. More than 1,000 species of plants and animals found at Lake Baikal exist nowhere else on earth and some can be dated to prehistoric times.
    b. This creature, which local people call Nerpa, is the only mammal which inhabits the lake.
    c. Another creature that is unique to this Siberian Lake is the omu/, which is caught by local fisherman and is considered a great delicacy.

    3. Topic: The water in Lake Baikal was very clean.
    Main Idea: a. The water in Lake Baikal was very clean for several reasons.
    Supporting facts and ideas:
    a. First, the lake contained certain small zooplankton and small crustaceans that consumed waterweeds, bacteria and other material that would otherwise cloud the water.
    b. Furthermore, the water in the lake consisted of rainwater and melted snow that flowed down from a mountain range in about 300 streams and through uninhabited forest.
    c. Finally, most of the watershed has a rocky surface, so the water flowing into the lake did not accumulate mud or organic matter and had little mineral or chemical content.

    Regards,
    vany

  9. Here is my answer for your task :
    1. Topic : Lake Baikal is The World Largest Lake
    Main Idea : a. Lake Baikal is the world’s largest and oldest lake
    Supporting facts and ideas :
    a) It measures 395 miles long by 50 miles wide and it has 1.245 miles of coastline.
    b) The lake’s rocky basin consist of three depressions, which hold a total volume of 14.656 cubic miles of water, 20 percent of the fresh water in the world.
    c) The lake is also very deep, with its deepest point at over 1 mile and an average depth of 2066 feet.
    d) From sediment obtained by drilling deep down below the lake, researchers estimate it to be at least 25 million years old.

    2. Topic : Lake Baikal is of particular interest because of its unique and isolated system
    Main Idea : c. Many unique species can be found in the isolated system of Lake Baikal
    Supporting Facts and ideas :
    a) More than 1.000 species of plants and animals found at Lake Baikal exist nowhere else on earth and some can be dated to prehistoric times.
    b) This creature, which local people call Nerpa, is the only mammal which inhabits the lake.
    c) Another creature that is unique to this Siberian Lake is the omu/, which is caught by local fisherman and is considered a great delicacy.

    3. Topic : Three factors contributed to keeping the water in Lake Baikal crystal clear
    Main Idea : a. The water in Lake Baikal was very clean for several reason
    Supporting Facts and ideas :
    a) First, the lake contained certain small zooplankton and small crustaceans that consumed waterweeds, bacteria and other material hat would otherwise cloud the water.
    b) Furthermore, the water in the lake consisted of rainwater and melted snow that flowed down from a mountain range in about 300 streams and through uninhabited forest.
    c) Finally, most of the watershed has a rocky surface, so the water flowing into the lake did not accumulate mud or organic matter and had little mineral or chemical content.

    Thanks & Best Regards
    Sisca

  10. Dear all,

    Please post your answer for Exercise 5 (pp.112-114) and Exercise 8 (pp. 121-122) of Mikulecky & Jeffries “Advanced Reading Power” below this section.

    Good luck!

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