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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key UNIT 1 Activity 1, p. 2 1. Answer is given. 2. There are only four people. 3. I have two parents. 4. My father’s name is José. 5. My mother’s name is Karina 6. I have one brother. 7. His name is Andy. 8. I love my family very much. Activity 2, p. 3 Answers will vary. Activity 3, p. 5 1. Most kids like spaghetti. 2. They enjoy the taste of spaghetti. 3. They love the smell of spaghetti. 4. Some kids put tomato sauce on their spaghetti. 5. Other kids like cheese on their spaghetti. 6. Spaghetti is very popular with most kids. Activity 4, p. 5 Answers will vary. Activity 5, p. 6 1. Answer is given. 2. Albert is a taxi driver. 3. He is a good taxi driver. 4. Albert works for a large taxi company. 5. The name of the taxi company is Lightning Taxi Service. 6. Albert drives a taxi six days a week. 7. He meets fascinating people from many different places. 8. Albert really loves his work.

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Activity 6, pp. 8-9 1. Answer is given. 2. Q: What city is the White House in? A: The White House is in Washington, D.C. 3. Q: What country is the Nile River in? A: The Nile River is in Egypt. (Other possible answers are Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi.) 4. Q: What city is the Eiffel Tower in? A: The Eiffel Tower is in Paris. 5. Q: What is the biggest city in Mexico? A: Mexico City is the biggest city in Mexico. 6. Q: Where are the Andes Mountains? A: The Andes Mountains are in South America. 7. Q: What is the capital of Saudi Arabia? A: Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia. 8. Q: What is the biggest province in Canada? A: Quebec is the biggest province in Canada. Activity 7, p. 10 1. in 2. in 3. at 4. on 5. on 6. on 7. at 8. on 9. at 10. in Activity 8, p. 11 1. Answer is given. 2. Answer is given. 3. S; Only four months have thirty days. 4. S; An example of a month with only thirty days is September. 5. S; Other months have thirty-one days.

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key 6. S; Examples of months with thirty-one days are July and December. 7. Q; Which month never has thirty days? 8. S; The answer is February. 9. S; February usually has only twenty-eight days. 10. S; Everyone in my family was born in February. (OR E; Everyone in my family was born in February!) Activity 9, p. 12 1. What is your name? 2. Where are you from? 3. Where do you live? 4. How many people are in your family? 5. Do you have a car? 6. What food do you like to eat? 7. What is your favorite place to visit? 8. What is your favorite movie? [Answers from classmates will vary.] Activity 10, p. 13 1. Where is Costa Rica? 2. Costa Rica is a small country in Central America. 3. It is between Panama and Nicaragua. 4. This country is between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. 5. The population of Costa Rica is approximately four million. 6. Many tourists go there. 7. They see wild animals in the jungle. 8. It is the most beautiful country in the world! 9. I want to visit this beautiful country. 10. Do you want to visit Costa Rica?

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Activity 12, p. 18 1. Answer is given. 2. The ingredients are simple and cheap. 3. Two ingredients are tuna fish and mayonnaise. 4. I also use onions, salt, and pepper. 5. First, I cut up the onion. 6. Then I add the tuna fish and the mayonnaise. 7. Finally, I add the tuna fish and a lot of pepper. 8. Without a doubt, tuna salad is my favorite food! Activity 13, p. 18 1. Answer is given. 2. Answer is given. 3. F 4. Q 5. F 6. F 7. S 8. F 9. S 10. S Activity 14, p. 20 1. Answer is given. 2. The two large books are 3. The grammar book is 4. The composition book is 5. It is 6. The other two books are 7. They are 8. The textbooks are; the workbooks are

Activity 11, p. 14 Answers will vary.

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key Activity 15, p. 20 1. Answer is given. 2. noun 3. adjective 4. place phrase 5. adjective 6. adjective 7. noun 8. adjective 9. adjective Activity 16, p. 21 1. are; are; is 2. are; are; are 3. are; are; is 4. is; is; is 5. is; are; are Activity 17, p. 22 Answers will vary. Activity 18, p. 23 Hummus (S) is a very easy snack to make. The ingredients are simple (ADJ) and cheap (ADJ). Two ingredients (S) are chickpeas and crushed garlic. I (S) also use lemon juice and olive oil. First, I wash (V) and mash (V) the chickpeas. Then I add (V) the crushed garlic. Finally, I mix in (V) the lemon juice and olive oil. Some people add tahini paste. This fast snack is now ready to eat. It (S) is my favorite snack. Activity 19, p. 24 1. Caroline works 2. She works 3. she attends 4. Caroline wakes up 5. She starts 6. She works

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7. Her lunch break is 8. Caroline enjoys 9. She likes 10. Anderson Supermarket is Activity 20, p. 25 1. The Best Day of My Life (Rules 2 and 4) 2. The Combustion Engine (Rule 4) 3. A Handbook for International Students in Canada (Rule 4) 4. The Early Search for Gold in California (Rule 5) 5. Answers will vary. (Rule 3) 6. Making Inexpensive International Phone Calls (Rules 1 and 4) Activity 21, pp. 26-27 1. Answer is given. 2. Answer is given. 3. X (capitalization); Burundi is in Africa. 4. X (fragment--missing verb be); Canada is bigger than the United States. 5. X (punctuation); A popular city in Florida is Miami. 6. C 7. X (fragment--subject missing); He/She visits the Mayan ruins in Central America every year! 8. X (fragment--verb missing); Bolivia has no seaports. 9. C 10. X (fragment--missing verb be); Austria and Hungary are in Europe. 11. X (fragment--subject missing); The United States/The U.S./America is between Mexico and Canada. 12. X (fragment--subject missing); The population of Thailand is about 65,000,000.

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key Activity 22, p. 27 Tuscany is a beautiful region in Italy. It is famous for cities such as Florence, Siena, and Pisa. The Appenine Hills are in Tuscany. Tuscany is also famous for the production of beautiful ceramics. For example, bowls, vases, and oil jars are very popular with tourists. Tuscany has so many interesting places to see. Assisi and Siena are two beautiful cities that many people love to visit. It is a wonderful place to visit! Activity 23, p. 28 1. Answer is given. 2. at the office 3. to know 4. when you cook 5. not difficult 6. low price 7. the last 8. to make into many pieces 9. something put in 10. to be present 11. a short rest 12. to like 13. a new person 14. a place 15. well-known Activity 24, pp. 28-29 1. Answer is given. 2. to 3. a concert 4. branch 5. result 6. movie 7. simple 8. a sentence 9. an onion 10. add

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Activity 25, p. 29 1. Answer is given. 2. addition 3. attendance 4. attend 5. popular 6. popularity 7. happy 8. happiness 9. work (verb) 10. work (noun) Activity 26, pp. 30-31 Answers will vary. Activity 27, p. 32 Answers will vary.

UNIT 2 Activity 1, pp. 37-38 1. Answer is given. 2. I do not like this humid weather. 3. Paris is a beautiful city in France. 4. Ali has a part-time job. 5. They like to drink diet cola. 6. Niloofar reads international folk tales. 7. My mother grows big beautiful roses. 8. Juan works for a small independent company. 9. My grandparents live in a small farming town. 10. Sharon rents a tiny white house on Smith Street.

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key Activity2, p. 39 I have a dream to visit Alaska. The weather is beautiful there. I love cold weather. When the temperature is low, I have energy! I also want to visit Alaska because I love nature. Alaska is pure and natural. I dream about its scenic landscape. In addition, there are wild animals. Finally, I want to learn important information about the native people of Alaska. I hope to visit this wonderful state soon. Activity 3, pp. 40-42 Example Paragraph 8: 1. 6 2. b 3. It is obvious that my favorite color is blue. 4. a. Answer is given. b. The writer wears blue jeans almost every day. c. The writer has three pairs of light blue tennis shoes. d. The writer owns a blue car. e. The writer’s computer is blue. OR The writer has a blue computer. 5. Other colors are nice, but I like blue the best. 6. Answers may include: favorite, light, blue, tennis, nice Example Paragraph 9: 1. 9 2. c 3. I work in one of the world’s tallest buildings–Taipei 101. 4. a. The building is in Taipei’s building district b. The building is 5* years old. *(This answer will change from year to year.) c. The building is silver. d. The building has one hundred and one floors.

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5. I am proud to work in such an important place. 6. Answers may include: tallest, business, steel, glass, beautiful, silver, many, international, great, proud, important. Activity 4, p. 43 Most kids like spaghetti. They enjoy the taste of spaghetti. They love the smell of spaghetti. Some kids put tomato sauce on their spaghetti. Other kids like cheese on their spaghetti. Spaghetti is very popular with most kids. Activity 5, p. 44 Answers will vary. Activity 6, pp. 45-46 Example Paragraph 12: b. Some people like snow, but I do not. Example Paragraph 13: a. My cousin Maria is an excellent server. Example Paragraph 14: c. My favorite city in the world is New York City. Activity 7, pp. 47-49 Example Paragraph 15: c. Pasta is my favorite food. Example Paragraph 16: b. Good teachers have special qualities. Example Paragraph 17: a. This city offers radio stations for everyone. Activity 8, p. 50 1. Answer is given. 2. He 3. They 4. It 5. It 6. They

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key 7. they 8. It Activity 9, p. 51-53 Example Paragraph 19: Keeping score in American football is more difficult than keeping score in soccer. (Another sport that has easy scoring is basketball.) Example Paragraph 20: Chili is an easy dish to prepare. (Fried chicken is also easy to prepare.) Example Paragraph 21: Changing temperatures from Celsius to Fahrenheit is not difficult. (Many countries report temperatures in Celsius, but the United States uses Fahrenheit.)

Activity 10, p. 54 1. Answer is given. 2. their 3. Her 4. her 5. Their 6. Their 7. His 8. her Activity 11, p. 54 1. my 2. my 3. Her 4. Her 5. She 6. She 7. She

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8. her 9. She 10. Their 11. My 12. Their 13. I 14. my 15. they 16. my Activity 12, pp. 55-56 Example Paragraph 24 (Arizona is also in the Southwest.) (There are no states that begin with the word old.) Example Paragraph 25 (My grandmother lived to be 87.) (She does not like to cook rice.) Example Paragraph 26 (My father makes bookcases and other wood furniture.) (I have trouble remembering my fax number.) Activity 13, p. 57 6 a. Doctors say that one hour of moderate exercise each day can keep you in good shape. 2 b. First, think about the food you eat. 1 c. It is easy to stay healthy if you follow some simple steps. 9 d. Take time to appreciate the good things in life. 10 e. You can follow these steps to help yourself stay healthy. 3 f. The best types of food are fruits and vegetables. 7 g. In addition, exercise is good for the body and the mind.

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key 8 h. Finally, relaxation is very important. 4 i. It is important to eat a lot of them every day. 5 j. Next, consider some exercise. Activity 14, p. 58 1. Example Paragraph 12: Topic sentence: Some people like snow, but I do not. Concluding sentence: I understand why some people like snow, but I do not like it very much. 2. Example Paragraph 13: Topic sentence: My cousin Maria is an excellent server. Concluding sentence: Maria wants every customer to have a good meal at the restaurant. 3. Example Paragraph 14: Topic sentence: My favorite city in the world is New York City. Concluding sentence: I truly enjoy New York City. 4. Example Paragraph 15: Topic sentence: Pasta is my favorite food. Concluding sentence: I want to eat pasta every day! 5. Example Paragraph 16: Topic sentence: Good teachers have special qualities. Concluding sentence: These are some of the most important qualities of good teachers. 6. Example Paragraph 17: Topic sentence: This city offers radio stations for everyone. Concluding sentence: Our city is certainly lucky to have so many kinds of music stations.

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Activity 15, pp. 59-60 Example Paragraph 27: c. These are just a few reasons why I do not like Monday. Example Paragraph 28: b. It is amazing how many good and bad superstitions there are! Example Paragraph 29: a. It is important to think about all these things when you are buying a car. Activity 16, p. 60 Aspirin is an incredible medicine. This small white pill is not a new drug. We do not know exactly why or how it works. However, millions of people use aspirin every day. We take aspirin for many reasons. Aspirin is good for headaches, colds, and pain. Aspirin can help with so many different health problems. Aspirin is a simple medicine but it is great. Activity 17, p. 61 1. a belief 2. pain 3. to think about 4. money goes out 5. a hat 6. sofa 7. origin 8. daylight 9. to give 10. vehicles 11. city center 12. food 13. to make neat 14. many choices

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key Activity 18, pp. 61-62 1. ideal 2. of 3. follow 4. for 5. take 6. be 7. in 8. on 9. take 10. high Activity 19, p. 62 1. dreams 2. dream 3. lovely 4. love 5. problem 6. problematic 7. enjoyment 8. enjoyable 9. patience 10. patient Activity 20, p. 63 Answers will vary. Activity 21, p. 64 Answers will vary.

UNIT 3 Activity 1, p. 67 1. is 2. is 3. has 4. works 5. go 6. love 7. Do you know

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Activity 2, p. 68 1. is 2. are 3. is 4. are 5. are 6. am 7. are 8. are Activity 3, p. 68 6 a. 2 b. 4 c. 7 d. 1 e. 3 f. 8 g. 5 h. Activity 4, p. 69 Jim and Billy are very busy students. They study engineering at City College. Every day they wake up at 7:00 in the morning, take a shower, and then rush off to school. They go to school for six hours. After school, they go to the local mall where they work in a sporting goods store. After this part- time job, they go home, eat a quick dinner, study, and do their homework. Jim and Billy know that this lifestyle is stressful. They also know that it will end soon, and they will get professional jobs. Activity 5, pp. 70-71 Answers may vary. 1. makes breakfast 2. sits down at the kitchen table 3. read the newspaper

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key 4. looks at his watch and asks the kids to get their lunch boxes 5. say goodbye 6. get into 7. Mrs. Lee washes the breakfast dishes. 8. Mrs. Lee gets into her car to go to work. Activity 6, p. 72 Budapest is one of the most interesting capitals of Europe. It is a romantic city, and it has many interesting tourist places to visit. One example is the Danube River. It separates Budapest into Buda and Pest. In addition, visitors eat Hungarian traditional food. The most popular food is goulash soup. The people of Budapest are friendly and helpful to tourists. When you travel to Europe, you can visit Budapest and have a very good time. Activity 7, p. 73 a. plural; There is more than one desk. b. singular; There is only one map. c. plural; There is more than one poster. d. plural; There is more than one picture. e. yes; on the left side of the room. f. no g. no h. yes; above the blackboard Activity 8, p. 74 Answers will vary. Activity 9, p. 75 1. There are twenty-six letters in the English alphabet. (Letters is a plural subject.) 2. There are five vowel letters and twentyone consonant letters. (Letters is a plural subject.)

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3. The letters w and y are sometimes vowels, especially when they come after vowels. (Letters is a plural subject.) 4. These letters are a, j, and k. (Letters is a plural subject.) Activity 10, p. 75 Do you know about the TOEFL®? It is the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Most international students who want to study at a university in the United States take this test. It measures English language ability. The test comes from Educational Testing Service in New Jersey. It is a very long test. The TOEFL tests several subject areas, including reading, listening, speaking, and writing. If you want to study in the United States, it is important to prepare for this test and get a high score. Activity 11, p. 77 1. Answer is given. 2. San Juan is not (isn’t) in Puerto Rico. 3. The capital of Japan is not (isn’t) Osaka. 4. Ghaida does not go (doesn’t go) to the library every day. 5. There is not (isn’t) a Thai restaurant on Green Street. 6. Irene and Julie are not (aren’t) roommates. 7. Charlie does not work (doesn’t work) at a gas station. 8. There are not (aren’t) answers in the back of the book. 9. The teacher does not want (doesn’t want) a new computer. 10. Aida does not bake (doesn’t bake) cookies every Saturday.

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key Activity 12, p. 79 1. Answer is given. 2. them 3. it 4. them 5. her 6. us Activity 13, p. 80 Answers will vary. Activity 14, p. 80 Answers will vary. Activity 15, pp. 82 1. Answer is given. 2. Answer is given. 3. C 4. S 5. S 6. S 7. C 8. S 9. S 10. C 11. C 12. S Activity 16, p. 83 1. Mary lives in Turkey, but Abdul lives in Kuwait. 2. The weather was cold, so I stayed indoors. 3. We go to school every day, and we play tennis on weekends. 4. Linus and Kathy are related, but they are not brother and sister. 5. The restaurant manager was happy, so he gave all the servers a raise.

Activity 17, p. 85 What is a popular sport? Where did this sport come from? (What is the history of this sport?) Is soccer an international sport? Where (in which countries) is this sport popular? Why is it popular? What special equipment does this sport require? Is this sport popular on television? Is there a worldwide competition in this sport? How often is it played? How do soccer fans feel about this competition? Activity 18, pp. 86-87 1. Answer is given. 2. Answer is given. 3. NC; money 4. NC; bread 5. C; an eraser 6. NC; homework 7. C; a unit 8. C; a country 9. NC; information 10. NC; happiness 11. C; a word 12. C; a present 13. C; an answer 14. C; a politician

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key Activity 19, p. 87 Steven Mills is not a typical teenager. Steven is a gymnast, and he wants to compete in the Olympics. He wakes up at five o’clock in the morning every day, because he has to practice before school. First, he has a healthy breakfast. Then he jogs to National Gymnasium on Cypress Street. He practices gymnastics for two hours. Then he gets ready for school. Steven goes to school from eight-thirty in the morning until three o’clock in the afternoon. After school, he returns to the gymnasium for special classes with his coach. When practice finishes at six o’clock, Steven returns home. He eats dinner, does his homework, and talks with his family. Steven is in bed by ten o’clock so that he will be ready for work the next day. Activity 20, p. 88 1. no cost 2. to be the boss 3. to work thirty hours 4. bridges 5. normal 6. brother 7. no end 8. restaurant 9. to divide 10. a nice suit 11. to stop sleeping 12. animals 13. an earthquake 14. soccer field 15. must have Activity 21, pp. 88-89 1. friendship 2. take

3. from 4. low 5. mistake 6. in 7. on 8. of 9. after 10. in Activity 22, p. 89 1. friend 2. friendly 3. profession 4. professional 5. separate (verb) 6. separate (adjective) 7. visitor 8. visits 9. freedom 10. free Activity 23, p. 90 Answers will vary. Activity 24, p. 91 Answers will vary.

UNIT 4 Activity 1, p. 95 1. Answer is given. 2. Mary and Natalie played with many animals. 3. They laughed at the animals. 4. Natalie really enjoyed herself. 5. She liked the chickens best. 6. Natalie watched them play all morning. 7. They played with the baby goats. 8. Finally, they returned home.

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key Activity 2, p. 96 Lao-Tzu was an important philosopher. He was born in China. He lived in the Hunan province, and he worked as a court librarian. The government in Hunan was corrupt, so Lao-Tzu decided to leave his home. Before he abandoned the province, someone asked him to write a book about how to live correctly. He agreed to write the book Tao Te Ching. These ideas were the beginning of the philosophy of Taoism. 1. Answer is given. 2. He was born in China. 3. He was a court librarian. 4. He agreed to write the book Tao Te Ching. 5. This book created the philosophy of Taoism. Activity 3, p. 97 Answers will vary. Activity 4, pp. 98-99 In 2002, Antonio and Marcus were the top students at the University of North Carolina. They studied in the history department. They excelled in their studies. In class, they answered all of their instructors’ questions. Their test grades beat the other students’, and their class projects received excellent marks. When they graduated in 2006, they finished at the top of the class. All of the teachers were very proud of Antonio and Marcus. In 2002, Fatima was the top student at the University of North Carolina. She studied in the history department. She excelled in her studies. In class, she

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answered all of her instructors’ questions. Her test grades beat the other students’, and her class projects received excellent marks. When she graduated in 2006, she finished at the top of the class. All of the teachers were very proud of Fatima. Activity 5, pp. 100-101 Answers may vary. 1. Answer is given. 2. She was from the United States (America). 3. She was healthy when she was born. (OR She was born healthy.) 4. She was two years old when she became ill. 5. Her teacher was Annie Sullivan. (OR Annie Sullivan was her teacher.) 6. Helen Keller was seven years old when she learned to communicate. 7. Helen was twenty years old when she went to college. 8. She was an incredible human being. Activity 6, p. 102 Answers will vary. Activity 7, p. 104 1. Answer is given. 2. was not 3. was 4. was 5. were not 6. were 7. were 8. was 9. were 10. were not 11. were not

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key Activity 8, p. 104 Answers will vary. Activity 9, pp. 105-106 1. Answer is given. 2. Ling did not study engineering. 3. Humberto’s parents did not visit him last year. 4. Dinosaurs did not have large brains. 5. John did not help me with my homework! 6. Edda did not send the letter to her parents. 7. Karl did not speak with his parents last night. 8. I did not do my homework yesterday. 9. Janiel and Yosemy did not leave the party early last night. 10. My brother did not go to the grocery store last Saturday. Activity 10, pp. 106-107 Answers may vary. 1. Answer is given. 2. Confucius did not live in Japan. He lived in China. 3. Pelé did not play basketball. He played soccer. 4. In the 1980s, Madonna did not sing in Arabic. She sang in English. 5. The Titanic did not sink in the Pacific Ocean. It sank in the Atlantic Ocean. 6. The Statue of Liberty did not come from Italy. It came from France. 7. The Wright Brothers did not invent the radio. They invented the airplane. 8. Stephen King did not write Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet. Activity 11, p. 107 1. Answer is given. 2. was

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3. did not work 4. woke up 5. was not 6. did not start 7. got 8. yelled 9. crashed 10. lost 11. stayed 12. decided 13. was Activity 12, pp. 108-109 1. Answer is given. 2. Answer is given. 3. Answer is given. 4. C; … decision, but… 5. S 6. C; …Canada, but… 7. S 8. C; …sports, but… 9. S 10. S 11. C; …pine, but… 12. S Activity 13, pp. 109-110 Answers may vary. 1. Answer is given. 2. Andrew was born in 1915, but Ian was born in 1920. 3. Andrew sang as a hobby, but Ian played baseball. 4. Andrew was married, but Ian was single. 5. Andrew lived in Washington, D.C., but Ian lived in Chicago, Illinois. 6. Andrew graduated from high school, but Ian graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree.

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key 7. Andrew was a firefighter, but Ian was a high school math teacher. 8. Andrew died on March 23, 1985, but Ian died on September 12, 1992. Activity 14, p. 110 Answers will vary. Possible answers are: 2. I ate [food name], but [classmate’s name] ate [food name]. 3. My last vacation was in [country/city name], but [classmate’s name]’s last vacation was in [country/city name]. 4. I came to this school because [reason], but [classmate’s name] came to this school because [reason]. 5. I want to visit [country name], but [classmate’s name] wants to visit [country name]. Activity 15, p. 111 Ibn Batuta was a famous Moroccan traveler. He lived in Morocco in the fourteenth century. When he was a young man, he made a religious trip to Mecca. However, Ibn Batuta loved to see new places so much that he continued to travel. This was not his original plan, but he continued on his journey. He had many adventures during his travels, and he met many interesting people. After he returned home, he did not forget about his journey. He wrote a book about his travels. This book now gives us a lot of important information about life in the fourteenth century. It also gives us more information about this interesting and important man. Activity 16, p. 112 1. very bad news 2. one hundred years

3. to share information 4. the best 5. to not stop 6. grade of 100% 7. region 8. books 9. apart 10. to complete school 11. initial 12. boss 13. not a copy 14. to come to a place 15. to scream Activity 17, p. 113 1. first 2. to 3. at 4. information 5. about 6. abandon 7. make 8. communication 9. freedom 10. excited Activity 18, p. 114 1. proud 2. pride 3. excelled 4. excellent 5. communicated 6. communicative 7. continued 8. continuous/continual 9. culture 10. cultural Activity 19, p. 115 Answers will vary.

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key Activity 20, p. 115 Answers will vary.

UNIT 5 Activity 1, p. 119 1. are visiting 2. are walking 3. are watching 4. are playing 5. are swinging 6. are having 7. is looking 8. is eating 9. is walking 10 are talking 11-12. is walking and yawning 13. is talking 14. is telling 15. are listening 16. are asking Activity 2, pp. 120-121 1. is going into the net 2. is jumping for the ball 3. is watching the ball 4. is running toward the goal 5. is hoping the shot will be a goal 6. are cheering for their team 7. are waving flags and banners Activity 3, p. 121 Answers will vary. Activity 4, p. 122 Answers may vary. 1. is vacuuming 2. is taking 3. is picking up 4. is cleaning the window

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Activity 5, p. 124 1. Answer is given. 2. Oranges contain a lot of vitamin C, and milk has a large amount of vitamin D. 3. Bolivia is a landlocked country in South America, and Switzerland is a landlocked country in Europe. 4. That blouse is the perfect color for you, and it matches your pants and your handbag. 5. I am planting marigold seeds, and I hope they will grow quickly. 6. Arizona is a part of the United States, and Ajman is a part of the United Arab Emirates. 7. Valia is having guests for dinner tonight, and she hopes they will arrive on time. Activity 6, p. 125 1. Answer is given. 2. Canan lives with her family. Seher stays with her uncle’s family. 3. Canan is going to graduate at the end of the year. Seher is going to graduate at the end of the year. 4. Canan wants to get a good job in the private sector when she graduates. Seher wants to get a good job in the private sector when she graduates. 5. Canan hopes to work for a large international company. Seher wants to get a job with the local electric company. Activity 7, p. 127 1. Answer is given. 2. a) R b) C; It rained really hard, so we did not play tennis. 3. a) R b) C; The cat was very sick, so we took it to the vet. 4. a) C b) R; Ana was very sick, so Mrs. Lopez took her to the doctor.

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key 5. a) C b) R; Jonathan did not feel well, so he did not go to the party. 6. a) R b) C; The DVD was very expensive, so I did not buy it. 7. a) C b) R; The plane did not leave on time, so we arrived at our destination late. 8. a) C b) R; Angela forgot to set her alarm clock, so she work up late. Activity 8, pp. 128-129 Answers will vary. Possible answers include: 1. Answer is given. 2. The gas station is being robbed, so the man called the police. 3. The dog is hungry, so it is howling. 4. The professor is teaching, so the students are listening and taking notes. 5. The computer is not working properly, so the woman is frustrated. 6. The customers are hungry, so the chef is working quickly. Activity 9, p. 130 1. Answer is given. 2. Answer is given. 3. S 4. C; … the question, so I will ask… 5. S 6. C; …city, so you cannot see… 7. S 8. C; …sandwich, and a verb… 9. C; …computer company, but she… 10. S 11. C; … Khartoum, and it is… 12. C; …terrible, so Lance…

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Activity 10, pp. 131-132 Answers will vary. Possible answers include: 1. quietly; hard 2. quickly 3. nervously; confidently 4. poorly 5. softly 6. slowly 7. carefully 8. well 9. easily; diligently 10. slowly Activity 11, p. 132 Answers will vary. Activity 12, p. 133 A small brown squirrel is climbing a tree. He looks like a young squirrel. His tail is twitching nervously, and his nose is moving quickly. I think he is looking for food. Now the brown squirrel is on a long tree branch. He wants to jump to another tree. The squirrel hears something, so he looks down. He is coming down from the tall tree. Someone dropped a few pieces of chocolate chip cookie. These pieces are lying on the grass. The squirrel is walking toward the food, and he is inspecting it. He is putting it in his mouth. His tail is moving rapidly. The little brown squirrel is now eating happily. Activity 13, p. 134 1. to use your mouth 2. powerful 3. need water 4. with your ears 5. a rug

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key 6. to move back and forth 7. 18 years old 8. not organized 9. to fall 10. a part 11. to go up 12. not public 13. to look at 14. a large group 15. nothing inside Activity 14, p. 134-135 1. crowd 2. feel 3. about 4. dirty 5. art 6. lion 7. cleaner 8. trip 9. room 10. nervous Activity 15, p. 135 1. beautiful 2. beauty 3. lucky 4. luck 5. thirsty 6. thirst 7. Fishing 8. fish 9. hikes 10. hiking Activity 16, p. 136 Answers will vary. Activity 17, p. 137 Answers will vary.

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UNIT 6 Activity 1, pp. 140-141 Answers may vary. Possible answers include: 1. It is going to rain. 2. They are going to get married. 3. She is going to score a goal. 4. She is going to start an experiment. 5. They are going to go backpacking. 6. The ice cream is going to fall on the floor. Activity 2, pp. 143-144 1. Answer is given. 2. He will meet with Mr. Green. 3. He is going to have dinner with Andrea on Friday. 4. He is going to take his pet to the veterinarian. 5. He will buy groceries. 6. He is going to play soccer on Saturday at 6 P.M. 7. He will give Ms. Simms a business report. Activity 3, p. 144 Answers will vary. Activity 4, pp. 145-146 1. First, 2. next 3. After 4. Then 5. next 6. Sunday, 7. Finally, Activity 5, pp. 146-147 1. is going to be 2. is going to wear 3. is going to go

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key 4. will go 5. are going to have 6. will perform 7. is going to dance 8. (is going to) eat 9. (is going to) celebrate 10. will always remember 1. She is going to be 15 years old. 2. She is going to wear a beautiful white gown. 3. First, she is going to go to church with her family and friends. 4. Her quince party is going to be held in an elegant ballroom. 5. They are going to dance, eat, and celebrate. Activity 6, p. 148 Answers will vary. Activity 7, p. 150 1. Answer is given. 2. Answer is given. 3. Answer is given. 4. CX 5. S 6. CD; …next year, but her brother is going… 7. CX; …is over, we are going to… 8. S 9. CD; … are sisters, but they do not get along… 10. S 11. CX; … gets sick during a flight, the… 12. S Activity 8, p. 151 Answers will vary.

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Activity 9, p. 154 1. an 2. The 3. the 4. the 5. a 6. the 7. a 8. a 9. an 10. a 11. the Activity 10, p. 155 1. Answer is given. 2. Laura’s parents visited the Eiffel Tower in Paris last year. 3. Are we going to have a grammar test next week? 4. The weather was very nice for the picnic last Saturday. 5. Carol and Bob saw an owl in a tree in their backyard last night. 6. Do you go to the movies every Friday night? 7. The computer does not work anymore. 8. I brought an apple and a sandwich for lunch yesterday. 9. After Nicholas graduated last week, his sister gave him an expensive gift. 10. My dad bought me a bike for my last birthday, but I wanted a puppy. Activity 11, p. 157 1. Answer is given. 2. Answer is given. 3. S; Because it was raining, we did not go to the beach. 4. F

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key 5. S; She arrived late because her car broke down. 6. F 7. S; Because I live in New York, I go to the theater on Broadway often. 8. F 9. S; The computers were down today because a storm knocked out the power. 10. S; We are going to postpone the meeting because the managers are out of the office. Activity 12, pp. 157-158 Answers will vary. Activity 13, pp. 158-159 1. Answer is given. 2. Michael likes to play soccer, hockey, and football. 3. My friends Rick, Susan, and Greg are angry with me. 4. John, Robert, and Theo want to go to the movies. 5. I am going to bring sunglasses, a towel, a cold drink, and a book to the beach tomorrow. 6. At the dance, we ate food, danced, and played games. 7. In Moscow, Candice is going to visit the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and Gorky Park. 8. Ron, Harry, and Elizabeth rode the Ferris wheel at the fair. Activity 14, p. 160 My winter vacation is going to be wonderful because I am going to go to Quebec. I am going to go with my best friend. We are going to spend two weeks there, and it is going to be a wonderful time. I have an aunt who lives there, and she is

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going to show us all the beautiful sights. We don’t speak French very well, so we are a little bit nervous. After I arrive in Canada, I am going to buy a lot of souvenirs for my parents, brother, and friends. I cannot wait for my vacation to begin! Activity 15, p. 161 1. a gathering of friends 2. gifts 3. verbal communication 4. to have fun 5. most proper 6. to not remember 7. almost not at all 8. strong negative emotion 9. to walk 10. truth 11. not many 12. very old 13. awake at night 14. a time for fun 15. your uncle’s child Activity 16, pp. 161-162 1. building 2. about 3. along 4. animal 5. unique 6. speech 7. formal 8. sights 9. angry 10. speech Activity 17, p. 162 1. angry 2. angered 3. honest

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key 4. Honesty 5. nervous 6. nervousness 7. formal 8. formality 9. uniqueness 10. unique Activity 18, p. 163 Answers will vary. Activity 19, p. 164 Answers will vary.

UNIT 7 Activity 1, p. 169 1. that 2. that 3. who 4. who 5. who 6. who 7. that 8. who 9. who 10. that 11. that 12. that Activity 2, pp. 170-171 1. Answer is given. 2. New Hampshire is a small state that is in the northeastern part of the United States. 3. Romansch is a language that comes from Latin. 4. Bolivia is a South American country that does not have a coastline.

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5. Nasi lemak is a Malaysian dish that uses white rice and coconut milk. 6. Dante Alighieri was an Italian writer who wrote The Divine Comedy. 7. A meerkat is a rodent that is a native of Africa. 8. The Titanic was a ship that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. 9. A coach is a person who trains athletes to perform well in sports. 10. The Burj Al Arab is a famous building that is on the coast of Dubai. Activity 3, pp. 171-172 1. Answer is given. 2. The movie that we saw on television last night was Steel Magnolias. 3. The day that we arrived in Texas was October 11. 4. The number that Paul gave me was incorrect. 5. The story that Samir told was extremely interesting. 6. The homework assignment that the grammar teacher gave us was difficult. 7. The man who is standing on the street corner is my friend. 8. The food that we bought for dinner got cold. 9. The police officer who gave me a speeding ticket was very angry. 10. The play that we are going to see tonight is very popular in London. Activity 4, p. 172 1. The teachers who work in the city’s schools say they might go on strike. 2. The teachers want to go on strike because they get salaries that are very low.

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key 3. The teachers hope the people who attend the meeting will agree with them about the low salaries. Activity 5, pp. 172-173 Sentence 1: The teachers who work in the city’s schools say they might go on strike. a) The teachers say they might go on strike. b) The teachers work in the city’s schools. Sentence 2: The teachers want to go on strike because they get salaries that are very low. a) The teachers want to go on strike. b) The teachers get salaries. c) The teachers’ salaries are very low. Sentence 3: The teachers hope the people who attend the meeting will agree with them about the low salaries. a) The teachers hope people will agree with them about the low salaries. b) People will attend the meeting. Activity 6, pp. 173-174 Example Paragraph 64: Another word that causes spelling problems is its. Example Paragraph 65: This is the weather that I like the most. Activity 7, p. 176 Answers will vary. Activity 8, p. 177 1. must 2. will 3. should (OR can) 4. must (OR can) 5. can 6. should (OR might) 7. should (OR might) 8. will 9. should

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Activity 9, p. 177 a. Answer is given. b. 2; It is a large country with many different people. c. 6; In conclusion, different areas of this country have very different histories. d. 3; The people who live in the southern part of the country were independent for many years. e. 4; However, the people who live in the northern part of the country were under foreign control for long periods of time. f. 5; Some of the countries that ruled this northern area were Egypt, Rome, Turkey, and Britain. Activity 10, p. 178 [Sudan, a Country of Different Histories] Sudan is a country that is in the northeastern part of Africa. It is a large country with many different people. The people who live in the southern part of the country were independent for many years. However, the people who live in the northern part of the country were under foreign control for long periods of time. Some of the countries that ruled this northern area were Egypt, Rome Turkey, and Britain. In conclusion, different areas of this country have very different histories. Activity 11, pp. 180-181 1. Answer is given. 2. Last week, the Johnson sisters had an excellent part. (OR The Johnson sisters had an excellent party last week.) 3. Next Monday, we are going to buy a new car. (OR We are going to buy a new car next Monday.)

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key 4. Janie exercises at the gym every morning. (OR Every morning, Janie exercises at the gym.) 5. Did you take the grammar test in Mrs. Smith’s class yesterday morning? (OR Did you take the grammar test yesterday morning in Mrs. Smith’s class?) 6. I left my books in the car last night. (OR Last night, I left my books in the car.) 7. Two days ago, they met Luis at a restaurant. (OR They met Luis at a restaurant two days ago.) 8. Sara is putting the pie in the oven right now. (OR Right now, Sara is putting the pie in the oven.) 9. Our friends are going to arrive at the airport in ten minutes. (OR In ten minutes, our friends are going to arrive at the airport.) 10. Every day, squirrels bury nuts under our oak tree. (Squirrels bury nuts under our oak tree every day.)

5. F 6. S 7. S 8. F 9. F 10. S

Activity 12, p. 181 1. In two days, Daniel is going to attend an important company meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. (OR Daniel is going to attend an important company meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, in two days.) 2. His flight is going to leave at 5 P.M. from Gate 32. 3. Daniel is going to put his suitcase in the car in ten minutes. (OR In ten minutes, Daniel is going to put his suitcase in the car.)

Activity 15, p. 183 1. a thing for holding clothes 2. to get something 3. night 4. money earned 5. to become better 6. a ride in an airplane 7. strange and different 8. a type of writing 9. far away 10. an area

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Activity 14, p. 182 There are many reasons to visit a new country. First, you can see beautiful, interesting, and distant places. For example, you can visit the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow. Another reason to travel is to eat new types of food. If you visit Thailand, you can drink jasmine tea, and you can eat coconut-flavored rice. Finally, you can meet new people who live in these exotic countries. You can talk to people and learn more about their likes and dislikes. As you can sea, traveling to another country is important for different reasons.

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continent. The Andes Mountains run through the middle of the country. The mountains affect weather, agriculture, and transportation. In fact, the Andes affect almost every aspect of Peruvian life.

Activity 17, p. 184 1. assignment 2. assigned 3. energetic 4. energy 5. pronounce 6. pronunciation 7. confusion 8. confusing 9. decided 10. decision

2. a. 2; They are classified as birds, but they cannot fly. b. 3; Instead, they are excellent swimmers because they have wings shaped like flippers. c. 5; They live only in the cold regions in the southern hemisphere. d. 1; Penguins are very interesting animals. e. 4; Many people think that these birds live at the North Pole, but they do not.

Activity 18, p. 185 Answers will vary. Activity 19, p. 186 Answers will vary.

Penguins are very interesting animals. They are classified as birds, but they cannot fly. Instead, they are excellent swimmers because they have wings shaped like flippers. Many people think that these birds live at the North Pole, but they do not. They live only in the cold regions in the southern hemisphere.

UNIT 8 Activity 1, pp. 188-189 1. a. 5; In fact, the Andes affect almost every aspect of Peruvian life. b. 2; It is located in the south-central part of the continent. c. 1; Peru is a country in South America. d. 3; The Andes Mountains run through the middle of the country. e. 4; The mountains affect weather, agriculture, and transportation. Peru is a country in South America. It is located in the south-central part of the

Activity 2, p. 190 1. fruit 2. believe 3. vegetable because 4. other 5. tomatoes 6. tomatoes Activity 3, pp. 190-191 Last Saturday my father and I built a koi pond in our backyard. First, we dug a big hole in the center of the yard. Then we laid a sheet of black plastic in the hole. Next, we put rocks around the edge of the

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key hole. After that, we filled the new pond with water. Finally, we added plants and fish. It was a lot of hard work, but we enjoyed it. Activity 4, p. 192 Tomorrow Antonio is going to plant his first garden. First, he is going to choose the location of the garden. He is going to put it in a place that gets a lot of sunlight. Then he is going to dig up the ground. After that, he is going to add fertilizer. Next, he is going to take seeds and plant them in rows in the garden. Finally, he is going to water the new garden. It is going to be hard work, but he is going to be proud of his garden. Activity 5, p. 193 1. believe 2. used 3. allows 4. helps 5. ended 6. watch 7. listen 1. I believe that the light bulb is one of the most important inventions in the world. 2. eleven 3. Possible answers include: The light bulb now allows us to see things easily in the dark. It helps us to do more work in one day. People can do more fun things when it is dark. 4. simple present—to describe situations that are true today, simple past—situations that began and ended in the past Activity 6, p. 194 Answers will vary.

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Activity 7, pp. 194-195 1. is going to be 2. get 3. am going to get 4. am going to go 5. start 6. am going to start 7. have 8. will go 9. are going to have 1. Tomorrow is going to be a busy day for me. 2. ten 3. The writer is getting up earlier than usual to go to the gym. S/he is going to work earlier than usual. S/he is going to his mom’s house instead of eating dinner with friends because they are going to have a big party for his/her mom. 4. simple future—to describe future plans; simple present—to describe routines/habits, used with adverbs of frequency Activity 8, p. 195 Answers will vary. Activity 9, pp. 196-197 1. My Mustang was bright blue, and very powerful. 2. They wanted to drive it, but I told them they could not. 3. My friends did not want to walk, so they always chose to be passengers. 4. Every weekend, I drove to the movie theater in that car, and every weekend, my friends rode with me. Activity 10, p. 197 Answers will vary.

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key Activity 11, p. 198 1. a 2. the 3. the 4. a 5. the 6. the 7. a 8. the 9. The 10. the 11. the Activity 12, p. 198 Answers will vary. Activity 13, p. 199 1. that 2. who/that 3. that 4. that 5. that 6. that 7. that 2 unrelated sentences: February usually only has 28 days. These months are usually hot. Activity 14, p. 199 Answers will vary. Activity 15, p. 200 1. S, T 2. S, T 3. T, S 4. S, T 5. S, T

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Activity 16, p. 201 a. 6 b. 3 c. 1 d. 5 e. 4 f. 2 g.7 Activity 17, p. 202 Answers will vary. Activity 18, pp. 202-203 1. c 2. a 3. c 4. b 5. c Activity 19, pp. 204-205 Opinion 1 1. Because secondhand smoke causes cancer, I believe that banning smoking in public places is correct. 2. Answers will vary. 3. Smoking is not allowed in government buildings such as post offices and courthouses. Smoking will one day be against the law. Opinion 2 1. I am not a smoker, but I disagree with the new laws that prohibit smoking. 2. Answers will vary. 3. People in restaurants are allowed to eat as much unhealthy food as they want, but they are not punished for this, so smokers should not be punished for their unhealthy choices either. Adults should be allowed to make their own decisions.

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key Opinion 3 1. I really have mixed feelings about this new law. 2. Answers will vary. 3. She can see both sides of the issue and suggests that there may be a compromise that can satisfy both sides. Activity 20, p. 206 Answers will vary. Activity 21, p. 207 Answers will vary. Activity 22, pp. 207-208 Opinion 1 1. A court must not have more power over someone’s children than the family. 2. Answers will vary. 3. The parents did not want the operation because of their religion, so the parents should be able to make the final decision. Opinion 2 1. When a human life is involved, the court must have some power in making the decision. 2. Answers will vary. 3. Modern science can help the parents save one baby, which is better than saving neither of them. Activity 23, p. 209 1. driving 2. a telephone 3. a walker 4. a decision 5. completely 6. cannot do something 7. people disagree

8. started 9. in the near past 10. to meet or find Activity 24, p. 209 1. section 2. put 3. allow 4. decision 5. against 6. for 7. give 8. reach 9. from 10. passengers Activity 25, pp. 210 1. transportation 2. transports 3. swimming 4. Swimmers 5. differ 6. difference 7. power 8. powerful 9. disagreement 10. disagree Activity 26, p. 211 Answers will vary. Activity 27, p. 211 Answers will vary.

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key APPENDIX 1 BUILDING BETTER SENTENCES NOTE: The answers here may vary somewhat. It is important for students to discuss any variations with the teacher or classmates to determine if these variations are indeed possible. Practice 1 Unit 1, pp. 233-234 A. Answer is given. B. The boxes on the table are heavy. C. Carolina attends classes at Jefferson Community College on Wednesdays. D. Tuscany is a beautiful region in Italy. Practice 2 Unit 2, p. 234 A. There are rare books in the library. B. Drivers have more accidents on snowy roads. C. Aspirin is good for headaches, colds, and pain. Practice 3 Unit 3, pp. 234-235 A. My uncle Charlie is a wonderful man. B. Gretchen studies veterinary medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. C. The students take a test every Friday, but their scores are not very high.

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Practice 5 Unit 5, p. 236 A. Mr. Jimenez and Rosario love monkeys, so they are walking around the monkey exhibit. B. Bolivia is a landlocked country in South America, and Switzerland is a landlocked country in Europe. C. There are many great places to visit in this city, but you cannot see them all in one day. Practice 6 Unit 6, pp. 236-237 A. When Carmen arrives, she will perform some formal dances with her friends. B. Because I live in New York, I go to the theater on Broadway often. C. After I arrive in Canada, I am going to buy a lot of souvenirs for my parents, brother, and friends. Practice 7 Unit 7, p. 237 A. The two women who are sitting on the sofa are my mother and my grandmother. B. These are just a few of the words that cause spelling problems for native and nonnative speakers of English. C. Wendy is eating lunch and talking to her friends in the cafeteria right now.

Practice 4 Unit 4, p. 235 A. The government is Hunan was corrupt, so Lao-Tzu decided to leave his home. B. My parents were not rich, but they were always happy. C. This book now gives us a lot of important information about life in the fourteenth century.

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Great Writing 1: Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs, 3rd ed. Answer Key APPENDIX 2 EXTRA WRITING ACTIVITIES Writing Activity 1, p. 238 Florida Florida is a large state. It is located in the southeastern part of the United States. The population of Florida is approximately 18 million. The biggest cities in Florida are Miami, Tampa, and Orlando. Millions of tourists visit this state every year. They come for the beaches, the parks, and the great weather that this large state is famous for. Writing Activity 2, p. 239 My Older Brother I would like to tell you about my older brother. His name is [Nathan]. He is 26 years old. He is an elementary school teacher. He loves children. He is very patient and kind. My brother [Nathan] is a great person. Writing Activity 3, p. 240 [My Quaint House] I live in a little house. It is located on Hillside Road. My house number is 710. My house is very old. It is [almost 100 years old]. The sides of my house are white. The roof is dark gray. In front of the house, there are some small bushes and trees.

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Writing Activity 4, p. 241 An Ocean Plant Seaweed is an interesting plant. It grows in the ocean. It does not like very hot temperatures. It needs a lot of water to live. Its leaves are long and thin. Many people grow this plant in their aquariums. Writing Activity 5, p. 242 [A Tale of Two Actors] Susan Brown and Joey Chen are actors. (1.) They have very interesting careers. Susan acts in plays in the theater. (2.) She works in New York City. (3.) It is the best place to work in the theater. Joey acts in movies. (4.) He works in Los Angeles. (5.) It is an exciting city. (6.) They make lots of movies there. Susan and Joey are very happy with their jobs. (7.) They would not do anything else. Writing Activity 6, p. 243 [Moving Day] Jane and I moved into a new apartment last week. We were very excited. We moved many big things into it. I had a television. We put it in the living room next to the window. Jane’s brother helped us move our couch and chairs. We told him to put them in front of the television. Finally, we moved in our beds. It did not take a long time to bring them in. Jane said she would move her bed by herself, but her brother had to help her. Moving is a lot of hard work. I hope we do not have to move again soon!

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Life on the Farm My grandpa is a very busy farmer. Yesterday, he got up at four o’clock in the morning. He ate breakfast. Then we went out to the barn. There he fed and milked the cows. When he finished, he fed the rest of the animals. Then he worked in the cornfields until noon. He ate a fast lunch. After that, he worked in the fields again. In the evening, he ate dinner. Then he fed the animals one last time. Grandpa finally went to bed at around nine o’clock. He certainly did a lot in one day!

A Memorable Vacation When I graduate from high school this year, my aunt and uncle are going to take me on a wonderful vacation. We are going to go to the Black Hills in South Dakota. We are going to do lots of interesting things. We are going to visit Mt. Rushmore and take lots of pictures. We are going to visit a place to mine for gold. One night, we are even going to eat buffalo burgers for dinner. It is going to be very exciting. I am going to make memories on that trip that I am going to keep for a lifetime.

Writing Activity 8, p. 245 Writing Activity 10, p. 247 Lars’s New Career Lars is studying nursing. (1.) He has to go to school five days a week, and he takes several classes every day. Lars also practices nursing at a local hospital. (2.) He helps with everyday work there, but he cannot help with emergencies. He is not ready to do that yet. (3.) Lars’s grades are very good, so he will graduate with honors. Because of this, it will be easy for him to get a good job. Then he can help as many people as possible.

The Discovery of the Titanic There were many scientists and explorers who searched for the Titanic for a long time. They finally found it in 1985. It was deep in the Atlantic Ocean. This water was too deep for humans to visit without protection. Scientists solved this problem. In order to explore the wreck, they used a submersible that was controlled by people on the surface of the ocean. Explorers took pictures of the Titanic with the submersible. They even brought things to the surface that were on the sunken ship. Because of these people’s efforts, we now understand more about the remains of the Titanic.

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