Unit 1: What Is a Paragraph? Activity 1: Analyzing the Features of a Paragraph



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Unit 1: What Is a Paragraph?

Activity 4: Analyzing the Features of a Paragraph
Read the paragraph. Then choose the correct answer to each question.
[NOTE: Paragraph indent in paragraph below.]

John had a hard time learning to play the ukulele. First, he had to find a ukulele. Luckily, his wife found a used one for him. It needed some repair, but John was able to glue the body, replace two tuning pegs, and restring the instrument. Next, he also ordered How to Play the Ukulele from a book company on the Internet. He practiced two or three times a day and became quite proficient at playing the ukulele. The instrument has a beautiful sound, and he is quite pleased with his new ability to play the ukulele.


1. What is the main idea of the paragraph?

a. John’s routine for practicing the ukulele

b. John’s experience in learning to play the ukulele


2. How many sentences are there in the paragraph?

a. eight


b. seven
3. What is the topic sentence?

a. The instrument has a beautiful sound, and he is quite pleased with his new ability to play the ukulele.

b. John had a hard time learning to play the ukulele.
4. Are all the sentences related to the topic?

a. yes


b. no
5. Is the paragraph indented?

a. yes


b. no
6. What is the concluding sentence?

a. He practiced two or three times a day and became quite proficient at playing the ukulele.

b. The instrument has a beautiful sound, and he is quite pleased with his new ability to play the ukulele.
Answer Key:

1. b. John’s experience in learning to play the ukulele

2. b. seven

3. b. John had a hard time learning to play the ukulele.

4. a. yes

5. a. yes

6. b. The instrument has a beautiful sound, and he is quite pleased with his new ability to play the ukulele.



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