Example #1

INSTRUCTIONS

1.       Number the sentences.

2.       Highlight or underline the link words and phrases.

3.       State the function of each sentence  -  i.e., What does each sentence DO?

4.     What does each sentence SAY?  Be brief. (Do not copy the sentence.)

 

The  shinkansen or “bullet train” speeds across the rural areas of Japan giving a quick view of cluster after cluster of farmhouses surrounded by rice   paddies.  This particular pattern did not develop purely by chance, but as a consequence of the technology peculiar to the growing of rice, the staple food of the Japanese diet.  The growing of rice required the construction and maintenance of an irrigation system, something that takes many hands to build.  More importantly, the planting and harvesting of rice can only be done efficiently with the cooperation of twenty or more people.  The “bottom line” is that a single family working alone cannot produce enough rice to survive, but a dozen families working together can produce a surplus.  Thus the Japanese have had to develop the capacity to work together in harmony, no matter what the forces of disagreement or social disintegration, in order to survive.  (William Ouchi.  Theory Z: How American Business Can Meet the Japanese Challenge)

 

(1)       The  shinkansen or “bullet train” speeds across the rural areas of Japan giving a quick view of cluster after cluster of farmhouses surrounded by rice paddies.  (2) This particular pattern did not develop purely by chance, but as a consequence of the technology peculiar to the growing of rice, the staple food of the Japanese diet.  (3) The growing of rice required the construction and maintenance of an irrigation system, something that takes many hands to build.  (4) More importantly, the planting and harvesting of rice can only be done efficiently with the cooperation of twenty or more people.  (5) The “bottom line” is that a single family working alone cannot produce enough rice to survive, but a dozen families working together can produce a surplus.  (6) Thus the Japanese have had to develop the capacity to work together in harmony, no matter what the forces of disagreement or social disintegration in order to survive.    

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ANSWERS

(1)       The  shinkansen or “bullet train” speeds across the rural areas of Japan giving a quick view of cluster after cluster of farmhouses surrounded by rice paddies.  (2) This particular pattern did not develop purely by chance, but as a consequence of the technology peculiar to the growing of rice, the staple food of the Japanese diet.  (3) The growing of rice required the construction and maintenance of an irrigation system, something that takes many hands to build.  (4) More importantly, the planting and harvesting of rice can only be done efficiently with the cooperation of twenty or more people.  (5) The “bottom line” is that a single family working alone cannot produce enough rice to survive, but a dozen families working together can produce a surplus.  (6) Thus the Japanese have had to develop the capacity to work together in harmony, no matter what the forces of disagreement or social disintegration in order to survive. 

  

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