MAIN IDEA PRACTICE 09/29/16

MAIN IDEA PRACTICE 09/29/16 - Joseph Russulle Main Idea...

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Joseph Russulle Main Idea Practice Select the stated main idea from the following paragraphs. Passage 1 1. Karla, a 16-year-old teen from Ohio, ran away from home to get away from her abusive stepmother. 2. She said that she couldn't continue to face constant verbal abuse. 3. Tim left his home in California when he was 17 because his father had become physically abusive. 4. It's not uncommon for teens to run away from home simply because they want more freedom. 5. Clearly, teens run away from home for a variety of reasons. Passage 2 1. Each year millions of men and women throughout the United States go on diets. 2. Only a few are actually successful in achieving real weight loss. 3. What separates the successful from the unsuccessful? 4. Studies show that there are three factors that contribute to successful weight loss. 5. First, one must be committed to making real changes in one's eating habits. 6. Crash diets simply do not work over the long term. 7. Second, one must be willing to exercise, and not just once a week. 8. Finally, it helps to engage in positive self-talk. 9. Don't tell yourself you'll never lose weight. 10. Tell yourself that you can. Passage 3 1. My daughter called me yesterday, excited because she was going on her first job interview. 2. She was also a bit nervous and wanted advice. 3. There are several things one should do to ensure a successful interview. 4. Learn something about the organization ahead of time and be prepared to describe your strengths. 5. Dress appropriately. 6. Don't show up for a dishwashing interview in a suit or for an office job interview in cut-offs or jeans. 7. Arrive on time. 8. Smile and give the interviewer appropriate eye contact. 9. And don't forget to thank the interviewer for his or her time. Passage 4 1. Some people try the strangest diets in their efforts to lose weight. 2. Some claim that grapefruit diets really burn up the calories. 3. My aunt lost 20 pounds in three months simply by eating apples, and only apples. 4. And I know a woman from Florida who says that her best diet was an egg and tomato diet. 5. It cost her just about nothing as she owned four laying hens and grew her own tomatoes. 6. And when I was in college, I knew of a co-ed who went on an oatmeal cookie diet. 7. In their attempts to shed those extra pounds, some people try some rather unusual diets.
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