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Unformatted text preview: English for Academic Studies (Workshop) Session 7: Summarizing Skills Semester 1, 2011/12 © PolyU HKCC 1 Session 7: Summarizing Skills Part A: Diagnostic Test Circle the letter of the title that best summarizes the following selection. Then summarize the paragraphs within 40 words. Domestic violence has become a *burgeoning problem in Hong Kong. It is unsurprising that local news have frequently reported cases of domestic violence. Victims, in most cases women and children, have frequently *endured years of physical and emotional abuses before any intervention is done. In some cases, the much needed intervention simply comes too late. It is often felt that more actions, like *stepping up the penalties and amending the existing law, should be done by the government to curb domestic violence incidents. While stricter policies may help *deter certain forms of abuses such as physical and/or sexual abuses, educating the public about the signs and seriousness of spousal abuses is *indispensable to the prevention of them. Enabling the abused spouse to recognize abuse at the initial stage is particularly vital. Experiencing excessive fear of one’s partner or having an extremely controlling partner may already be a *telling signal of having an unhealthy, and/or even, abusive relationship. Simultaneously, the public should be encouraged to listen to those abusive stories and speak up if they ever suspect that someone is being abused by his or her partner. If more people can notice and acknowledge the seriousness of domestic violence earlier, fewer people will suffer at the hands of their abusers. hands of their abusers....
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