Reading Activity – Paraphrasing

We are going to practise paraphrasing or finding similar phrases.

Paragraph One

Look for parallel phrases in the text that mean:

once

so huge that

it spread around the globe

it was always daytime somewhere

Paragraph Two

as a result of their speakers having spread around the globe

outside the place that they came from

surpass the other international languages

the major international language in the internet era

Paragraph Three

After the Second World War

factories and markets of Europe were destroyed

avoided the devastation

Paragraph Four

bankrolled the reconstruction

the dominance of English

all facets of society

Paragraph Five

talk to each other in English

conduct negotiations in English

at the conclusion of World War Two

Paragraph Six

However life is not all about commerce and money

fill the position

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