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Universidad Latina de Costa Rica Syntax and Written Communication I

Professor: Vladimir Ajon Jiron Assignment 20%

Student’s Name: ____________________________________. Score:_____________
Choose the best topic sentence for each of the paragraphs below
1.) ___________________________________________. Thousands of new people are born on our planet
every day. The number of inhabitants in the world has already reached over six billion. If the present growth
rate remains unchecked, the world may soon face wide-spread starvation, poverty, and serious health
problems.
a) As a result, it is foreseen that the world will face serious health problems in the near future.
b) The population is growing so fast that we must be aware it is the most important problem the world needs to
address to.
c) One of the burning issues is the population explosion in third world countries.
d) Many people think population growth is not a serious issue.

2.) ___________________________________________.When I was a kid, every Sunday, my whole family
went to my grandparents' house for dinner. They had four children, and all of them were married, so there were
often twenty or more people for dinner. The house was always filled with laughter. The young children sat at
the "kiddie table" in the kitchen. You had to be over thirteen to sit with the adults. But no matter where you sat,
the food was the same, and it was delicious. My grandparents were Italian, so we always had pasta. But the
pasta was just one part of the meal. The pasta course was usually followed by a plate of fish or beef and
vegetables. No one left the table hungry, that's for sure. After dinner, everyone gathered in the living room to
play games and visit. Around nine o'clock, everyone would finally start getting ready to go home, but no one
ever wanted to leave.
a) Italian family meals are huge.
b) As a child I used to have my best time on Sunday dinner at my grand parents
b) It can be difficult to have a large family.
c) One of my best childhood memories is my grandparents were Italian.

3.) ___________________________________________.This belief is especially common among weight
lifters who often consume large quantities of high protein foods and dietary supplements, thinking it will
improve their athletic performance. Like weightlifters, football players consume too much protein, expecting it
to produce additional muscle energy. Although it is true that muscles contain more protein than other tissues,
there is no evidence that a high protein diet actually constructs more muscle tissue than a normal diet.
Nutritionists point out that muscle cells grow not from excess protein but from exercise: when a muscle is used,
it pulls in protein for its consumption. This is how a muscle grows and strengthens. If athletes want to increase
their muscle mass, then they must exercise in addition to following a well‐balanced, normal diet.
a) Many athletes have false beliefs regarding to the consumption of protein for increasing athletic performance.

Most importantly. 4.) _______________________________________. the ban on child food advertisements are “appealing on the surface. but the Brazilians soon helped me to feel at ease. but ultimately useless. I was very proud and excited when I was chosen. It is very likely that a child’s obesity did not come from the media.Universidad Latina de Costa Rica Syntax and Written Communication I Professor: Vladimir Ajon Jiron Assignment 20% b) My brother. Timothy J. d) Many athletes falsely believe that protein improves muscles mass by increasing athletic performance. I had been shy and quiet. I had thought I would become an engineer. I cannot relax until the airplane lands in Chicago. which of course includes food choices. From the moment I got off the plane in Rio de Janeiro. the children will have learned nothing. where I live. b) Regardless of increasing rates of childhood obesity. c) ) Lack of parental guidance is the real cause of obesity in children. At first I was nervous about speaking Portuguese. In Brazil I learned to love music and realized I wanted to become a professional musician. is an example of someone who consumes a lot of protein because he thinks it will make him bulky. c) Ideas regarding proper nutrition are out of date. not because of TV commercials d) The staggering figures regarding childhood obesity alone are alarming enough to generate a stir. It is both logical and factual to state that parents are the number one authority for most everything in their child’s life. I have several friends from other countries. I must admit that I am nervous all of the time while I am away. Before I left my home. Recent studies from the Institute of Medicine found that the easiest and most reliable measure of understanding a child’s health and diet is to look at the health and diet of the parents.) ___________________________________________. It's not that I don't like foreigners. When I was seventeen years old. England. but I never realized how much that year would influence the rest of my life. And it's not that I hate foreign food. I just do not feel comfortable on . a) Brazil is a great place to spend a year as an exchange student. My husband and I often eat out at ethnic restaurants at home. and Japan.) ____________________________ I have traveled to Mexico.Lately parents and critics across the country have been making a bigger fuss about the number and content of commercials aimed at children. Even if advertisements became restricted or more limited. we should not ban junk food ads aimed at kids. if parents do not enforce healthy diets or teach nutrition. c) Every student should visit another country. a weightlifter. but from behaviors within the family. In Brazil I became much more confident and outgoing. 5. I felt like a new person. b) Spending a year as an exchange student changed my whole life. and it seems as though the media has become a scapegoat for adults who have set questionable health guidelines for their children. Germany. I applied to be an American Field Service exchange student. However. 6.” a) Food commercials are only for kids to eat more. Muris of The Wall Street Journal realizes that without addressing the issues of parental control.

As I sit here in Washington writing this. b) I grew up on a family-sized farm.) ___________________________________________. as I did in England. My grandmother broke a hip last year because her bones were so fragile. but I'm not so sure. In this generation my Velva friends have rejoined the general American society that their pioneering fathers left behind when they first made the barren trek in the days of the wheat rush. and stress. people like me should never leave home. c) Many politicians deplore the passing of the old family-sized farm. d) People moved away from the cities in the late nineteenth century. near a town called Velva. in search of fertile land for farming. Strength training is important for maintaining muscle mass and improving bone density. the transportation system. a) It is proven that aerobic exercise is good for the heart. b) Many people enjoy foreign travel and go away every chance that they get.Universidad Latina de Costa Rica Syntax and Written Communication I Professor: Vladimir Ajon Jiron Assignment 20% foreign soil. a) Traveling abroad can be very stressful if you aren't used to it. b) Both muscle mass and bone density can decrease as we age. I saw around Velva a release from what was like slavery to the tyrannical soil. 8. so improving them through strength training is important c) My grandmother broke a hip last year because her bones were so fragile. Both muscle mass and bone density can decrease as we age. I still get confused with the money. a) Family-sized farms are not productive. I can feel their nearness. anxiety. and stress. c) Although many people find traveling to foreign countries exciting. My husband is a great traveler. d) All kinds of exercise have been shown to relieve depression. which is very important to overall health.) ___________________________________________. Exercise is really good for one’s physical and mental health. He loves every minute he spends out of the country. Even when I know the language. . I am always afraid of making mistakes and offending people. All kinds of exercise have been shown to relieve depression. which is very important to overall health. and all the different ways of doing things. but I'm afraid from now on he'll have to go alone. It is proven that aerobic exercise is good for the heart. . release from the ignorance that darkens the soul and from the loneliness that corrodes it. so improving them through strength training is important. anxiety. 7.

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