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1. Part A
How is this expert of an expository essay organized?
A) cause and effect
B) compare and contrast
C) problem and solution
D) chronological order

Part B
Which paragraph from the excerpt best shows how the essay is organized?
A) Paragraph 2
B) Paragraph 4
C) Paragraph 6
D) Paragraph 7

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  1. There's no way to tell unless you let us know what the excerpt says!

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  2. Excerpt from “Conversational Ballgames” by Nancy Masterson Sakamoto.

    1 Japanese-style conversations develop quite differently from western-style conversations. And the difference isn’t only in the languages. I realized that just as I kept trying to hold western-style conversations even when I was speaking Japanese, so my English students kept trying to hold Japanese-style conversations even when they were speaking English. We were unconsciously playing entirely different conversational ballgames.

    2 A western-style conversation between two people is like a game of tennis. If I introduce a topic, a conversational ball, I expect you to hit it back. If you agree with me, . . . I expect you to add something—a reason for agreeing, another example, or an elaboration to carry the idea further. . . . I am just as happy if you question me, or challenge me, or completely disagree with me. Whether you agree or disagree, your response will return the ball to me.

    3 And then it is my turn again. I don’t serve a new ball from my original starting line. I hit your ball back again from where it has bounced. I carry your idea further, or answer your questions or objections, or challenge or question you. And so the ball goes back and forth, with each of us doing our best to give it a new twist, an original spin, or a powerful smash.

    4 And the more vigorous the action, the more interesting and exciting the game. Of course, if one of us gets angry, it spoils the conversation, just as it spoils a tennis game. . . . A good conversation is supposed to be interesting and exciting.

    5 If there are more than two people in the conversation, then it is like doubles in tennis, or like volleyball. There’s no waiting in line. Whoever is nearest and quickest hits the ball, and if you step back, someone else will hit it. No one stops the game to give you a turn. You’re responsible for taking your own turn.

    6 But whether it’s two players or a group, everyone does his best to keep the ball going, and no one person has the ball for very long.

    7 A Japanese-style conversation, however, is not at all like tennis or volleyball. It’s like bowling. You wait for your turn. And you always know your place in line. It depends on such things as whether you are older or younger, a close friend or a relative stranger to the previous speaker, in a senior or junior position, and so on.

    8 When your turn comes, you step up to the starting line with your bowling ball, and carefully bowl it. Everyone else stands back and watches politely, murmuring encouragement. Everyone waits until the ball has reached the end of the alley, and watches to see if it knocks down all the pins, or only some of them, or none of them. There is a pause, while everyone registers your score.

    9 Then, after everyone is sure that you have completely finished your turn, the next person in line steps up to the same starting line, with a different ball. He doesn’t return your ball, and he does not begin from where your ball stopped. There is no back and forth at all. All the balls run parallel. And there is always a suitable pause between turns. There is no rush, no excitement, no scramble for the ball. No wonder everyone looked startled when I took part in Japanese conversations. I paid no attention to whose turn it was, and kept snatching the ball halfway down the alley and throwing it back at the bowler. Of course the conversation died. I was playing the wrong game.

    Use the excerpt to answer the questions.
    1. Part A How is this excerpt of an expository essay organized? (1 point)
    cause and effect
    compare and contrast
    problem and solution
    chronological order
    Part B Which paragraph from the excerpt best shows how the essay is organized? (1 point)
    Paragraph 2
    Paragraph 4
    Paragraph 6
    Paragraph 7
    Use the excerpt to answer the questions.
    2. Part A Which sentence from the excerpt best states the selection’s main idea? (1 point)
    Japanese-style conversations develop quite differently from western-style conversations.
    A good conversation is supposed to be interesting and exciting.
    A western-style conversation between two people is like a game of tennis.
    A Japanese-style conversation, however, is not at all like tennis or volleyball.
    Part B Which detail best supports your answer to the previous question? (1 point)
    And the more vigorous the action, the more interesting and exciting the game. Of course, if one of us gets angry, it spoils the conversation, just as it spoils a tennis game.
    If there are more than two people in the conversation, then it is like doubles in tennis, or like volleyball.
    A Japanese-style conversation, however, is not at all like tennis or volleyball. It’s like bowling.
    It depends on such things as whether you are older or younger, a close friend or a relative stranger to the previous speaker, in a senior or junior position, and so on.

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  3. I think part a is c-compare and contrast.
    I think part b is d-paragraph 7
    Is this correct?

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  4. anyone got all the answers??

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  5. does anybody have all the answers for this

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  6. ANSWERS:
    B
    D
    A
    C
    C
    D
    B
    B
    C
    D
    C
    A
    A
    A
    A
    B

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  7. Remember there is part A and part B is some of them

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  8. thx Natalie. I will check to see if you are correct in a bit.

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  9. Natalie is 100% correct for Connections Academy! Thanks Natalie!

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  10. Natalie + answers = 100%

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  11. 1A : B
    1B : D
    2A : A
    2B : C
    3 : A
    4A : A
    4B : D
    5 : A
    6 : C
    7 : B
    8 : A
    9 : C
    10 : D
    11 : C
    12 : C

    100% Answers, just took the test.

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  12. WOW! Natalie is right guyzz!

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  13. I find it easier with numbers and the correct number of questions! (After I wrote (To check the numbers because the other one with the numbers has too many questions)this I submitted it and Its correct!)
    1.B
    1.D
    2.A
    2.C
    3.C
    3.D
    4.B
    5.B
    6.C
    6.D
    7.C
    7.A
    8.A
    9.A
    10.A
    11.B

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  14. what test is it the practice

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  15. I need help

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  16. KELLY look at what Natalie wrote shes correct

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  17. i failed 😒

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  18. .....

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  19. ........Natalie's answers are correct.........thank you....

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  20. Natalie is 100% correct for lesson 18 unit 3 exploring ideas

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  21. Natalie is not right u lier

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  22. TO CONNEXUS PEOPLE ON THE PRACTICE NATALIE IS 100% RIGHT AND I AM NOT LYING TY NATALIE

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  23. Thank you so much

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  24. YESSSSSSSSS Tank you SOO much nat.....
    talie

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  25. I just failed with Natalie

    The answers I got were
    B. compare and contrast
    D. paragraph 7
    A. Japanese-style conversations develop..
    C. A Japanese-style conversation, however..
    C. The author shares her thoughts and..
    A. The author wishes she were different
    D. Step by step I would fill..
    A. Loons have crazy..
    C. It often swims..
    B. Informal
    A. An essay describing the funny..
    C. Present participle
    D. Past participle
    B. Mr. Matthews and his daughter
    B. Drink and eat

    Hope this helps ♡♡

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  26. For anyone doing the Connections Unit 3, Lesson 5 practice, Natalie is correct. Practice tests aren't graded though... I don't know why you guys are so stressed about this :/

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  27. Thanks Natalie and Connects Helper 👌

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  28. Thanks Natalie. I guess Connexus Helper is wrong. At least in still on the first question.

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  29. With Natalies i got a 14/16

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  30. Real Answers.
    B
    D
    A
    C
    A
    A
    D
    A
    C
    B
    A
    C
    D
    B
    B

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  31. I just got a 5/15. The real answers are:
    1a. B
    1b. D
    2a. A
    2b. C
    3. A
    4a. A
    4b. D
    5. A
    6. C
    7. B
    8. A
    9. C
    10. D
    11. B
    12. b

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  32. thx natalie

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  33. Is natalie right??

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  34. so im confused so i have a practice test on unit 3 lesson 18, is natalie correct or is willow correct?

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  35. never mind i just took the test natalie is correct for unit 3 lesson 18

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  36. 16/16!! tysmmm

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  37. Thank you Natalie. You helped me check my answers. :D!

    ~Happy New Year, Foxfrost.

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  38. I'm confused. I do know that Natalie is right but I have 15 questions in total, not 16.

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  39. hi

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  40. so Natalie is right I'm just putting with the numbers
    1A.B
    1B.D
    2A.A
    2B.C
    3A.C
    3B.D
    4.B
    5.B
    6A.C
    6B.D
    7A.C
    7B.A
    8.A
    9.A
    10.A
    11.B
    Thanks Natalie

    My
    FrIeNd JuStIn
    HeRe HeS TaKeN
    aNd HeS aT fOrTnIgHt My DuDe

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