Listen to the recording about what the famous people eat. Do the exercises below.
Paraphrasing means to put something in your own words. We do it all the time, even though we may not call it paraphrasing. For example, suppose your father says, “There is no way in the world that I’m going to let you go to a party and stay up until 1:00 a.m. on a school night, even if it is for your best friend’s birthday and everyone else’s parents are letting them go and you are the only one who won’t be there and it will break her heart to have the party without you.” You are unlikely to repeat all that to your friend. You will probably paraphrase what your father said, perhaps like this: “My dad won’t let me go to a party on a school night.”
Paraphrasing isn’t always shorter than the original material, but it is always different. It doesn’t just substitute a word here and there. It generally uses a completely different sentence structure.
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