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Chapter 26. Unit summary: Speed and accuracy > Independent practice activity

Independent practice activity

  1. Practice your speed and accuracy with the following paragraph. Time yourself to determine your progress.

    Policemen can assist in prevention of crime at all levels of society, as (73) well as undertake many other duties that help to ensure people feel safe (146) and secure as they go about their day to day work and enjoy life in their (220) communities. (232)

  2. Practice your speed and accuracy with the following paragraph. Time yourself to determine your progress.

    There were many times when the people responsible for organizing (65) vacations for the group felt they would never be able to satisfy everyone. (140) Many times agreement could not be reached on the best method of (204) transportation and departure points. Would it be possible to please (273) the majority? (286)

  3. Practice your speed and accuracy with the following paragraph. Time yourself to determine your progress.

    Council meetings are scheduled for the last day of March, June, (64) September and December. The chairperson will read the minutes from (132) the previous meeting which must be agreed by those present before the (202) meeting can begin. Members of the public can attend the meetings but (172) space is limited and quickly fills up. The meetings have a reputation for (247) lively debates. (262)

  4. Practice your speed and accuracy with the following paragraph. Time yourself to determine your progress.

    Light pollution is a growing problem and one that is only now attracting (73) public attention. Chances are if you live near a town or city you will (145) miss out on the wonders of the visible night sky as light from buildings (218) and street lamps leaks skyward and blots out the view of the stars. (286) Many children have yet to see a star! Many campaigners are pressuring (356) authorities to shield street lights from leaking wasted light skywards. (427)


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