Joining sentences

Composition - Joining sentences1
Composition - Joining sentences1
Joining sentences

Kiedy opowiadamy historię zazwyczaj używamy krótkich zdań, w takiej kolejności w jakiej wydarzenia przebiegały. W wypowiedzi pisemnej zdania są jednak bardziej rozbudowane. Przyjrzyj się tym przykładom porównującym obie formy wypowiedzi:

1. ‘Well, you see, the train was late so we didn’t arrive till midnight. We were much too late for dinner at the hotel and we had to go to bed hungry. It was awful!’

2. As our train was late we did not arrive till midnight and, unfortunately , as this was too late for dinner at the hotel, we had to go to bed hungry.

3. Our arrival at the hotel was delayed till midnight because our train was late and we had to go to bed hungry because, unfortunately, they were no longer serving dinner at that time.

1. ‘Well, we had a nice lunch and we had a long chat about old times and then we split the bill and went for a lovely walk together beside the lake.’

2. We had a long, nostalgic conversation while we were having lunch and when we had split the bill we went for a very enjoyable walk beside the lake together.

3. During lunch we enjoyed reminiscing old times and after splitting the bill we went for a delightful walk together beside the lake.

Ćwiczenie:

Poukładaj cgronologicznie wydarzenia w podanych niżej historiach, dodając potrzebne informacje i używając podanych zwrotów. Pierwszy przykład jest już zrobiony.

Zwroty:
after
although
and then
as
as soon as
because
before
but
by the time
eventually
finally
however
in the end
once
since
so
so that
subsequently
until
when
which
while


1. They managed to get to a nearby island. Their ship went down in a typhoon. They wanted to attract the attention of passing ships. They lit a fire on the highest island. They were rescued, fortunately, a passing fishing boat spotted their signal.

Their ship went down in a typhoon, but they managed to get to a nearby island. As they wanted to attract the attention of passing ships, they lit a fire on the highest point of the island. Fortunately a passing fishing boat spotted their signal and they went rescued.

2. I arrived late for work. I couldn’t get the car to start. It was a cold, damp morning. I had to push the car down the hill. I managed to start the engine. I jumped into the car. The car gathered speed.

3. Her interest in politics made her decide to stand for parliament. She won the by-election with a large majority. She gave politics for good. She lost at the next general election.

4. They got home very late. They spent a long time drinking coffee and talking. They went dancing together. They went to a cafe together.

5. Our plane didn’t take off. The airport was closed because of fog. Many flights were delayed. Inconvenience was caused to hundreds of passengers. We had to spend the night in the departure lounge.

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