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1. Which sentence below best expresses the essential information in the highlighted sentence in paragraph 1? Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essential information.
2. Which sentence below best expresses the essential information in the highlighted sentence in paragraph 3? Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essential information.
3. Look at the four squares, A , B , C and D , which indicate where the following sentence could be added to the passage. Where would the sentence best fit?
Before written language evolved, there was no way of permanently recording language.
A As human knowledge and civilization expanded, a system that stored information became necessary. The first writing systems used pictures to represent objects. B These early systems were successful in recording concrete details concerning trade and taxes, but they could not convey abstract ideas and emotions. C Between 800 and 500 B.C., the ancient Greeks began to use a phonetic alphabet that used symbols to represent sounds, with each sound making up part of a word. D Thus, written language became a means of mass communication.