This EGAP activity raises students' awareness of how noun phrases can be used to provide extra detail in good academic writing. It gives controlled and semi-controlled practice.
It uses simple examples from a wide range of disciplines: economics, archaeology, history, law, philosophy and biology.
The example from the worksheet:
Emerging markets are considered to be volatile.
+ such as those in Africa
+ and Latin America
+ which are dependent on commodity prices
+ by most fund managers
Emerging markets such as those in Africa and Latin America, which are dependent on commodity prices, are considered to be volatile by most fund managers.
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