JOINING SENTENCES Effective Writing. AE 401 Lecturer: HVL Date: October 17 th , 2010. PRACTICE The events in these stories are not in chronological order. Decide on the correct order of events for each story and use “ and , but , so or then to make longer sentences.
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Date: October 17th, 2010
Their ship went down in a typhoon, but they managed to swim to a nearby island. They wanted to attract the attention of passing ships, so they lit a fire on the highest point of the island. A passing cruise liner spotted the smoke, and they were rescued.
It was a cold, damp morning, and I couldn’t get my car to start, so I knew that I would have to push it down the hill. The car gathered the speed, and then I jumped in and managed to start the engine, but I still arrived late for work.
Her interest in politics made her decide to stand for parliament, and she won the by-election with a large majority, but she lost at the next general election, so she gave up politics for good.
They went dancing together, and then they went to a café. They spent a long time drinking coffee and talking, so they got home very late.
The airport was closed because of fog, so many flights were delayed, and this caused inconvenience to hundreds of passengers. Our plane didn’t take off, and we had to spend the night in the departure lounge.
The ransom money was paid, and then the hostages were released. The kidnappers were trying to get out of the country, but all the ports and airports were being watched, so the kidnappers were caught by the police.
Once they had found some driftwood and built a bonfire on the beach, they caught some fish and grilled them over the fire.
After they had gathered palm leaves, they built themselves a rough shelter.
After suffering a sleepless night because of all the insects, they began to lose heart.
They made mosquito nets because they wanted to protect themselves for the following night.
They were very glad when they found wild bananas growing on a hillside, and after eating them, they started to look for a supply of drinking water.
As they were unable to find any fresh water, they were afraid they would not be able to survive on the island.
Although they hoped to collect some rainwater to drink, there was so little rain that they were in despair.
After they had built a raft from the remaining driftwood, they set sail across ocean.
In the end, as the raft started to sink, man-eating sharks began to circle ominously around them.