Writing Tip for TOEFL Integrated Writing Task

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In the TOEFL integrated Writing Task you must read some text, listen to part of a lecture and then write a summary of what you read and heard.  You may take notes.

If you use words from the reading passage and lecture and you copy them exactly (verbatim), you may receive a 0 score. You must therefore substitute key words with synonyms for the vocabulary you read or hear.

Consider this example:

Greek boys were sent to educational organisations when they were about seven, accompanied by a slave who apparently stayed inside with them, perhaps to help maintain order.

Try to think of synonyms to paraphrase the words that have been bolded and italicised.

Write your paraphrased sentence below.
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