English Discourse Test

English Discourse (Matching Type) Test. This test covers various topics in English discourse including paragraph development patterns and others. Answers are currently unavailable.


(a) Actions (b) Affective Pattern (c) Argumentation (d) Artistic Description (e) Cause and Effect (f) Character (g) Character Sketch (h) Classification and Partition (i) Circular Pattern (j) Circumlocution (k) Comment and Criticism (l) Comparison (m) Description (n) Differentia (o) Discourse (p) Essay (q) Exposition (r) Exposition of an Abstract Term (s) Exposition of a Process (t) Formal Essay (u) Grammar (v) Genus (w) Horizontal Pattern (x) How-did-it-happen (y) How-it-is-organized (z) How-it-works

(aa) How-to-do-it (bb) Individual Sketch (cc) Informal Essay (dd) Informative Description (ee) Narration (ff) Narrative Interspersion (gg) Phonology (hh) Plotted Narration (ii) Problem and Solution (jj) Recursion (kk) Sequence (ll) Setting (mm) Spatial Pattern (nn) Simple Narration (oo) Summary (pp) Temporal Pattern (qq) Term (rr) Vertical Pattern (ss) Vocabulary


  1. a coherent succession of sentences, either spoken or written
  2. the time and place of the action in a narrative
  3. a narrative of events that really happened
  4. describing how the subject occupies space
  5. a statement of a problem and one or more solutions
  6. listing one or more causes and the results or effects
  7. listing items of events in numerical or chronological order
  8. appeals to the intellect
  9. appeals to the sense of beauty by stimulating the imagination
  10. best with subjects that are taller that they are wide
  11. fictional, results of author’s invention or ingenuity
  12. transmitting a mental image of the particulars of a subject matter
  13. incidents in a story
  14. moves from left to right, or right to left
  15. used whenever something involved is not in a straight line
  16. restating ideas using different words or symbolism
  17. embedding a narrative within an expository text
  18. exposition of author’s thoughts or reflections on a subject matter
  19. writing individual traits to set forth an idea of a person
  20. giving information and instruction
  21. revealing writer’s personality to comment on interesting matter
  22. usually published in newspapers and magazines
  23. class or concept to which a term belongs
  24. sorting of information into categories, and breaking up into pieces
  25. convincing others of the truth or falsity of a disputed matter
  26. shows an operation in its successive stages
  27. description of event in chronological order
  28. a person or participant involved in a story
  29. describing the effect, a person or a thing has on the writer
  30. a discourse used to explain, describe, or give information
  31. a pattern of description also referring to narration
  32. discussing a topic then diverting to a related but different topic
  33. shows how an organization functions by its departments
  34. causal process, shows how and why an event occurred
  35. achieved by definition, by analogy, etc., or by combined methods
  36. a word being defined
  37. gives directions for doing something in a manner of a recipe
  38. study of speech sounds used in a language
  39. stock of words employed by a language
  40. set of rules that explain how words are used in a language