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Reading Comprehension: Structure Questions

One function of the first paragraph is to

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The first paragraph

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The first paragraph discusses the financial problems the internet has caused for the newspaper industry.

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Although the passage mentions that there has been increased interest in the news, it does not give any reason for it.

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The second, not first, paragraph proposes a possible solution to the financial problems of the newspaper industry.

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The first paragraph only specifies one source of revenue: classified ads.

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The first paragraph states that the reason for the industry's financial problems is the internet, which is a negative and not positive effect.

explain the increased interest in the news
discuss the newspaper industry's financial problems
propose a solution to the financial problems of the newspaper industry
describe the various sources of revenue for the newspaper industry
explain the positive effect of the internet on the newspaper industry