Exercise 2: Conclusions

Drag the following sentences into the correct order, then click 'submit' to check your answers.

If you are not using a computer mouse then to use buttons to move the sentences up and down (since dragging does not work without a mouse).

  •  This essay has argued that a cognitive linguistics perspective is more effective than simple memorisation in helping students to remember noun and preposition combinations.
    Link to previous paragraph
  •  By studying spatial relationships in the cognitive linguistic approach, students appear to remember prepositions more accurately than they do using the traditional memorisation method.
    Restatement of main points and reaffirmation of thesis
  •  Spatial relationships, however, may differ from one language to another, and so this method is not completely effective.
    Restatement of main point and explanation that there may still be problems with it.
  •  Nevertheless, the cognitive linguistic approach appears to be useful for many students and it is recommended that researchers study this approach further to see whether it is applicable for students with different language backgrounds and at different levels of language study.
    Broad final statement relating to significance of argument.