Exercise 3 - Compare and Contrast
Use the contrast words and phrases below to complete the paragraph.
however another difference while but
different different in many ways also differ whereas
Even though Arizona and Rhode Island are both states of the U.S., they are strikingly
. For example, the physical size of each state is
. Arizona is large, having an area of 114,000 square miles,
Rhode Island is only about a tenth the size, having an area of only 1,214 square miles.
is in the size of the population of each state. Arizona has about four million people living in it,
Rhode Island has less than one million. The two states
in the kinds of natural environments that each has. For example, Arizona is a very dry state, consisting of large desert areas that do not receive much rainfall every year.
, Rhode Island is located in a temperate zone and receives an average of 44 inches of rain per year. In addition,
Arizona is a landlocked state and thus has no seashore, Rhode Island lies on the Atlantic Ocean and does have a significant coastline.