The following activity gives you the opportunity to practise paraphrasing.
Begin by reading over the following text a few times carefully.
Carry out the following:
Write down just three key words about the above text.
Cover the page and look away.
Write your own version of what you just read, using just the three words as a guide. In your version, try to use a different structure or ordering of ideas within sentences and in the piece as a whole.
Look back at the passage and check it against your version.