The key to exercise solutions in chapter 9.3 - Grammar for the textbook Focus 5 - Student's Book with authors Vaughan Jones and Sue Kay from Pearson Education
In pairs, compare sentences 1–3 below with 1–3 in the report. What differences do you notice? What information is being emphasised in each sentence in the report?
There is inversion in the sentences in the report. It helps emphasise the following information: (1) multiple effects of the floods, (2) the sequence of the events and (3) how little people realise the extent of the damage.