Task C, Academic Tone and Style, Nominalisation, Unscramble Exercise Q4

Source: BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24014186

The sentences below are too simple and repetitive for good university writing.

Combine all of the ideas in the simple SVO sentences below into ONE complex noun phrase. Drag and drop each word onto the top line in correct sequence.

There are research techniques.
The research techniques are new.
There was an investigation.
The investigation took two years.