PTE Academic listening summarize spoken text practice sample 3

PTE Academic listening summarize spoken text practice sample

PTE Academic listening summarize spoken text practice sample.You may get 2-3 summarize spoken text in exam.You will hear a short lecture.Write a summary of the lecture using 50-70 words.You will have 10 minutes to finish the task.written transcript of audio is provided for practice purpose.



To many people, the vast continent of Australia seems underpopulated with its current population of seventeen million people. But this image is misleading: much of the continent is inhospitable to humans, and the amount of agricultural land and available water is small compared with the total land area. Moreover, according to the population issues committee of the National Population Council (NPC), “there is a serious mismatch between distributions of available water supply and the population, water supply is subject to high levels of seasonal and year to year variability, the land is severely degraded, the soils thin and vulnerable to depletion” (1992, p. 41). Additionally, many species in Australia have become extinct or are threatened by the expansion of human activities in their habitats.

Australia has a high population growth rate compared with other high-income nations, mainly because of its high level of immigration. Although birth rates are below replacement level, there is also a natural increase in population levels. This is due to the lag effect of increases in population a generation ago, which resulted in increased numbers of women of child-bearing age. There is very little agreement among scientists as to how many people Australia can support, and even less about what environmental impact high levels of population would have. Some biologists, geographers and environmentalists argue that Australia already has more people that the environment can cope with, and that a sustainable population level would be more like ten million people.

PTE Academic listening summarize spoken text practice sample




The ABDS 2011 reported that diabetes and CKD were responsible for 2.3% and 0.9% respectively of the total burden of disease and injury in Australia in 2011 (the direct burden). When the indirect burden due to linked diseases was taken into account:

  • the collective burden due to diabetes was 1.9 times as high, and CKD was 2.1 times as high, as their direct burden
  • the indirect diabetes burden varied by sex, with males experiencing 31% more burden than females
  • the indirect burden due to diabetes and CKD occurred at a later age than direct burden, being responsible for over 50% of the collective diabetes burden and 65% of the collective CKD burden from age 75 onwards.

Of the 12 linked diseases examined for diabetes:

  • the burden attributable to diabetes was highest for coronary heart disease, stroke and CKD—together accounting for 75% of the indirect diabetes burden measured
  • diabetes was responsible for 21% of the CKD burden, 14% of the stroke burden, 12% of the liver cancer burden and 11% of the coronary heart disease burden.

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  1. According to National population council of Australia, the low population density gives false information on the available land. Human activities, immigration, and natural population are the major sources, which are capturing the significant portion of the land. As a result, many spices are verge to extinct. Scientists, biologists have already suggested that current portion of the available land is in equilibrium with the population.

  2. As there r several ratios are given in 2nd paragrah so is it necessary to mention maximum figures as its given in article.guys favor plz.

  3. Australia has a population of 17 million with a vast area of land, most of which is inhospitable. According to NPC, there is a clear mismatch between population and, land and water. In 1992, there were 41 threatened species of fauna due to human activities. There is debate among scientists and ecologists that how much population Australia can support without impacting climate and they have come up with 10 million.

  4. According to ABDS 2011 report, Diabetes and CKD accounted for 2.3 % and 0.9 % of total direct disease burden. The Indirect burden of Diabetes was 1.9 times of direct burden and 2.1 times for CKD.The Indirect burden of Diabetes for Men was 31 percent more than women.Diabetes and CKD together accounted for 75 percent of total disease burden.

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