PTE Academic re order practice sample exercise 27

PTE Academic re order practice sample exercise

PTE Academic re order practice sample exercise.The text below have been placed in a random order. Re order paragraphs in the original order.

1.

A.   But in the industrial era destroying the enemy’s productive capacity means bombing the factories which are located in the cities.
B.   So in the agrarian era, if you need to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity, what you want to do is bum his fields, or if you’re really vicious, salt them.
C.   Now in the information era, destroying the enemy’s productive capacity means destroying the information infrastructure.
D.   How do you do battle with your enemy?
E.   The idea is to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity, and depending upon the economic foundation, that productive capacity is different in each case.

F.    With regard to defence, the purpose of the military is to defend the nation and be prepared to do battle with its enemy.

2.

A.   Although there are large regional variations, it is not infrequent to find a large number of people sitting here and there and doing nothing.
B.   Once in office, they receive friends and relatives who feel free to call any time without prior appointment.
C.   While working, one is struck by the slow and clumsy actions and reactions, indifferent attitudes, procedure rather than outcome orientation, and the lack of consideration for others.
D.   Even those who are employed often come late to the office and leave early unless they are forced to be punctual.
E.   Work is not intrinsically valued in India.
F.    Quite often people visit ailing friends and relatives or go out of their way to help them in their personal matters even during office hours.

3.

A.   Passivity is not, of course, universal.
B.   In areas where there are no lords or laws, or in frontier zones where all men go armed, the attitude of the peasantry may well be different.
C.   So indeed it may be on the fringe of the un-submissive.
D.   However, for most of the soil-bound peasants the problem is not whether to be normally passive or active, but when to pass from one state to another.
E.   This depends on an assessment of the political situation.

4.

A.   Michael Hoffman, a poet and translator, accepts this sorry fact without approval or complaint.
B.    But thanklessness and impossibility do not daunt him.
C.   He acknowledges too “in fact he returns to the point often ” that best translators of poetry always fail at some level.
D.   Hoffman feels passionately about his work, and this is clear from his writings.
E.    In terms of the gap between worth and rewards, translators come somewhere near nurses and street-cleaners.

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PTE Academic re order practice sample exercise

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