PTE Academic reading re order paragraphs practice sample 16

reading re order paragraphs

PTE Academic reading re order paragraphs practice sample


1.On October 4, 1957, a Soviet R-7 intercontinental ballistic missile launched Sputnik (Russian for “traveler”), the world’s first artificial satellite and the first man-made object to be placed into the Earth’s orbit.

2.In addition, this demonstration of the overwhelming power of the R-7 missile–seemingly capable of delivering a nuclear warhead into U.S. air space–made gathering intelligence about Soviet military activities particularly urgent.

3.Sputnik’s launch came as a surprise, and not a pleasant one, to most Americans.

4.Space exploration served as another dramatic arena for Cold War competition.

5.In the United States, space was seen as the next frontier, a logical extension of the grand American tradition of exploration, and it was crucial not to lose too much ground to the Soviets.


1.a federal agency dedicated to space exploration, as well as several programs seeking to exploit the military potential of space.

2.In 1958, the U.S. launched its own satellite, Explorer I, designed by the U.S.

3.Still, the Soviets were one step ahead, launching the first man into space in April 1961.

4.Army under the direction of rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, and what came to be known as the Space Race was underway.

5.That same year, President Dwight Eisenhower signed a public order creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),

PTE Academic reading re order paragraphs practice sample


1.That May, after Alan Shepard become the first American man in space, President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) made the bold public claim that the U.S. would land a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

2. relentless efforts to surpass America and prove the power of the communist system.

3.His prediction came true on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, became the first man to set food on the moon, effectively winning the Space Race for the Americans.

4.Soviets, in turn, were pictured as the ultimate villains, with their massive,

5.U.S. astronauts came to be seen as the ultimate American heroes, and earth-bound men and women seemed to enjoy living vicariously through them.

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