PTE Academic reading re order paragraphs practice sample
Re order paragraphs practice 1
1.Unbeknownst to Hamilton, Reynolds’ husband James had full knowledge of the dalliance, and
2.he eventually contacted the founding father and demanded more than $1,000 in hush money, which Hamilton paid.
3.He even claimed that Hamilton had been involved in illegal financial speculation.
4.The nation’s first major sex scandal began in 1791, when Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton started an affair with a married woman named Maria Reynolds.
- The affair continued for several more months, but in late-1792 James Reynolds finally exposed it to government investigators after being implicated in an unrelated financial scandal.
Re order paragraphs practice 2
1.Blount hatched a scheme to aid the British in seizing Spanish-held territory in what is now Louisiana and Florida.
2.William Blount was a Continental Congressman and a signatory of the Constitution, but he also holds the dubious distinction of being the first politician to be expelled from the United States Senate.
- In 1796, while serving as Senator for the new state of Tennessee,
4.The region would then become a British colony, opening it to settlers and allowing Blount—who owned huge tracts of Western land—to make a killing on his investments.
- The audacious plan called for frontiersmen and Cherokee Indians to rise up against the Spanish and drive them off the Gulf Coast.
Re order paragraphs practice 3
1.The details of the conspiracy remain mysterious to this day, but evidence suggests that Burr planned to invade Spanish territories on the frontier and establish a new western empire with himself as its leader.
2.Little more than a year after he killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel, former Vice President Aaron Burr was implicated in an outlandish scheme to seize lands in the American West.
3.The plot began in earnest in 1805, when Burr travelled west and enlisted the help of U.S. General James Wilkinson, a notorious intriguer who also happened to be a Spanish spy.
- By the following year, he had assembled recruits and military equipment on an island in the Ohio River.
- He may have also planned to incite a revolution to separate the western territories of the Louisiana Purchase from the United States.