PTE Academic speaking read aloud sample passages
PTE Academic speaking read aloud sample passages.Look at the text below. In 40 seconds, you must read this text aloud as naturally and clearly as possible.
1.Belongings tells the stories of some of these people through personal mementos, photographs and memories. Some are treasured objects brought from the ‘old country’; others are souvenirs of the journey out; or keepsakes from their first home or job. All help us understand how migration changed their lives and – through the cultures and traditions they brought with them – the lives of all Australians forever.
2.The defining question about global order for this generation is whether China and the United States can escape Thucydides’s Trap. The Greek historian’s metaphor reminds us of the attendant dangers when a rising power rivals a ruling power—as Athens challenged Sparta in ancient Greece, or as Germany rose to rival Britain a century ago
3.Chinese rulers have succumbed to the temptation to pay off spiraling debts simply by printing money. Inflationary scourges ravaged dynasty after dynasty, with both the Mongols and Mao Zedong’s Communists seizing power in a country eviscerated by depreciated paper.
4.Life may not have a purpose but science does, to make our lives more comfortable. In doing so, scientific intervention has the capacity to change the course of human evolution. Tools altering human anatomy is but one instance. One such intervention set the evolutionary barn on fire.
5.Arthur Laffer, the man who claims credit for Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts, says similar policies following Donald Trump’s election will lead to economic “nirvana” in the USA. The 76-year-old ,who gave his name to the “Laffer curve” that links tax rates to revenues — says he is close to many of the president elect’s economic advisers and picks for cabinet positions.
6.Although movie critics have never considered George Lucas an auteur, for untold millions of “Star Wars” fans he remains an unrivaled fount of entertainment. Peter Jackson, director of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has said that Mr. Lucas is “the Thomas Edison of the modern film industry.”