PTE Academic summarize written text practice passages 35 - PTE Academic study guide

PTE Academic summarize written text practice passages 35

PTE Academic summarize written text practice passages

PTE Academic summarize written text practice passages. Read the passage below and summarize it using one sentence. Type your response in the comment section at the bottom of the screen. You have 10 minutes to finish this task. Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points in the passage.

1.The declining landings of turtles in Malaysia are due to uncontrolled catching for their meat,shells and eggs.Many are inadvertently caught in deep sea fishing nets.Pollution of the sea has also reduced the number of turtles. Many die of suffocation by discarded plastic bags. Besides, turtles are most vulnerable when they come ashore to lay eggs. Their nesting places have also been reduced due to development for tourism along the coasts.Nevertheless, concrete steps have been taken to arrest the decline.Indiscriminate collection and sale of turtle eggs are banned.Turtle sanctuaries have been set up, thereby reducing the rate of mortality among the baby turtles.Lastly, an awareness campaign has been launched by WWF to discourage the public from eating turtle eggs.

2.There are times when the night sky glows with bands of color. The bands may begin as cloud shapes and then spread into a great arc across the entire sky. They may fall in folds like a curtain drawn across the heavens. The lights usually grow brighter, then suddenly dim. During this time the sky glows with pale yellow, pink, green, violet, blue, and red. These lights are called the Aurora Borealis. Some people call them the Northern Lights. Scientists have been watching them for hundreds of years. They are not quite sure what causes them. In ancient times people were afraid of the Lights. They imagined that they saw fiery dragons in the sky. Some even concluded that the heavens were on fire.

PTE Academic summarize written text practice passages

3.The cause of the condition autism has been disputed. It occurs in approximately one in a thousand children, and it exists in all parts of the world, its characteristics strikingly similar in vastly differing cultures. The condition is often not noticeable in the child’s first year, yet it becomes more apparent as the child reaches the age of two or three. Although Asperger saw the condition as a biological defect of the emotions that was inborn and therefore similar to a physical defect, Kanner saw it as psychological in origin, as reflecting poor parenting and particularly a frigidly distant mother. During this period, autism was often seen as a defence mechanism, or it was misdiagnosed as childhood schizophrenia. An entire generation of mothers and fathers (but especially mothers) were made to feel responsible for their offspring’s autism.

4.According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), four specific behaviors account for most road rage. One trigger is gestures other drivers make, especially obscene gestures. A second behavior that infuriates drivers is being cut off by other drivers who crowd in front of them. A third behavior that exasperates many drivers is someone who is driving too slowly in the left lane–even if the “slow” driver is going the speed limit! The fourth behavior that sparks road rage is tailgating, or following dangerously closely behind another car.

Road rage is increasingly common, so how can you minimize your risk of becoming a road rage victim? Actually, there are five commonsense rules. One important rule is simply to be polite. Another rule is to give other drivers plenty of room; don’t crowd them or tailgate. A third rule is not to be competitive over parking spaces or about going first. Another rule is to avoid eye contact with drivers who seem angry. A final rule is to get help if another driver is following you or trying to provoke a confrontation. Call 911 on your cell phone. Drive to a police station, shopping mall, or other place where there will be lots of people. Never, ever stop and get out of your car.

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