PTE reading re order practice exercise 31

PTE reading re order practice exercise

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

1.

A. These impulses travel via the auditory nerve to the brain, where they are interpreted as, say, words, music or an approaching vehicle.

B. The ears are fragile instruments.When sound waves enter the ear, they cause the eardrum to vibrate.

C. These in turn stimulate auditory nerve fibers, each attuned to a different frequency.

D. The vibrations are transmitted to the cochlea, in the inner ear, where fluid carries them to neatly organized rows of hair cells.

E. Damage to this delicate apparatus results from both volume and length of exposure to sound.

2.

A. To appreciate why this matters, here’s a quick anatomy lesson.

B. Subtle variations in your heart rate reveal the strength of this brain-heart connection, and as such, heart-rate variability provides an index of your vagal tone.

C. Your brain is tied to your heart by your vagus nerve.

D. Scientists used to think vagal tone was largely stable, like your height in adulthood.Our data show that this part of you is plastic, too, and altered by your social habits.

E. By and large, the higher your vagal tone the better.

3.

A. It is only a matter of time before all state laws reflect that view.

B . Prudence counsels that marriage equality should be allowed to continue gaining support in the states, and that a federal resolution should be left for another day.

C . In the long run, national recognition of same-sex marriage is inevitable.Same-sex marriage rights, at first imposed by courts, have now been recognized by state legislatures and prevailed in all four states where they were on the ballot in last year’s election.

D . Young people overwhelmingly support it, and public opinion has shifted on this issue faster than on almost any other social issue in history.

E. What is more, the court’s doctrine dictates just this deferral.

4.

A. Choosing to drive one’s own car or other vehicle into a city centre puts pressure on limited road space, contributes to pollution and global warming, and results in reduced mobility for all.

B. The cumulative time spent in traffic is a major economic loss.

C. Congestion charging schemes therefore levy a premium for the privilege of using a personal car, and the funds thus collected should be ploughed back exclusively into public transport options.

D. This makes them robust, affordable and sustainable.

E.A charge on private vehicles in selected areas and at particular times of day would be a reasonable response to externalities they create.

F. A number of technologies are available to implement a congestion charging system. The challenge is to pick one that reduces transaction costs, and is sealed against revenue leakage.

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