PTE summarize written text practice passages 37 - PTE Academic study guide

PTE summarize written text practice passages 37

PTE summarize written text practice passages

PTE 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 Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) of South Africa is a landmark policy for reversing the historical marginalisation of Black, Coloured and Indian people in the country. The policy outlines a scorecard that promotes non-white ownership, management, procurement and capacity building to ‘push’ out the apartheid legacy. However, nearly fourteen years since BBBEE was put into place, there is still much to be desired in the empowerment of the historically marginalised, and this is seen in the high levels of inequality in the country.

The inadequacy of BBBEE can be linked to its dependence on market mechanisms such as the scorecard aiming to incentivise black empowerment. The failure of the system has been glaringly visible through the uptake of BBBEE mandates by alternative production routes like Fair Trade.

2.Just a few days after Greece and its European partners reached their 13 July agreement, there are a number of reasons why we might feel that we have for some time been revolving around the same point, fewer reasons to feel that we have taken a substantial step forward, and still fewer reasons for optimism.

While the 17-hour negotiation did reduce the risk of a Grexit, there is a strong sense that the possibility has only been postponed, with said scenario having in fact been set down in an official EU document and presented to the Greek government. What is more worrying is not whether the German side and some of its satellites were serious in proposing a five-year Greek timeout from the euro zone, but that extremist circles on both sides have been strengthened by the latest developments.

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