PTE writing practice sample-summarize written text 58

PTE writing practice sample-summarize written text passages

 PTE writing practice sample-summarize written text.Read the passages below and summarize them using one sentence in not more than 75 words. Type your response in the comment section at the bottom of the screen. You have 10 minutes to finish each passage. Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points in the passage.

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Nauru, smallest island nation in the world is a bare 21 sq km – the size of an international airport – in the middle of the Pacific. Inhabited for at least 3,000 years, originally by 12 Polynesian and Micronesian tribes, its nearest neighbour, Kiribati, is 300km of empty ocean away.

A German colony in the 19th century and an Australian protectorate until the middle of the 20th, Nauru was once one of the richest places on Earth.The island is largely made up of phosphate and in the “glory days” of the 1960s and 70s almost the entire country was stripmined for the valuable commodity, which was packed up and shipped off to be used as fertiliser around the world.

In the years post-independence in 1968, Nauru had the second-highest per-capita GDP in the world, behind only oil-rich Saudi Arabia. But the resource curse bit, and bit hard, and the money is now gone, squandered by a series of corrupt and incompetent governments who found extravagant and spectacular ways to lose the country’s wealth including, notoriously, funding a disastrous West End musical based on the life of Leonardo da Vinci.

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Wildlife crime is a big business. Run by dangerous international networks, wildlife and animal parts are trafficked much like illegal drugs and arms. By its very nature, it is almost impossible to obtain reliable figures for the value of illegal wildlife trade. Experts estimate that it runs into hundreds of millions of dollars.

Some examples of illegal wildlife trade are well known, such as poaching of elephants for ivory and tigers for their skins and bones. However, countless other species are similarly overexploited, from marine turtles to timber trees. Not all wildlife trade is illegal. Wild plants and animals from tens of thousands of species are caught or harvested from the wild and then sold legitimately as food, pets, ornamental plants, leather, tourist ornaments and medicine. Wildlife trade escalates into a crisis when an increasing proportion is illegal and unsustainable—directly threatening the survival of many species in the wild.

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16 thoughts on “PTE writing practice sample-summarize written text 58

  1. 1) Nauru, the smallest island in the middle of Pacific was one of the richest place because of it fertilizers in 19th century, however post independence it had the second-highest per-capita GDP but all the wealth has been wasted by corrupt government.
    2) Wildlife crime is a becoming illegal by directly threatening the survival of many species in the wild which is estimated to runs in millions of dollars, however all wildlife trade are not illegal as many species are harvested from the wild and then sold as food, pets etc.

  2. Rich with precious elements, followed by oil enriched Saudi Arabia’s GDP, the smallest nation Island Naura once under control of Germany and Australia, is today facing crisis due to its incapable government located in Mid-Pacific.

    The scarcity risen by illegal overtrading wildlife trade turning most of the species to extinct without any expressible or certain figures, however some forms are legal for the sake human and environmental development.

  3. Nauru, the smalled island nation in the world, was the richest too with huge amount of phosphate deposits, however corruption and incompetant governments have caused the country to lose all its wealth.

    Wildlife trafficking run by international networks is a dangerous and huge business where many species are overexploited, but, not all wildlife trade is illegal as some plants and animals are harvested and sold for various purposes, and it becomes a crisis only when direct survival of species is threatened.

  4. Naura, smallest island nation, in the middle of the pacific was famous for exporting fertiliser and had second-highest per-capita GDP in the world, is facing crisis due to corrupted and incapable government.

  5. Naura, the smallest island nation, in the middle of the pacific, was famous for exporting fertilizer and had second-highest per-capita GDP in the world, is facing crisis due to corrupted and incapable government.

  6. Nauru, though smallest but richest island on earth, was a supplier of fertilizer named “Phosphate” in and around the world, is now losing its wealth due to dishonest and inadequate government who is funding a disastrous West End musical based on the life of Leonardo da Vinci.

    The survival of enormous wild plant and animals is becoming questionable as wrong doing to animals is serving as a source of income to people across the world, either for their skin or for their bones.

  7. Despite the size of just 21sq km, Nauru, rich in phosphorus deposits, was one of the richest places in 1970; however, it lost all wealth because of the corrupt and incompetent government, which invested it in disastrous projects.

  8. Wildlife crime, an illegal trading of animal parts, is a million of dollars’ worth business, and it is threatening the legal animal trading and many animal species because the portion of illegal trading is increasing in total livestock trading business.

  9. Nauru is one of the smallest island which used to be prosperous due to the natural resources of phosphate; however, this prosperity was weakened by the greedy and corrupt governments’ activities.

  10. Nauru, a smallest island nation in the world, had the second highest per capital GDP in the world in 1960 but now it wastes all money because of the corrupt and incompetent government.

    All wildlife trade are not illegal but if the trade is done by over exploiting many species and in maximum number then it is considered as a crime and leads to extinction of many species.

  11. Nauru, island enriched with the expensive elements was once the wealthiest place and had second largest GDP in world is deteriorated now due to the extravagant and corrupted government.

  12. The thrive in the illegal trade of the endangered wildlife animals and plant result in the extinct, however trade of some animal in certain amount for the environment and human shake is legal.

  13. Nauru is the smallest island nation in the world and had their independence in 1968, the nation once was the richest places on earth due to phosphate resources trade but it loses their way when corruption occurred in their government.

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