PTE writing sample papers-summarize written text passages 69

PTE writing sample papers-summarize written text passages

Read the passages below and summarize them using one sentence in not more than 75 words(30-35 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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In all learning, advances tend to come irregularly and in bursts, as you gain fresh insights into the subject. In order to obtain these insights you must thoroughly understand what you are studying. If you really understand a subject not only do you remember it easily, but you can apply your know ledge in new situations. The important thing is not what you know, but what you can do with what you know. The extra effort involved in getting a firm grounding in the essentials of a subject is repaid many times in later study. How are you to achieve understanding? Understanding involves (1) linking new knowledge to the old and (2) organizing it and remembering it in a systematic fashion. To retain and make sense of any new concept or fact it must be linked in as many ways as possible to your existing body of knowledge. All good introductory textbooks are constantly giving familiar examples, or using analogies, or appealing to common experience. In setting out the differences between daylight vision and twilight vision, for example, most writers point out that as twilight falls in the garden, blue flowers remain blue for some time after red blossoms appear black, illustrating, by appeal to common experience, that under dim illumination the colours of the blue end of the spectrum become relatively brighter than those of the red end. Or again, to illustrate that the movement of any particular electron during the passage of an electric current is only a few centimetres a second, although the velocity of the current is extremely great, the analogy is often used

All good introductory textbooks are constantly giving familiar examples, or using analogies, or appealing to common experience. In setting out the differences between daylight vision and twilight vision, for example, most writers point out that as twilight falls in the garden, blue flowers remain blue for some time after red blossoms appear black, illustrating, by appeal to common experience, that under dim illumination the colours of the blue end of the spectrum become relatively brighter than those of the red end. Or again, to illustrate that the movement of any particular electron during the passage of an electric current is only a few centimetres a second, although the velocity of the current is extremely great, the analogy is often used of a truck run into the end of a long line of trucks in a shunting yard, a corresponding truck being rapidly ejected from the far end. Linking new information to familiar experience in this fashion always helps understanding. In order to tie the new information to your stock of knowledge with as many links as possible, you must reflect on it, and try and relate it to what you already know. Thinking the matter over by yourself, writing out summaries of the main points, and talking to other students about it, are all valuable for fixing it more clearly in your mind.’

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One of the great injustices of our tax system is that no allowance can be claimed by working mothers on wages. They must pay someone to care for their children while they are working. In my case, I have a local lady who picks up my child from school, brings her home, gives her tea and stays with her until my return. For this service I pay 10 a week. Without it, I could not go out to work at all. Before I found this “treasure” I had two foreign au pair girls. The first one got the sulks and ate like an elephant; the second was delightful, well worth her wages plus her keep – until we got our phone bill, which was 100 higher than usual! Can I claim an allowance for this “hidden” cost of working? Silly question. Of course I can’t. If a mother has children under five years of age, the problem is different. She needs full-time care for her kids and she may, if she’s lucky, find a State nursery to do the job. For children of school age, though, there is no such provision, and if a mother wants her children collected from school and cared for till she comes home – well, she must pay for the privilege. If she cannot afford to do so, her kids will probably become latch-key kids – belonging to that “lost” generation who go home to empty houses where there’s no-one to hear about their day. Worse, they might not even bother to go home at all, but hang about instead, getting up to all kinds of mischief. We can claim an allowance for looking after an elderly relative, so why not an allowance on money we have to pay out in order to get our kids looked after? For many mums, working is not a luxury – it’s a necessity.

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5 thoughts on “PTE writing sample papers-summarize written text passages 69

  1. It’s not mere learning but remembering it in a systematic fashion, through familiar examples and applying the knowledge gained in practical life makes it more relevant.

  2. While our tax system provides allowance to look after elderly relatives, there is no provision to claim kids care allowance in case of working mothers to whom in most cases, job is a necessity rather than luxury.

  3. Why no allowance for working mothers for their kids to get them look after by someone when the upbringing stages are too crucial, whereas allowance for care for the elders can be claimed.

  4. Progress in learning based processes is based on enhancement of understanding mechanism by connecting the new information to the already known ones and memorizing by using correlations with personal or familiar experiences.

  5. Learning involves understanding the subject through linking new knowledge to the old one and also remembering the subject by organising it a systematic fashion.

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