PTE Academic Reading Re-Order
Read the sentences in order to understand the main idea of each one. You can do this by writing down keywords.
Next, use the keywords to form an overall idea of what the original text is about. This will help you find the logical order.
A. To much of the Labor movement, it symbolizes the brutality of the upper classes.
B. And to everybody watching, the current mess over foxhunting symbolizes the government’s weakness.
C. To foxhunting’s supporters, Labor’s 1991 manifesto commitment to ban it symbolisms the party’s metropolitan roots and hostility to the countryside.
D. Small issues sometimes have large symbolic power.E. To those who enjoy thundering across the countryside in red coats after foxes, foxhunting
E. To those who enjoy thundering across the countryside in red coats after foxes, foxhunting symbolisms the ancient roots of rural lives.
A. In the case of King Merolchazzar’s courtship of the Princess of the Outer Isles, there occurs a regrettable hitch.
B. She acknowledges the gifts, but no word of a meeting date follows.
C. The monarch, hearing good reports of a neighboring princess, dispatches messengers with gifts to her court, beseeching an interview.
D. The princess names a date, and a formal meeting takes place; after that everything buzzes along pretty smoothly.
E. Royal love affairs in olden days were conducted on the correspondence method.
A. Who can trace to its first beginnings the love of Damon for Pythias, of David for Jonathan, of Swan for Edgar?
B. Similarly with men.
C. There is about great friendships between man and man a certain inevitability that can only be compared with the age-old association of ham and eggs.
D. One simply feels that it is one of the things that must be so.
E. No one can say what was the mutual magnetism that brought the deathless partnership of these wholesome and palatable foodstuffs about.
A. Events intervened, and in the late 1930s and 1940s, Germany suffered from “over-branding”.
B. The British used to be fascinated by the home of Romanticism.
C. But reunification and the federal government’s move to Berlin have prompted Germany to think again about its image.
D. The first foreign package holiday was a tour of Germany organized by Thomas Cook in 1855.
E. Since then, Germany has been understandably nervous about promoting itself abroad.
A. The wall does not simply divide Israel from a putative Palestinian state on the basis of the 1967 borders.
B. A chilling omission from the road map is the gigantic ‘separation wall’ now being built in the West Bank by Israel.
C. It is surrounded by trenches, electric wire and moats; there are watchtowers at regular intervals.
D. It actually takes in new tracts of Palestinian land, sometimes five or six kilometers at a stretch.
E. Almost a decade after the end of South African apartheid, this ghastly racist wall is going up with scarcely a peep from Israel’s American allies who are going to pay for most of it.