PTE Academic reading re order paragraphs practice sample 15

re order paragraphs

PTE Academic re order paragraphs practice sample


1.The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan; Congress approved his declaration with just one dissenting vote.

2.The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating. The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and more than 300 airplanes.

3.Three days later, Japanese allies Germany and Italy also declared war on the United States, and again Congress reciprocated. More than two years into the conflict, America had finally joined World War II.

4More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded.

5.Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii.

PTE Academic reading re order paragraphs


1.The contribution of guns to Maori intertribal warfare, along with European diseases, led to a steep decline in the Maori population at this time.

2.In 1642, while searching for this continent, Tasman sighted a ‘large high-lying land’ off the West Coast of the South Island.

3.The first European to sight New Zealand was Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. He was on an expedition to discover a great Southern continent ‘Great South Land’ that was believed to be rich in minerals.

4.Maori and Pakeha (Europeans) traded extensively, and some Europeans lived among Maori.

5.Prior to 1840, it was mainly whalers, sealers, and missionaries who came to New Zealand. These settlers had considerable contact with Maori, especially in coastal areas.


1.A number of Maori chiefs sought protection from William IV, the King of England, and recognition of their special trade and missionary contacts with Britain.

2.They feared a takeover by nations like France, and wanted to stop the lawlessness of the British people in their country.

3.Around this time, there were 125,000 Maori and about 2000 settlers in New Zealand. Sealers and whalers were the first Europeans settlers, followed by missionaries.

4.Merchants also arrived to trade natural resources such as flax and timber from Maori in exchange for clothing, guns and other products.

5. As more immigrants settled permanently in New Zealand, they weren’t always fair in their dealings with Maori over land.


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