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PTE Academic writing summarize written text sample passages 13


PTE Academic writing summarize written text sample passages.Read the passage below and summarize it using one sentence. Type your response in the box 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.

PTE Academic writing summarize written text sample passages

1.Occasional self-medication has always been part of normal living. The making and selling of drugs has a long history and is closely linked, like medical practice itself, with belief in magic. Only during the last hundred years or so has the development of scientific techniques made diagnosis possible. The doctor is now able to follow up the correct diagnosis of many illnesses-with specific treatment of their cause. In many other illnesses of which the causes remain unknown, he is still limited, like the unqualified prescriber, to the treatment of symptoms. The doctor is trained to decide when to treat symptoms only and when to attack the cause. This is the essential difference between medical prescribing and self-medication.

2.Bullying means to be mean to another kid again and again. Bullying can take many forms. It can be teasing, threatening to hurt someone, telling lies about someone, not including others in order to make them feel bad, or it can be actually yelling at or hitting someone. Bullying can also take place over through text messages or emails, or by posting rumors on sites like Facebook, passing around embarrassing pictures or videos.

PTE Academic writing summarize written text sample passages

3. The advance of technology has brought about much progress in some fields of medicine, including the development of scientific drug therapy. In many countries public health organisation is improving and peoples’ nutritional standards have risen. Parallel with such beneficial trends are two which have an adverse effect. One is the use of high pressure advertising by the pharmaceutical industry which has tended to influence both patients and doctors and has lead to the overuse of drugs generally. The other is the emergence of sedentary society with its faulty ways of living: lack of exercise, overeating, unsuitable eating, insufficient sleep, excessive smoking and drinking. People with disorders arising from faulty habits such as these, as well as from unhappy human relationships, often resort to self-medication. Advertisers go to great lengths to catch this market.

4.These are the main reasons why laxatives, indigestion-remedies, pain killers, cough – mixtures, tonics, vitamins and iron tablets, nose drops, ointments and many other preparations are found in quantity in many households. It is doubtful whether taking these things even improves a person’s health or it simply makes it worse. Worse, because the preparation may contain unsuitable ingredients making a person dependent on them. They may also cause poisoning and worst of all the symptoms of an underlying problem may be masked and therefore medical help may be sought. Self-diagnosis is a greater danger than self-medication.

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3 thoughts on “PTE Academic writing summarize written text sample passages 13

  1. Hi Admin,

    Please rate my summarize written text:

    1. The main difference between self medication and medical prescribing is self medication can be done without consulting a doctor, whereas medical prescribing is done with the follow up with doctor where he diagnosis the root cause and treats them for which they are trained.

    2. Bullying can be anything from teasing, threatening, hitting, making feel inferior by not involving into some discussion which can happen by texting them or posting rumors on social networking sites.

    3. Public health is improving with development of drug therapy which also has adverse effect on people by over-usage of drugs under the influence of pharmaceutical campaign and inculcating bad ways of living including overeating, consuming tobacco which creates disorders which leads to self-medication.

    4. The main reasons for keeping pain killers and cough syrups in house is self-diagnosis of many of the treatment and these drugs may not improve the person’s health but can make him dependent on them by the unsuitable contents of it which worsens the case.

  2. 1.The main difference between medical prescribing and self-medication is,medical prescribing is under consultation of doctor with specific treatment for particular illness where as self medication is a medical practice itself with belief in magic.
    2.bullying can be any form like,harass someone through text messages or by email,or by posting rumors,photos,videos on social websites and moreover hurt that person,hittinga and telling lies about another person

  3. 1) Medical prescription by a doctor is based on science wherein post correct diagnosis of illness medication is done whereas in self-medication is not scientific and based on belief and magic.

    2)Bullying can be done in different ways and forms like teasing,threatening , spreading lies, shouting,beating or belittling someone by not including him and can be done on any platform like texting, posting rumours or videos on Facebook etc.

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