PTE reading practice material-reorder paragraphs exercise 40

PTE reading practice material-reorder paragraphs exercise

The text below has been placed in a random order. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the choices given to construct a paragraph.

1.

A.La Boheme, the now-classic story of a group of poor artists living in a Paris garret, earned mixed reviews, while Tosca was downright panned by critics.

B.In his later life, he would write some of the best-loved operas of all time: La Boheme (1896), Tosca (1900), Madame Butterfly (1904) and Turandot (left unfinished when he died in 1906).

C.On this day in 1904, Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly premieres at the La Scala theater in Milan, Italy.

D.The young Puccini decided to dedicate his life to opera after seeing a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida in 1876.

E.Not one of these, however, was an immediate success when it opened.

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2.

A.Those filled Oroville, prompting the release of water onto its spillway.

B.Oroville Dam in California, a crisis that foreshadows what the Golden State can expect more of with climate change, several experts said.

C.Then that structure suffered a sinkhole that became apparent last week.

D.A series of storms powered by a phenomenon known as the atmospheric river hit Northern California this winter.

E.The situation at Oroville — in Butte County, Calif., northeast of Sacramento — happened after both an infrastructure failure and a weather event, said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist with UCLA.

 

3.

A.Thailand’s contribution to basic science has also grown in recent years, with its researchers doubling their output in physical sciences journals in the index between 2012 and 2015.

B.Known for its resorts and Buddhist temples, Thailand is also a regional center of R&D and high-tech manufacturing.

C.Established in 1991, it supports centers of excellence in genetic engineering, biotechnology, electronics, and nanotechnology.

D.It’s the world’s second-largest exporter of hard disk drives and a major center for car production.

E.A major player is the state-backed National Science and Technology Development Agency.

PTE reading practice material-reorder paragraphs exercise

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1.C,D,B,E,A 2. B,E,D,A,C 3.B,D,E,A,C

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