PTE reading re order practice exercise 30

PTE reading re order practice exercise

PTE reading re order practice exercise.The text below have been placed in a random order. Re order paragraphs in the original order.


A. We have constructed it from unfortunate habits of thought about how to handle spiraling public debt.

B. With much of the global economy apparently trapped in a long and painful austerity-induced slump, it is time to admit that the trap is entirely of our own making.

C. People developed these habits on the basis of the experiences of their families and friends: when in debt trouble, one must cut spending and pass through a period of austerity until the burden (debt relative to income) is reduced.

D. It seems like common sense – even moral virtue – to respond this way.

E. That means no meals out for a while, no new cars and no new clothes.


A. From what we eat to how much energy we consume: everything is trackable, not least because our gadgets come equipped with clever sensors.

B. Take the recent obsession with self-tracking.

C. Smart technologies are not just disruptive; they can also preserve the status quo. Revolutionary in theory, they are often reactionary in practice.

D. But it won’t take long for governments to start exploring self-tracking as a solution to problems that could, and probably should, be tackled differently.

E. Right now, most of such self-tracking efforts come from the grass-roots enthusiasts.


A. The newspaper man, the flower seller, the milkman, the sweeper, they are all privy to the chatting and sharing of news that the elderly find comforting.

B. When we remove them from their homes, it is not only the family that they are being removed from, but all those other people that they see every day and whose joys and woes become their own.

C. In our system of living, the elderly at home have a circle of acquaintances, and friends.

D. The loneliness of the discarded elderly is manifold.

E. When we forcibly remove people from surroundings they have been part of for decades we put an un-mendable tear in the fabric of their lives.


A. Some of the worst cancers aren’t detected by screening.

B. The only way to be sure is to look at the results of randomized trials comparing cancer deaths in screened and unscreened people.

C. So how can we be confident that getting a screening test regularly is a good idea?

D. Even when screening “works” in such trials, the size of the benefit observed is surprisingly low: Generally, regular screening reduces fatalities from various cancers between 15 percent and 25 percent.

E. They appear suddenly, between regular screenings, and are difficult to treat because they are so aggressive.

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