PTE writing-summarize written text practice passages 87

Read the passages below and summarize them using one sentence in not more than 75 words(30-35 words). Type your response in the comment section at the bottom of the screen. You have 10 minutes to finish each passage.Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points in the passage.


Assigning new jobs for children as they mature will develop their work ethic, says Gregg Murset, CEO of BusyKid, a chore, and allowance tracking app. “The most important thing is to challenge them,” he says. “Once they have some proficiency you need to make them stretch to do the next job.” Mr. Murset, a father of six children ages 10 to 20, believes parents should teach children to do housework when they’re young, no matter if it yields imperfect results. “Even though it’s easier to just clean the toilet by yourself and be done with it, you have to take the long view and realise that these fundamental life skills are so important,” he says.

Attaching an allowance to chores teaches children not to expect handouts, says Michael Eisenberg, a financial advisor and member of the National Financial Literacy Commission. “At earlier ages, it instills within children the reality that you do something and you get paid for it,” he says. “Later on in life, they learn that the only way we get money is if we produce stuff at our jobs.” Some 68% of U.S. parents say they pay an allowance to their children, at an average rate of $67.80 per month, according to a 2016 survey of 1,005 adults. More than 80% of respondents who pay an allowance say they want to teach their child the value of money and financial responsibility, the survey found.

2.A ‘megacity’ is usually defined as a metropolitan area with a total population in excess of ten million people. A megacity can be a single metropolitan area or two or more metropolitan areas that converge. The terms conurbation, metropolis, and metroplex are also applied to the latter. As of 2017, there are 37 megacities in existence. The largest of these are the metropolitan areas of Tokyo and Shanghai, each of these having a population of over 30 million inhabitants, with 38.8 million and 35.5 million respectively. Tokyo is the world’s largest metropolitan area, while Shanghai has the world’s largest city proper population. The UN predicts there will be 41 megacities by 2030.

By contrast, a ‘global city’, also called ‘world city’ or sometimes ‘alpha city’ or ‘world center’, is a city generally considered to be an important node in the global economic system. The Institute for Urban Strategies at The Mori Memorial Foundation in Tokyo issued a comprehensive study of global cities in 2016. The ranking is based on six overall categories: Economy, Research & Development, Cultural Interaction, Livability, Environment, and Accessibility. According to this particular ranking system, the top three ‘global cities’ at present are London, New York and Tokyo.

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  1. Assigning jobs to children and attaching an allowance to these jobs by their parents will improve children’s work ethic and also understanding of value of money as well as financial responsibility.

  2. Encouraging children to work on their own by challenging them at every stage will help boost their personal development, which inturn carves them into professional adults, starting right from their young age rather than later.

  3. Compensating children for their hardwork is important, largely in a way that will teach them the value of money and that every penny have to be hard earned and not otherwise.

  4. Getting children to do household work not only instigate work ethics pertains to their fundamental responsibilities but also teach them at early stage the value for money, for life, by rewarding them with some bucks.

  5. Unlike Megacity, a ‘global city’ must be rated higher on the basis of Economy, Research and Development, Culture, Livability, Environment and Accessibility as per Tokyo’s Mori Memorial Foundation, on the basis of which London is leading.

  6. Assigning household work to the offsprings supports them to nurture, moreover, if you pay them for the work it will develop earning skills and aid them to flourish in the career.

  7. Most of the interviewed people recognised the importance of assigning work to the children at an early stage to inculcate life skills and even paying allowance for their work to responsiblize them
    There is a difference between a megacity and a global city as the important feature of the former is its population size but the central characteristics of the latter are economic importance, accessibility, environment and liveability.

  8. Assigning children for household jobs at the earliest age with allowance, no matter if the work is improper, will encourage the value of money resulting in financial responsibility.

  9. Experts say that children should be assigned with daily house hold work and should be paid for the tasks, doing this children will learn to respect the job for which they are paid and also know value of money.

  10. Megacity is a metropolitan area or composes of two or more, having population more than 10 million as per definition, while on other hand, global city is vital for economic system and their rankings are based on Economy, Research & Development, Cultural Interaction, Liveability, Environment, and Accessibility.

  11. No matter hard or easy, perfect or imperfect, parents should always offer household chores to their children and attaching few bucks with it teaches them important lesson of life to earn money show productivity.

  12. According to recent study released, global city must be central to global economic system and ranked on the basis of six different attributes, whereas mega city ranked on the basis of population.

    Economy, Research & Development, Cultural Interaction, Livability, Environment, and Accessibility are the factors to declare a global city whereas population over 10 millions is a mega city.

  13. While Gregg Murset, the CEO of a mobile app and a father of six children, believes that children should be engaged in household work during early ages as this helps in developing work ethics and realizing the importance of fundamental skills, Michael EisenBerg, a financial advisor and member of NFTC believes that paying an allowance in return helps children in understanding that only quality work output brings better emoluments.

  14. As shown by research as most of the parents in U.S believe that assigning job to children as they mature helps them to build fundamental life skill and attaching allowance with work will teach them value of money and financial responsibility.

  15. Assigning new jobs to children will develop their work ethics, attaching an allowance will teach them value of the money financial responsibility.

  16. A mega city is a metropolitan area with population in excess of ten million, Shanghai and Tokyo are biggest mega cities with population more than 30 million, on the other hand, global city has an important role in global economic system, London, New York and Tokyo are top global cities.

  17. Children needs to be taught work ethics at early age can be induced by paying allowance for the work done as it makes them better at work.

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