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 will 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.
1.Miners saw the dust settle at long last in 2016, after a pulverizing downturn ground the industry to a virtual
halt. Today, after years of pulling back on investment, exploration and human resources, the world’s largest
mining companies are ready to move ahead. They have cut debt, strengthened balance sheets and taken
necessary impairments. In the process, these players have found themselves in step with an awakening global
demand for most commodities, and they have watched their credit ratings rise and valuations grow. This year
will be all about assessing options and making the right corporate decisions to sustain the market optimism
that these events have unleashed.
2.Education is universally recognised as a pillar for both economic and social growth in any society.Government spending on education in Australia reflects our priority of investing in the future of this country, allowing for economic advancement as well as productivity and social wellbeing for the individual and society as a whole.
Given the importance of education in social and economic advancement, the student learning environment has become increasingly significant.
In an age where teaching practice and technology have changed and developed faster than ever before, the question of whether or not our learning environments are supporting or hindering our educational processes has never been more pertinent. While there have been changes to learning outcomes through updates to the syllabuses, technology has been driving more significant changes at a high rate.