PTE Summarize Spoken Text Exercise – Australia’s Tourism Industry

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PTE Academic Listening – Summarize Spoken Text

INSTRUCTIONS: Listen to the audio and write your summary in 50- 70 words in the comment box below. Finish this task in 10 minutes.


  • Use correct grammar, vocabulary, and tenses.
  • Make no spelling mistake.
  • Start the sentence with a capital letter and end with a full stop.
  • As you listen, take notes of the main and supporting ideas.

PTE Summarize Spoken Text Exercise – Australia’s Tourism Industry




“In Australia, most tourism operators rely on some aspect of the natural environment. As an industry we can’t hide our heads in the sand and hope environmental problems will go away.

The natural environment is our bread-and-butter, we need it to make a living. The tourism industry is sensitive to negative publicity, so at times when we should raise our collective voice – loudly – we don’t.

Take, for example, the threats to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef: a huge coal mine proposal that will clear-fell 28,000 hectares of native woodland, ship coal through the Great Barrier Reef, and spew enough carbon into the atmosphere every year to cancel out Australia’s entire carbon emission reduction scheme. All this at a time when the Great Barrier Reef is suffering the world’s biggest coral bleaching event on record. Coral bleaching due to climate change has affected 93% of the reef.


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      • Saroj Verma
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