PTE Academic Reorder Paragraphs Practice Part 3 With Explanation

The sentences given in each question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

Also Practice: Reorder Paragraphs Practice Part 1

                             Reorder Paragraphs Practice Part 2


[1]. The paragraphs have been placed in a random order. Restore the original order.

A. The sweet potatoes and manioc grown in the South American tropical forest are equally important in warm countries.
B. The crop plants domesticated by the ancient Indian plant breeders of Middle and South America play a vital role in feeding the modern world.
C. Corn is a primary food in most countries that are not too cold and sunless for its cultivation.
D. White potatoes developed by the highland Indians of Peru have become such a firmly established staple in lands with coolish climates that it is hard to imagine life there without them.
E. It even competes with the native rice in parts of the Far East.

[expand title=”ANSWER & EXPLANATION“]BCEDA is the right sequence. Sentence B fills the 1st text box as it provides the background information about ‘crop plants’ that forms the rest of the paragraph. Sentence C gives one example of vital crop plant talked about in previous statement i.e B so logically C fills 3rd text box. E is the 3rd text box as ‘It’ in E refers to ‘Corn’ mentioned in C. D comes 4th as it talked about an example from the ones mentioned in B. The examples given in sentence A refers to the 2nd part of the phrase talked about in B so D and A respectively fills 4th and 5th text box.[/expand]

[2]. The paragraphs have been placed in a random order. Restore the original order.

A. Whether it is the energy crises, crime on the streets or meals lacking nutritious balance there inevitably are those who will believe advertising made it happen.
B. Name a natural problem and someone will certainly find a way to blame it on advertising.
C. The era of modern consumerism sparks endless debates over proposals to restrict advertising to children or require specific types of information in ads for cigarettes and liquor.
D. While the problems are often easy to recognize, answer are elusive.

[expand title=”ANSWER & EXPLANATION“]BACD is the right choice. Sentence B can be in the first text box as it gives the required title to start rest of the paragraph. Sentence A gives some example for which someone or other blame to advertising which is mentioned in previous sentence. Sentence C raises the question of limiting advertising, carrying forward the main idea of the paragraph. “While” in the sentence D indicates a contrast and is the best text to end the paragraph.[/expand]

[3]. The paragraphs have been placed in a random order. Restore the original order.

A. He felt justified in bypassing the Congress altogether on a variety of moves.
B. At times he was fighting the entire Congress.
C. Bush felt he had a mission to restore power to the presidency.
D. Bush was not fighting just the democrats.
E. Representatives democracy is a messy business, and a CEO of the White House does not like a legislature of second guessers and time wasters.

[expand title=”ANSWER & EXPLANATION“]ECDBA is the correct sequence for this reorder paragraph. Sentence E is a complete sentence. Sentence C can be a pair to E as C says Bush felt he had a mission. “At times” in sentence B relates to “just” in sentence D so it follows sentence D. Sentence A can fill next text box as it gives logical continuity to B. Sentence B described what Bush did and A expressed how he felt about doing it.[/expand]

[4]. The paragraphs have been placed in a random order. Restore the original order.

A. ‘Humanism’ implies something similar; it suggests a range of negative attributes, such as ‘non-Marxist’ and ‘non-feminist’, and ‘non-theoretical’.
B. There is also the implication that liberal humanists believe in ‘human nature’ as something fixed and constant.
C. The word ‘liberal’ in this formulation roughly means not politically radical, and hence generally evasive and non-committal on political issues.
D. The term ‘liberal humanism’ became current in the 1970s, as a shorthand way of referring to the kind of criticism which held sway before theory.

[expand title=”ANSWER & EXPLANATION“]DCAB is the possible sequence for this question. Sentence D gives background information about the topic “liberal humanism”. Sentence C and sentence D respectively defined each term of “liberal humanism” so as a general rule, C and A forms next logical statement. After defining the terms separately, sentence B elaborates what liberal humanists believe in and forms the concluding sentence.[/expand]

[5]. The paragraphs have been placed in a random order. Restore the original order.

A. That all living creatures are essentially vehicles for their genes, and exist merely to transmit and propagate their genes.
B. A better term, he thought, would have been “the immortal gene”.
C. In fact, Dawkins later wrote that his choice of the word “selfish” was wrong, since it attributed an anthropomorphic quality to what is essentially a bunch of chemicals.
D. Genes are not sentient; they passes through bodies and affect them, but are not affected by them on the way through.
E. In his book, The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins puts forth the radical theory.

[expand title=”ANSWER & EXPLANATION“]EADCB is the right sequence. Sentence E introduces the concept of a book so is lead-off sentence. Sentence A elaborates what is in that book so makes the next logical statement. Sentence D is a general statement and carries forward the idea of “genes” expressed in A. “In fact” in text C emphasizes the truth of idea expressed in sentence D. Sentence B concludes the paragraph by giving a better title for the book.[/expand]

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