Here is “PTE Academic Writing: Summarize Written Text Practice Part 3” of our original SWT series. You can practice Summarize Written Text Practice Part 1 and Part 2 alongside this part. Guys practice with latest “Summarize Written Text Exercise” and ensure you have a thorough knowledge of this sections of the exam. Before moving on to the texts, don’t forget to read do’s and dont’s.
- Time management – 3 mins planning, 5 mins writing, 2 mins checking for mistakes (spelling, grammar).
- Note down the clue words. Make sure they are the part of the summary.
- Present only key idea in the response.
- Keep it short but not at the cost covering ‘all aspects’. Write between 35-40 words.
- Do not make more than one sentence. This means only one full stop at the end of the sentence.
- Do not ignore your spelling and punctuation.
- Do not ignore your time limit. At the end of the 10 minutes, the test will move on automatically.
PTE Academic Writing: Summarize Written Text Practice Part 3
Read the passage below and write a summary in 5-75 words. One has been done for your reference. Write your response in the box at the bottom of the page. You have 10 minutes to complete the task. Your summary must be written in ONLY ONE sentence.
Summarize Written Text #1 – Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
11 February 2009一Major athletic events around the globe-from the 2014 Sochi Olympics to an annual powerboat race in Norwegian fjords-are striving to neutralize their carbon footprint as part of a world-wide climate network, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said today.
The sporting events are the latest participants to join the network, and are particularly important for inspiring further global action on the environment, said Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director.
Organizers of the 2014 Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games-to be held in a unique natural selling between the shores of the Black Sea and the soaring snow-capped Caucasus Mountains-say they will put an estimated $1 .75 billion into energy conservation and renewable energy.
That investment will be dedicated to improving transport infrastructure, offsetting greenhouse gas emissions from the use of electricity, air travel and ground transportation, the reforestation of Sochi National Park and the development of green belts in the city.
Summarize Written Text #2 – Wright Brothers
Orville and Wilbur Wright were brothers living in Dayton, Ohio. The two had started making bicycles during the 1890s and had a successful small business selling their Wright Specials for $18 each ($475 in today’s green). This experience with building light, strong machines would prove valuable in the coming years after the brothers’ interest turned to flight.
Others in the United States were also developing aircraft at the time the Wright brothers started turning their curiosity skyward. Samuel Langley had flown an unmanned steam-powered aircraft in 1896. Octave Chanute and others were flying gliders near Chicago late in the decade as well. But it wasn’t until the Wright brothers started working on the matter that the “flying problem” would finally be solved.
Beginning in 1899, the brothers designed and built a series of gliders to test their various ideas on a flying machine. They constructed a wind tunnel that allowed them to test designs without having to build a full-size model. They even built their own gasoline-powered motor for their aircraft.
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