Here is “PTE Academic Writing: Summarize Written Text Practice Part 4” of our original SWT series. You can practice Summarize Written Text Practice Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 along with 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 4
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
The ways of life of Upper Palaeolithic people are known through the remains of meals scattered around their hearths, together with many tools and weapons and the debris left over from their making. The people were hunter-gatherers who lived exclusively from what they could ﬁnd in nature without practising either agriculture or herding. They hunted the bigger herbivores, while berries, leaves, roots, wild fruit and mushrooms probably played a major role in their diet. Their hunting was indiscriminate, perhaps because so many animals were about that they did not need to spare pregnant females or the young. In the cave of Enlene, for example, many bones of reindeer and bison foetuses were found. Apparently, upper Palaeolithic people hunted like other predators and killed the weakest prey ﬁrst. They did, however, sometimes concentrate on salmon runs and migrating herds of reindeer. Contrary to popular beliefs about ‘cave men’, Upper Palaeolithic people did not live deep inside caves. They rather chose the foot of cliffs, especially when an overhang provided good shelter. On the plains and in the valleys, they used tents made from hides of the animals they killed. At times, on the great Russian plains, they built huts with huge bones and tusks collected from the skeletons of mammoths.
Men hunted mostly with spears; the bow and arrow was probably not invented until the Magdalenian period that came at the end of the Upper Palaeolithic. Tools and weapons, made out of wood or reindeer antlers, often had ﬂint cutting edges. Flint snappers were skilful and traditions in ﬂint snapping were pursued for thousands of years. This continuity means that they must have been carefully taught how to ﬁnd good ﬂint nodules and how to knap them in order to make knives, burins (chisel-like tools) or scrapers, which could be used for various purposes.
Summarize Written Text #2
What is museology? A simple definition might be that it is the study of museums, their history and underlying philosophy, the various ways in which they have, in the course of time, been established and developed, their avowed or unspoken aims and policies, their educative or political or social role. More broadly conceived, such a study might also embrace the bewildering variety of audiences – visitors, scholars, art lovers, children- at whom the efforts of museum staff are supposedly directed, as well as related topics such as the legal duties and responsibilities place upon ( or incurred by) museums, perhaps even some thought as to their future. Seen in this light, museology might appear at first sight a subject so specialized as to concern only museum professionals, who by virtue of their occupation are more or less obliged to take an interest in it. In reality, since museums are almost, if not quite as old as civilization itself, and since the plethora of present-day museums embraces virtually every field of human endeavour- not just art, or craft, or science, but entertainment, agriculture, rural life, childhood, fisheries, antiquities, automobiles: the list is endless – it is a field of enquiry so broad as to be a matter of concern to almost everybody.
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