In PTE Academic exam, summarize spoken text and retell lecture are the two most difficult sections. It requires intensive practice to score well in these two sections. Most questions are from the real lectures or speech interception. So today’s topic is Typhoid Mary – Mary Mallon, “Summarize Spoken Text” lectures close to PTE real exam topics.
PTE Summarize Spoken Text topics like DNA & RNA, Typhoid Mary – Mary Mallon, Mr. Green – Amory Lovins, Chocolate (cocoa), Sound receptor are some of the topics from the real PTE Academic exam. So we have tried collected summarize spoken text lectures close to PTE real exam topics.
About Mary Mallon – Typhoid Mary
Wikipedia says: Mary Mallon (September 23, 1869 – November 11, 1938), better known as Typhoid Mary, was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever. She was presumed to have infected 22 people, three of whom died, over the course of her career as a cook. She was twice forcibly isolated by public health authorities and died after a total of nearly three decades in isolation.
Mallon spent the rest of her life in quarantine at the Riverside Hospital. Six years before her death, she was paralyzed by a stroke. On November 11, 1938, she died of pneumonia at age 69. An autopsy found evidence of live typhoid bacteria in her gallbladder. Mallon’s body was cremated, and her ashes were buried at Saint Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx.
PTE Memories – Summarize Spoken Text – Mary Mallon
- Typhoid Mary was Mary Mallon, a healthy carrier of the typhoid virus.
- Mary Mallon was born in Ireland in 1869 and emigrated to the United States.
- As a healthy carrier of Salmonella typhi, she got the nickname, “Typhoid Mary”.
- She worked as a cook in various households.
- From the infected people – at least three of whom died – in New York City.
- Probably, Mary was the main reason for the outbreak.
- She died of pneumonia at the age of 69.
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