PTE Academic Reading – Re-order Paragraphs Practice Sample 10

Reorder Paragraphs  – In re-order paragraphs, you are required to arrange to restore the original order of the text. The answers are given at the end.

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PTE Academic Reading: Re-order Paragraphs

Re-order / Rearrange the sentence in such a way that make sense. #1

[A]. But this does not mean that death was the Egyptians’ only pre-occupation.
[B]. Even papyri come mainly from pyramid temples.
[C]. Most of our traditional sources of information about the Old Kingdom are monuments of the rich like pyramids and tombs.
[D]. Houses in which ordinary Egyptians lived have not been preserved, and when most people died, they were buried in simple graves.
[E]. We know infinitely more about the wealthy people of Egypt than we do about the ordinary people, as most monuments were of the rich people.



Re-order / Rearrange the sentence in such a way that make sense. #2

[A]. The wall does not simply divide Israel from a putative Palestinian state on the basis of the 1967 borders.
[B]. A chilling omission from the road map is the gigantic ‘separation wall’ now being built in the West Bank by Israel.
[C]. It actually takes in new tracts of Palestinian land, sometimes five or six kilometres at a stretch.
[D]. It is surrounded by trenches, electric wire and moats; there are watchtowers at regular intervals.
[E]. Almost a decade after the end of South African apartheid, this ghastly racist wall is going up with scarcely a peep from Israel’s American allies who are going to pay for most of it.



Re-order / Rearrange the sentence in such a way that make sense. #3

[A]. This fact was established in the 1730s by French survey expeditions to Equador near the Equator and Lapland in the Arctic, which found that around the middle of the earth the arc was about a kilometer shorter.
[B]. One of the unsettled scientific questions in the late 18th century was the exact nature of the shape of the earth.
[C]. The length of one-degree arc would be less near the equatorial latitudes than at the poles.
[D]. One way of doing that is to determine the length of the arc along a chosen longitude or meridian at one-degree latitude separation.
[E]. While it was generally known that the earth was not a sphere but an ‘oblate spheroid’, more curved at the equator and
flatter at the poles, the question of ‘how much more’ was yet to be established.


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