Pearson English Test 15 – Reading (Re-order Paragraphs)- Free Practice

PTE Academic Reading Reorder Paragraphs  – In re-order paragraphs, you are required to restore the original order of the text.

This item type assesses reading skills. It requires test takers to be familiar with the organization and cohesion of academic texts and arrange text boxes in a single correct order.

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Pearson English Test – Re-order Paragraphs

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

[A]. The Saheli Programme run by the US Cross-Cultural Solutions is offering a three week tour of India that involves a lot more than frenzied sightseeing.
[B]. Participants interested in women’s issues will learn about arranged marriages, dowry and infanticide.
[C]. Holiday packages include all sorts of topics but female infanticide must be the first for tourism.
[D]. Interspersed with these talks and meetings are visits to cities like New Delhi and Agra, home to Taj Mahal.


ACBD. The paragraph is about the programmer & ‘A’ is the best opening line. ‘C’ follows ‘A’ as it talks about holiday package as mentioned in sentence ‘A’. ‘B’ “D’ is a sequence (‘these talks’ in ‘D’ is equal to issues discussed in ‘B’) 

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

[A]. Commercially reared chicken can be unusually aggressive and are often kept in darkened sheds to prevent them pecking at each other.
[B]. The birds spent far more of their time up to a third-pecking at the inanimate objects in the pens, in contrast to birds in other pens which spent a lot of time attacking others. Bales could diminish aggressiveness and reduce injuries; they might even improve productivity since a happy chicken is a productive chicken.
[C]. In low light conditions, they behave less belligerently but are more prone to ophthalmic disorders and respiratory problems.
[D]. In an experiment, aggressive head-pecking was all but eliminated among birds in the enriched environment.
[E]. Altering the birds’ environment, by adding bales of wood shavings to their pens, can work wonders.


ACEDB. The paragraph is talking about chicken and sentence ‘A’ introduces the paragraph. ‘C’ follows ‘A’ as low light conditions are same as darkened conditions. Sentence ‘B’, ‘D’ & ‘E’ all talks about the experiment. Out of which ‘E’ starts the experiment, ‘D’ follows ‘E’ & ‘B’ sums it up.

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  • In Para #2, there is no connection between sentences B and D. How on this earth can anyone understand the flow of the paragraph? Please stop copying and pasting the paragraphs here. Sometimes I feel I am weak in this section.

    • Dipesh,
      It is very common to find mistakes, we are trying our best to minimize those mistakes. In our endeavor to provide the best & correct material, we have now started giving explanations with answers.

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