Pearson Test Of English 10 – Summarize Written Text – PTE Academic Writing

Pearson Test Of English Summarize Written Text – Read the passage below and summarize it using one sentence (between 5 and 75 words). Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points in the passage.

This is a short-answer writing item type that integrates writing and reading skills. It requires test takers to understand, analyze and extract information from a reading passage and summarize the key points in one sentence.

Pearson Test Of English 10 – Summarize Written Text

  1. Read and summarize written text in your words.

The First World War of 1914–1918 was the bloodiest conflict in Canadian history, taking the lives of nearly 61,000 Canadians. It erased romantic notions of war, introducing slaughter on a massive scale, and instilled a fear of foreign military involvement that would last until the Second World War. The great achievements of Canadian soldiers on battlefields such as Ypres, Vimy and Passchendaele, however, ignited a sense of national pride and a confidence that Canada could stand on its own, apart from the British Empire, on the world stage. The war also deepened the divide between French and English Canada, and marked the beginning of widespread state intervention in society and the economy.

2. Read and summarize written text in your words.

A convenient point of departure is provided by the famous Clark-Trimble experiments of 1935. Clark-Trimble was not primarily a physicist, and his great discovery of the Graduated Hostility of Things was made almost accidentally. During some research into the relation between periods of the day and human bad temper, Clark-Trimble, a leading Cambridge psychologist, came to the conclusion that low human dynamics in the early morning could not sufficiently explain the apparent hostility of Things at the breakfast table – the way honey gets between the fingers, the unfoldability of news-papers, etc. In the experiments which finally confirmed him in this view, and which he demonstrated before the Royal Society in London, Clark-Trimble arranged four hundred pieces of carpet in ascending degrees of quality, from coarse matting to priceless Chinese silk. Pieces of toast and marmalade, graded, weighed, and measured, were then dropped on each piece of carpet, and the marmalade-downwards incidence was statistically analysed. The toast fell right-side-up every time on the cheap carpet, except when the cheap carpet was screened from the rest (in which case the toast didn’t know that Clark-Trimble had other and better carpets), and it fell marmalade-downwards every time on the Chinese silk. Most remarkable of all, the marmalade-downwards incidence for the intermediate grades was found to vary exactly with the quality of carpet.

The success of these experiments naturally switched Clark-Trimble’s attention to further research on resistentia, a fact which was directly responsible for the tragic and sudden end to his career when he trod on a garden rake at the Cambridge School of Agronomy. In the meantime, Noys and Crangenbacker had been doing some notable work in America. Noys carried out literally thousands of experiments, in which subjects of all ages and sexes, sitting in chairs of every conceivable kind, dropped various kinds of pencils. In only three cases did the pencil come to rest within easy reach. Crangenbacker’s work in the social-industrial field, on the relation of human willpower to specific problems such as whether a train or subway will stop with the door opposite you on a crowded platform, or whether there will be a mail box anywhere on your side of the street, was attracting much attention.

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  • Clarke Trimble is a leading psychologist who did several experiments before he switched to further research on resistentia which ended-up his career sudden and tragically; but at the same time Noys and Crangenbacker had been carrying out some other remarkable work in America about human kinds and social-indsutrial fields.

  • Despite canada was severely affected by first world war which have killed many of its citizen’s and devastate the country; some of its great soldier’s achievement it had recovered economically to stand on their own, although it is divided as French and English within state intervention.

  • The first world war was the bloodist conflict in canada history which introduced slaughter on a massive scale and fear of foreign army that would last until second world war, but army gets great achievement in a sense of national pride and a confidence, also war divided english and french canada which marked the beginning of state intervention.

  • The first world war has damaged the ties between French and English Canada, as Canada has lost more than 60000 of its military personnel and at the same time the war has instilled fear among the foreign military because of brutal killings.

  • Although, Clark-Trimble who is a leading psycologist carried out some experiments on four hundred pieces of carpets based on the ascending degrees of quality, from coarse matting to priceless Chinese silk but the toast fell right-side-up all the time on the cheap carpets.

      • Although, Clark-Trimble who is a famous leading Cambridge psychologist, had so many successes of experiments which finally switched him to further research on resistentia but this fact was directly responsible for the tragic and sudden end to his career and in the main time, Noy and Crangenbacker had been doing some notable experimental research in America.

        • Although, Clark-Trimble, who is a famous leading Cambridge psychologist, had so many successes of experiments which finally switched him to further research on resistentia but this fact was directly responsible for the tragic and sudden end to his career and in the main time, Noy and Crangenbacker had been doing some notable experimental research in America.

  • Although, the first world war in the year nineteen-fourteen to nineteen-eighteen was the bloodiest conflict in the history of canada which took sixty one thousand canadian lives but the war ignited a sense of national pride and confidence that canada can stand on its own on the world stage.

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      • Although, first World War of 1914–1918 was the bloodiest conflict in Canadian history, taking the lives of about 61,000 Canadians and it erased the romantic notions of war and instilled a fear of foreign military involvement that would last until the second world war but these great achievements of the Canadian soldiers ignited a sense of confidence and national pride.

  • The consequences of First World in Canada were not limited to human casualties, but also marked as state intervention in society and economy due to French and English Canada, However, Canada soldiers’ achievements such as Ypres, Vimy and Passchendaele ignited a sense of country freedom.

  • The research on “Resistentia” was the outcome of successful discovery of Hostility of Things for Clark-Trimble’s that ended his career eventually but at the same time Noys and Crangenbacker’s contribution to social-industrial field received appreciation.

  • The consequences of First World War in Canada did not confined with drastic human casualties but also responsible for the division and state interventions, however, sacrifices of soldiers gave Canada some sense of Independence.

  • Clark-Trimble was not primarily a physicist, and his great discovery of the Graduated Hostility of Things was made almost accidentally,but the the success of other experiments naturally switched Clark-Trimble’s attention to further research on resistentia,but he ended up his career when he trod on a garden rake at the Cambridge School of Agronomy.

  • During the first world war ,Canada lost more Canadians and instilled a fear of foreign military involvement ,however the Canadian soldiers on battlefields got the national pride and the war divide the French and English .

  • The achievements of Canadian soldiers in World War I and II instilled a sense of nation pride and the wars greatly influenced the political, social and economic structuring of the Canadian society.

  • In First World War despite Canada suffered huge losses, it also made Canadian soldiers and hence the nation independent which divide it from French that consequently resulted into expansion and economical establishment.

  • 1. The First World War and Second World War killed nearly 61,000 Canadians and instilled fear of foreign military involvement; however, it ignited sense of national pride and confidence and created a divide between French and English Canada.

    2. Clark-Trimble who is not physicist, his experiments of 1935 led to accidental discovery of the Graduated Hostility of Things and further research on resistentia ended his career, and in the same time, Noys and Crangenbacker were doing experiments.

  • The Canada has lost a number of people in first world war and had a fear of foriegn military involvement until second World War, after having achievement in Ypres, Vimy and Passchendaele ignited a sense of national pride and confidence that Canada stands on its own in the world, except British colonies.

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