PTE Academic Listening (Highlight Correct Summary) Practice Sample 4

Highlight Correct Summary – This is an item type that integrates listening and reading skills, and requires test takers to understand, analyze and combine information from a recording, and then identify the most accurate summary of the recording.

PTE Listening: Highlight Correct Summary

You will hear a recording. Choose the paragraph that best relates to the recording.


[A]. More and more people in industrialized countries like the U.S. are thinking green. They are paying more to buy organic products, saving money by avoiding high-priced gas-guzzlers, and choosing energy-efficient appliances and equipment.

[B]. Industrialized countries like the United States have a growing number of people who, in both their actions and purchases, are concerned about the environment and thinking green. Some consumers, for instance, are even willing to pay more money for organically grown groceries.

[C]. In the United States, growing numbers of people are thinking green, and both their purchases and actions show their desire to protect the environment.



TRANSCRIPT (Only for reference, it will not be given in actual PTE Academic Test)

In the United States and other industrialized countries, many consumers are making “green” choices in their behavior and purchases that reflect concern for the environment.Click here to read full transcript

In some cases, these choices carry a price tag, such as paying more for organically grown food or for clothing made from organic cotton. Consumers are also motivated to make green purchases that save money. For example, after gas prices topped $4/gallon in 2008, sales of gas guzzling SUVs dropped, and sales of more fuel-efficient cars, such as hybrids, increased. Consumers often consider their utility bill when they choose energy-efficient appliances and electrical equipment.

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    • Though ‘B’ nicely summarizes the paragraph but it misses a different kind of choices people make that reflect an interest in the environment. It only lists one example.

    • Sentence ‘C’ is not a good summary as it does not summarize the whole p[aragraph. Sentence ‘C’ states that people in the US are thinking green whereas people are also going green in countries other than the United States. Sentence ‘C’ also provides no specifics about how people are “thinking green.”

      • Thank you very much for such vital information.
        keep supporting.
        Then What will be the exact approach for the same as 60 seconds may not enough sufficient to read given four options.

        • You will have ten seconds to skim the summaries, then listen to the recording and have 60 seconds to give your response.

          Make notes while listening to summaries and then quickly compare the given options with your notes. You have to quick though.

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