PTE Academic Practice Test 16- Reading – Re-order Paragraphs

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]. Electronic transactions are happening in closed group networks and Internet. Electronic commerce is one of the most important aspects of Internet to emerge.
[B]. Cash transactions offer both privacy and anonymity as it does not contain information that can be used to identify the parties nor the transaction history.
[C]. To support e-commerce, we need effective payment systems and secure communication channels and data integrity.
[D]. The whole structure of traditional money is built on faith and so will electronic money have to be.
[E]. Moreover, money is worth what it is because we have come to accept it.


BEDAC. The paragraph is about cash transaction & electronic transaction. Out of ‘A’ & ‘B’, ‘B’ seems to be the best opening sentence. ‘E’ follows ‘B’ as it continues the discussion. Next comes ‘D’, ‘Traditional money’ in ‘D’, it is talking ‘money’ discussed in ‘E’. ‘A’ takes the discussion further about the electronic transaction ( the discussion was started in ‘D’). ‘C’ then sums up the paragraph.

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

[A]. For the atmosphere becomes thinner.
[B]. When a satellite is launched, the rocket begins by going slowly upwards through the air.
[C]. As a result, there is less friction.
[D]. However, the higher it goes, the less air it meets.
[E]. Consequently, the rocket still does not become too hot.
[F]. As the rocket goes higher, it travels faster.



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  • Hi There,

    Could you please explain the meaning of option A (For the atmosphere becomes thinner) and how this is related to the sentences.

    My answer B F D C E A is almost same but it got incorrect just because of option A.

    Please explain.


  • Hi There,

    Could you please explain the answers for #1 and let me know how did you selected the B as best opening sentence and why not A.

    When i tried the answer is A C B E D but option A & B are independent sentences.


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