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

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

[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.

SHOW ANSWER

EDCBA. ‘E’ is the best opening line. ‘D’ follows ‘E’ as it explains why we don’t know much about ordinary people. ‘CB’ is definitely a pair as ‘C’ talks about sources of information & B takes it forward (papyri = ancient documents.). Then ‘A’ concludes it.

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

[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 kilometers 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.

SHOW ANSWER

BACDE. The paragraph is about ‘separation wall’ and ‘B’ is the best opening sentence. ‘A’ follows ‘B’ as it explains the importance of wall. ‘BC’ is pair. ‘C’ just takes the explanation forward started in ‘A’. After describing the wall, sentence ‘D’ simply describes the surrounding of the wall. ‘E’ sums it up.

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

[A]. Modern science has produced some good drugs for these ailments.
[B]. Heart ailments are very common these days.
[C]. So I always prefer taking milk these days as it contains no fat.
[D]. But this can also be prevented by taking fatless food.
[E]. That is why people call this era as the age of heart troubles.

SHOW ANSWER

BADCE.

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  • i also think, for the first 3rd para, it should be BEADC.
    B is the starting sentence
    E is the next, since heart diseases are common, it is called era of heart troubles
    For these, we have good drugs (A), Then, D and C follows naturally

    • BADCE – The paragraph talks about ‘Heart Ailments’ and ‘B’ seems to be the best opening sentence. ‘These ailments’ in sentence ‘A’ is the first clue as it is talking about heart ailments discussed in ‘B’. Next comes sentence ‘D’ as it further discusses way to avoid heart ailments. ‘E’ perfectly sums up the paragraph. The only sentence which is left now is ‘C’. It should come before ‘E’

      So there could be only 1 logical sequence = BADCE

      • I think the answer is BEADC

        [B]. Heart ailments are very common these days.
        [E]. That is why people call this era as the age of heart troubles.
        [A]. Modern science has produced some good drugs for these ailments.
        [D]. But this can also be prevented by taking fatless food.
        [C]. So I always prefer taking milk these days as it contains no fat.

          • This does have a logic:
            Heart ailments are common ,hence people call this the era as age of heart troubles.
            The word “common” and the name given to the era is a link between B & E.
            Putting E in the end makes the sentence loose its flow

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