PTE Academic Reading – Reorder Paragraphs Practice Sample 5

Reorder Paragraphs Practice Test – In re-order paragraphs, you are required to restore the original order of the text.

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Reorder Paragraphs Practice Sample 5

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

[A]. When human interventions alter this delicate balance, the outcomes have been seen to be disastrous.

[B]. In institutions also, there is a need to have in place a system of checks and balances which inhibit the concentration of power in only some individuals.

[C]. Nature itself is an intricate system of checks and balances, meant to preserve the delicate balance between various environmental factors that affect our ecology.

[D]. Group decision making, however, does not necessarily fully guard against arbitrariness and anarchy, for individual capriciousness can get substituted by collusion of group members.


CABD. ‘C’ talks about nature’s system of checks and balances and introduces the paragraph. ‘D’ follows ‘B’ as it talks about human intervention.’B’ ‘D’  is a pair as they talk about the system of checks and balances.


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

[A]. Now under liberated economy, they are learning to compete domestically and globally.

[B]. In India, corporations, until recently achieved success by avoiding competition, using protected and regulated domestic markets.

[C]. The trend is irreversible.

[D]. Business leaders are preparing themselves to meet competitive challenges and to avoid being swept away.




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

[A]. The history of mankind is full of such fightings between communities, nation, and people.

[B]. From the primitive weapons of warfare, man has advanced to the modern nuclear weapons.

[C]. Ever since the dawn of civilization, man has been fighting with the man.

[D]. A modern war is scientific in character, but the effect is the same, wiping human existence out of this earth.

[E]. The only difference now seems to be in the efficiency of the instruments used for killing each other.


CABDE. The paragraph is about fighting among mankind. Sentence ‘C’ is the introductory sentence as it is independent and stands alone. ‘C’ is followed by ‘A’ as it talks about the history of mankind fighting. The next sentence is ‘B’ as it talks about weapons from the early stage of evolution to modern days. ‘D’ is in the logical sequence. 

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  • Dear Author,
    How is this question type scored? For instance, if I rearranged the question no. 3 as CADBE but the correct answer is CABDE.
    I request you to make me clear regarding this?

  • number #3 CAEBD feels better to me.

    3. E – speaks about differences btw now and history (of mankind not weapons) mentioned in A and introduces weapons for the 1st time
    4. B – develops the theory of weapons from the past to now
    5. D – continues in the modern time and concludes the article nicely

    • D should be followed by E in my opinion and should be the concluding pair- as D talks about what is similar to the primitive weapons (weapons..effect is same …. ) , further E mentions what is different (the only difference now… )
      I too dint get it right first, but on analyzing logically CABDE looks correct…. You see, man was fighting in the past (history ) and now (modern) …The similarity is so n so …(both killed ) and the difference is … (efficiency of weapons ).

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