PTE Academic Writing: Summarize Written Text – Practice sample 2

Summarize Written Text – Read the passage below and summarize it using one sentence (between 5 and 75 words). You will get 10 minutes to finish the task and the candidate’s performance will be judged on the quality of his writing skills.

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1. Read the given text and summarize it in your words.

South Korea is planning to move its capital from Seoul to a new site in the middle of the country. Although Seoul has been the capital since the fourteenth century, the city of over 20 million is now very crowded, and also close to the hostile armies of North Korea. The new capital is planned to cost $45 billion, with construction finishing by 2012.

There is, however, strong opposition to the project, since similar schemes in other countries have taken far longer and cost much more than originally planned. Australia, for example, took over 70 years to finish building Canberra, while Nigeria has never completed its planned new capital, Abuja. Both Brazil and Malaysia have found that the building of new capitals (Brasilia and Putrajaya) can sharply increase the national burden of debt.

Even if the government does eventually move to the new capital, it is unlikely that South Korea’s main businesses will follow it, so Seoul will probably continue to be the country’s principal city.

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South Korea planned to move its capital to another place due to overcrowding and national threat, but it is highly opposed due to its high cost, national debts and difficult to move business, which holds the project for now.

2. Read the given text and summarize it in your words.

Indian researchers are trying to find out if there is any truth in old sayings which claim to predict the weather. In Gujarat, farmers have the choice of planting either peanuts, which are more profitable in wet years or castor, which does better in drier conditions. The difference depends on the timing of the monsoon rains, which can arrive at any time between the beginning and the middle of June. Farmers, however, have to decide what seeds to sow in April or May.

There is a local saying, at least a thousand years old, which claims that the monsoon starts 45 days after the flowering of a common tree, Cassia fistula. Dr Kanani, an agronomist from Gujarat Agricultural University, has been studying the relationship since 1996 and has found that the tree does successfully predict the approximate date of the monsoon’s arrival.

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Indian researchers are trying to predict the weather with an old belief, which claims that the monsoon starts 45 days after the flowering of a common tree Cassia fistula and this will help the Gujarat farmers to make choices to plant for peanuts or castor.

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  • South Korea’s plan to change its capital from Seoul to other city is because it is over-crowded and national threat has been opposed as the countries with similar plans have failed due to huge debt and longer time but even though if it moves its capital business following the new capital remains the question.

  • Although, South Korea is planning move it’s capital from Seoul to a new site closed to the hostile armies of North Korea due to the over-population but other countries with similar schemes have opposed the plan and it will propably continue to remain the country’s principal city.

      • Although, South Korea is planning to move it’s capital from Seoul to a new site closed to the hostile armies of North Korea due to the over-population but other countries with similar schemes have opposed the plan and it will propably continue to remain the country’s principal city.

        • Dr Kanani, an agronomist from Gujarat Agricultural University in Indian, has been studying the monsoon rains which can arrive between the begining and the middle of june where farmers have to decide when to sow seeds and has found out that the tree succesfully approximate the date of the monsoon’s arrival.

        • Other countries have not opposed the plan – you read it all wrong. The author has said other countries have far exceeded the cost from what was planned.

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          • Although, the Gujarat farmers have the choice of planting either castor or peanuts which is more beneficial in wet years and better in dry conditions and it depends on the timings of the monsoon rains but they decide what seed to sow until a research was found that the tree predicts the arrival of the monsoon.

        • Although, South Korea is planning to move its capital from Seoul to a new site close to the hostile armies of North Korea due to the over-population in the country but Seoul will prabably continue to remain the country’s principal capital city because of the increase cost by other countries in similar schemes.

  • Due to certain reasons, South Korea planned to shift its capital from Seoul to another city faces much opposition because similar projects implemented by other countries take more time and cost than expected.

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  • Although Seoul is capital of South Korea since fourteen centuries but the country has been planning to move its capital elsewhere because of rise in population and its proximity to hostile armies in North Korea,however, there is strong opposition of this project and these are less chances to move main business out from Seoul.

    The old saying about rainfall which gives opportunity to Gujarat’s farmer to plant either peanuts in wet years or castor in dries condition has been studied by researchers to find out truth about prediction of monsoon rainfall

  • #1…
    Although Seoul has been the capital city of South Korea since fourteenth century but the country has been planning to move its capital city to elsewhere because of the rise in population and its close proximity to the hostile armies of North Korea; however the government is aware that the new city will cost $45 billion and there are less chances of main business houses to move from Seoul.

  • Indian researchers and Dr Kanani are trying to finger out the truth in the old saying about claims to predict the weather and claim the monsoon starts 45 days after the flowering of a common tree, and Dr Kanani found the result it successfully predicts the date of monsoon’s arrival.

  • South Korea may not able to move its capital from Seoul because there are many oppositions examples from different countries which have taken for a long time and budgets more than they planned before, Seoul would still remain the main city.

  • Indian researchers are trying to predict the mansoon’s arrival for planting as a result Dr.karani an agronomist found that the mansoon starts 45 days after flowering of a cassia fistula tree.

  • South Korea is planning to move it’s capital from Seoul to a new site because now seoul is very crowded and close to the armies of norh Korea.

  • Indian researchers including Dr Kanani are trying to find out the relationship between flowering of some plants and the monsoon, which is an old Indian saying as well.

  • Dr. Kanani research was successful and found it truthful as said by the old claiming weather prediction , while studying the relation between cassia fistula flower tree which helps to predict the arrival date of monsoon and help farmer to chose what seed to sow in April and May

  • The South Koreans plan to move their capital from Seoul to another site which is in the middle of the country because, Seoul is overcrowded and is dangerously close to the hostile North Korean armies.

    • Indian researchers are trying to predict weather ,but Dr Kanani found it with the help of Cassia fistula tree flowering ,relationship does successfully approximate date of monsoon arrival.

  • South Korea is facing strong opposition to its project of shifting its capital from Seoul to a new place, as similar projects in other countries took longer duration and costed more than planned.

  • Researched carried out by Dr. Kanni has successfully affirmed an old saying claiming relationship between a flowering tree with monsoon, and Indian researchers are finding truth in other saying to predict weather more effectively.

    • Research carried out by Dr. Kanni has successfully affirmed an old saying which claims relationship of flowering tree with monsoon, and Indian researchers are finding truth in other old sayings to predict weather more effectively.

  • Indian researchers are trying to identify the fact with old saying , mansoon will start 45 days after flowering of a common team ,and found that the tree has been successfully predicated the date of monsoon arival which will help the gujarathi farmers to have the choice of planting either peanuts,or castor.

  • Eventhough south korea is planing to move its capital from Seoul to a new site ,its not an easy task because of budject and time,however, if the capital is build only main business will follow but Seoul will probably continue to the country’s principal city .

  • 45 days ahead when Cassia Fistula flower blossomed monsoon arrived – is what Dr Kanani trying to find since 1996 to justify the truth behind Gujarat old saying and how farmers accurately predict weather.

  • Seoul virtually remain main business center even if the South Korea government move the capital city because all the countries meet the same fate of abandoned plans either due to cost or time.

  • South Korea is considering to move the capital in Seoul while the opponent part reject in term of the budget and plan inadequate since there are lots of bad example happened in other countries even though the finance centre will assume to stay in Seoul instead the new capital.

  • 1 intentions of south korea to move its capital from Seoul to new city to be less crowded and far from north korea, with explanation of difficulties which can be faced like funding and companies transportation
    2 indian scientists are trying to find a way to predict weather , which can help farmers to decide which seeds are better to be planted , one of those researchers has found a relation between a local tree and seasonal rain

  • Farmers grow the crops of peanuts and castor to have better production without the effect of monsoon even the agronomist also has accepted that trees betterly predict about weather.

  • south korea is planning to move its capital city from seoul this strategy already had followed by Australia to develop Canberra while Nigeria has not completed its goal till now.

  • In the context of farming, the changes in climate during the monsoon season plays a vital role in farmers choosing the type of a plant, and the research says that old prediction theory works in order to predict the next monsoon.

    South Korea wanted to change its capital city from Seoul to another place because of crowd and neighborhood factors, but there are some oppositions about this change because of the evolved financial accepts and time involvement.

    Dear Author, Pls correct me if I am wrong or any improvement needed.

  • South Korea’s plan to build a new capital in the middle of the country, which is estimated to cost $45 billion, might not be as simple as hoped by the government because similar projects, in other countries, have taken a lot longer and cost way more; even if it is achieved, it is unlikely that the businesses will also move there.

    Farmers in Gujarat believe in old sayings which help them predict the monsoon season, and the government has given them the choice to decide what to plant and when; according to the researchers, it might be true that some of the old sayings can predict the weather.

  • There is a strong opposition on moving the South Korean capital from Seoul to middle of the country, building a new capital will have a huge burden on country economy and that has proved by past experience of few countries however it is unlikely that main business will follow.

    Dr Kanani has successfully studied the 1000 years old saying on prediction of monsoon starts after 45 days of flowering of a common tree in Gujarat and it was found to be true, farmers based on these prediction they used to plant different crops on their choice.

  • Since many countries struggled and unsuccessful in the plan of moving capital to a new location, the government of South korea facing oppositions from for the same plan.

  • Farmers must take decisions what to sow as accordance to trees, because it has been proved by experts that trees are successful predictors of weather.

  • Even if government wants to shift South Korean capital but public is not in favour since it anticipated increase debt burden and disturb overall business productivity.

  • Indian researchers are investigating if old sayings can predict the weather, in these lines it was proven by an agronomist in Gujarat that a saying does predict the start of monsoon.

  • South korea plan to establish new capital in the middle of the country, is facing strong opposition as history has shown that capital movement has not been as successfull as projected

  • To find out the truth of old saying regarding weather forecasting, Indian researcher found that there is a relation between the monsoon seasons and the Cassia fistula, a tree which starts flowering before 45 days early of rainy seasons in India.

  • South Korea plans to move its capital to a new place, has many setbacks. Firstly, it would lead to increase in demand of financial aids. Secondly, this plan might not complete in the stipulated time. Thirdly, Businesses in south Korea shall not move to the new capital, thus , South Korea’s one of the main purpose of moving capital, that it is overcrowded, shall not be achieved.

    Dr Kanani, an agronomist from Gujarat Agricultural University, has affirmed the old local saying that the monsoon starts 45 days after the flowering of a common tree, Cassia fistula. Farmers in Gujarat sow their crops as per these nature’s predictions and indications.

  • Scientist found the truth about the local saying that the tree can predict the exact time of monsoon in Gujarat and thus farmers sow the seeds accordingly.

    • Although Seoul has been the capital since the fourteenth century South Korea plans to move capital city to new place and even if it is moved Seoul will remain the main city as the country’s main business will probably not follow it.

  • Plan to move South Korea capital to the middle, due to growing density and neighboring army hostility will perhaps be on halt since the cost and time would outweigh the estimation and main businesses will be affected.

  • South Korea’s plan of making a new capital is opposed as the project would take longer to finish and cost more than estimated and even if it is made, Seoul would still remain the main city.

    Farmers in Gujarat believe in an old saying and predict monsoons so they grow seeds accordingly and an agronomist has also discovered that monsoons can be predicted 45 days from the flowers on a tree.

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