PTE Academic Writing: Summarize Written Text – Practice Sample 4

Summarize Written Text – Read the passage below and summarize it  (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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PTE Writing – Summarize Written Text

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

When one hears the term “reality” applied to a television show, one might expect that the events occurred naturally or, at the least, were not scripted, but this is not always the case. Many reality shows occur in unreal environments, like rented mansions occupied by film crews. These living environments do not reflect what most people understand to be “reality.”

Worse, there have been accusations that events not captured on film were later re-staged by producers. Worse still, some involved in the production of “reality” television claim that the participants were urged to act out story lines premeditated by producers. With such accusations floating around, it’s no wonder many people take reality TV to be about as real as the sitcom.

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Reality TV shows are not very realistic because they are filmed in unrealistic places, may contain re-staged events, and may be scripted.

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

One of the most important characteristics of successful language learners is their willingness to make mistakes. Young children learn their first language by trying to communicate a message rather than by trying to learn grammar rules. Children are not worried about correctness, they are concerned with the message. The message is more important than the grammar.

In the same way, second language learners must try to communicate even when they are not certain of the correct forms or words. By using the language to communicate, their language skills will improve. For example, if someone else cannot understand what the learner is trying to say, then the learner must change the way he or she is using the language.

In this way, the learner quickly learns what is correct and what is incorrect. Mistakes become learning opportunities. Therefore, the more learners use the language, the more skilled they become in the language. Successful language learners do not wait until they can speak or write perfectly before they use the language; they use the language in order to improve their speaking and writing.

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Good language learners are willing to make mistakes and use the language in order to communicate, and as a result, they improve their language skills at the same time

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  • The Secret of successful language learners is learning by making mistakes and focusing on communicating message than being conscious of correct forms or grammar, children are the best example to demonstrate this.

  • As you all know language beginners must have to communicate with others in right way to build the skills quickly but language skill will improve if they do mistakes and correct themselves to have significant improvement in speaking and writing.

    • Possibly confused do and make

      do → make
      It appears that ‘do’ is not the correct word in this context. You may be confusing the word do with the word make. Consider replacing one with the other

  • Many people know about reality word which is used to summarised natural thing happened to anyone in the unreal world which is not scripted, whereas some changes are done by producer behind the re-staged.

  • Many of the reality shows in television cannot be considered as real as they are either taken in artificial locations or are scripted to support producer interests.

    • Possibly confused word
      in → on
      The word ‘in’ doesn’t seem to fit this context. Consider replacing it with a different one.

  • Athough, one of the most vital characteristics of successful language learning is the willingness to make mistakes and young juveniles, learn their first language but with less concern about the grammatical errors and this increases their dexterity to improve.

      • Although, the most vital characteristics of successful language learners is their willingness to make mistakes as they are learning opportunities and successful language learners today did not wait until they can speak or write perfectly but they use their language to improve their dexterity.

        • It appears that dexterity may not be the best word to use in this context. Consider replacing it with a more common synonym.You can instead use – ability, skill

        • The first and second language learners try to communicate a message rather than trying to learn the grammar rules in other to improve their skills, which means that the learner swiftly learns what is correct and what is incorrect, although mistakes are learning opportunities.

    • Although, one of the vital characteristics of thriving successful language learners is the ability to speak and write without considering the errors made using the language and young juveniles learn their first language by trying to communicate a message rather than by trying to learn grammar rules but second language learners use the language to communicate, their language skills in other to improve.

    • The term reality show should be the events that occured naturally or, at the least, were not scripted, but reverse is the case because the events not captured on film were later re-staged by producer.

      • The term reality TV show should be the events that occured naturally or, at the least, were not scripted, but reverse is the case because the events not captured on film were later re-staged by producer.

          • Although, the term “reality” as applied to Television show as one expects are events that occurred naturally and not scripted by film producers but reverse is the case these days because it has gotten worse that actors are asked to act in an unreal environment which does not reflect what we understand by the word reality.

  • One of the best ways learners of a new language can perfect their skill, is to communicate with the language, whether or not they are getting it right, giving them the opportunity to learn from their mistakes.

  • Nowadays reality shows do not stand up to their true meaning where those shows scripted and staged by film crews in unreal environments.

  • #1
    As a result of incidents like shooting in unreal environments, acting of situations in reality shows as per guidance from producer people consider so called reality show as like other sitcoms with very less resemblance to reality.

    #2
    Learning the language and committing mistakes have very close connection as visible from facts that any child try to communicate message without worrying about the grammar in first hand, correcting its mistakes alongside learning and same goes for the second language learners; this method of learning, committing mistakes and correcting oneself alongside seems to learn language quickly.

    • Hi admin,
      Many people have just summarised with very abstract content. But I’ve read from online tutorials that in the case of summarising, content info should capture details from the complete text. Bit confused seeings others answers. Plz guide.

      Thanks & regards

  • From the word reality show itself, it means being natural and unscripted but it is not always true because sometimes, scenarios are done not the way it should be.

  • The definition of good languager is try to find the mistakes and improve themselves during the teaching and as a result learner are rose communicating skills.

  • Young children tend to learn their first language by conveying a message rather worried on correctness, Similarly second language learners should communicate to improve the skills in order to improve their speaking and writing.

  • People assumes television acts occurs in reality where as in many cases reality takes in unreal environments like producers have made accusation of not captured in films but people assume the act as a reality.

  • Young children and second language learners quickly become successful language learners because they are not at all hesitant to commit mistakes, but are more concerned with conveying the right message, which will improve their speaking as well as writing skills.

  • 1.People expect to see real events when they hear the term reality, but in most reality TV shows the producers use of unreal environments like a rental mansion or sometimes, the participants on the show must act out story lines premeditated by producers.

  • Many people assume that the reality shows playing on the TV are real and not fake, but in fact, these reality shows broadcast unreal places, people and situations which are represented by a producer.
    The successful linguistic learner is keener about a message rather than language rules and they will learn the syntax while using the language, because the message is more significant than the grammar.

  • A language can be learned by communication rather than learning the grammar therefore, language learners should always try to use different ways of delivering the message and learning the language from their mistakes.

  • Reality shows are not always real but are been scripted in mansions and the producers restage the scenes that are not filmed.

  • For Language learning, learners must focus on using the language in spite of worrying about correctness, as done by successful learners, for whom mistakes are just learning opportunities.

  • Reality television shows have the accusations for re-staging events in unreal environments and urging participants for acting on scripted story lines by producers.

  • Communication is the key factor for the successful language learners,even if they dont know how to read and write they will start communicating in their own words and mistakes , as a result, they will improve their language skills .

  • Some people imagine that the relaity shows are natual and atleast not scripted ,but that is not the case in reality, and in some worst cases the participents were urged to act on the story in reality shows .

  • 1 reality TV shows are not real as we think, there are many factors affect it like site , capture change and editing scripts
    2 the best way to learn a language is to focus on delivering the message instead of trying to master grammer, dynamic learning with making mistakes and reviewing them is more effective

  • To improve, second language learners should use & communicate more like successful language learners rather than worry about mistakes.

  • Nothing is real in ‘reality tv shows’ in fact events, scripts and actors performances allegedly re-fabricated later that as a result now be treated as authentic as sitcom by most.

  • Second language learners are advised to focus more on important things like communicating the message instead of grammar or the correctness of language forms & words, as successful learners do not wait until they can speak or write perfectly, they improve with their mistakes.

  • A reality television show is nothing like what it appears to the audience; these shows are shot in environments, with mansions and camera crew, that is completely unreal for audience, moreover in some shows participants are urged to act out story lines and also restage the event for the producers in case the film doesn’t get captured.

  • Reality TV shows are not made up of real situations – at least, most of them – and this is the reason that, today, the public has started to see them no more real than a sitcom.

    There is a misconception that to learn a second language we have to focus on its technical side, such as grammar, when to learn a language all we have to do is focus on trying to communicate a message; after all, practice makes it perfect.

  • Reality TV shows as we thought are not real, but it can be observed that these shows are scripted, edited and the participants are forced to act by producers according to the written script.

  • Reality shows now a days does not shows the actual reality where many of us living in, instead producers have been accused for making the show scripted to gain popularity, therefore many people thinks that reality shows are no longer genuine.

  • Although many people consider reality TV shows as real, but actually these are the scripted, re-staged events which are shot at unreal places.

  • Reality shows as we think are not real and occur in unreal environments and the participants are urged to act out story lines premeditated by producers which are later re-staged.

    Successful language learners like children’s and second language learners should not worry of correctness and wait until they can speak or write perfectly, because mistakes become learning opportunities for them to improve their speaking and writing.

  • Whilst Massage is more important than the grammar, though learner would always change the way he or she is utilizing the language in order to understand the new speaker, therefore mistakes always become a new learning opportunities.

  • Mistakes prove to be the one of the most essential component of improving language skills unless communication takes place in the desired language.

  • New language learner should communicate without concerning the grammar, when they do mistake it increases oral and written capabilities.

  • In order to become successful second language learner, one must communicate in the language without worrying about the correctness of the language or its grammar as more the learner use the language more skillful the learner become.

  • Reality shows are thought to be real but they are scripted and shot in unreal places in which participants act according to the written script.

    A language can be learnt both by the young children and second language learners by communicating because this would help them to learn fast and become skilled in the language.

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