PTE Academic Writing: Summarize Written Text – Practice Sample 5

Summarize Written Text – Read the passage below and summarize it using one sentence (between 5 and 75 words). Type your response in the box at the bottom of the screen. Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points in the passage.

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

Do we know the difference between knowledge and wisdom? Is there a need to know the difference between them? Are we well equipped to handle the vagaries of existence with what is known to us? Knowledge means all that we acquire from what we read, hear or see. Wisdom means the ability to choose from what is available to us and then use it for our own benefit. Today, the world has started talking about the value based education. What does it mean? In simple terms it means two things. First, it accept that current education has badly let down.

Secondly, it lays stress on values, and hence wisdom, instead of mere knowledge. How do we acquire this value based education? The answer becomes simple if we need education. We need education only to make us live better and more joyously. Once we know this we must add only those things in education which achieve this aim. The dictum that “a healthy mind can exist only in a healthy body” is a time tested one. Schools, thus become sources of healthy bodies too. This can best be achieved by yoga because games are beyond our financial capabilities. Yoga is very beneficial. It occupies so little space, and can be done without the least bit of fuss. One wonders why schools have not adopted it as a mandatory subject at all levels.

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A student must distinguish between knowledge and wisdom so teaching mindfulness to kids becomes vital & it can be achieved by introducing yoga in our education system as it helps in developing a strong body and mind.

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

A famous English proverb states that “a friend in need is a friend indeed.” We have come to accept this as a definition of friendship to such a large extent that we fail to see the inherent flaw in it. A friend who is deemed to be so only because he comes to our help suggests that we cannot help ourselves. This means that the friendship must benefit parasites and looters in order to be truly divine.

The Indian Shastras have talked endlessly about the evolution of virtues before interacting with any person. A person‟s ability, his moral and intellectual values and his ability to walk on the path of truth must be evaluated before he is deemed to be fit for our friendship. It would have been much better if the proverb had read, “A friend in deed is a friend indeed”. A person whose deeds are virtuous and pro-life in his own best friend, and hence, is primed to be our friend as well. Friendship must not be based on mutual dependence and moral slavery but on joyous existence and intellectual freedom.

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  • Value based education system focuses on how to lead a healthy life and
    makes us live better and joyously, so every school has to play a key role in
    developing a healthy mindset among children by engaging them in yoga,
    which is extremely beneficial to build a health body.

  • Instead of proverb “a friend in need is a friend indeed” it should be “a friend in deed is a friend indeed” because person whose deeds are virtuous and pro-life in his own best-friend is therefore, primed to be our friend as well.

  • To progress to a value based education system from the current low grade knowledge based system, it is important to stress on wisdom which will make our lives better and happy.

  • Although, there is a difference between Knowledge and Wisdom but we need Education to enable us live a better life and the need for Yoga games to keep our body healthier.

      • Although, a proverb says “a friend in need is a friend indeed”, which simply means that friendship must be parasites and looters in order to be truly divine but the Indian Shastras have a contrary view to the above statement, that the evaluation of a person’s ability must be checked before he is deemed to be fit for our friendship.

  • Although, a famous English proverb states that a friend indeed is a friend ineed which simply implies that anyone can benefit parasites and looters in order to be truly divine but the Indian Shastra states that a person‟s ability, his moral and intellectual values and his ability to walk on the path of truth must be evaluated before he is deemed to be fit for our friendship.

  • Although, knowledge means all that we achieved from what we hear,study or set our eyes on and wisdom means the ability to select from what is available and beneficial to us but education with yoga games inclusive will make our lives better,happier and healthier.

  • Today, the education system has transformed from a knowledge-based to value-based, hence, it is imperative to align it with the mission of making our lives better, joyful, and developing healthy minds, through yoga.

  • Today, the education system has transformed from a knowledge-based to value-based, hence, it is imperative to align it with the mission of making our lives better, joyful, and developing healthy minds, through yoga.

  • With contradiction to English proverb Indian shastras define “a friend in deed is a friend indeed”, suggesting a person need to compliment himself with moral and intellectual values before getting accepted as friend.

  • Friendhsip is based on joyous existence and intellectual freedom , the definaton of the friendhspip “a friend in need is a friend indeed.” will fulfill by selecting the good friend which he has moral and intellectual values .

  • By implemeting the wisdom based eduction system in the schols, kids wll live better and peaceful mind and by introducting Yoga in the education system can develop healthy bodies which will help for healty mind .

  • With contradiction to English proverb Indian shastras define “a friend in deed is a friend indeed”, suggesting a person need to compliment himself with moral and intellectual values before getting accepted as friend.

  • Current education system failed to teach us the value of knowledge we possess therefore Value based education like yoga emerges that teach us to live life better that hardly require anything.

  • An English proverb tells about in friendship that is a friend in need is a friend indeed and it is more benefits of parasites and in order to looters be truly divine and a person whose decades are virtues and also his own best friend primed to be our friend as well but friend ship is not mutual dependence and intellectual freedom.

  • A friend need to prove its friendship by helping in crisis as per English proverb but according to Indian Shastras friendship should not abide to some condition rather it based on intellectual liberty and enjoyable instances.

  • Value based education leads to the elimination of unnecessary aspects that currently being over focused and put more aim at being healthy as healthy mind resides in healthy body where Yoga is the most suitable option.

  • Knowledge and wisdom both plays vital role whereas knowledge is adapt something from anywhere and wisdom is to accept the situation whatever it is.

  • The friendship deals with the good way of relationship in the world, because a person who cannot sustain at all the time as his own, in this modern era, friends are required to help or support with each other’s, And a person deed a friend with virtuous and pro-life situation, hence it brings the mutual dependency and moral slavery of the joyful life.

  • The education is the best system of improving the knowledge and the wisdom, in which the knowledge arrives based on the studies, but the wisdom brings the updated ideas in the current life style, analysis and moral thinking of a subject, by dealing with the health and yoga, hence it is important to implement the wisdom by the modern education.

  • The definition of friendship according to Indian Shastras is totally different from the common English proverb as it insists that person who follows the path of truth and if his deeds show high moral standards then he is capable of becoming a friend and moreover friendship should not be mutually exclusive, instead, it should have freedom in it.

  • The friendship is a best relationship of two persons, it is not depending on any conditions or any selfishness but only depends on existence and intellectual freedom.

  • 2. A person whose deeds are virtues and helpful is fit for our friendship, the base of the friendship should not be moral slavery and but on joyous existence and intellectual freedom

  • 1. These days, both knowledge and wisdom is talking about value based education to make us live better and joyously, where yoga play an important role, hence, it should be adopted as a mandatory subject at all levels.

  • 2. These days, both knowledge and wisdom is talking about value based education to make us live better and joyously, where yoga play an important role, hence, it should be adopted as a mandatory subject at all levels.

  • The person’s morality, ability, virtues and values should be the key determinants for friendship and not based on servility and mutual dependence.

  • Today, the education system has transformed from a knowledge-based to value-based, hence, it is imperative to align it with the mission of making our lives better, joyful, and developing healthy minds, through yoga.

  • As per the proverb “a friend in need is a friend deed” says a persons whose deeds are virtuous and prolife in his own best friend and should not be based on mutual dependency instead an intellectual freedom.

  • A Friend need not be judged on Deeds and virtuous but on his ability,moral and intellectual values and friendship must not be based on mutual dependence but on joyous existence and intellectual freedom.

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