PTE Academic Writing Test 24 – Summarize Written Text Practice Questions

Summarize Written Text In One Sentence – Read the passage below and summarize it using 1 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.

PTE Academic Writing – Summarize Written Text 

  • Read and summarize written text in your words.

When Namibia gained independence in 1990, teenager Pascolena Florry was herding was herding goats in the country’s dry, desolate northern savannah. Her job, unpaid and dangerous, was to protect her parents’ livestock from preying jackals and leopards. She saw wildlife as the enemy, and many of the other indigenous inhabitants of Namibia’s rural communal lands shared her view. Wildlife poaching was commonplace. Fifteen years later, 31-year-old Pascolena’s life and outlook are very different. She has built a previously undreamed-of career in tourism and is the first black Namibian to be appointed manager of a guest lodge. Her village, and hundreds of others, have directly benefited from government efforts to devolve wildlife management and tourism development on communal lands to conservancies run by indigenous peoples. “Now we see the wildlife as our way of creating jobs and opportunities as the tourism industry grows,” she says. “The future is better with wildlife around, not only for jobs but also for the environment”.

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The establishment of conservancies, run by local communities and assisted by the government and NGOs, has been proved successful to help developing countries to decentralize natural resources, create jobs and improve the economy.

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  • Read and summarize written text in your words.

US History textbooks are far too fact-based and even have the ability to make students feel as though all history is made up of “Quick-Facts” and diagrams, not dynamic events to be critically analyzed. Furthermore, it is often the case that textbooks are given undue authority in determining the curriculum; many teachers simply “teach the book.” This is particularly disturbing when considering the fact that state committees for choosing textbooks often treat them, in the words of Sandra Wong, “more like encyclopedias of facts than as cultural products that convey values and perspectives” when deciding which ones to pick. In her article “Evaluating the Content of Textbooks: Public Interests and Professional Authority,” Wong discusses how textbook committees are rarely concerned with the actual substance of the writing in the textbooks they evaluate, and are far more interested in things like “charts, illustrations, and introductory outlines.”

What, then, would be a better tool to use in the high school classroom than textbooks or timelines for creating an effective learning environment that could reflect the dynamic nature of historical study? Out of all the various alternatives—going to plays, hearing speakers, listening to music, using interactive online resources, elucidating connections to students’ personal lives by going to local history museums or having students write autobiographical essays, etc—the most promising is, by far, film. Movies are a magnificent way into history for even the most resistant naysayer of historical study.

Film is a hugely popular medium with endless numbers of historically based works —everything from documentaries to dramas—20 that not only present facts, but dramatize the human relations behind those facts. The main critique presented against the use of historical film in the classroom is, of course, the existence of rampant inaccuracies and biases laced throughout these films, not to mention the agendas of the filmmakers themselves. However, some historians believe that these seeming flaws are actually part of the reason why film is an ideal teaching tool—not only does it allow students to see history come to life, and thus interact with it dynamically, as well as make history immediately accessible to a modern audience because of the techniques used in filmmaking, but it can also foster deep critical thinking skills if instructors lead dialogues after film viewings about the inaccuracies, the biases, and all of the things that make the film not just a record of a historical event, but also a reflection of the modern moment.

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  • Feed back will be appreciated. Please !!

    Fifteen years since independence, Namibian government have developed a mechanism for wildlife management and tourism, which not only benefited indigenous people economically and environmentally now but also many years to come.

    Research shows that in textbooks teaching methods for history subject is not an ideal tool for learning in US classroom and suggests that Movies or Films can be a more effective tool for history students because of the way historical facts and events has been dramatised to suit the needs of a modern audience.

  • Although, considered wildlie as the enemy, Pascolena Florry is the first black Namibian to pioneered her carrer in the tourism, moreover, as a repercussion of the government’s effort to develop tourism, numerous villages got advantage and wildlife turned in a spledid jobs & opportunities provider.

    US History textbooks are comparitively static and more like an encyclopedia rather than a cultural product, due to which some historians believe that the movies are a splendid way to study history because it allow students to interact with history dynamically and lively.

    Author- please provide your feedback.

  • Historians argue that historical film is a better alternative to US history textbooks, which today are full of chart and illustrations, due to the fact that film will give students the opportunity to interact with history dynamically, subsequently improving their critical thinking.

  • Due to the tourist development and new governmental policies regarding wildlife management in Namibia, indigenous people got more working opportunities in tourism industry, which greatly benefited the environment and improved their lifestyles.

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  • Pascolena Florry saw wildlife as the enemy, and many of the other indigenous inhabitants of Namibia’s rural communal lands but fifteen years later, her life and outlook are very different because of the government efforts to devolve management and tourism development on communal lands to conservancies run by indigenous peoples.

  • In the US, History books are complicated, the contents are not fulfilling the criteria of student’s need as students want something interesting like graphical representations, the most popular medium of learning history is to create Films or documentaries, that would be more beneficial for the students to learn historical events.

    Author, please review. Thanks a lot.

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  • Pascolena Florry, teenager in Namibia after independence in 1990, her responsibility is to take care of her parents from wildlife animals, got an employment opportunity at the age of Thirty-one as a manager of a guest lodge, the people belong to her village also benefited due to the opportunities created for tourism industry, the village’s people not only benefited by availing opportunity but wildlife is also good for our environment.

    Author please review. Thanks a lot.

  • Even Pascolena Florry and many Namibian people were in bad impression about the wildlife which they had been experiencing; they became pleased on wildlife after having a number of employment opportunities in the tourism industry in 15 years time.

  • Pascolena Florry from Namibia who once used to herd goats and hate wildlife was the Country’s first black Namibian to get appointed as guest lodge manager and understood the importance of wildlife because of government’s efforts to develop wildlife management and tourism.

  • Despite being biased in certain times, films is the perfect solution for creating a real time experience of historical events to students, as it a collaboration of modern outlook and personal efforts of historic figures, and emphasizes on the detailing of events than just providing pointed facts as in textbooks.

    • Despite being biased in certain times, films are the perfect solution for creating a real time experience of historical events to students, as it is a collaboration of modern outlook and personal efforts of historic figures, and emphasizes on the detailing of events than just providing pointed facts as in textbooks.

  • With the wide-spread involvement of ruling authorities in the tourism expansion of Namibia, the inhabitants started concentrating on the wild life protection and employment proliferation in the same field, and thus experience dramatic improvement in their lifestyles.

  • Hello Author,

    Please validate the below texts..

    After Namibia got independence, teenager Pascolena job was unpaid and dangerous which was to protect her parent’s livestock from preying jackals and leopards, so she saw enimity in wildlife; however, after 15 years she has built her career as a manager in wildlife tourism.

    US History textbooks are far too fact-based and many teachers simply “teach the book” which is causing the problems in understand by students, so some people suggests that movies are the best tool to use in high school class room to elucidate the History subject.

    Thanks
    Sobhan Ch

  • Pascolena Florry, an unpaid worker whose job was to herd goats and to protect her parents from wildlife, however, after thirty-one years she built her career in tourism and became manager of a guest lodge results in not only better opportunities to her communal land but for environment too.

    Dear author, Please provide your valuable feedback.

  • In the US, Students see history textbooks as mere “Quick-facts” rather than understanding the dynamic nature of the history, which is why educationists are looking for various alternatives to foster cultural awareness and critical thinking in the audience about the history.

    • Although, juvenile Pascolena Florry was herding goats and her jobs is to protect her parents’ livestock from preying jackals and leopards in Namibia, where she saw wildlife as an enemy but fifteen years later she had a different perspective about wildlife contrary to her previous believe that it is not only to create jobs alone but also to balance the eco-system.

    • Although, US History textbooks are far too fact-based and even have the ability to make students feel as though all history is made up of “Quick-Facts” but it should be seen as a fact to foster deep critical thinking skills and also a reflection of modern moment.

  • Indigenous people in Namibia like Pascolena Florry has now built an undreamed career in tourism, thanks to government’s tremendous efforts in taking initiative to improve tourism and wildlife management on communal lands which will lead to deluge of jobs with healthy environment.

    Author, Please Review

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  • Movies can be better alternate then plays, music or other hands-on ways to replace conventional ‘data and pictorial analysis’ based education system to develop intense thinking skills, as it can present everything graphically with emotional relationships and enabling post analysis for instructors.

  • Pascolena Pascolena, a black Namibian women, who worked hard to protect the livestock of her family from wild animals, later developed a successful career in a tourism management and appraised wildlife, which provided jobs and environment for people.

    Indigenous people in Namibia greatly benefited from governmental policies, allowing indigenous people to work for wildlife and tourism development, subsequently developing the economy and creating additional jobs for local people.

    It is argued by some critics, that historical movies are the best teaching tool and best alternative to history textbooks in the US, which today are full of charts and illustrations, instead of actual description of historical events; due to the fact that films allow students to interact with history, subsequently developing their critical thinking abilities.

  • Pascolena Florry was an unpaid worker whose job was to herd goats and to protect her parents from wildlife, however, after 31 years she built her career in tourism and became manager of a guest lodge results in better opportunities to her communal land not only in case of work but for environment too.

  • Please give me feedback on my answers. Thanks

    1- The view on wildlife in Namibia has changed from a negative, scary environment to something entirely different with opportunities on careers, jobs and tourism with the example of Florry’s career case.

    2- While textbooks contain too many unchallenged facts, many suggest using movies is a better way of teaching the US history subject since it is easy to access, creating an interactive environment between students and facilitating critical thinking in regard to bias and inaccuracy.

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  • In Her teens, while herding goats in the country’s dry, desolate northern savannah, Pascolena Florry and many of the other indigenous inhabitants of Namibia’s rural communal lands saw wildlife as the enemy and wildlife poaching was commonplace, however, after government efforts to devolve wildlife management and tourism development on communal lands, she built a career as a manager of guest lodge, and now agrees that the future is better with wildlife around, not only for jobs but also for the environment.

  • Dear Author, Please give your valuable feedback

    Pascolena Florry was herding goats in Namibia when it gained independence during 1990, initially she along with many other indigenous inhabitants taught the wildlife as the enemy, but after thirty one years they see the wildlife as their way of creating jobs and promoting tourism within their country.

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  • Author – Request you to review

    Pascolena Florry,a teenager who once saw wildlife as her enemy while herding goats in northern savannah has now grown and built a undreamed career out of the same wildlife by becoming first black Namibian manager of a guest lodge, Thanks to the constant efforts of government in devolving wildlife management and tourism development on communal lands into conservancies which led to creation of many job opportunities.

  • Pascolena Florry,a teenager who once saw wildlife as her enemy while herding goats in northern savannah has now grown and built a undreamed career out of the same wildlife by becoming first black Namibian manager of a guest lodge, Thanks to the constant efforts of government in devolving wildlife management and tourism development on communal lands into conservancies which led to creation of many job opportunities.

  • SLP officers are conducting crime preventive workshops in NSW schools to improve the relationship between police and school children and they are discussing on various social issues such as shoplifting and offensive behavior , parents of these school children’s are appreciating this initiative but on other hand few of them are opposing this idea.

  • Earlier Pascolena saw wildlife as a enemy but after 15 years she has changed her views on wildlife, she has been appointed as a manger of guest lodge, government efforts and tourism development created lot of jobs in her village and now she is treating wildlife as source of jobs she also said better wild life helpful for better environment.

  • Although have some flaws, films have used as a better alternative tool to textbooks in US, that not only foster deep thinking skills among students but also reflect the dynamic nature of historical events along with the reflection of present day moment.

  • Although biased, films are used as a better alternative tool than fact based textbooks in US, which could not only foster deep thinking skills among students but also reflects the dynamic nature of historical events.

    Author review please
    thankyou

  • Pascolena Florry, who as a teenager had considered wild animals as the enemy while herding goats and protecting them, is now a promoter of wildlife management as a manager of guest lodge because the tourism has benefited her village in terms of creating jobs and opportunities and also the wildlife will be good for the environment.

    US History textbooks are not able to fulfill the purpose of creating cultural awareness of values and perspective of the historical events since they are seen as merely books of facts and hence, various alternatives to convey the dynamic nature of history are being explored by the educators of which film is the most promising alternative since it fosters critical thinking in the audience.

    Author please review. Thanks a lot.

  • Dangerous animals used to be considered as enemy for Pascolena Florry and her Namibian’s rural community, but now wildlife are seen as ways of creating jobs and opportunity through tourism industry.

  • With Namibia government help for tourism and wildlife development Pasacolena Florry view about wildlife has been changed and she has been appointed as a first black Namibian manager for tourism.

  • Pascolena changed the perception of indigenous dwellers of Namibia towards the wildlife which now is creating employment for locals in wildlife industry.

  • While in Namibia in the year 1990, Parscelona used to herd her cattle from wildlife because she thought it as a greatest enemy, after 31 years she came to tourism industry, then she realized and worked with the community and government to run conservancy for wildlife management and tourism development because it is a way of creating job and improving country’s economy.

  • Sandra Wong is critical of the way US state committees choose history textbooks full of quick facts and diagrams rather than the dynamic ones that convey values, when asked about a better alternative to learn history she recommended plays and movies, however, she also emphasized that the instructors should discuss the inaccuracies and biases in film making with the students.

  • Pascolena Florry is basically from Dry desolate Namibia who used to herd goats for his livelihood and to feed her parents.She saw dangerous wildlife with several wild animals.Slowly at the age of 31 she became the manager and tourist guide of Namibia.Namibia attracted people from all over the world and created job opportunities. In no time Namibia became extremely famous with vast developments like resource management,government rule established.

  • Studying history through film, which is one of the essential tools, have some flaws and biased views; however, it helps a student to re-think about historical facts and show the current opinion

  • In United states teaching practices perspective, films have been analyzed as the most effective and convinient measure that enhances the learning abilities of students especially in historical domains; inspite of textbook culture, usage of music with speakers, online material, museum visits can result in dynamic interactions between students and learning new aspects of history

  • Textbook restricts the ability of the student to learn the topic of history; however, the film is the productive option to study the dynamic nature of history as it’s the considerably popular medium among students, and it renders the opportunity to interact dynamically and make history available for the audience.

  • The Government of Namibia established the conservancy to increase the job opportunities for local community by developing the tourist industry on the land of 7.8 million hectares of desert, savannah, and woodlands, and that the technical services to run the aforesaid conservancies were provided by local and international organization.

  • Unlike before, now the communal land is being converted into conservancies, run by local people and this has created jobs in tourism industry and by 2004 the number of conservancies was augmented to 31.

  • Though even in 1990 Namibia wildlife was considered as a dangerous enemy, nowadays establishment of conservancies run by indigenous people has turned wild life into a way of creating employment and opportunities for the tourism industry supported by the government and international nongovernmental organizations with around 7.8 million hectares occupied by 98,000 people.

  • Pascolena Florry spent her childhood herding livestock and saving them from preying by wildlife, during that time poaching Wildlife was very common for her, but, at the age 31 she realised having wildlife around actually good for people and the environment since then establishment of a conservancies programme in Namibia has made tremendous progress with the support from local government and international organizations to devolves information user rights over wildlife to wider population.

    Content within the history textbooks in US curriculum often given too much emphasize on fact-based study which gives an impression to students that all history is made up of facts and diagrams and the reason for this largely to blame textbook committee for not considering actual substance of text as oppose to charts and illustration, question remains what would be better tool to use, though there are few options proposed among all film and movies remains to be promising.

  • Though, it still have flaws, films has been used as a replacement for ideal teaching tool in place of History textbooks in the United States, because it can reflect the dynamic nature of historical study.

  • Pascolena Florry lives in Namibia: it is very difficult to lead

    life as it totally covered with Jackals,Leopards,after few years the

    government has taken certain measures: by implementing community

    based natural resource management and state sanctioned empowerment

    these were elected by local dwellers and developed tourism industry,

    now it providing employment opportunities and organizing in 7.8

    million hectares by 98,000 people.

    In US textbooks contains diagram’s to present information on history,but the higher authority was against they claim that it works as encyclopedia as it won’t illustrate proper values:to overcome this problem they find through writing essay’s , online resources,visiting museums and also by movies because it has huge impact on community and students show more interest due to technology equipment used in filmmaking.

  • Sir,

    Rama, a king of Ayodhya, killed, with an arrow, Ravana, who was a demon, because he kidnapped Rama’s wife, Sita, who was a noble woman.

    Can you help me making above with a good sentance structure? I think that will solve some of summarise written text problems for me.

    Thank you so much

    • After 15 years of independence, in Namibia and other similar villages 31 conservancies are being successfully operated by indigenous people under government’s plan to manage wildlife and develop tourism on communal lands, this effort to decentralize natural resource management as well as combat poverty have gained assistance from local and international organizations.

  • Despite being a dangerous place to live, out look of Namibia was changed after Pascolena appointed as a manager of a guest lodge; therefore, Namibia’s developed as a natural resource management.

  • Despite being a dangerous place to live, out look of Namibia was changed after Pascolena appointed as a manager of a guest lodge, therefore, Namibia’s developed as a natural resource management.

  • In order to serve the purpose of teaching History in US that textbooks failed to do so, film is the best option available to modern students which develop the critical thinking by getting analyzed through various methods.

  • Namibia wildlife, threat to local, transformed into source of several employment opportunities and tourism with government efforts for conservancies of communal land in order to fight poverty and manage natural resources by defining boundaries and assistance to locals.

  • To teach history in effective manner to student, film is an ideal teaching tool due to the film making techniques done by film makers.

  • US history text book was not good enough to understand the history for students, to create an effective learning environment in classroom various alternatives have applied, such as going to plays, hearing speakers and online resources, however, the movies are magnifisent ways to learn history because it allow students to see history come to life and interact with dynamically, not only just record of historical events, but also a reflection of modern movement.

  • Pascolena’s job was to protect her parents livestock, but she had interest in tourism then she was given responsibility for wildlife management and tourism by the government, however, she established a conservacies which is run by local people, later on, her responsibility of conservancies were increased.

  • Considering films as a teaching tool in high schools history classrooms instead of the traditional textbooks will dramatize and present the historical facts in an easier way to understand.

  • Namibia has applied community based natural resources management program, which in turn helped in protecting the wildlife environment and also created numerous careers in the tourism industry.

  • Films, plays a key role when it comes to learning about a history, and thanks to this , films not only proved clear picture, but also make history accessible to a modern audiences.

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