PTE Mock Test 7 – Listening (Summarize Spoken Text)

Pearson English Test Summarize Spoken Text – You will hear a short report. Write a summary in 50-70 words. This is a long-answer item type that integrates listening and writing skills, and requires test takers to understand, analyze and combine information from a spoken text, and then summarize the key points in writing.

You have 10 minutes to finish this task. Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points presented in the report.

PTE Practice Test: Summarize Spoken Text

  • Listen to the audio and summarize spoken text in your own words #1

Note: This transcript is given for your reference purpose only. It will not be given in PTE Academic examination.

TRANSCRIPT

One of the things that distinguish man from the animals is the power of speech. While it is true that most animals and birds can utter cries which indicate emotion, anger, fear, affection nevertheless, their range of sounds is very limited, so that they are not capable of expressing more complicated emotions. On the other hand, man can express a very wide range of ideas and emotions through speech.Click here to read full transcript

Words are only symbols to which special values and meanings have become attached by general agreement. The same object, consisting of printed pages and a cover is called by a French speaker Livre, by an English speaker book, and by a Hindi speaker kitab, the object is the same in each case, but in each linguistic community a different word to describe it has been agreed upon. Other symbols may be used instead of linguistic ones; a red light is used to indicate danger, a policeman‟s’ upheld hand tells us to stop, a forefinger held to the lips warns us to be quiet; but these substitutes are fairly few in number and therefore cannot be used except in very limited circumstances. 

 

  • Listen to the audio and summarize spoken text in your own words #2

Note: This transcript is given for your reference purpose only. It will not be given in PTE Academic examination.

TRANSCRIPT

Christopher Columbus, the famous navigator and explorer who is credited with the discovery of America (although he was not the first European to visit the New World) was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy. The site of his birth has been a matter of debate for quite some time but several documents confirm that he was born in the Republic of Genoa as the eldest of five children to Domenico Colombo and Susanna Fontanarossa. Little is known about Columbus’ early life and childhood. He first went to sea when he was 18 years old and started making voyages for the Genoese firms at age of 21.  Click here to read full transcript

When Columbus arrived to Portugal is not exactly known but in 1479, he married Filipa Moniz Perestrelo, a daughter of the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Perestrelo (c. 1395-1457). He first lived with his wife in Lisbon where his mother-in-law showed him Perestrelo’s documents about the western lands in the Atlantic which probably influenced his theory about a westward route to Asia. He then moved to Porto Santo where his wife Filipa died shortly after giving birth to his son Diego. 

 

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  • (1) The speaker was discussing on the topic man vs wild distinguish factors.
    She discussed the power of speech as it is the most important thing that distinguishes humans from animals.
    She mentioned important factors such as anger, emotions that differ human from animals.
    She highlighted words has a value whether they are in any language also discussed a book.
    She talked about symbolic language that is independent of words, like red light, finger signals.

    (2) The speaker was talking on the life of Christopher Henry Columbus.
    He mentioned Columbus discovered America.
    He discussed Columbus born in 1451 in Italy, birthplace is still subject of debate.
    He discussed Columbus started his world voyages when he was only 18 years old.
    He discussed Columbus got married in 1479 with Cherris.
    He highlighted that after some years his wife got died while giving birth to his son Diego.

  • The way of expressing emotions sets apart humans from animals. The animals cannot express their emotions properly and have a very limited range of sound. Whereas humans can express a wide range of ideas and emotions clearly. For example, The red light colour is seen as a sign of danger by humans, and showing four fingers means to keep quiet.

    Christopher Columbus was a great explorer who discovered America. His birthplace is still a debatable issue. Moreover, He was the eldest child in his family. He started making voyages at the age of 21. In 1479, he married the daughter a Portuguese explorer, but she died immediately after giving birth to his child.

  • The lecture is about the sixth sense of humans, exceptional quality of human beings.The expression of emotion,fear and anger by the humans with animals.Since,the humans has also learned to express the ideas through symbols .The linguistic ideas developed by humans help them to achieve the superiority .

    The speaker was mentioning a famous navigator and discovery of America. He was highlighting that navigator’s birth was a matter of debate and things are not very clear. He talked about his Portugal visit in the year 1479 and married to a daughter of the Portuguese. Later he confirmed that his wife died soon after gave birth to his first son.

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    the speaker told about the story of famous navigation columbous ,he discoverd the america nation,in 1451 jenelia h,e went to america for research about columbous childhood life.after few days he saw the family of columbous he had five children,grandmother and also wife,at the age of 18 he hot married .in 1479 he arrived in port there he saw the daughter of portegues after some months his wife born baby boy then she died.

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    Christopher started travelling when he was 21 years old and his interest in Western land increased after his mother in law showed him the book about west.

  • The speaker was discussing about importance of speech by comparing between man and animals. She mentioned that birds and animals cannot express emotions, whereas, man can express high range emotions through speech. Symbols can be used to express the opinions, give indications and so on but that works only in limited circumstances for example traffic control signals. Thus the ‘Power of Speech’ plays a great role in expressing emotions.

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    At 21 he explored the sea and got married to live in Portugal. Before culminating the lecture the speaker described so-called reasons why Columbus had to move from Portugal to another place where his wife got died right after giving the birth of a son.

  • The speaker was discussing the great power of the speech by which human can effectively and precisely express the desired motions when required which are certainly not possible for the animal owing to the lack of the speech ability. She then described the vital importance of the words of any language. Before culminating the lecture she added how appropriate symbols are being used to define the certain things without communication.

  • The audio presents a lecture on animals and birds,with emotion,anger and affection.Specifically, man can express a wide range of speech through mouth.However,man can be describe in a word.Finally,the red light is indicated for danger.

  • 1.) Unlike animals and birds man apart from having having ability to talk they also have ability to express emotions in different ways for example the red traffic light indicated the danger, a fore finger on lips warns us to be quiet. there are books in different languages but the object of description would be the same. on the whole words are more crucial to express the complex situations which birds and animals cannot use.

    2.)
    A famous navigator and explorer Christopher Columbus was born in Italy at Genova, the eldest of 5 children however the matter of his birth was debate. Columbus first went to the sea at the age of 18 and he started voyages at 21. In the year 1479 he married a Portugese lady . His mother in law helped him with the map of lisbon Westlands.

  • The speaker in the speech differenciated the animals and human. human’s can express their emotions in many ways apart from speech but these are limited to circumstances. there are different languages a man can use to express the feelings more over gestures like a fore finger on lips to warn silence and red light as a sign of danger.

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    Here, author talks about the life story of Christopher Columbus, a famous navigator, and explorer who discovered America. It was known to be that he was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451 and is eldest of all five children. He was the first who went to sea at the age of 18 and started to make voyages at age of 21. In 1479, he married to Portuguese daughter and in 1395 to 1457 under his mother in law guidance he survived in western land of Atlantic and headed towards Asia. Finally, he returned to his wife’s place and soon she was dead during the birth of his son.

  • Hi Author, please review and comment.

    Power of speech is a gift of god to a mankind but is limited to animals. Humans express through words their ideas, views, and speech etc., Also through actions by expressing the words. There are many books written by different authors in France, English, and Hindi on expression that humans use in their day to day life.

  • Human whose possess the power of speech that distinguishes themselves from animals. Animals often find difficult to express its feeling due to the sound range limitation. However, this is not the case for humans who could freely express their thought and emotion. The rationale for it is human has the general agreement that is commonly accepted. Furthermore, symbol works as communication tools but are fairly used.

  • The speaker was discussing the power of speech. Firstly, he mentioned that animals have a limited range of sounds in order to express their feelings such as anger, fear or others. In contract, humans have an ability to express a wide range of emotions through speech. Additionally, he said that different word can be used for the same object in different languages.

    The speaker was discussing Christopher Columbus, who was the navigator and the discoverer of America. He mentioned that Columbus was born in 1451 in Italy and at the age of 21 started to make voyages. In 1471 he married to the daughter of the Portuguese explorer, but his wife dead shortly after giving birth to their son. His mother-in-law influenced him to make trips to Asia.

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    The speaker elaborates a topic about the power of speech. In this discussion, he compares the humans with the animals, by conveying that the former can express emotions, affections and feelings. They also have the tendency to express their ideas by their speech whereas the latter lacks that characteristics. It was also conveyed with a good range of examples.

    Christopher Columbus is the most famous personality in our history. He was born in the year 1451 in Italy and the eldest of the five children to their parents. He started his bon voyage when he was 18 years and the trip continued until the age of twenty-one. He was married to an Italian woman and they have one son.

  • The speaker talks about the difference between human beings and animals usage of speech in language and symbols. Moreover it is very complicated to the birds and animals regarding to convey message because they would have only limited sources whereas humans can communicate in many linguistic and signs.

    The Second lecture talks about Christopher Columbus who is famous navigator discovered America was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy. There is an argument about his childhood.He started his life in 18 years old and in 1479 he married Filipa Moniz Perestrelo, a daughter of the Portuguese explorer and his wife died after giving birth to the his son.

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  • This lecture explains the power of the speech which is fairly limited among the birds and the animals, whereas it is complex in human beings, who can express through speech, moreover words are only symbols to which a special meaning has been attached, for instance a book can be described differently in several linguistic communities, also symbols can be replaced by linguistic ones and have limited scope of expression.

    Christopher Columbus the explorer who was credited to be the first to discover American was born in 1415 in Genoa Italy, though his place of birth was a matter a debate and little was known about his childhood who was the eldest of the five, at 21 he started his voyage and was married to Filipa the daughter of Portuguese explorer in 1479 and she died soon after the first child’s birth.

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  • One of the most distinguishing feature that separates a man from an animal is the sense of speech since where animals are able to produce only a limited sounds for their emotions, a man has a huge range of sounds that have produced words, languages and symbols which convey a standard meaning to a fellow man.

    Christopher Columbus who is famously known for the discovery of America was born in 1451 in Geneva, Italy. Though there is little known about his childhood, it is reported that he began his traveling expeditions at the age of 18. He started his married life in 1479 and had lived in Lisbon with his mother. Shortly after his marriage, his wife died after giving birth to their first son.

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  • The main emphasis of the lecturer is about the power of speech, which plays a vital role to distinguish between human and non-human.Whereas, it is really difficult to for birds and animals to express their complicated emotions but humans can do so easily.Moreover,Objects can also act as a symbols for words.To exemplify, the speaker describes that the red light can be marked as a symbol for danger and up hand depicts the stop sign.

  • Columbus was born in 1451 Genoa, Italy, known as the famous navigator and explorer who discovered America, but he was not the first person who travels the world. He went to a sea first at the age of 18, and at 21 he started making voyages. Moreover, the speaker added that he got married Filipa – a daughter of Portuguese explorer who died soon after giving birth to his son.

  • The lecturer talks about how the power of speech is deferred from men to an animal, and it denotes that birds and animals cannot express complicated emotions, but men can express a variety of ideas and emotions through speech. In addition, the speaker also signifies that words and symbols have special value and meaning such as linguistic symbols are used widely, but substitute symbols are used in limited quantity.

  • The famous navigator and explorer Christopher Colombus who discovered America was not a first European to travel the world. At the age of 18, he went to sea and by the age of 21, he made voyages. He was married to a daughter of the Portuguese explorer who died shortly after giving a birth to their son.

  • The power of way man and animal communicate distinguishes each other as an animal has a very limited speech to express their emotion while human being has lots of methods to express their emotion. Moreover, human beings are enriched with different languages and symbols to define the same object without changing its meaning. One example “Red light” indicates either stop or danger all around the globe.

  • The power of speech distinguishes man and animals. Animals are not capable of expressing their complicated emotions, as they are restricted to only limited sounds whereas humans can express their wide range of ideas and emotions through speech and words. There are other symbols and linguistic gestures available used for certain purposes, but they cannot replace words.

    Columbus was the famous navigator and explorer who discovered America, though he was not the first European to travel the world. He was born in the year 1451 in Geneva, Italy and at the age of 21 years, he started his voyages. Further, in 1479, he got married to the daughter of famous Portuguese explorer and his wife died soon after giving birth to his son.

  • Difference between a human and an animals are well elucidated with the help of speech. Animals cannot express the complicated emotions, whereas man can easily show it through speech. However, the same expression can be called with different names based on their linguistic association. Also, the common symbols can be used to show case about an object.

  • Christopher Columbus is accredited with the discovery of America however he was not the first European who set foot upon ‘the new world’. He was born in geneva, Italy and started his first sea voyage at the age of 18. He married in 1849 in protugal to daughter of a famous explorer. Then he moved to Lisbon with his family, His wife died in portos while giving birth to his son.

  • Although animals feel various sort of sensations, their speaking capabilities are limited. Humans on the other hand have speech as a vast medium of communication through which they can convey ideas and express feelings. Different cultures have different names associated for the same thing which are widely understood; symbols might also be used to convey the message but have limited implications.

  • The given lecture talks about the difference between humans and animals. The main difference between human and animals is emotions, where a human can express different types of emotions by speech and signals, but same thing animals can’t be able to do. He also gives examples of books written by different people. In nutshell, even though animals also express their emotions, they can’t speak.

  • 1. There was a delineation between human and and animals. A noteworthy point that was mentioned was power of speech. Animals does not have range of sounds to express their complicated emotions. While, on other hand humans can describe one particular thing in different words for example book in english and kitab in hindi. The bottomline of this lecture was that these substitutes can not be used commonly but in very little circumstances.

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    1.Human have the powerful tool to express the wide variety of emotions called speech. This tool significantly differentiate the man with animals. Animals having limited range of sound to express. Although humans could use various words for single object and different signals for communication.For instance, “Red light” and “upheld hand of policeman” could be used as a signal to stop.

    2. Christofer Coloumbus, who discovered the United States of America, was born on 1451. He started his first travel at the age of 21 and then he married to the daughter of one of the Portuguese explorer. His wife died after giving the birth of his first child. Then he started his voyage to explore the Asia.

  • The importance of the power of speech has been significantly outlined as it includes that speech is the main difference between man and animal. Notably, the animal’s who do not have skills to express their emotions which are very limited while humans are competent to show their complicated emotions in a wide range. Therefore, it can be stated that linguistics symbols are available, but cannot be used easily, they are limited.

  • Christopher Columbus was the popular navigator and he discovered America. According to the document he was born in Genoa Italy and he was the eldest among the five children. He went to the sea at age 18 and finally at age 21 he started his journey. He went to Portugal and married Filippa and lived with his mother in law. His mother in law,showed the documents of west lands and affected him to go to Asia. Unfortunately, soon after his wife giving birth to their son named San Diego she passed away.

  • The text is about the life of Christopher Columbus who was the popular navigator. He was born in 1915 in Italy. According to the debate, he was the eldest among the five children. At age 21, he started his journey. Then he was married to Philippa and live with his mother in law. However, his wife died unfortunately when she was giving birth to San Diego.

  • Human and animals express their emotions in different ways. For examples, birds are not capable of expressing their emotions like human, whereas man can express about his feelings. Also, from different countries human express feeling in different language but it has one meaning. One example is red light on the traffic lights signifies stop.

  • Christopher Columbus, the famous navigator and researcher of new lands, is known for the discovery of North America.He was born in 1541 in Genua, Italy. A very little is known about his childhood. He started his voyages at the age of 21 and discovered Portugal in 1479 where he got married to a merchant daughter and there he got to know about new western lands through his mother-in-law.

  • 1. Speech is the main difference in man and animal. Animal’s emotions are very limited while human can show their emotions and ideas widely through speech such as anger, fear or any other expressions. In each language community words id different to express their emotions but object is same for example, “Red light” meaning danger and upheld hand tells stop.

    2. Christopher Columbus is a famous navigator and explorer who discovered America. He was born in 1451 in Italy. He was not the first person to visit outside world. At the age of 18 years he went to the sea and he started voyage at age of 21. First he went to Portugal in 1479 and married Portugal women and influence of his mother-in-law he started to visit Asia.

  • The main difference between from human and animals are power of speech. Humans can express their emotions through speech. Animal’s emotions are very limited while human can show their emotions and ideas widely through speech such as anger, fear or any other expressions. In each language community words are different to express their emotions but object is same for example, “Red light” meaning danger and upheld hand tells stop.

  • One of the main distinguishing factors between humans and animals is the power of speech or expression. Humans can express anger, fear or any other expression with ease whereas this is limited for animals. Humans can use words, which are agreed upon within a linguistic community, to express within a particular community. Object book is one example which is called with different names in different languages.

  • Para1 : Man has a power of speech, through that many emotions can be described and passed on to others, where as animals have limited ways like sounds to express their emotions. Words are used differently to describe the meaning of same object. Gestures are also limited that can express what human being wants to say.

    Para 2: Christopher columbus was born in Italy in 1451. Though there are not many evidences and it has always been a matter of discussion. He was elder of 5 of his siblings. He moved to Portugal in 1479 and married portuguese girl. His mother-in-law showed him the land of atlantic which changed his theory. His wife died soon after giving birth to his child Diego.

  • The speaker talks about languages in human and animals as animal speaks less so they cannot express anger,fear due to their sound is limited so there is no more emotion.Where man can express it by his speech.Words are attach with some things but various languages and colors has its different meanings.As red is symbol of police and to stop. (62)

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  • The distinguish between the man from animals is the power of speech, has been significantly outlined as it includes that animals can express their emotions by anger, fear and affection. Notably, the animals are not capable to shows their emotions in a variety whereas humans can express their ideas in the wide range. Therefore, it can be stated that humans are competent to show their thoughts and reflections.

  • The lecture is about different between man and animals emotions. Lecture says that animal can’t express their emotions, because they don’t speak like human. Human express their emotions like good, anger, cry in the way of speech. Also lots of symbolic language book available in Hindi and English. In conclusion it’s difficult for a animal to express their emotions.

  • Emotions ,ideas and speech these unique qualities differs man from animals ,where animals can express all their feelings only by making some kind of sounds.Man can share his feelings and ideas through a multiple sources where birds can’t because it has limited sounds.

  • Christopher Columbus, who was born in 1451 in Italy according to some sources, was a famous navigator and explorer who discovered America, but he was not the first European to America. His wife was the daughter of an explorer, who died giving birth to Columbus’s son. His mother-in-law showed him some documents about West land which probably triggered his curiosity about finding it.

  • Man is very different from animal in terms of abilities of what they can do. What man is superior in over animals is the power of speech and to be able to speak complicated words whereas animals do not have that range of sound to be able to speak in order to communicate. Man even has different words in different languages for same thing.

  • speaker is discussing about power of speech which distinguished a human from an animal. Though animals have wide variety of sounds they can not express their emotions, anger, happiness as good as man. human got a boon of speech which makes him powerful so men can express their all good and feeling through words. this is mentioned in all linguistic community book.

  • Paragraph 1 : Their is difference between man and animal. Animal and birds can’t express emotions because they can’t speak words like man. Man can spake words and share ideas, emotions. Also linguistics symbols are also available in English and Hindi speaker books as well. In concussion it’s difficult to communicate for animals and birds.

  • The speaker was mentioning a famous navigator and discovery of America. He was highlighting that navigator’s birth was a matter of debate and things are not very clear. He talked about his Portugal visit in the year 1479 and married to a daughter of the Portuguese. Later he confirmed that his wife died soon after gave birth to his first son.

  • The speaker was distinguishing man and animal through their power of sound.
    He was mentioning that man has the wide range of sounds and they can express
    their emotions better than animals. However, he was saying that animals have the
    limited range of sound and they cannot express the complicated emotions easily.

  • The lecture is about the sixth sense of a humans,that means the rational quality of human beings.The expression of emotion,fear and anger differentiate the humans with animals.Since,the humans has also learned to express the ideas through symbols and gestures.The linguistic ideas developed by humans help them to achieve the superiority in life.

  • Man and animals can be distinguished through power of speech. As birds cannot express emotion, anger and have sounds to limit but man can express through idea of speech and symbol.The printed book has different names in French,English and Hindi as it is same object still has different linguistics. Another linguistics symbols are also available but cant be used as they are limited.

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