PTE Real Exam Question – Summarize Written Text 45

Summarize Written Text In One Sentence – 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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PTE Writing – Summarize Written Text

1. Read and summarize written text in your words.

Beauty Contest

Since Australians Jennifer Hawkins and Lauryn Eagle were crowned Miss Universe and Miss Teen International respectively, there has been a dramatic increase in interest in beauty pageants in this country. These wins have also sparked a debate as to whether beauty pageants are just harmless reminders of old-fashioned values or a throwback to the days when women were respected for how good they looked.

Opponents argue that beauty pageants, whether it’s Miss Universe or Miss Teen International, are demeaning to women and out of sync with the times. They say they are nothing more than symbols of decline.

In the past few decades, Australia has taken more than a few faltering steps toward treating women with dignity and respect. Young women are being brought up knowing that they can do anything, as shown by inspiring role models in medicine such as 2003 Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Stanley.

In the 1960s and 70s, one of the first acts of the feminist movement was to picket beauty pageants on the premise that the industry promoted the view that it was acceptable to judges women on their appearance. Today many young Australian women are still profoundly uncomfortable with their body image, feeling under all kinds of pressures because they are judged by how they look.

Almost all of the pageant victors are wafer thin, reinforcing the message that thin equals beautiful. This ignores the fact that men and women come in all sizes and shapes. In a country where up to 60% of young Australians.

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Opponents to beauty pageants argue that it is demeaning to women and is a symbol of decline because, in the past, Australian women were treated with dignity and respect, while beauty pageants, promoted from the 1960s, seem to convey that women could be judged on their appearance.

2. Read and summarize written text in your words.

The oral storytelling skills of African American preschoolers make a difference in how quickly their reading skills develop, according to a new study from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Researchers say the effect is much different for girls and boys.

“Knowing how to tell a clear and coherent story is an important skill for helping young children to develop strong reading skills, which, in turn, can help them to be successful across a number of different subjects in school,” said FPG advanced research scientist Nicole Gardner-Neblett. “Prior research suggests that historical and cultural factors foster strong storytelling skills among African American children, which has implications for their development as readers.”

Two years ago, Gardner-Neblett’s own research was the first to demonstrate the connection between African American preschoolers’ storytelling abilities and their early reading skills in kindergarten. That study found a link between storytelling and reading only for the African American children, from households across income levels, but not for any other demographic group.

Stark differences in reading achievement exist between Black and White elementary schoolchildren, as does a gender gap in reading outcomes, with girls outperforming boys. Because of both disparities in achievement, Gardner-Neblett and FPG advanced research scientist John Sideris wanted to better understand if and how gender plays a role in the link between African American children’s storytelling skills and reading development.

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  • Author, can you please comment on the below?

    Beauty pageants have been a debatable topic in Australia since many people believe that women’s beauty should be well respected and others believe that women should not always be conscious about how they look and that is the reason why winners of the beauty pageants are always skinny perhaps we should accept that men and women can come in any sizes and shapes.

    The research has been carried out to see how oral story telling to preschoolers develop the reading skills of African American students across various income levels, genders and ethnicity and found that there was a disparity in achievement that leads to a dilemma for researchers as to understand if and how gender plays a role in reading development.

  • Many researches saying that there is much difference in story telling skills of African American preschoolers, and these skills are interdependent on reading skills and girls outperform boys; however, some argues that how gender and color plays a role in children’s story telling skills.

  • Hello Author,

    Please review the below texts

    There is a drastic increase in the beauty contests in Australia after Jenifer and Lauryn were crowned Miss Universe and Miss Teen International; however, critics argue that these beauty competitions are demeaning to women and also reinforcing the message that thin equals beautiful because all the pageant victors were wafer thin.

  • Hello Author,

    Please review…
    There is a drastic increase in the beauty contests in Australia after Jenifer and Lauryn were crowned Miss Universe and Miss Teen International; however, critics argue that these beauty competitions are demeaning to women and also reinforcing the message that thin equals beautiful because all the pageant victors were wafer thin.

    Thanks

  • Multiple research demonstrates that oral storytelling skills are directly related to the development of reading skills in the African American preschools; further, it has been highlighted that this relation is only applicable for African American children and the reading achievement differs in children of different gender and skin color.

    Author Please Review….

  • According to the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) and Gardner-Neblett research African American young children’s reading skills improve by oral storytelling, as per researchers, result is much different in boys and girls.

  • Author Your comments will be highly appreciated

    Beauty pageants or beauty contest is on the rise in Australian society, which has been
    criticised by some as an act of demoralising the women by judging them on their looks,
    however, steps have been taken by the Australian government to treat women with respect
    and brought them up knowing that they can compete for any profession.

    According to the research by FPG, the oral storytelling skills of African American have a significant impact on their preschoolers’ reading skills, which helps them to
    become successful in different subjects in school and the research also suggested the gender gap of schoolchildren in reading outcomes, where girls outperform boys.

  • Research studies conducted by Nicole Gardner-Neblett says, the African American children posses strong storytelling skills which is indirectly helping them to develop reading skills quickly, compared to other demographic group and this is clearly seen in girls as they always outperform boys in reading.

    Please review

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  • 1)When it comes to development of reading skills in children, oral storytelling skills has an instrumental role to play, as it not only it has strong impact on boys and girls, but also coherent story helps to improve reading skills.
    2)
    When it comes to beauty pageants, appearance has an instrumental role to play, and due to demeaning concept, not only women are not treated with dignity and respect, but also they judge on the basis his body structure

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  • Beauty pageants gives the misinformation that the women can be judged on their appearance and thin equals to beautiful which makes many young Australian women uncomfortable with their body, but in the past, Australian women were treated with dignity and respect.

    Please review

  • Opponents argue that beauty pageants are a symbol of decline and that young australian women are pressurized because they are judged of how they look.

    Studies conducted on african american children concluded that oral story telling can develop strong reading skills and in turn help them be successful at other subjects.

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    • First, the summaries are too short, you add more points to it.

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      – australian → Australian
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      – of → by
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      – african → African
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      – american → American
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  • Those who oppose beauty pageants argue that it is demeaning to women and is a symbol of decline because, in the past, Australian women were treated with dignity and respect, but now, since beauty pageants has promoted from the 1960s, seem to convey that women could be judged on their appearance.
    ———————
    According to new research from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the oral storytelling skills not only improve coherence but also help young children with the reading skill development.

    Any comment!!!!

    • has → have

      The singular verb ‘has’ does not appear to agree with the plural subject ‘pageants’. Consider changing the verb form for subject-verb agreement.

  • Hello Author can you please evaluate my answer,

    The interest in beauty pageants has sparked the debate today among women emphasizing message that thin equals beautiful, ignoring the fact that people may come in all shapes and sizes, but in early years Australia used to treat women with dignity and respect.

  • Author, please help me with your views
    Previous research suggests that historical and cultural factors develop strong develop strong storytelling skills among African American children which further develops strong skills, while a new study by FPG Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that gender play an important role in the link between storytelling and reading skills.

  • A new study reveals that strong oral storytelling skills of the African American children profoundly develop reading skills in kindergarten,with girls over performing boys in these abilities.

  • As per the latest studies, the African American demographic group shows a link between the story telling abilities and early reading skills where these preschoolers quickly develop strong reading skills to become successful in different subjects.

    @Author: Please review and comment

  • The crowning of Australians as Miss Universe and Miss Teen has increased the interest in beauty pageants in the country and erupted a new controversy as it throws back to olden days of women being respected only in their look and this will invalidate the tremendous effort put in the past few decades for treating women with dignity and respect.

    @Author: Please review and comment

  • Author please comment
    Opponents argue that beauty pageants are deprecating to women and are nothing more than symbols of decline, and this ignores the fact that men and women come in various sizes; Australia has taken more than hesitating steps toward treating women with dignity and respect.

  • According to a study, gender plays a role in the link between African American children’s oral storytelling skills and reading development, from household across income levels, but not for any other demographic group.

    Please assist me @ Author.

  • The increased interest in beauty pageants has opened a debate on the validity of such competitions in a country like Australia which is working tirelessly in ensuring women dignity and inclusiveness.

  • Despite the fact that Australian women comes in all sizes and shapes, its alarming to still see beauty pageants reiterating that thin equals beautiful because it has a profound effect on young women who aspire to become successful women, yet however feel that they are still being judged by how they look.

    • The new study from the child development institute(FPG) of the University of North Carolina, which states that the oral story telling skills of Africa America preschoolers help improve a clear and a coherent story and also a strong reading dexterity for young youths or juveniles.

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        – Rest everything seems fine

  • Although more research is needed, some studies found that preschooler’s oral story telling skills make a difference in reading skills in which girls are outperforming than boys and this research is limited to African American children across all income levels.

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  • According to the new study from the child development institute(FPG) of the University of North Carolina at chapel hill, helps the oral story telling skills of Africa America preschoolers which will help develop a clear,strong reading and a coherent story for young juveniles.

      • According to the new study from the child development institute(FPG) of the University of North Carolina at chapel hill, it helps the oral story telling skills of Africa America preschoolers and also will help develop a clear,strong reading and a coherent story for young juveniles

  • Since, Australians Jennifer Hawkins and Lauryn Eagle were crowned Miss Universe and Miss Teen International respectively, Australians are still profoundly uncomfortable with their body image, feeling under all kinds of pressures because they are judged by how they look until they found out that they can do other things irrespective of how they look.

      • Although, since Australians Jennifer Hawkins and Lauryn Eagle were crowned Miss Universe and Miss Teen International respectively, due how good looking they were which is more than symbols of decline but the steps toward treating the Australian women with dignity and respects and making them role model of medicines rather than being judged by their physical appearances.

        • Although, since Australians Jennifer Hawkins and Lauryn Eagle were crowned Miss Universe and Miss Teen International respectively, due to how good looking they were which is more than symbols of decline but the steps toward treating the Australian women with dignity and respects and making them role model of medicines rather than being judged by their physical appearances.

          • The Australian women are being judged by how they look because of the dramatic increase in the interest of beauty pageants in the country.

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  • As per research, the oral storytelling skills fostered by historical and cultural factors enable African American preschoolers to develop their reading skills along with success in other important school subjects; however, the role of gender in this link is yet to be studied.

    Author review please

    Thankyou

  • There is a dramatic increase in Australian young women who are influenced by two women winners as well as interested to participate in Miss Universe and Miss Teen International which demeaning to women due to their appearance.

  • The recent winnings of beauty pageants in Australia has initiated a debate whether it is acceptable to judge women on their appearance and hence, to counter the fact that the young women feel the pressure of facing judgement on their looks, they are brought up to understand that they can achieve success in other fields, by giving examples of successful women in medicine.

    A new study suggests that the oral story telling skills of African American children is linked to their development of reading skills where the children who were able to tell stories with clarity and cohesion were reported to have strong reading skills which in turn helped them to be strong in other subjects in school though they also noted that girls outperformed boys in reading outcomes.

    Author please review.

  • Beauty pageants are demeaning to Australian women because they not only judge women based upon their looks but also are threat to women respect and dignity; however, this thinking has changed since two Australian won beauty pageants.

  • @ Dear Team, Can you please review and provide feedback

    Winnings in the international beauty contests by Australians has triggered a dramatic increase in interest in beauty pageants in the country, inviting social criticism, as many feel women should be judged on the basis of their contribution to the society, rather than, on their mere looks and figure.

    • – ‘On the basis of’ can be replaced with the word ‘by’. It will make your sentence active from passive
      – The word ‘mere’ does fit in

  • A new study revealed a direct correlation between the ability to tell stories and the development of early reading skills of African American young children, where historical and cultural factors also play a significant role, however the effect of gender on such relationships is still unknown.

  • @ Author pls provide feedback :

    Historical and cultural factors plays a vital role in storytelling to children,which develops their reading skills where it is followed in African american preschoolers.

  • @Author please provide feedback :

    It shows that womens can do anything in the world, where they were inspired by pageants,where they proved in many ways in australia especially.

  • @ Author please feedback

    Although more research is needed to understand the gender difference, some studies shows that the historical and cultural factors are important to develop oral story telling skills of African American pre-schoolers.

  • Hi Author please feedback.

    There are sudden increase in beauty pageants after two teens won the titles respectively Miss Universe and Miss Teen International, however opponents criticized it is disgrace to women dignity and respect on how they looked.

    • – Correction: It should be “There is a sudden” instead of “There are sudden”
      – There should be a comma after however
      – Rest seems OK

  • @Author, Kindly review and provide feedback.

    In Australia, some believe beauty pageants to be harmless, just a gesture of respect for how women look, however, others argue these contests to be going out of sync with women empowerment and demeaning to a large young Australian population as it reinforces the idea of being thin as beautiful and judging people by how they look.

  • According to prior research natural and historical factors foster the storytelling and reading ability among African American children however, the reason why girls outperforming boys in storytelling and reading ability is still not clear.

  • The increase in beauty pageants in Australia is criticized by many people, as it might encourage discrimination of females on the basis of their looks and could be a direct blow on the dignity and respect of women.

  • Since Australia won miss universe and miss teen international, women started showing lot of interest in beauty contests and in fact this has paved the way of women upliftment in terms of their respect and dignity but at the same time it has created a lot of pressure among them because they have associated beauty with a slim body figure which is in reality not always the case.

  • The beauty contests in Australia are giving rise to the notion of connecting beauty with the colour of skin and body shape, hence resulting in impacting grave impacts on Australia youths.

  • The oral storytelling skills fostered by historical and cultural factors enable African American preschoolers to develop their reading skills, however, the role of gender in it is yet to be studied.

  • According to the two researches the story telling ability of African American students is due to their historical, cultural factors and their early reading practice in kindergarten however, why girls outperform boys in reading is still unknown.

  • Beauty pageant trend is on rise in Australia especially, after winning two international beauty awards however, some people are affraid that it will once again start promoting women even in industries according to their appearance.

  • With the victory of two Australian women in beauty pageants, Australia has shown an increase in interest by the citizens towards beauty pageants, but, there are open debates whether it is a positive practice or not since many women are self-conscious due to the fear of being judged on the basis of how they look.

  • Per a new study by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute on African American toddlers on their story telling skills and observed that art of clear and coherent story telling is vital skills in developing strong reading skills, which, can help youngster to be extraordinary in different subjects, whereas, historical, cultural, and gender difference has pivotal impact on story telling skills of young African American.

  • The significant rise in beauty pageants since Australia won international beauty titles that shape views of many girls about their physical appearance and made them believe that they are judged by their look; however, there are embarked debate about women’s dignity, respect and old fashioned value.

  • As per research done by Gardner-Neblett, the reading habit developed during very early stage of schooling has significant and positive impact on the storytelling ability, in African American children.

  • The rise in various beauty pageants have affected number of girls significantly, forced them to be concerned about their physical appearance and made them to believe that they will be judged by their look.

  • A new study by Frank Porter shows a correlation, not observed in any other demographic group, between oral storytelling skills of African American preschoolers and a quick development in their reading skills with an additional observation that girls outperform boys in this art.

  • The reading skills of African American is basically because of their storytelling skills which have come from their historical and cultural factors and helped them to grasp different subjects in school. On the other side, a new study by FPG says that the effect is much different in boys and girls, with girls outperforming boys. The scientist wants more research in understanding the gender role in the link with African American children story telling skills and reading development.

  • There are sparked debate on the influence of beauty on women’s dignity and respect in the recent days after Australian Jennifer Hawkins and Lauryn Eagle were crowned Miss Universe and Miss Teen, Though they are inspiring role models in medicine showing that they can do anything irrespective of their appearance still many young Australian women are profoundly uncomfortable about the judgment of how they look.

    • There is a necessity for advanced studies, to reveal whether genders play a significant role in determining the reading capacity of African American children’s or its just girl performing better than boys; FPG believes, knowing how to tell a clear and coherent story helps on learning skills, whereas, accordingly to Gardner-Neblett suggest that historical and cultural factors develop reading skills among children.

      • Grammar is apt.
        Word count is within limits.
        You have mainly used comma as a connector, try to use different words
        Too much detail – narrow it down

  • Opinions vary individuals to individuals, some believe beauty reminds old values where women are treated with respect and dignity whatever way they look but on the other hand, it is nothing more than just a title which makes most of the women uncomfortable, pressurize them as accordingly to their look they are judged; despite the fact most of the populations are young adults both man and women who are in all size and shape.

    • word count is 74.
      Grammar is apt except one mistake in the first line – “women were treated”
      Again too long, too much info.

  • beauty contest is popular all over the world where most of the competition is based upon the looks of the participant which is thin and beautiful which is supported by most of the people but on the other hand there are opponents as-well which disregard the value of beauty contest.

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