PTE Sample Test 21 – Reading (Reorder Paragraphs)

Reorder Paragraphs  – It requires test takers to be familiar with the organization and cohesion of academic texts and arrange text in a single correct order.

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Pearson English Test – Reorder Paragraphs

  • Re-order / Rearrange the sentence in such a way that make sense. #1

[A]. Since then, intelligence tests have been mostly used to separate dull children in school from average or bright children, so that special education can be provided to the dull.
[B]. In other words, intelligence tests give us a norm for each age.
[C]. Intelligence is expressed as intelligence quotient, and tests are developed to indicate what an average child of a certain age can do: what a 5-year-old can answer, but a 4-year-old cannot, for instance.
[D]. Binet developed the first set of such tests in the early 1900s to find out which children in school needed special attention.
[E]. Intelligence can be measured by tests.

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EDACB

 

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  • Re-order / Rearrange the sentence in such a way that make sense. #2

[A]. Although there are large regional variations, it is not infrequent to find a large number of people sitting here and there and doing nothing.
[B]. Once in office, they receive friends and relatives who feel free to call any time without prior
appointment.
[C]. Quite often people visit ailing friends and relatives or go out of their way to help them in their
personal matters even during office hours.
[D]. Even those who are employed often come late to the office and leave early unless they are
forced to be punctual.
[E]. Work is not intrinsically valued in India.

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EADBC
  • Re-order / Rearrange the sentence in such a way that make sense. #3

[A]. But sometimes, the persons of opposite nature also come closer fall in each other’s company by accident,chance or out of ignorance vitiating the above statement to some extent.
[B]. If a man moves in the company of good, gentle and noble people, he is usually adjudged to be a gentleman.
[C]. It is usual for a man to see company of those who possess tastes, tendencies and temperaments like his own.
[D]. On the other side, if he keeps company with evil persons and bad characters, he is considered to be a man of bad character.
[E]. Generally, the character and conduct of a person is gauged by the kinds of people he mixes and moves with.

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EBDCA

 

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  • 3) ECBDA.
    E- opens.
    C- support sentence for E. Re enforce idea.
    B- is an example of the opening statement.
    D- Another example of the opening statement. Opposite to B.
    A- Breaking sentence.

  • For para 3, it depends on which one you chose as a first sentence, I chose C as a first sentence and so i got CAEBD. It made sense to me.

      • 3: ECBDA – E is the opening sentence and C adds up to it. B & D is a pair, followed by A, the contradictory statement.

    • EBDCA is correct answer. BD and CA is pair and E is opening statement. Now the question is what comes after E. So what writer mentioned in E is supported by examples in pair BD so BD comes after E. Hence sequence will be EBDCA.

        • ‘E’ is clearly the opening sentence. There are 2 clear pairs: BD & CA

          BD is a pair as ‘B’ talks about the company with good persons * ‘D’ talks about the company with evil persons (Words ‘On the other hand’ makes ‘D’ the 2nd sentence in the pair.)

          CA is a pair as ‘C’ talks about keeping the company of those who possess same taste & ‘A’ talks about persons with opposite nature (presence of ‘But’ in ‘A’ makes it 2nd sentence in the pair.)

          ‘E’ talks about character. This discussion is continued by pair ‘BD. So finally answer comes to EBDCA

    • Correct answer:
      1. EDACB – The paragraph is about ‘tests’ & ‘E’ seems to be the best opening sentence. ‘D’ follows ‘E’ as it talks about first development in ‘intelligence tests’. Next comes’A’ as it is in continuation of ‘D’ (‘Since then’ is the connector). ‘B ‘C’ is a pair. C is a rephrase of ‘B’.

      • in D, it says such tests.. That means, the tests are known.. So D follows C.. Please confirm.. I am confused

          • If ‘Such tests’ means Intelligence tests, Then why is it not ECBDA as B clearly has Intelligence tests in it. In fact E says there are tests to measure intelligence but nowhere it is said they are called intelligence tests.

          • No, D is followed by E as ‘Such tests’ in D is clearly indicating that it is talking about tests which can measure intelligence.

      • ‘E’ is clearly the opening sentence. There are 2 clear pairs: BD & CA

        BD is a pair as ‘B’ talks about the company with good persons * ‘D’ talks about the company with evil persons (Words ‘On the other hand’ makes ‘D’ the 2nd sentence in the pair.)

        CA is a pair as ‘C’ talks about keeping the company of those who possess same taste & ‘A’ talks about persons with opposite nature (presence of ‘But’ in ‘A’ makes it 2nd sentence in the pair.)

        ‘E’ talks about character. This discuss in continued by pair ‘BD. So finally answer comes to EBDCA

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