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 Writing – Summarize Written Text
1. Read and summarize written text in your words.
No one knows for sure how the Mud Dragon died. The 72-66 million year old dinosaur, excavated by a farmer and construction workers with the help of a little TNT, is nearly complete and seems to be reaching out to us through time. If the pose can be taken as preserving the moment of death, it’s not difficult to imagine this parrot-like dinosaur struggling against the sucking mud of a Cretaceous swamp, too tired to kick anymore. Whether this actually happened or not is as yet unknown, but its nickname nevertheless conjures the image of a hopelessly-mired theropod.
What’s clearer is what this new dinosaur – officially dubbed Tongtianlong limosus – says about dinosaurs in the days of the Late Cretaceous. In the paper describing the creature, paleontologists Junchang Lü, Stephen Brusatte, and colleagues point out that this is the sixth unique oviraptorid dinosaur found in the Late Cretaceous rock around Ganzhou, China. Within the last seven million years of the Cretaceous, just before the extinction that killed all the non-avian dinosaurs, these peculiar omnivores were undergoing a great diversification, new forms popping up right until the very end.
Paleontologists are continuing the debate whether non-avian dinosaurs went out with a bang or a whimper at the end of the Cretaceous. Some studies suggest that they thrived to the very last moment. Others conclude that something was happening to trim dinosaur body types and diversity in the last seven million years. There’s no answer yet, especially given that so much of what is known about the extinction comes from only a few spots around the world. Not to mention that it may be that some dinosaur communities were being reshuffled while others were continuing to thrive in the way they had been. For now, though, Tongtianlong hints that some forms of dinosaurs were proliferating right into the last days of the Cretaceous, beckoning us to go out and find more fossils from this narrow, critical slice of dinosaurian history.
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2. Read and summarize written text in your words
With all the discussions about protecting the earth and saving the planet. it is easy to forget that we also need to preserve the many species of fish that live in the oceans. In developed countries. much larger quantities of fish are consumed than was the case a century ago when fish only featured on the menu once a week. These days, fish has become a popular healthy alternative to meat and this has created a demand for species such as cod, mackerel, and tuna that far outstrips the demands of the previous generation. Throughout the world too, increasing consumption during the past 30 years has meant that the shallow parts of the ocean have been overfished in an effort to supply homes, shops, and restaurants with the quantities of fish that they require.
Yet despite the sophisticated fishing techniques of today, catches are smaller than they were a century or more ago. What is more, boats are having to drop their nets much deeper into the oceans and the fish they are coming up with are smaller and weigh less than they used to. While government controls have had some effect on fish stocks, the future does not offer a promising picture. Experts predict large-scale extinctions and an irreversibly damaging effect on entire ecosystems unless greater efforts are made to conserve fish stocks and prevent overfishing in the world’s waters.
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