PTE Writing – Summarize Written Text Practice Sample 42

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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1. Read and summarize written text in your words.

The Problem Of Prediction

As far as prediction is concerned, remember that the chairman of IBM predicted in the fifties that the world would need a maximum of around half a dozen computers, that the British Department for Education seemed to think in the eighties that we would all need to be able to code in BASIC and that in the nineties Microsoft failed to foresee the rapid growth of the Internet. Who could have predicted that one major effect of the automobile would be to bankrupt small shops across the nation? Could the early developers of the telephone have foreseen its development as a medium for person-to-person communication, rather than as a form of a broadcasting medium? We all, including the ‘experts’, seem to be peculiarly inept at predicting the likely development of our technologies, even as far as the next year. We can, of course, try to extrapolate from the experience of previous technologies, as I do below by comparing the technology of the Internet with the development of other information and communication technologies and by examining the earlier development of radio and print. But how justified I might be in doing so remains an open question. You might conceivably find the history of the British and French videotex systems, Prestel and Minitel, instructive. However, I am not entirely convinced that they are very relevant, nor do I know where you can find information about them on-line, so, rather than take up space here, I’ve briefly described them in a separate article.

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We all, including expert, seem to be unlikely to predict the development of our, even recent, technologies, though you could compare them with earlier technologies and find relevant information.

2. Read and summarize written text in your words.

The World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna in 1993 confirmed the universality of human rights, refuting those who argued that human rights were not universal but historically, socially and politically contextual and contingent.

On 25 June 1993, representatives of 171 States adopted the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action of the World Conference on Human Rights, thereby successfully closing the two-week conference and presenting a plan for the strengthening of human rights work around the world.

The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action marked the culmination of a long process of review over the current status of human rights in the world.

It also marked the beginning of a renewed effort to strengthen and further implement human rights instruments that have been constructed on the foundation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) since 1948.

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  • The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action in the world conference on human rights in 1993 was acknowledged for inculcating a universal reach to human rights protection, and emphasized on the implantation of decisions from UDHR.

  • The prediction technological advancement in mobile and internet fields can’t be fully achieved by individuals, even though some people think it would be possible by comparing the existing facilities with their predecessors.

  • In 1993 The World Human Rights Conference held in Vienna officially confirmed universality of human rights which had been the renewed efforts from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) from 1948 despite the backlash from many people.

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  • Predicting future has always been an impossible task that had been proven through out the centuries as the evolving future is not inter-related to each other and unforeseen.

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  • We all, including experts failed to predict the technology development rapid growth, however, some people suggests that we can do this by extrapolating from the experiences of previous technologies.

    The World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna confirmed that the universality of human rights and planned to review and renew to strengthen the Human Rights, though some argued that Human Rights were not universal.

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    Predictions regarding development of our technology are always an arduous task and we can try to extrapolate from experience of previous technologies which may or may not be relevant.

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    The World conference in Vienna confirmed the Universality of Human Rights and presented a plan to review the current status of human rights across the world to strengthen and further implement human rights that have been constructed on the foundation of the UDHR since 1948.

  • In 1993, the universality of human rights was confirmed by the world conference in Vienna for strengthening and further implementing the human rights around the world.

  • By considering the examples of the development in computer, telephone, internet and comparing the information technology which was earlier and now, we cannot predict how technologies will change in future.

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  • The World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna has asserted that the human rights are universal and presented the plan to strengthen the human rights work around the globe further.

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    There was a confirmation from the world conference in 1993 about the human rights all over the world, also, it is strongly refusing who specify the human rights only for some places, in the same year they presented a plan to assure the human rights strength in all the world countries, that was strengthening the main declaration in 1948.

  • ((Reading number 1 ))

    The prediction is a very important imagination about the future growth of technology or something else, it is very complicated process so even experts sometimes fail to know what is next step of many technologies like mobile phones, we can predict the future for something depending on the previous match issue like the future of phones from the future of radios in the past but it is still prediction.

  • Please give me feedback on my answers. Any sort of replies would be appreciated.Thanks.

    1- With the fast pace of technology development such as mobile phone and Internet, forecasting what happen next seems impossible even if we use comparison method with our experience of past technology.

    2- Various ambassadors of different countries participated in the Vienna Human Rights in 1993 to ensure the rights are applied globally without any influences of factors like historical, social and political.

  • The 1993, World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna confirmed universality of human rights, reviewed the present status and adopted the plan for strengthening of human rights work around the world.

  • Representatives from 171 States had successfully declared a plan all over the world to strengthening human rights in the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna on 25 Jun 1993 which was based on 1948 foundation of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

  • In 1993, the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action marked the culmination of a long process of review over the current status and renewed effort to strengthen and further implementation of human rights which have been constructed since 1948.

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  • In past many technology giants failed to predict the growth of various technology usage, even though they failed earlier at least now they can use earlier data and current data to compare and see how rapidly technology has changed and understand the trends, because sometime it is also helpful to predict the future of technologies usage pattern.

  • The Vienna Declaration and Program of Action of the World Conference on human rights adopted by representatives of 171 states in 1993 to review and strengthen the current status of human rights and implement its instruments throughout the world, constructed on UDHR in 1948.

    Author review please
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  • The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action comprising of 171 states strengthen the current status of human rights around the world after successive reviews which closes the argument of refutes

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  • The development of Technology, especially in sectors like computers and automobiles, has shown tremendous growth in the past which was unexpected and due to this, though one can only try to predict the future growth of current technologies from previous experiences, it becomes difficult to make an accurate prediction.

    Marking an initiation towards implementation of human rights instruments, representatives of 171 states adopted the Vienna Declaration and Programme of action of the World Conference of Human Rights on 25 June 1993 in Vienna where they reviewed the current status human rights in the world and presented a future plan to strengthen the same.

    Author please review. Thanks a lot.

  • Universalty of Human were confirmed after a word conference in Vienna; as a result, a plan was presented to strengthen the human
    right works around the world and paved way to the creation of the foundation of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • Vienna Declaration and Program of Action of the World Conference n Human Rights was accepted by the majority at the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna in 1993, which reviewed the current world human rights status and strengthened the previous Human rights instrument.

  • On 25 June 1993, representatives of 171 countries adopted the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action of the World Conference on Human Rights and its confirmed the universalty of human rights and refuted those who thought that human rights were historically, socially and political contextual and contingent, although review process was long still it marked as commencement of renewed efforts to streghten and further implement human rights instruments.

  • Prediction, which is even not a piece of cake for many prominent companies like Microsoft who failed to foresee the paramount growth of the Internet and some prediction like telephone development to person-to-person communication was difficult to foresee, although we can extrapolate prediction on the basis of previous experience on the previous technology and conclude information.

  • The representatives of 171 countries adopted Vienna declaration and programme on human rights in order to strengthen the human rights works around the world by in-culmination of long processes of reviewing human rights status and implementation of human rights instruments.

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      The representatives of 171 countries adopted Vienna declaration and programme of action on human rights in order to strengthen the human rights work around the world by in-culmination of long processes of reviewing human rights status and implementation of human rights instruments.

  • People try to predict the future of emerging technologies based upon their previous experience with older technologies however, they always fail to understand that similar looking technology can be totally different and hence chances of their prediction go wrong are almost sure.

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      Thanks for the practice material. I have posted lots of responses but you have not reviewed even a single out of them. Requesting you to please review my answers and guide me.

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      Vicky

  • Predection is about anticipating the future, In few cases like technology
    predection there may be several consewuences which lead to fail miserably.
    Even though we do analysis based on the history it cannot be always successful.

  • In the present era, we think and work for future based on the predictions we make and these predictions are generally derived from the facts and our previous experiences and in fact many large companies tried predicting about the future of technology in different fields but failed miserably.

  • In the two week world conference on human rights held in Vienna in 1993, human rights were universally accepted by 171 nations which also marked the stepping stone to empower the human rights which primarily came into effect when universal declaration of human rights act was laid down in 1948.

  • On 25 June 1993, in the World Conference On Human rights, presented a plan to amend human right rules after several allegation and this commencement marked as a stepping stone in the human right history.

  • A two-weeks conference was held on human rights in Vienna to review the present status of human rights and pledged to implement its instrument based on the UDHR codes, and participants acknowledged that human rights are the global obstacle.

  • Predicting the advancement in technology world with the help of previous experience and prominent facts is a daunting task, hence mostly remains questionable and irrelevant.

  • Major companies like IBM and Microsoft predicted in the past about technological advancements, but somehow their estimation were wrong, as it’s hard to predict about future technologies. (27 words)

    Please author open for consideration……

  • Predictions are generally made by the experts based on the available facts along with their experience for the likely development of technology in future, however the question always remains open that to what extent, the prediction is relevant.

    @ Author: Is it possible to have some sample written texts? Some of the summaries are complex to understand.

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    Poonam Rajput

  • The chairman of IBM predicted that in the future world need a maximum amount of computers but the early developers have developed many technologies like telephone, print, radio, and internet but some people are not entirely convinced that those technologies are very relevant for the future.

  • On 25 June 1993, representatives of 171 states participate on two – week conference on Human Rights; targeting for strengthening human rights, reviewing the current status of human rights and further continuing human rights instruments through out all world constructed on UDHR since 1948.

  • On 25 June 1993, representatives of 171 states participate on two – week conference on Human Rights, targeting for strengthening human rights, reviewing the current status of human rights and further continuing human rights instruments through out all world constructed on UDHR since 1948.

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