[Unsolved] PTE Academic Reading Test 28 – Reorder Paragraphs

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Reorder Paragraphs 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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PTE Practice Test – Reorder Paragraphs

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

[A]. The revolution began as an attack on despotism.

[B]. Already by 1762, Rousseau was implying in his “Social Contract” that there was no meaningful difference between the authority of a despot and that of a monarch.

[C].  As usual, regular usage soon diluted the original rigor of the expression’s meaning.

[D]. Montesquieu has defined its spirit as “The rule of one, according to no law”.

[E]. Obeying no law, authority was arbitrary and its animating spirit was fear.

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

[A]. An essay which appeals chiefly to the intellect is Francis Bacon’s Of Studies.

[B]. His careful tripartite division of studies expressed succinctly in aphoristic prose demands the complete attention of the mind of the reader.

[C]. He considers studies as they should be: for pleasure, for self-improvement, for business.

[D]. He considers the evils of excess study: laziness, affectation, and preciosity.

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

 

[A]. Clearly, a number of factors have contributed to its remarkable appearance.

[B]. The result is a unique story of land collisions and erosions, and of rising and falling water levels.

[C]. Experts who have analyzed the rock formations say that, historically, it goes back nearly two billion years.

[D]. Anyone who has ever visited the Grand Canyon will agree that it is one of the most incredible sights in the world.

[E]. The geological processes that have taken place since then are exposed for everyone to see, not hidden beneath vegetation or a fast-flowing water course.

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    • 1. Sentence A talks about revolution and sentence D talks about ‘its spirit’ where it refers to revolution. Sentence E elaborate it further.
      Now remaining Sentence B & C, both talks about its expression meaning and its dilution. Clearly C comes before B. So ADECB

      2. ABCD – Sentence ‘A’ introduces ‘of studies’ as the main idea of the passage.
      ‘B’ follows ‘A’ as it talks the reason why his essay appeals to intellect. ‘C’ talks about ‘studies’ while ‘D’ talks about ‘excess studies. So ‘C’ should precede ‘D’.

      3. DACEB – D introduces the paragraph (central idea). D is followed by ‘A’ as it talks about ‘its remarkable appearance’ where it refers to the Grand Canyon. C is the next sentence as it talks about rock formation which is linked to remarkable appearance. EB is a pair with ‘B’ summing up the paragraph.

    • 1. Sentence A talks about revolution and sentence D talks about ‘its spirit’ where it refers to revolution. Sentence E elaborate it further.
      Now remaining Sentence B & C, both talks about its expression meaning and its dilution. Clearly C comes before B. So ADECB

      2. ABCD – Sentence ‘A’ introduces ‘of studies’ as the main idea of the passage.
      ‘B’ follows ‘A’ as it talks the reason why his essay appeals to intellect. ‘C’ talks about ‘studies’ while ‘D’ talks about ‘excess studies. So ‘C’ should precede ‘D’.

      3. DACEC – D introduces the paragraph (central idea). D is followed by ‘A’ as it talks about ‘its remarkable appearance’ where it refers to the Grand Canyon. C is the next sentence as it talks about rock formation which is linked to remarkable appearance. EC is a pair with ‘C’ summing up the paragraph.

        • 1. Sentence A talks about revolution and sentence D talks about ‘its spirit’ where it refers to revolution. Sentence E elaborate it further.
          Now remaining Sentence B & C, both talks about its expression meaning and its dilution. Clearly C comes before B. So ADECB

          2. ABCD – Sentence ‘A’ introduces ‘of studies’ as the main idea of the passage.
          ‘B’ follows ‘A’ as it talks the reason why his essay appeals to intellect. ‘C’ talks about ‘studies’ while ‘D’ talks about ‘excess studies. So ‘C’ should precede ‘D’.

          3. DACEB – D introduces the paragraph (central idea). D is followed by ‘A’ as it talks about ‘its remarkable appearance’ where it refers to the Grand Canyon. C is the next sentence as it talks about rock formation which is linked to remarkable appearance. EB is a pair with ‘B’ summing up the paragraph.

    • D introduces the paragraph (central idea). D is followed by ‘A’ as it talks about ‘its remarkable appearance’ where it refers to the Grand Canyon. C is the next sentence as it talks about rock formation which is linked to remarkable appearance. EC is a pair with ‘C’ summing up the paragraph.

    • Statement A introduces ‘of studies’ as the main idea of the passage.
      Statement B states that the essay requires the complete attention of the reader.
      Statement C states Bacon’s stand on studies while statement
      D continues with the same.

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