PTE Academic Listening- Summarize Spoken Text Practice Test 03

Summarize Spoken Text – You will hear a short report. Write a summary for a fellow student who was not present. You should write 50-70 words.

We have given sample response for your convenience. Don’t forget to share your own summary with our readers through comments.

You have 10 minutes to finish this task. Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points presented in the report.

PTE Academic Listening: Summarize Spoken Text

PTE Academic Listening- Summarize Spoken Text Practice Test 03

PTE Academic Listening- Summarize Spoken Text Practice Test 03

  • Listen to the audio and summarize it in your own words #1

Note: This transcript is given for your reference purpose only. It will not be given in PTE Academic examination.

TRANSCRIPT

Government health officials and doctors don’t like to talk about it. The major reason meth (methamphetamine) hooks people is that it increases their s*x drive and performance—for a short while, anyway.

It is even more powerful than cocaine in this respect. Dr. Mary Holley of Alabama interviewed meth addicts. Both men and women said the effect on s*x was the number one reason they used the illegal drug. After about six months, meth addicts can’t have s*x unless they’re high, and after a while longer, they’re unable to have s*x at all.

At first, meth fires up the dopamine system in the brain. After a while, it burns it out. Once that happens, the person no longer functions s*xually. Besides causing brain damage, meth has other nasty effects. Paranoia is common. Some meth addicts hallucinate. Others become violent. Users who inject meth risk contracting HIV and hepatitis C, a life-threatening liver disease. Those who share needles are also at risk for other s*xually transmitted diseases. Meth users’ hair and teeth eventually fall out. The nation’s prisons are filled with former meth users whose teeth are crumbling. The prisons cannot afford the dental treatment for them.

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The main reason people get hooked on meth (methamphetamine) is that it boosts their s*x drive and performance, but only temporarily. After about half a year, meth users can only have s*x when they’re high, and later on, they can’t have s*x at all. In addition, meth causes brain damage and has other terrible effects.
  • Listen to the audio and summarize it in your own words #2

Note: This transcript is given for your reference purpose only. It will not be given in PTE Academic examination.

TRANSCRIPT

Everything is going electronic and toys are no exception. Old fashioned playthings – like balls and building blocks are fast being replaced by gizmos that zoom around the room at the push of the button.

Such toys provide instant entertainment, but contribute little to the child‟s psychological and physical development. A child building a tower with a basic set of blocks is having fun- he claps and laughs when the tower stands – but he is also developing some vital skills.
He learns to focus his attention, improves his hand and eye coordination and learns to visualize a goal. When the tower tumbles, he learns to approach the task in a different way.
Toys which allow unstructured play encourage imagination and creativity. Child psychologists feel that the high-tech novelties that we buy for children actually rob them of opportunities of mental and physical development. Many of the skills we use as adults were developed during playtime with the help of basic toys. Therefore, psychologists suggest saving some space for toys that work on kid power.

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PTE Academic Listening- Summarize Spoken Text Practice Test 03
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