PTE Academic Listening- Summarize Spoken Text Practice Test 05

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.

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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 05

PTE Academic Listening- Summarize Spoken Text Practice Test 05

  • 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

Primarily girls are told by advertisers that what is most important about them is their perfume, their clothing, their bodies, their beauty. Their “essence” is their underwear. “He says the first thing he noticed about you is your great personality,” says an ad featuring a very young woman in tight jeans.

The copy continues, “He lies.” “If this is your idea of a great catch,” says an ad for a cosmetic kit from a teen magazine featuring a cute boy, “this is your tackle box.” Even very little girls are offered makeup and toys like Special Night Barbie, which shows them how to dress up for a night out. Girls of all ages get the message that they must be flawlessly beautiful and, above all these days, they must be thin.

Even more destructively, they get the message that this is possible, that, with enough effort and self-sacrifice, they can achieve this ideal. Thus many girls spend enormous amounts of time and energy attempting to achieve something that is not only trivial but also completely unattainable. The glossy images of flawlessly beautiful and extremely thin women that surround us would not have the impact they do if we did not live in a culture that encourages us to believe we can and should remake our bodies into perfect commodities. These images play into the American belief of transformation and ever-new possibilities, no longer via hard work but via purchase of the right products.

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  • 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

 

Most of the people who appear most often in history books are great conquerors and generals. Strangely enough the people who really helped civilization forward are often never mentioned at all.

We do not know who made the first boat or calculated the length of the year, but we know all about our killers and destroyers.

We raise statues of them simply because they fought bravely. But even animals fight, so do savages. To fight is not be civilized. Moreover, there are other ways of settling quarrels among men or nations. So really civilized people have been those who brought peace and happiness to the mankind.

They have been prophets, saints, doctors, inventors and discoverers. They have been truly great since instead of inflicting pain and hardships upon humanity they have healed their wounds. Instead of killing, they are really civilized and deserve our attention and respect.

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PTE Academic Listening- Summarize Spoken Text Practice Test 05
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  • Raaju

    The speaker was explaining about the civilization and how it helps gaining respect. In history, many people fought with each other to achieve power. However, settling of these quarrels can also be done in a civilized way by discussing the problems. Doctor, inventors all are considered as respected person, only because they are civilized. Hence, happiness and peace can be achieved by civilization.