Summarize Written Text tasks of PTE Speaking & Writing section are aimed at assessing your reading and writing skills. In Summarize Written Text task, you will get a paragraph that conveys some information. You have to read the complete text (up to 300 words long) and write a one-sentence summary.
The time allotted for this task of the PTE test is 10 minutes.
The length of this one sentence must between 5 and 75 words, otherwise it will not be scored, and it should cover all the key points of the text.
It is difficult to construct a single sentence, which is around 75 words long and yet grammatically correct. To be on the safe side, keep it between 25 and 35 words.
The text may cover subjects like art, history, medicine, earth sciences, sports, politics, chemistry, etc. If you have a degree in history and the question in the PTE test is history-based, please do not include any additional information that is not present in the text. If you are a chemistry graduate and the paragraph is about something that you are not familiar with, say economics, you have no reason to panic, as all the information you need is present in the text itself.
Carefully read the entire paragraph once, and try to understand the meaning of the text. While reading it for the 2nd time, note down 15 keywords and phrases at the most, and ignore other supporting details. Each step should take 1 minute.
Your response must answer the question, “Who did what?” and should follow one of the two formats:
“Organizing Sam’s birthday party, for which the event management company received no money, took three days.”
2. Compound sentence– It is created by joining independent clauses by using conjunctions like and, but, if, etc. Commas indicate distinctions between clauses.
“I have a bad toothache, but I don’t want to see a dentist.”
Try to use synonyms and write it down in your own words as much as possible.
Your response shouldn’t contain phrases like, “The text/paragraph says….”
Write one sentence only, begin the text with a capital letter and end with a full stop.
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