24th August 2020 exam questions
The text below has been placed in random order. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the choices given to construct paragraphs. (October 2019 Most Repeated PTE exam questions)
a) In the 1960s and 1970, corporations were in a state of denial regarding their impact on the environment.
b) In the United States, Lake Erie was dead. In Europe, the Rhine was on fire. In Japan, people were dying of mercury poisoning.
c) The Environmental Revolution has been almost three decades in the making, and it has changed forever how companies do business.
d) Then a series of highly visible ecological problems created a groundswell of support for strict government regulation.
e) Today many companies have accepted their responsibility to do no harm to the environment.
a) Journalists try to be fair and objective by presenting all sides of a particular issue.
b) Some perspectives ultimately are not included.
c) Although experts like journalists are expected to be unbiased, they invariably share the system biases of the disciplines and cultures in which they work.
d) Practically speaking, however, it is about as easy to present all sides of an issue as it is to invite candidates from all political parties to a presidential debate.
a) Once on display, the grease from many thousands of human hands eager to touch the Stone added to the problem.
b) When the Rosetta Stone was discovered in 1799, the carved characters that covered its surface were quickly copied.
c) Inevitably, the surface of the Stone accumulated many layers of material left over from these activities, despite attempts to remove any residue.
d) Printer’s ink was applied to the Stone and white paper laid over it. When the paper was removed, it revealed an exact copy of the text—but in reverse.
e) Since then, many copies or “facsimiles” have been made using a variety of materials.
a) What is known is that construction on Stonehenge began around 3100 BC and ended about 1550 B.C.
b) Near Salisbury, England is the most intriguing of all England’s archaeological sites.
c) Called Stonehenge, it is a group of enormous stones that stand in circle. Little is known about it.
d) It is thought to have been built in three separate stages.
e) Also, it was likely made as an astronomical observatory. Its alignment denotes the summer solstice at sunrise in June.