Difficult PTE reorder paragraphs samples 43
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|a) This very insatiability of the photographing eye changes the terms of confinement in the cave, our world.
b) Humankind lingers unregenerately in Plato’s cave, still reveling, its age-old habit, in mere images of truth.
c) But being educated by photographs is not like being educated by older images drawn by hand; for one thing, there are a great many more images around, claiming our attention.
d) The inventory started in 1939 and since then just about everything has been photographed, or so it seems.
e) In teaching us a new visual code, photographs alter and enlarge our notions of what is worth looking at and what we have a right to observe.
|Answers:- b c d a e|
|a) With the passage of time, vices become more apparent and virtues become objects of jealousy and envy, thereby causing contempt and hatred in the hearts of each other.
b) They become familiar with not only strengths but also the weaknesses of each other’s characters.
c) Generally, people think that familiarity should breed love, mutual understanding, and tolerance.
d) They expect that coming together of two persons should bring them closer and forge the bond of kinship between them.
e) But when two persons come closer, they come to know not only strengths but also weaknesses of each other’s character.
|Answers:- c d e b a|
|a) This is now orthodoxy to which I subscribe up to point.
b) It emerged from the mathematics of chance and statistics.
c) Therefore the risk is measurable and manageable.
d) The fundamental concept: Prices are not predictable, but the mathematical laws of chance can describe their fluctuations.
e) This is how what business schools now call modern finance was born.
|Answers:- e b d c a|
|a) Since, then intelligence tests have been mostly used to separate dull children is school from average or bright children, so that special education can be provided to the dull.
b) In other words, intelligence tests give us a norm for each age.
c) Intelligence is expressed as intelligence quotient, and tests are developed to indicate what an average child of a certain age can do: what a 55-year-old can answer, but a 4-year-old cannot, for instance.
d) Binet developed the first set of such tests in the early 1900s to find out which children in school needed special attention.
e) Intelligence can be measured by tests.
|Answers:- e d a c b|
|a) Although there are large regional variations, it is not infrequent to find a large number of people sitting here and there doing nothing.
b) Once in office, they receive friends and relatives who feel free to call any time without prior appointment.
d) Quite often people visit ailing friends and relatives or go out of their way to help them in their personal matters even during office hours.
d) Even those who are employed often come late to the office and leave early unless they are forced to be punctual.
e) Work is not intrinsically valued in India.
|Answers:- e a d b c|
|a) But sometimes, the persons of opposite nature also come closer fall in each other’s company by accident, chance or out of ignorance vitiating the above statement to some extent.
b) If a man moves in the company of good, gentle and noble people, he is usually adjudged to be a gentleman.
c) It is usual for a man to see the company of those who possess tastes, tendencies, and temperaments like his own.
d) On the other side, if he keeps company with evil persons and bad characters, he is considered to be a man of bad character.
d) Generally, the character and conduct of a person is gauged by the kinds of people he mixes and moves with.
|Answers:- e b d c a|