PTE exam read aloud speaking task practice 40
Look at the text below. In 40 seconds, you must read this text aloud as naturally and as clearly as possible. You have 40 seconds to read aloud.
The bubonic plague was a deadly disease that spread via fleas. These tiny blood-sucking insects would bite infected rats and then transmit the illness to humans. The plague – also known as the ‘black death’ – had a 60% mortality rate and killed many people across Europe. Over 100,000 people in London alone lost their lives.
There is no denying the fact that traditions have a greater hold on the public than anything else. So the traditions play a major role in determining the form of a political system which the country adopts. In Czarist Russia there was a major problem how to adjust Russian traditions to Westernisation which in their wake were bound to bring innovations. Though both U.S.A. and Russian have modernized themselves. Yet they have a different political system according to their own traditions.
Public relations practitioners are constantly challenged to tell an organization’s story to the public. Top management invariably says We need to make them understand our side of the issue. Providing information on an issue or, in the case of marketing, a product is not likely to change the behavior of the majority of any given public. At least that’s what two decades’ worth of research across multiple disciplines indicates.
Alive corals are colonies of small animals embedded in calcium carbonate shells. It is a mistake to think of coral as plants or rocks. Coral heads consist of accumulations of individual animals called polyps, arranged in diverse shapes. Polyps are usually tiny, but they can range in size from a pinhead to 12 inches across. Reef-building or hermatypic corals live only in the photic zone, the depth to which sufficient sunlight penetrates the water, allowing photosynthesis to occur.
The challenge of designing institutions conflict is a long-running topic of academic inquiry and dispute. Generally speaking, the focus is on how legislatures, executives, and electoral systems can be organized to accommodate the politics of deeply divided societies. The design of courts figures much less frequently in this literature. But courts, particularly constitutional courts, may play a vital role in such contexts.
More than 5.4 million Americans live with Alzheimer, a disease that involves an abnormal build-up of proteins in the brain’s memory circuits. One in three seniors will die with Alzheimer or other dementia. Once diagnosed, most people live another six to nine years, during which time the disease causes the function of their brain circuits to deteriorate irreversibly.
The final details were worked out between British and French diplomats in Europe, an ocean apart from the actual battlefields. In February 1763, The Treaty of Paris made the northern portion of New France (including Canada and some additional lands to the South and West) officially a British colony Ultimately, Canada would be transferred over to the British without much protest.
Very few activities have as many legends and myths surrounding them as do martial arts. Hundreds of practices are included under the title of martial arts, and some of these were passed down in secrecy for many generations. Furthermore, martial arts developed in countries that have been historically isolated from the Western world. Thus, there are many conflicting theories and opinions concerning the origins of martial arts.