Practical Tips for PTE One sentence summary (5 to 75 words): How to score 90/90 by Pravin Sir

Summarize written text (5 to 75 words) Strategy with example

STEP 1: Read the text and write 3 main ideas

Sentence 1:  Primary / Main Idea

Sentence 2: Supporting ideas 2

Sentence 3: Supporting Idea 3

 

Passage:

.In 1796, the life expectancy of a human being was between 25 and 36 years, in

1886 that number basically doubled to between 45 and 50. In 1996, the life expectancy of an average Mexican stood at around 75 years. People are living longer and this is due in large part to the advances of modern science. It is not all sophisticated medical equipment that is playing a part; although lesser in impact, basic advances in engineering are also greatly assisting. Take for example, a professional tennis player. In the past,

most tennis players’ shoes were constructed with fabric and a solid rubber sole. These shoes were of poor construction and resulted in hip and foot injuries. Today the technology of shoe construction has radically changed. Now some shoes are injected with silicone and made of more comfortable, ergonomic construction. This has helped

not only the elite but also the recreational sportsperson and thus, helps in the preservation of the human body.

 

STEP 2: Follow the below 4 Rules.

 

Rule 1: Start the Summary with Since    :   Main Ideas and Supporting ideas (Expected/ inline / similar idea)

 Since there are advances in modern science and medical equipment,people are living longer as compared to the past

Rule 2: Start the summary with Although   : Main idea and Supporting idea (Unexpected/ opposite idea)

 ;  although lesser in impact, basic advances in engineering are also greatly assisting 

Rule 3: Use therefore or for example     :   Supporting Idea 2 and Supporting Idea 3 (expected/ inline/ similar idea)

 ;for example,radical changes in shoe technology helps in the preservation of human body.

Rule 4: Use however or but   :  Supporting idea 2 and supporting idea 3 (unexpected/ opposite idea)

 

Final Summary:

Since there are advances in modern science and medical equipment,people are living longer as compared to the past ;  although lesser in impact, basic advances in engineering are also greatly assisting ;for example,radical changes in shoe technology helps in the preservation of human body.

Author: Pravin Sir

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