PTE Exam Practice Material – Summarize Spoken Text 10

PTE Summarize Spoken Text –  You will hear a short report. Write a summary for a fellow student who was not present. You should write 50-70 words in 10 minutes to finish the task. Here is PTE Exam Practice Material – Summarize Spoken Text 10.

PTE Exam Practice Material - Summarize Spoken Text 10

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PTE Exam Practice Material – Summarize Spoken Text 10

  • 10. – Listen to the audio and summarize it in your own words.

TRANSCRIPT (Only for reference, it will not be given in PTE Academic Test)

What does it mean to be dyslexic? A new book The Dyslexia Debate says the term dyslexia is a broad and meaningless label. The book also suggests that children often labelled dyslexic when exhibiting a range of different reading difficulties. One of the authors of this title is Prof. Julian Eliot from Durham University. One of the things that happens quite often when a youngster is struggling is that some well meaning soul will come along and say have you ever thought that perhaps little Jimmy might be dyslexic. Perhaps you should go and send me off to a dyslexia assessment and see whether he is and if he is then great. Now there is all sorts of problems with that. The first problem is that actually making a diagnosis of dyslexia is not scientific because the criteria that people use vary greatly from one person to another. In other words, what one person thinks as dyslexia another person doesn’t. So firstly you can’t make a decision in a clear consistent way about whether a child is dyslexic not. Secondly, even if you do decide to determine that a child is dyslexic, having done that there is no intervention, no educational treatment you would do differently for that child than any other child who is struggling to read.


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The new book The Debate insists that Dyslexia is an often misused term. According to Prof. Julian Eliot, children are often termed as having dyslexia when it could be any other reading difficulty. There is no consistent way of diagnosing dyslexia and neither is there a special learning treatment for children diagnosed with it. Therefore, it is pointless labelling someone as dyslexic. 


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