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.
You have 10 minutes to finish this task. Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points presented in the report.
Note: This transcript is given for your reference purpose only. It will not be given in PTE Academic examination.
Christopher Columbus, the famous navigator and explorer who is credited with the discovery of America (although he was not the first European to visit the New World) was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy. The site of his birth has been a matter of debate for quite some time but several documents confirm that he was born in the Republic of Genoa as the eldest of five children to Domenico Colombo and Susanna Fontanarossa. Little is known about Columbus’ early life and childhood. He first went to sea when he was 18 years old and started making voyages for the Genoese firms at age of 21.
When Columbus arrived to Portugal is not exactly known but in 1479, he married Filipa Moniz Perestrelo, a daughter of the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Perestrelo (c. 1395-1457). He first lived with his wife in Lisbon where his mother-in-law showed him Perestrelo’s documents about the western lands in the Atlantic which probably influenced his theory about a westward route to Asia. He then moved to Porto Santo where his wife Filipa died shortly after giving birth to his son Diego.
Christofer Coloumbus, who discovered the United States of America, was born on 1451. He started his first travel at the age of 21 and then he married to the daughter of one of the Portuguese explorer. His wife died after giving the birth of his first child. Then he started his voyage to explore the Asia.