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.
Today, children love playing video games. In fact, children would sometimes skip meals and family outings just to spend time in front of the computers playing these games.
The dangers of such games are many. For one, when children spend hours in front of the computer screens, nothing else matters. They lose interest in their studies. What becomes a priority, is their game. They become addicted to the games and will become agitated if they do not get their daily “fix”.
Moreover, when children spend so much time alone in their little virtual world, they have no interest in socializing with other children. This will lead to antisocial behavior.
These games are expensive too. An original copy of the Counter Strike game children these days are so fond of, can easily cost a hundred dollars at least. Nevertheless, they are willing to spend their entire allowance on just one game.
But all is not lost. There are many things parents can do to tackle this problem.
Video games can bring about a lot of ill effects. Children who play too much video games tend to lose interest in their studies when the games become a priority to them. Moreover, the games can be addictive. Children become antisocial because they hardly mix with people. In addition, children tend to spend too much money on these expensive games.