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.
Government health officials and doctors don’t like to talk about it. The major reason meth (methamphetamine) hooks people is that it increases their s*x drive and performance—for a short while, anyway.
It is even more powerful than cocaine in this respect. Dr. Mary Holley of Alabama interviewed meth addicts. Both men and women said the effect on s*x was the number one reason they used the illegal drug. After about six months, meth addicts can’t have s*x unless they’re high, and after a while longer, they’re unable to have s*x at all.
At first, meth fires up the dopamine system in the brain. After a while, it burns it out. Once that happens, the person no longer functions sexually. Besides causing brain damage, meth has other nasty effects. Paranoia is common. Some meth addicts hallucinate. Others become violent. Users who inject meth risk contracting HIV and hepatitis C, a life-threatening liver disease. Those who share needles are also at risk for other sexually transmitted diseases. Meth users’ hair and teeth eventually fall out. The nation’s prisons are filled with former meth users whose teeth are crumbling. The prisons cannot afford the dental treatment for them.
The main reason people get hooked on meth (methamphetamine) is that it boosts their s*x drive and performance, but only temporarily. After about half a year, meth users can only have s*x when they’re high, and later on, they can’t have s*x at all. In addition, meth causes brain damage and has other terrible effects.