PTE听力口语练习素材:科学60秒-Pope-Francis

PTE考生目前最大的问题之一就是练习题缺乏。除了有限的基本官方书(PLUS,Testbuilder, OG)之外就没有题了。很多英语基础不是很扎实的同学很难找到练习材料。墨尔本文波雅思PTE培训学校专门为墨尔本,悉尼PTE考生准备了适合PTE听力阅读练习的科学60秒。各位PTE同学可以练习PTE听力中的summarise spoken text和PTE口语中的retell lecture,练习记笔记技巧和复述。废话少说,下面开始:


60秒科学:Pope-Francis-Pleas-for-the-Environment

听力内容:

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Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the Earth, and subdue it. That’s what God told Adam and Eve in the King James Bible. Do Christians therefore have an obligation to tame the Earth and exercise “dominion over all its plants and animals”?

Not according to Pope Francis. In a speech on May 21, he noted that our planet is a great gift to humanity. Nature and the cosmos beyond are objects for wonder and awe, an awe that the Christian deity also shared after creating it.

That experience of awe suggests that the obligation we humans bear is to care for God’s creation. At least, that’s how Pope Francis apparently thinks about the natural world. According to the leader of the Earth’s more than one billion Catholics, we should be stewards of creation, not its masters or owners.

His remarks included a caveat. Translated into English, Pope Francis said, “If we destroy Creation, Creation will destroy us. Never forget this!”

Sounds like he was issuing a warning about climate change, mass extinction and other negative human impacts on our only planetary home. A warning we should heed, regardless of religious affiliation or lack thereof.

–David Biello

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