PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST 2 – SUMMARIZE WRITTEN TEXT

PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST 2 – SUMMARIZE WRITTEN TEXT

PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST 2 - SUMMARIZE WRITTEN TEXT

PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST 2 – SUMMARIZE WRITTEN TEXT

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Kaldi was so impressed by the berries, that he filled his pockets with them and ran home to show his wife. “They are heaven-sent” she declared, “You must take them to the Monks in the monastery”. At the monastery, Kaldi told the Abbot how these berries had had a miraculous energizing affect on his goats. The Abbot hurled the berries into the fire and proclaimed them as the “Devil’s work”.

Within minutes the berries started to smoke and the monastery was filled with the heavenly aroma of roasting beans. The other Monks quickly gathered to see what the commotion was. One Monk swiftly raked the beans from the fire and extinguished the embers by stamping on them. The rich smell of coffee obviously agreed with the Abbot’s nose as he ordered the Monk to place the now crushed beans into a jug and cover it with hot water to preserve their divine goodness. He then took a sip from the jug and sampled the rich and fragrant brew that is coffee. From that day on the Monks vowed to drink coffee daily to keep them awake during the long, nocturnal devotions.
No one is exactly sure when coffee was discovered. There is evidence to suggest that coffee beans were used to make a primitive “energy bar” before they were actually brewed as a hot drink. Sometime between 575AD and 850AD, a nomadic mountain tribe known as Galla, used to mix ground coffee with ghee. These bars were consumed by the tribe’s warriors to heighten aggression and increase their stamina during battle. To this day, these bars are still eaten in Kaffa and Sidamo.

 

PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST 2 – SUMMARIZE WRITTEN TEXT

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The unique setting draws in a vibrant atmosphere due to the natural lighting this vicinity offers. The high rise ceiling and bare wooden tables allows the simplicity of the space to be appreciated, enabling a feeling of comfort to be reached upon entering. The bare white walls makes the small building seem large and the interior is set up cleverly easily accommodating for large groups of people along as well as encompassing the standard cute little tables for two or my preferred spot to sit along the wall facing the window on bar stools people watching.

 

I entered this corner cafe on a Friday afternoon with a friend in need of a strong coffee and a fancy bite to eat. Long Story Short was far from busy with only small groups of people enjoying the oddly quite location. We where greeted by a waiter who nodded indicating we could sit anywhere with our obvious choice of the bar stool seats by the window. Presented with menus that where outrageously hard to order from due to the huge array of amazing dishes on offer we firstly ordered our hot drinks of choice being a long black and a chai tea with a side of milk.

 

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