PTE Multiple-Choice, Choose Single Answer Sample 3

Read the text and answer the multiple choice question by selecting the correct response. Only one response is correct.

There aren’t many job opportunities in Warrnambool, and the roads to nearby cities aren’t really fast, but there are excellent rail links. You can be in London in an hour and a half, and other cities are less than an hour away. That means that parents can earn a good salary and still get home in time to spend the evenings with their families.

Houses in Warrnambool aren’t pretty, but they’re functional and cheap. The streets are quiet and safe, and there are plenty of parks and playgrounds. It has a library, three primary schools and a secondary school, St. Mark’s.  It’s not as academically brilliant as other schools in the area, but it is friendly and offers a wide range of subjects and activities to children of all abilities and backgrounds.  The town also has a swimming and a sports center, and the community halls hold regular clubs and events for people of all ages.

What is the writer’s main purpose?

  1. To explain what tourists can do in Warrnambool
  2.  To explain why Warrnambool is a good place to live
  3. To explain why Warrnambool is not as pleasant as other towns
  4. To describe the history of Warrnambool

Answer:

To explain why Warrnambool is a good place to live

Answer Explanation:

[…..parents can earn a good salary and still get home in time, …..functional and cheap, …streets are quiet and safe, …plenty of parks, …the town also has a swimming…]

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