Home/PTE Exercise/PTE Reading – Paragraph Reorder

PTE Quiz – Reading – Paragraph Re-order

This section is PTE Reading Paragraph reorder question, Check out our PTE Reading Paragraph reorder tips to get started.

For this item type, you need to restore the original order of the text and leave the correct sequence in the comment section below.

  1. In Europe e-waste is increasing at three to five percent a year, almost three times faster than the total waste stream.
  2. The global market for electrical and electronic equipment continues to expand, while the lifespan of many products becomes shorter.
  3. Consequently, large amounts of “e-waste” are constantly generated worldwide, posing an increasing global challenge for their disposal.
  4. The current global production of E-waste is estimated to be 20025 million tonnes per year, with most E-waste being produced in Europe, the United States and Australasia.


First, you need to find the independent /starting sentence, which is the sentence that doesn’t refer to other sentences such as events, people or time et cetera.

With that being said, let’s look at which sentence(s) (can be more than one independent sentence) can or can’t be considered as independent /starting sentence.

A is not independent sentence as it refers to the “total waste stream”, which is “the current global production” in D. C uses consequently, therefore it also is not independent sentence.

Now we are left with B and D. B talks about the electrical equipment with their ever-decreasing lifespan which is the cause of E-waste mentioned in D, so it becomes quite clear that B is our starting sentence, and followed with D.


After D, it is A. The subject here is “In Europe”, which connects the object of D “with most E-waste being produced in Europe, the United States and Australasia”.


Finally, we have C.




  1. Musabber July 11, 2018 at 3:55 pm - Reply


  2. Brinda July 11, 2018 at 8:27 pm - Reply


  3. Emdad's PTE July 12, 2018 at 12:57 am - Reply


  4. GOPINATH.SASTRA July 16, 2018 at 9:26 am - Reply

    BCDA sounds about right…the consequence talks about a global problem and A is EU only fact. C talks about e-waste being generated worldwide and appears to follow B that talks about worldwide.

  5. Farzy August 10, 2018 at 7:27 pm - Reply


  6. Himmat jhamka September 1, 2018 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Consequently means conclude so we should use C at last

  7. Himmat jhamka September 1, 2018 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Consequently means that conclude so we should use C as a conclude means that at last

Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Go to Top