Summarize spoken text

Question #1
You will hear a short lecture. Write a summary for a fellow student who was not present at the lecture. 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 lecture.
Audio Transcript

I want to see a show of hands how many of you have unfriended an important person on Facebook since they said something unpleasant about government or faith, baby care, food and how many of you know at least one person that you evade because you just don't want to talk to them? You know, it used to be that in sort to have a general conversation; we just follow the suggestion of Henry Higgins in my fair lady stick to the climate and your health, but these days with climate change and anti-vaccine, those topics are not safe moreover; so this planet that we live in, this world in which every discussion has the potential to transfer into an dispute where our politicians can't talk to one another and where even the most petty of issues have someone fighting both keenly for it and next to it, it’s not usual. Few research did a study of 20,000 American and they found that at this instant we are more polarized; we are more divided than we ever have been in the past. We’re less likely to cooperation which means we’re not listening to each other and we make decisions about where to live who to marry and even who our associates are going to be based on what we already judge. It means that we're not listening to each other anymore; a meaningful talk requires a balance between talking and listening and somewhere along the way, we lost that equilibrium now part of that is due to technology. The smart phones that you all either have in your hands or close enough that you could clutch them really quickly. According to Pew Research, about a third of American young people send more than a hundred texts a day and many of them, almost most of them are more likely to text their friends than they are to talk to them in person.

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The speaker tries to draw attention towards the fact that we human beings are polarized beyond a limit in our modern times and partly, it is due to the fact that we do not know how to converse with each other and understand them and hinge on technology and pre assumptions, which is also proved in the Pew Research.

Question #2
You will hear a short lecture. Write a summary for a fellow student who was not present at the lecture. 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 lecture.
Audio Transcript

What is that keeps us strong and joyful as we go from beginning to end of life? If you were asked to spend now in your future, where would you mostly be putting your time and energy? There was a study done to find out what is the most important goal in life, and over 75% said that a major life goal for them was to get rich and a different 40% of those same young adults said that another major life goal was to become famed and we’re continually told to bend in to work to push harder and attain more we're given the feeling that these are the things that we need to go after in order to have a better life. We strive the whole life to achieve our goals and at the end we fail in creating those beautiful moments that can actually help us have a better old age. Memories of entire lives of the choices that people make and how those choices work out for them; those impressions are almost impossible to get. The more we can invest in creating the best of our life can have a better impact on how we grow old and still fell satisfied of what we have been. Usually most of the information we get by asking questions about out past, where in if we spend more time on have great experiences we no longer depend on any source for finding answers.

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The author tries to shed light to the fact that we are not truly aware about the possibilities in our future and we make a mere guess or a prediction by depending upon the past; by doing so, we are not emphasizing on what’s important. It is mainly reflected in the choices of millennials.