澳大利亚语言学院整理的墨尔本PTE素材库，旨在帮助各位PTE考生整理一些可以用作PTE考试题型练习的素材，可以帮助大家提升dictation、re-tell lecture、Summarize spoken text 等等题型的能力哦！PTE市面上的素材并不多，练习的题目也不多，所以AIL整理的这些PTE素材库，真的是帮助非常大的哦！比如这段视频，大家可以把它当成一段Re-tell Lecture甚至Summarize spoken/written text的素材，来复述一下报道的主要内容。
geostationary adj. 与地球旋转同步的
satellite n. 卫星
outback n. 内地，内陆
drop out 断线，脱离
defeat v. 击败，战胜
regional adj. 地区的，局部的
blast off 点火起飞，发射升空
on board adv.在船上，在飞机上
drought n. 干旱，缺乏
Now to a new geostationary satellite that could make a big difference to the lives of some regional kids. Many of these kids rely on the internet for their school work. But often their connection is so slow or their downloads so restrictive that it’s a pretty frustrating experience. The launch of a new satellite called Sky Muster could change that though. Here’s Eloise.
These guys love most parts of living in the outback. But there is one part they don’t love as much, the bad internet.
ALAN: Sometimes our internet drops out and other times it’s really, really slow.
Many station kids do School of the Air, which means they rely on the net for all of their classes. But slow speeds and limited downloads can make it really hard.
BRIDIE: It’s a big problem when the internet isn’t working because we drop out, and can’t hear what the teacher’s saying or see anything on the screen.
MADISON: Sometimes we have to watch videos, which is pretty much impossible.
HENRY: We’d keep dropping out in our online lessons, which was annoying because we wouldn’t know what was going on in the lesson when you came back on.
CODY: Sometimes we can’t log onto our lessons which practically defeats the whole purpose of being on there, and that gets really disappointing.
It can also be tricky to chat online with friends. Not to mention other stuff, like downloading TV shows, or playing games online!
But solving this internet issue isn’t as easy as just signing up for a better plan. The systems used by most regional people now can’t get any faster. And running new, faster cables right across Australia would be really expensive.
But there is another way. Recently this huge rocket blasted off, and onboard was a satellite called Sky Muster! It was launched by the Aussie Government, and its job will be to beam down faster internet signals for about 200,000 homes and businesses in remote parts of the country.
Sky Muster should be up and running by the middle of next year. And many of these station kids are looking forward to seeing the benefits.
CODI: It’ll help us because the internet will be better around the place and we’ll be able to do things like get on the lessons, so it’ll make school much easier for us.
BRYDIE: I would love to have better internet so I could do my school work quicker and easier.
MADISON: It will also make our lessons more fun to actually be on because we get to see our classmates without dropping out all the time.
ALAN: If we had better internet I’d be able to do lots of things other kids do, like me and my friends could play on the Xbox together even though we’re far away.
But not everyone’s quite as excited. Some critics say the internet might not be as fast as promised, or that it’ll be too expensive.
But these station kids are crossing their fingers, and hoping that Sky Muster might finally break their internet drought.