Listening: Fill in the blanks – In this type of questions, you will hear a recording and after listening, type missing words in each gap. This item type will test your listening and writing skills.
PTE ACADEMIC LISTENING – FILL IN THE BLANKS
1. Listen the following audio and type missing words in each blank.
British commanders had _____ learnt the lessons of the Crimean War, and could adapt themselves to battalion and regimental columns maneuvering in jungles, deserts and mountainous regions; what they failed to _______ was that when they came up against the Boers all their tactical and technical skills were of little use because they had _____ failed to comprehend the trench fighting and _____ raids of the American Civil War. In 1899 all arms of the British service went to war with what was to _____ antiquated tactics, and in some cases antiquated weapons.
2. Listen the following audio and type missing words in each blank.
The Internet has _____ its part in the brand Bard propagation, but it has also produced a mountain of alternative, more _______ content upon which we could choose to feast. And yet it is Shakespeare who has risen to the top. And not just online where he’s _____ up so much that there are now bespoke Shakespeare search engines.
3. Listen the following audio and type missing words in each blank.
It was the rise of local mono-cultural _______ that led to the break-up of the Empire, when Slav nationalism resulted in the ________ of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne on June 28, 1914 and Austria-Hungary was _______ into the armed conflict that became World War I. The post-World War II European space of a European Union of states with free movement of people and of goods and pan-European human rights ______ at its center could be seen as resurrecting the Austro-Hungarian model.
4. Listen the following audio and type missing words in each blank.
The ________ of slavery into new territories and states had been an issue as far back as the Northwest _______ of 1784. When the slave territory of Missouri sought statehood in 1818, Congress debated for two years before _______ upon the Missouri Compromise of 1820. This was the first of a series of political deals that resulted from _______ between pro-slavery and antislavery forces over the expansion of the “_______ institution,” as it was known, into the West.
5. Listen the following audio and type missing words in each blank.
The Civil War marked a _______ moment in United States history. Long simmering sectional tensions reached a critical stage in 1860–1861 when eleven slave-holding states ______ and formed the Confederate States of America. Political _______ gave way to war in April 1861, as Confederates _______ on their right to leave the Union and the loyal states refused to allow them to go.
6. Listen the following audio and type missing words in each blank.
Once again, history repeats itself, the _______ in the environment around the world is on the rise with many ______ on edge. Yet this time around there are many countries with nuclear weapons ______ and so the stakes are much higher. In recent months we have been ______ to a rise in random terrorist attacks and ______ all over the world like the ones given below.
7. Listen the following audio and type missing words in each blank.
There are a high number of _______ and web pages about spiritual topics and there are an equally high number of publications containing _______ from spiritual beings, which have been received through channeling. The quality, _______, and reliability of such information must be assessed case by case. A universal _______ is not possible.
8. Listen the following audio and type missing words in each blank.
It can be very _______ to hear or read about the work, purpose, and tasks of non ______ beings. However, for most of us, such information is useful at best for entertainment. If we, respectively our soul, wanted to learn about the _______ in the spiritual world, why then should we incarnate at all? Our soul could have stayed in the ______ world. The interrelations of the spiritual world are certainly easier to _____ while you indeed are in the spiritual world. If you currently were in the rain forest with the goal to _______ the system of the rain forest better, would you then for this purpose drive to the desert?