PTE Academic Reading: Fill in the Blank Practice Test 05

Fill in the Blanks – There is a passage with some missing words. You have a list of words in the box that you can use to fill the gaps in the text. There are more words than gaps so you will not use all the words provided. Choose the one that best matches your predictions.

This item type assesses reading skills and requires test takers to use contextual and grammatical cues to complete a reading text by identifying the single correct answer for each blank.

PTE MOCK TEST: FILL IN THE BLANKS

  1. Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps. 

Tibet (1)_________ up images of a mystic land. Snow-capped mountain peaks pierce the blue sky and fierce chilly winds sweep the rolling grasslands. Maroon-robed Buddhist monks pray in remote monasteries and (2)_________ horsemen pound the rugged earth. People in this high plateau perform punishing rituals like prostrating hundreds of miles in tattered clothes on pilgrimage. Spirits, spells and flying apparitions are part of the Tibetan world.

In short, Tibet remains an exotica. Such images are largely the result of books by Western travelers and explorers in the last century, which helped in keeping the mystique alive. And when the Communist rulers took over Tibet in the 1950s and began (3)__________ Chinese language and culture on the people, Tibet’s own history started to (4)__________ in the background.


amplify   conjures   makes   implementing   sturdy   imposing


Show correct Answers
1. makes 2. sturdy 3. imposing 4. amplify

2. Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps. 

Even after 60 years of independence it is disgraceful that we are yet to put our infrastructure in (1)_________. There are two types of infrastructure in the country. One is the basic infrastructure such as water supply, drainage, education etc. The other is for comfort such as excellent roads, high speed trains etc. We have not (2)_________ on either. What is the problem? Is it lack of money or funds ? It may not (3)_________ be so. We simply do not know how to go about things. What we have done is that we have (4)_________ a number of layers of decision making authorities and too (5)_________ agencies and regulations. We must get a number of (6)_________ to get anything done.


accomplished   necessarily   place   much   delivered   because   created   many   clearances


Show correct answers
1. place 2. delivered 3. necessarily 4. created 5. many 6. clearances

 

PTE Academic Reading: Fill in the Blank Practice Test 05
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