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 SAMPLE TEST: FILL IN THE BLANKS
- Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps.
Hardly had I boarded a bus for the railway station when, to my dismay, I remembered that I had forgotten my purse at home. If ever you have had such an experience, you will find know the feeling which such a discovery (1)_________ . In such a situation, one would be (2)_________ because he would look like a fool at the best and like a Knave at the worst. One would not be at all (3)_________ if the conductor gavee you a contemptuous stare as much as to say, ” Yes , I know that (4)_________ old trick, Now then, you be off the bus”, and even if the conductor were, a (5)_________ fellow and allowed you to travel without paying the fare, you would still be faced with the necessity of going back home to collect your purse and thus (6)_________ the train.
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2. Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps.
As the temperature (1)_________ during the summer season, many households turn to air conditioners to keep them cool. Air conditioners which were once regarded as a residential luxury have now become (2)_________. Enjoying a cooler atmosphere during hot weather is not the only benefit of using the air conditioner. A household, a vehicle, or a building becomes cleaner and safer for breathing as air conditioning also (3)_________ the growth and spread of harmful microorganisms. However, along with the benefits some disadvantages are also (4)_________ with it.
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