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 ACADEMIC PRACTICE TEST: FILL IN THE BLANKS
- Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps.
A good percentage of the population of India is tribal. The tribals live in the hills and forests of the country and have been little (1)________ by the cultural currents of the plains. Practically all the states of India have their tribal population. The tribes are numerous, computed to be about 200, some living in (2)_________ regions in dense forests, and others on the borders of villages. Some tribes are (3)__________ to a few souls, while others like the Santhals, run into millions and are steadily increasing in numbers. During the British period some of them were known as ‘criminal tribes’ for they showed (4)__________ respect for the Indian Penal Code.
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2. Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps.
English has without a (1) ______________ become the second language of Europe and the world. European countries which have most (2) ______________ assimilated English into daily life are England’s neighbors in Northern Europe: Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, and the rest of Scandinavia.
The situation is so marked that any visitor to the Netherlands will soon be (3) _________ of the pressure of English on daily life: television, radio and print bring it into every home and the schoolyard (4) _____________ of children; advertisers use it to (5) __________ up their message, journalists take refuge in it when their home-bred skills fail them.
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