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 PRACTICE TEST: FILL IN THE BLANKS
- Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps.
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Mass migration has produced a huge world wide economy of its own which has (1)_________ so fast during the past few years that the figures have (2)_________experts. Last year remittances sent home by migrants were expected to (3)_________ $232 billion according to the World Bank which (4)___________ these figures vital though the flow of remittances is to alleviate the plight of the migrant’s family it can’t on its own lift entire nation out of poverty. Those who study the (5)___________ of remittances argue that the money allows poor countries to put off basic decisions of economic management like reforming their tax collection systems and building schools.
2. Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps.
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Most of us are (1)____________ of open conflict and avoid it if we can. And there is a (2)___________ to expressing and working through conflict. If the working involves harsh words and name-calling people fell deeply hurt and relationships can be (3)_____________ Some group members may be afraid that if they really (4)___________ their anger, they may go out of control and become violent, or they may do this. These fears can be very (5)_________ and based on experience.