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.
outstanding proportionate grip mood marginal sluggish reactivity
The last decade has been (1)_______ for management education and development. When the economies of most western countries were faltering in early 1980s there were (2)_________ cuts in both in corporate training and in higher education. During the boom years of mid 1980s there was some (3)_______ in both areas. In early 1990s industrialized countries were in the (4)________ of another service recession and a light retrenchment was to be reasonably expected throughout the training world.
2. Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps.
pushing effective circumvents profits stakes encourages
The Ordinance to raise the foreign capital cap in insurance from 26% to 49% is not the best way to do it, as it (1)_______ the parliament process. Presumably, however, US President Barack Obama’s visit explains the government’s tearing hurry. New Delhi wants to show that it is resolute in (2)__________ reform. However, it would be naive to expect that foreign investors will rush to raise their (3)__________ in India joint ventures and infuse more funds in the sector that needs lots of capital go grow. Investors want certainty in law. Foreign partners will wait and watch to see how things pan out as an Ordinance is a stopgap arrangement. Eventually, Parliament must approve the law.
3. Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps.
exciting costly worse marvelous unless though bad
Many of us believe that science is something modern (1)_________ the truth is that man has been using science for a very long time. However, it has had a greater effect on human lives in the last 25 or 30 years than in the hundreds of years since the invention of the plough. The (2)________ gifts of science have modern life (3)_________ and comfortable. But science has at the same time created new problems. One of these which may become (4)______ in the years to come, is that of “jet-lag”.