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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The new year is the most important holiday in Japan, and is a symbol of renewal. In December, various Bonenkai or “forget-the-year (1)________ are held to bid farewell to the problems and (2)________ of the past year and (3)_________ for a new beginning. Misunderstandings and grudges are forgiven and houses are scrubbed. At midnight on Dec. 31, Buddhist temples strike their gongs 108 times, in a effort to (4)________ 108 types of human weakness.
2. Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps.
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Some scholars were exploring the forest of Middle America. They discovered some buildings which were in ruins. These buildings were (1)_______ ruined by the encroaching forest. It was also clear that these buildings were no ordinary structures. They were remnants of a (2)_____ civilisation. The scholars got interested. They excavated more and discovered (3)________ their utmost surprise the remains of flourishing civilization-the Maya’s (4)_______ they named it.
3. Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps.
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In China’s modern day economic history the Open Door Policy refers to the new policy (1)________ by Deng Xiaoping in December 1978 to open the door to foreign businesses that wanted to set up in China. Special Economic Zones (SEZ) were set up in 1980 in his (2)________ that in order to modernize China’s industry and boost its economy, it needed to welcome foreign direct investment. Chinese economic policy then (3)__________ to encouraging and supporting foreign trade & investment. It is the turning point in China economic fortune that (4)_________ started China on the path to becoming ‘The World’s Factory’.