PTE Academic Reading: Fill in the Blank Practice Test 14

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 READING – FILL IN THE BLANKS

  1. Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps.

fact     reality     greatly     may     flaunt     hardly      can     show 


Many parents greet their children’s teenage years with needless dread. While teens (1)______ assault us with heavy metal music, (2)______ outlandish clothes and spend all their time with friends, such behavior always adds up to full-scale revolt teenage rebellion according to psychologist Laurence Steinberg, has been (3)______ exaggerated. Sociologist Sanford Dornbusch agrees. “The idea teenagers inevitably rebel is a (4)_______ that has the potential for a great family ruin,” say Dornbusch.

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1. may    2. flaunt    3.hardly    4. reality  

2. Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps.


alike      after     carefully      if      just as       that      until       slowly 


Can we see (1)_______ the earth is a globe? Yes, we can, when we watch a ship that sails out to sea. If we watch closely, we see that the ship begins to disappear. The bottom of the ship disappears first, and then the ship seems to sink lower and lower, (2)_______ we can only see the top of the ship, and then we see nothing at all. What is hiding the ship from us? It is the earth. Stick a pin most of the way into an orange, and (3)________ turn the orange away from you. You will see the pin disappear, (4)_______ a ship does on the earth.

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1. that  2. until  3. slowly  4. just as 

3. Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps.

 


core        hierarchy        entire        crux        rewind        all        start        postion


Educational planning should aim at meeting the educational needs of the (1)_______ population of all age groups. While the traditional structure of education as a three layer (2)______ from the primary stage to the university represents the (3)________, we should not overlook the periphery which is equally important. Under modern conditions workers need to (4)_______ or renew their enthusiasm, or strike out in a new direction or improve their skills as much as any university professor.

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1. entire 2. hierarchy 3. core 4. rewind
PTE Academic Reading: Fill in the Blank Practice Test 14
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