PTE Academic fill blanks reading exercise 30

PTE Academic fill blanks reading exercise

PTE Academic fill blanks reading exercise.In the text below some words are missing.Fill the blanks from the words provided after the text.

Fill in the Blanks: Check for Logical Consistency, Verb forms and vocabulary usage.

1.There is a remarkable sarcophagus that many tourists mistake for an elaborate ancient Egyptian creation. The …………….. is understandable as this kind of burial is often related to the rulers who lived near the Nile River. But the Tabnit sarcophagus is actually one of the most  ……………….. artifacts from the mysterious Phoenician culture.The sarcophagus dates to the 5th century BC. Tabnit, the man who was …………… inside it, was a priest of Astarte  and a ruler of Sidon. He was an ………………… king in the period when Egypt was ruled by the 26th Dynasty. The pharaohs of Egypt were already legendary and they inspired many other rulers.

mummified | perception | influential | fascinating | buried  | powerful | amazing | thought

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2.On Jan. 17, 2014, President Obama announced ……………. to the country’s surveillance program based on the panel’s recommendations. He said that while he believed the activities of the NSA were legal, he acknowledged that some ………………… civil liberties. The reforms he outlined include: requiring NSA analysts to get a court order to access phone data unless in cases of …………………….; an eventual end to the collection of massive amounts of metadata by the government; the NSA will stop ………………. on leaders of allied nations; officials can pursue a phone number linked to a terrorist association by two degrees rather than three; and Congress will appoint advocates to argue on the side of civil liberties before the FISA court.

spying | compromised | reforms | harmed | crisis | changes | eavesdropping | emergencies

3.Over the past few decades, the nature of war has ……………… dramatically. Prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the U.S. …………… war against enemy nations. After 9/11 the war on terror pitted the U.S. against stateless groups. The latest front finds nation-states …………  malice not from an IED, missile or firearm but from a computer keyboard. In many respects, cyberwar is potentially more ……………….. than conventional warfare.

  fierce | releasing | pursued | waged |  devastating |  changed | progressed | unleashing

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1. perception , fascinating , buried , influential 2. reforms ,compromised ,emergencies , eavesdropping 3. changed , waged , unleashing , devastating

PTE Academic fill blanks reading exercise

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