PTE Academic listening fill blanks practice sample 23

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PTE Academic fill blanks practice sample

 

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Australia’s Aboriginal people were thought to have …………….. here by boat from South East Asia during the last Ice Age, at least 50,000 years ago. At the time of European ……………. and settlement, up to one million Aboriginal people lived across the continent as hunters and gatherers. They were ……………. in 300 clans and spoke 250 languages and 700 dialects. Each clan had a ………………. connection with a specific piece of land. However, they also travelled widely to trade, find water and seasonal produce and for ritual and ……………. gatherings.

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Gold was discovered in New South Wales and central Victoria in 1851, luring thousands of young men and some ……………………. young women from the colonies. They were joined by boat loads of …………………. from China and a chaotic carnival of entertainers, publicans, illicit liquor-sellers, prostitutes and quacks from across the world. In Victoria, the British governor’s attempts to impose order – a monthly …………….  and heavy-handed troopers – led to the bloody anti-authoritarian struggle of the Eureka stockade in 1854. Despite the violence on the……………., the wealth from gold and wool brought immense investment to Melbourne and Sydney and by the 1880s they were ……………. modern cities.

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The First World War had a devastating effect on Australia. There were less than 3 million men in 1914, yet almost 400,000 of them ………………to fight in the war. An estimated 60,000 died and tens of thousands were wounded. In reaction to the…………….. , the 1920s was a whirlwind of new cars and cinemas, American jazz and movies and ……………. for the British Empire. When the Great Depression hit in 1929, social and economic divisions widened and many Australian …………….. institutions failed. Sport was the national distraction and sporting heroes such as the racehorse Phar Lap and cricketer Donald Bradman …………….. near-mythical status.

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10 thoughts on “PTE Academic listening fill blanks practice sample 23

    1. 1. arrived,discovery,scattered,spiritual, totemic
      2. adventurous ,prospectors ,license, goldfields, stylish
      3. volunteered , grief ,fervour ,financial ,gained

    1. 1. arrived,discovery,scattered,spiritual, totemic
      2. adventurous ,prospectors ,license, goldfields, stylish
      3. volunteered , grief ,fervour ,financial ,gained

  1. arrived,discovery,scattered,spiritual,totemic
    adventurous,prospectors,license,gold fields,stylish
    volunteered,grief,fervour,financial,gained

  2. 1.arrived,discovery,scattered,spiritual,internal.
    2.adventurous,prospectors,license,goldfield,stylish.
    3.voluntured,grief,favour,financial,gained.

  3. 1: arrived, discovery, scattered, spiritual, totemic
    2: adventurous, prospectors, license, goldfields, stylish
    3: volunteered, grief, favor, financial, gained

    Can I have the correct answer?
    Thanks.

    1. 1. arrived,discovery,scattered,spiritual, totemic
      2. adventurous ,prospectors ,license, goldfields, stylish
      3. volunteered , grief ,fervour ,financial ,gained

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