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PTE Academic listening filling blanks practice sample 20

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1.The roots of World War II, which eventually …………..Germany, Japan, and Italy (the Axis) against the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union (the Allies), lay in the …………..ideologies and expansionist policies of Nazi Germany, Italy, and Japan. The weak response of the European democracies to ………….aggression and American …………….allowed the Axis powers to gain the upper hand initially.

Although the war began with Nazi Germany’s attack on Poland in September 1939, the United States did not enter the war until after the Japanese bombed the American ………….in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.

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2.The Elephanta Caves are located in Western India on Elephanta Island (otherwise known as the Island of Gharapuri), which features two ……………separated by a narrow valley. The small island is dotted with numerous ancient ………………..remains that are the sole testimonies to its rich cultural past. These archaeological remains reveal evidence of occupation from as early as the 2nd century BC.

The rock-cut Elephanta Caves were ………………..about the mid-5th to 6th centuries AD. The most important among the caves is the great Cave 1, which measures 39 metres from the front …………….to the back. In plan, this cave in the western hill closely resembles Dumar Lena cave at Ellora, in India. The main body of the cave, excluding the ………………. on the three open sides and the back aisle, is 27 metres square and is supported by rows of six columns each.

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3.Africa is the second-largest continent in the world in both, area and population. It is an almost entirely …………………..landmass, there is only a small land bridge in north east …………………Africa with Western Asia.

Area: about 30,244,000 km² (11,700,000 mi²) including its………………….. islands it covers about 20 percent of Earth’s total land area. The area of Mainland Africa is shared by 48 countries, plus six island nations.

Population: 1.1 billion human………….., about 14 percent of the world’s population (in 2016). By far the most populated country is Nigeria with 185 million people.

Highest Point: Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak on the volcano Kibo, 5 895 m (19 340 ft) in Tanzania.

 

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