PTE Academic listening filling blanks practice sample 21

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PTE Academic listening filling blanks practice sample 21

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1.According to an aggressive military …………… known as the Schlieffen Plan (named for its mastermind, German Field Marshal Alfred von Schlieffen), Germany began fighting World War I on two fronts,……………. France through neutral Belgium in the west and …………………mighty Russia in the east. On August 4, 1914, German troops under Erich Ludendorff crossed the border into Belgium, in ……………….of that country’s neutrality. In the first battle of World War I, the Germans assaulted the heavily …………………city of Liege, using the most powerful weapons in their arsenal–enormous siege cannons–to capture the city by August 15.

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2.On the Eastern Front of World War I, Russian forces …………….. East Prussia and German Poland, but were stopped short by German and Austrian forces at the ………………. of Tannenberg in late August 1914. Despite that victory, the Red Army assault had forced Germany to move two corps from the Western Front to the Eastern, ……………..to the German loss in the Battle of the Marne. Combined with the fierce Allied ……………….. in France, the ability of Russia’s huge war machine to mobilize relatively quickly in the east ensured a longer, more …………………. conflict instead of the quick victory Germany had hoped to win with the Schlieffen Plan.

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3.Over the next two years, the Russian army ………….several offensives on the Eastern Front but were unable to break through German lines. Defeat on the ………………. fed the growing discontent among the bulk of Russia’s population, especially the poverty-stricken workers and……………… , and its hostility towards the imperial regime. This discontent culminated in the Russian Revolution of 1917, …………….. by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks. One of Lenin’s first actions as leader was to call a halt to Russian participation in World War I. Russia reached an ………………. with the Central Powers in early December 1917, freeing German troops to face the other Allies on the Western Front.

 

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3 thoughts on “PTE Academic listening filling blanks practice sample 21

    1. 1.strategy,invading ,confronting,violation,fortified
      2.invaded , battle , contributing ,resistance ,gruelling
      3. mounted , battlefield ,peasants ,spearheaded ,armistice

  1. strategy,invading,confronting,violation,fortified
    invaded,battle,contributing,resistance,gruelling
    mounted,battlefield,peasants,spearheaded,armistice

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