PTE Academic reading fill blanks practice exercise 20

PTE Academic reading fill blanks practice exercise

PTE Academic reading fill blanks practice 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. Today we …………… Aesop’s fables with childhood , and the Victorians are largely ……………… for that.There were at least seven separate ………………….. or retellings in communicating Victorian morality. Yet , in antiquity ,Aesop wasn’t read by children : ……………….. the talking animals and sometimes childlike atmosphere of the tales , the setting was perceived at the time as being political.

relate | translations | stories | blamed | responsible  | associate | despite | though

2. Very intelligent people often make the ……………. of assuming that other people’s mind work in the same way as theirs do. Economist ,for example create mathematically based models on the ……………. that people act rationally as far as their own economic …………………are concerned. You don’t have to look much further than family and friends to see how off the ……………. this idea is.The problem with a lot of such scientifically based theories is that they are not friendly to the facts that don’t ………………. the case.

make | fit | mistake | fact | interest | business | mark | notion

3. A cannon is a large hollow tube designed to use gunpowder to ……………….. an object at a target. Though there is ……………..  over the earliest mention of cannon, there is an undoubted reference to their use in the siege of Metz in 1324  Only slightly later is another reference in a ………………………. Florentine document of 1326 referring to “pilas seu palloctas ferreas et canones de mettallo“, indicating a bronze cannon …………….. iron balls.A definite reference to cannon occurs that same year in a manuscript of Walter de Milemete’s.

shoot | shooting | reference | old | hurl | dispute | surviving | firing

4. Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that …………….. green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter. Just as people today ………………. their homes during the festive season with pine, spruce, and fir trees, ……………. peoples hung evergreen boughs over their doors and windows. In many countries it was ………………that evergreens would keep away witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and illness.

decorate |    ancient |     custom |   believed |    design |  remained | stayed

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PTE Academic reading fill blanks practice exercise

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