PTE Academic reading fill in the blanks practice sample 13

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1.It’s funny how Theory of Machines seems to be all over the place, yet the music itself ………….. very homogeneous and the artistic direction is as ………. as can be. On this album, it sounds like Ben Frost is drawing from tons of influences, which means that each listener will hear in it different things related to their own musical ………. The title track opens in post-rock style, down to the impending climax six minutes in. Yet, Theory of Machines is not a post-rock album. You might also hear death metal threads laced throughout the five cuts, and ambient stylings, Sonic Youth-esque guitar textures, a Björk-like fragility in the arrangements, an occasional surge of rhythm akin to late-vintage King Crimson, a level of intensity ……………. of Swans, and so on. Frost does make an explicit reference to Swans’ Michael Gira in the track title “We Love You Michael Gira,” but the tribute is more subtle than what you might expect. The music in this track (as everywhere else on the album) is not that close to Swans’ output, but it does share a ……….. spirit, a certain understanding of the power of music.

 

precise instruments  remains  soon experience  common   reminiscent   natural

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2.While Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is a ………….. young archetype, the evolutionary worldview itself is as old as antiquity. Ancient Greek philosophers such as Anaximander postulated the development of life from non-life and the …………………. descent of man from animal. Charles Darwin simply brought something new to the old philosophy — a plausible mechanism called “natural selection.” Natural selection acts to preserve and ……………. minor advantageous genetic mutations. Suppose a member of a species developed a functional advantage (it grew wings and learned to fly). Its ………………. would inherit that advantage and pass it on to their offspring. The inferior (disadvantaged) members of the same species would gradually die out, leaving only the superior (advantaged) members of the species. Natural selection is the preservation of a functional advantage that enables a species to compete better in the wild. Natural selection is the naturalistic equivalent to domestic …………. Over the centuries, human breeders have produced dramatic changes in domestic animal populations by selecting individuals to breed. Breeders eliminate ………………… traits gradually over time. Similarly, natural selection eliminates inferior species gradually over time.

 

offspring  undesirable   relatively  accumulate   grow evolutionary  breeding

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3.The Natural Law, as applied to the case of human beings, requires greater ……………. because of the fact that we have …………….. and free will. It is our nature humans to act freely (i.e. to be provident for ourselves and others) by being inclined toward our proper acts and end. That is, we human …………… must exercise our natural reason to discover what is best for us in order to achieve the end to which their nature inclines. Furthermore, we must ………… our freedom, by choosing what reason determines to naturally suited to us, i.e. what is best for our nature. The natural inclination of humans to ……………. their proper end through reason and free will is a natural law. Formally defined, the Natural Law is humans’ participation in the Eternal Law, through reason and will. Humans actively ……….. in the eternal law of God (the governance of the world) by using reason in conformity with the Natural Law to discern what is good and evil.

 

precision participate  beings  caused  exercise  achieve   reason  get   human

 

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