PTE ACADEMIC READING FILL IN THE BLANKS PRACTICE 7
Not all New York City love stories have to be romantic. NYC is …… in this endlessly re-watchable weepie about the tumultuous friendship between CC Bloom (Bette Midler) and Hillary Whitney (Barbara Hershey). After one ….. ……summer at the board walk in Atlantic City, the girls form an unbreakable …….. that eventually leads them to live together in a nightmare down town apartment. The girls both experience success in NYC—CC becomes a big Broadway star and Hilary becomes a lawyer—and their rapport is temporarily disrupted by a man (of course). While they ……….. find each other again on the left coast, their New York City roots permeate the film.
1 quality, featured, characteristic, phenomenon
2 critical, important, fateful, fate
3 relationship, bond, promise, association
4 even, finally, eventually, sometime
Sales fell faster in greater China, which includes Hong Kong and Taiwan, than in any other ………., down 26 percent compared with the previous year. …….. in mainland China, Apple’s second-largest market after the United States, fell 11 percent as the country struggled with a slowing economy. Apple’s prospects there remain ………… since the government recently shut down Apple’s e-book and digital movie services without ……..Apple’s forecast for the current quarter did not make Wall Street more confident. The company projected revenue of $41 billion to $43 billion. That is much worse than Wall Street had been …………
1 zone, location, region, country
2 vending, sales, bought, transaction
3 debatable, ambivalent, uncertain, doubtful
4 explanation, clarification, explain, account
5 conjecture, picture, painting, predicting
The players the Cincinnati Reds trotted out on Wednesday ……. a prime opportunity for Harvey to regain his form. But against the first batter of the game, Zack Cozart, Harvey gave up a home run. Next up, Ivan De Jesus Jr. lined a single off Harvey’s backside.Harvey escaped the first inning without further …… by striking out the next three batters, setting the cadence for his night.
Like a ship wading through rough waters, Harvey encountered his share of whitecaps, but he finished in good …….., striking out seven in six innings while allowing two runs and seven hits, as the Mets defeated the Reds, 5-2, at Citi Field.“This is the best I think he’s thrown all year,” Manager Terry Collins said. “I think he’s making ……. .”Neil Walker drove in two runs to support Harvey, with one of the R.B.I. coming in the third on his ninth home run, which tied him for the franchise record for April. Last ……. with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Walker did not hit his ninth homer until July 26.
1 present, furnish, propose, prefer, presented
2 destruction, damage, injurious, wounding
3 condition, time, state, express
4 stalk, strides, ride, step
5 season, time, moment
In one of Spike Lee’s most complex films to date, the ….. of Jungle Fever is dedicated to exploring the consequences of the illicit affair between successful Black architect Flipper Purify (Wesley Snipes) and his Italian-American secretary, Angie Tucci (Annabella Sciorra). Set to a smoldering …………. by Stevie Wonder, the film follows the smitten pair as they ditch their partners after being discovered in order to move in together. Audiences are treated to ……. views of Harlem and Bensonhurst through Lee’s powerful lens as Flipper and Angie’s romance proves too ……… to survive the scrutiny and violent objections from their families and ………..
1 main-part, majority, most, earth-slip
2 music, soundtrack, movie-album
3 haunting, moving, atmospheric, haunt
4 strong, week, puny, poor
5 communities, colony, area, circle