PTE Academic reading filling blanks practice sample 9

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PTE Academic reading filling blanks practice

1.West Point researchers found that using a laptop or tablet in the classroom had ……………an overall drop of roughly one-fifth of a standard deviation.

Students who were allowed………………… use of their laptops or tablets performed with an 18 per cent reduction, while those with a modified tablet access saw a 17 per cent drop.This …………… a 1.7 point drop on the 100 point scale.The negative effects were seen most heavily in male students, and those who came into the class with a high GPA.The researchers say that both unrestricted and modified use may affect students in a number of ways.It could lead to……………….., in which students are checking social media or even doing homework for another class, and it may reduce students’ abilities to effectively take notes.

The researchers say professors may even change their own………………, interacting differently with the class in response to students using devices.

Caused , create,consider,unrestricted , equates, distractions, behaviour

PTE Academic reading filling blanks practice

2.Individuals suffering from chronic fatigue tend to be more………….., distressed and are also more likely to suppress these emotions than people who do not have this……………, says a study. In addition, when under stress, chronic fatigue …………….patients show greater activation of the biological “fight or flight” mechanism, which may add to their fatigue, the study said.

“Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome often tell us that……………… worsens their symptoms, but this study demonstrates a possible biological mechanism underlying this effect,” said lead study author Katharine Rimes from King’s College London. The findings appeared in the journal Health Psychology.

The research that involved ……………….160 people in Britain relied on self and observer reports, as well as physiological responses that were collected before, during or after the participants watched a distressing film clip.

Worried ,Anxious , condition ,tension , syndrome , stress , examining

PTE Academic reading filling blanks practice

3.California on Wednesday suspended its mandatory state wide 25 percent reduction in urban water use, telling local ……………….to set their own conservation standards after a relatively wet winter and a year of …………….savings in urban water use.

The new rules are a sharp change in policy for a state ……………to manage one of the worst droughts in its history. They came after a winter in which El Niño storms fell short of what meteorologists projected — particularly in the southern part of the state — but still partly filled ……………..reservoirs in Northern California and, more critically, partly replenished the mountain snow packs that provide water into the spring and summer.

Area , communities , parched ,enormous , huge , struggling

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