PTE Academic reading writing fill in the blanks practice exercise 5

PTE Academic reading writing fill in the blanks practice exercise

PTE Academic reading writing fill in the blanks practice exercise.Below is text with blanks.From the boxes given below, choose the correct word for each blank to complete the text.

1.In this world of human affairs there is no worse nuisance than a boy at the stage of adolescence. He is neither ornamental nor useful. It is impossible to shower Blank 1 on him as on a little boy, and he is always getting in the way. If he talks with a childish lisp he is called a baby, and if he answers in a Blank 2 way he is called impertinent. In fact, any talk at all from him is resented. Then he is at the unattractive, growing age. He grows out of his clothes with indecent Blank 3, his voice grows hoarse and breaks, and quavers, his face grows suddenly angular and unsightly. It is easy to excuse the shortcomings of early childhood, but it is hard to tolerate even unavoidable lapses in a boy of fourteen. The lad himself becomes painfully Blank 4. When he talks with elderly people he is either unduly forward, or else so unduly shy that he appears ashamed of his very existence.
Yet it is at this very age when in his heart of hearts, a young lad craves most for recognition and love; and he becomes the devoted slave of anyone who shows him consideration. But none dare openly love him, for that would be regarded as undue indulgence and is therefore bad for the boy, so what with Blank 5 and chiding, he becomes very much like a stray dog that has lost his master.
1 .consideration ,devotion ,affection ,recognition ,tasks
2 .childlike, grown-up, crisp, studious, brilliant
3 .taste, waste, waist, haste, gait
4 .self-conscious , vigilant ,rebellious ,lost ,slow
5 .praising ,Devotion ,beatings ,distractions, scolding

2.

Music means a pleasing modulation of sounds. The poets and novelists have used the term for figurative sense – as the music of forest, the music of the brook. Music has to do with Blank 1, sounds selected on account of their musical quality and relations. These tones again, before becoming music in the artistic sense, must be so joined together, set in order, controlled by the human Blank 2, that they express sentiment. Every manifestation of musical art has two elements: first a befitting selection of tones and, second, the use of them for expressing Blank 3 and feelings. Hence, the practical art of music like every other fine art has its two elements an outer or technical, where trained intelligence rules, and teaching and study are the Blank 4 means of progress; and an inner, the imagination and musical feeling, which can indeed be strengthened by Blank 5 experience in hearing, but which when wanting cannot be supplied by the teacher or the laws of their action reduced to satisfactory statement.

  1. sounds,voices,tones,rhymes
  2. imagination,invigoration,intuitation,inspiration
  3. ideas,sentiments,thoughts,experiences
  4. measureable,impressive,principal,subsidiary
  5. judicious,thoughtful,astute,canny

3.

Little more than a hundred years ago, Seattle in America was called “the emerald city”. It was a quite lumbering town. The gold rush Blank 1 the city into an industrial and commercial city of the Pacific Northwest. Situated between Elliott Bay and Lake Washington, it is bounded by the Olympic Mountains and the Cascade Range. The city withstood the Indian attack of 1856, anti-Chinese riots of 1880 and a Blank 2 fire of 1889 and soon emerged as the gateway to the Orient and Alaska. In the 1890s, it was the chief supply depot for the Yukon and Alaskan gold rushes. World War II brought a tremendous prosperity to the city, with shipyards and the aircraft industry playing important roles in its Blank 3 and advancement. In 1891, a four page paper was published by Alden J. Blethen with a daily circulation of 3500 which rose to 70000 in 1915. Mr.Blethen was a very hardworking American who dreamt that “The Seattle Times” would serve the city for centuries. “The Seattle Times”, has won Seven Pulitzer Prizes; it is Blank 4 internationally for its quality reporting, freedom of the press, excellent printing, photography and design. The Company owns seven affiliate newspapers in Washington and Maine, a network of online news, information, and research and advertising web sites. It has the largest Sunday circulation network. Today, under the Blank 5 of the fourth generation of Blenthens, more than 1.5 million people read “The Seattle Times”.
 1 –reserved ,stagnated ,transformed , created

2 –disastrous ,unfortunate, miraculous ,hopeless
3 -creative, modernity ,modesty, existence
4 –assumed , recognised ,considered,appreciated
5- guidance ,Light, pressure, assumption

PTE Academic reading writing fill in the blanks practice exercise

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– 1.1- AFFECTION , 2- GROWNUP , 3- HASTE , 4- SELF CONCIOUCS , 5- SCOLDING 2. 1- TONES , 2- IMAGINATION , 3- SENTIMENTS , 4- PRINCIPAL ,5- JUDICIOUS 3.1- TRANSFORMED , 2- DISASTROUS , 3- MODERNITY , 4- RECOGNIZED , 5- GUIDANCE

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