PTE Academic READING- FILL IN THE BLANKS

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PTE READING BLANKS sample papers

PTE READING blanks

 In the text below some words are missing. Choose the correct word to fill each blank from the box below. There are more words than you need to complete the exercise.

You may think that the World Cup, like the Olympic Games”‘, only occurs once every four years. It is the (1) …………………… rounds that take (2) …………………… every four years, but the competition as a whole is an ongoing (3) …………………… , since the qualifying rounds take place over the preceding three years. The final phase of the tournament now involves thirty-two teams competing over a four-week (4) …………………… in a previously nominated (5) …………………… nation. It has become the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world.

 


 event    final   home    host   last    period     place    time


B. PTE READING BLANKS

Ideas as well as people can take (1) …………………… stage at the right time and the right place. If new ideas are to have a wide-ranging (2) …………………… , they had better occur at the right time – usually when old theories are worn out or have reached a dead (3) …………………… . Then they make people think along new lines and in ways that may (4) …………………… in unexpected directions. These ideas needn’t be new in themselves. They can be older, half-forgotten ideas brought back to life, or new combinations of (5) …………………… ones presented in a new light.


                                      center    effect  end    familiar   front    known    lead     stop


 

C. PTE READING BLANKS

Most of us believe that when we are making decisions about money we are being clear-headed and sensible, and assume that any rational person would (1) …………………… in the same way and make the same decisions. But our (2) …………………… are always based on the private logic of our own (3) …………………… mind-set, our deep beliefs about money and what it’s for, and no two people are the same. Even when two people come to the same (4) …………………… , they have probably used quite different logical paths.


 

                  answer   behave   choices   conclusion   economical   financial   ideas


D. PTE READING BLANKS

There are, I have been (1) …………………… , some languages that don’t have a word for rubbish, garbage, or whatever you call it. For their speakers, nothing is useless or goes to (2) ………………….. . – just as our ancestors used to hoard, patch up, reuse and hand things (3) …………………… to the next generation rather than throw them (4) ……………………. These days, however, rubbish and how to (5) …………………… of it has become a major problem: we are running out of places to put it.


  away   dispose   waste   over   said   down   rid   told 


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ANSWERS:-

A. 1.final 2.place 3.event 4.period 5.host

B. 1. center 2.effect 3.end 4. lead 5.familier

C. 1. behave 2.choices 3.financial 4.conclusion

D. 1.told 2. waste 3.over 4.away 5.dispose