PTE reading fill blanks practice exercise 24

PTE reading fill blanks practice exercise

PTE reading fill blanks practice exercise.In the text below some words are missing.Fill the blanks from the words provided after the text.

Fill in the Blanks: Check for Logical Consistency, Verb forms and vocabulary usage.

1.The origin of Dugdammi  is rather ………… according to most historians, but we will try to discover the facts. His name in classical Greek was Lygdamis; in Assyrian it was ………………. Dugdammi or Tugdammi. He was either a Cimmerian or Scythian, since the names are …………………. and are practically the same.His story begins around 660 BCE. It seems that the first known attacks from Dugdammi were against Greek coastal cities such as Sardis of Lydia. Afterward, he …………… at the Assyrian empire around 652 BCE. Because of this external pressure, Assyria was drawn into another war against Urartu and Dugdammi’s forces. Ashurbanipal ………………… Dugdammi in his annals as “King of the Sakai and Qutu.” The term Sakai  was used primarily by Western Iranians to indicate those who spoke in the Iranian vernacular.

mentioned | forced | between | changing | unknown |  vague | either | interchangeable | pushed |

2.A German archaeologist named Hugo Winckler dug in Hattusa in the seasons between 1906 and 1908. His work was completed in …………….. with the director of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Theodore Makridi. At that time, the Turks wanted to control his ………………….. of archaeological treasures for the Ottoman Empire.The men discovered the magnificent ……………. of the royal Hittite archives. The collection consisted of about 10,000 clay tablets documenting the advanced ……………. of their capital. There was a rare document among the texts that started with words that thrilled the researchers – they had …………… the lost Hittite treaty created after the Battle of Kadesh.

complex | collaboration | discoveries | recovered | alliance  | ruins | diplomacy | unearthed |landscape

3.In 2011, a new teacher ………….. system piloted in 20 New York City schools found that out of 500 teachers almost 18 percent of them were ………………….. . Seven percent were rated highly effective and 75 percent fell in the middle. In the current evaluation system used throughout New York City, only two percent were found ineffective. Unlike any ………….. evaluations, the new system judged teachers in part on their student’s performance. The new evaluation results suggested that many teachers aren’t doing their job, a fact that many education ……………. have suspected.

other | effectiveness | evaluation | ineffective | previous | reformers | officers

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PTE reading fill blanks practice exercise

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13 thoughts on “PTE reading fill blanks practice exercise 24

    1. Correct Answers
      1. vague , either , interchangeable , pushed , mentioned
      2. collaboration , discoveries , ruins , diplomacy , unearthed
      3. evaluation , ineffective , previous , reformers

    1. Correct Answers
      1. vague , either , interchangeable , pushed , mentioned
      2. collaboration , discoveries , ruins , diplomacy , unearthed
      3. evaluation , ineffective , previous , reformers

    1. Correct Answers
      1. vague , either , interchangeable , pushed , mentioned
      2. collaboration , discoveries , ruins , diplomacy , unearthed
      3. evaluation , ineffective , previous , reformers

  1. Please, can someone explain the answer to the 3rd one? Officers seem quite close to the sentence, rather reformers. I might be wrong.

  2. Hi Admin,
    in the 2nd Question …… “they had …………… the lost Hittite treaty created after the Battle of Kadesh.”

    “Recovered” sounds more closed to “the lost Hittite” rather than “unearthed” which means to unhide the secret.

    1. I believe you are right as if we read sentence it says ‘Lost’ and by the definition ‘Recovered’ fits here correctly.

  3. In 3rd paragraph, 3rd blank must be OTHER instead of PREVIOUS as “any other” is collocation rather than “unlike any previous”. Had the sentence is without ANY, then answer should be previous.

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