PTE Academic fill in the blanks
1.Culture has been a part of our society, and way of life, forever. It is almost Blank 1 to come up with an idea that isn’t Blank 2 by culture. Picture our lives without cars, television, and computers. This would be an example of everyday life without technology. People could function happily in that type of atmosphere, but technology has changed our lives forever. Technology has changed our Blank 3 and perspective on education. Students would have to go to libraries and spend a lot of time researching to find out information for class assignments, but with technology students can find almost anything on there home computers and by accessing the internet. Technology has definitely become the authoritative factor in our lives, but culture has Blank 4 technology. Technology is made and used in such a variety of ways because many people who use the technology of today come from all walks of life and have different necessities, so to compensate for that technology must adapt to all different cultures.
- Important, impossible, immature, immediate
- Effected, affected, influenced, impressed
- view, behavior, conduct, Pace,
- Shaped, opposed, debased, face,
2.The “Roaring Twenties” was a period when American economy flourished tremendously. The nation’s total realized income rose from $75 billion in 1923 to $90 billion in 1929. During the economic Blank 1 of the “Roaring Twenties”, Jazz age challenged the Blank 2 values of rural America, symbolized by women smoking, drinking and wearing short skirts. Fashion clubs, kitty parties, late night ballet dances were the common life styles of the rich classes and the middle classes were envying the rich to maintain the false respect in the society. The average Americans were busy buying household appliances, automobiles and investing money in the stock market to make huge profits. The American youth were Blank 3to get rich overnight and the success mania boosted trade and commerce. The banks were liberal in granting loans and the easy liquidity propelled the bullish phase of the American stock market. Even the poor Americans raised money on loan and invested in the stock market for easy money earnings. The rewards of the 1920s “Coolidge Prosperity” were not equally shared among all Americans. Henry Ford and other business magnates were aware of the inequitable distribution of income between the rich and the poor. The Blank 4 point of the economy was visible but nobody dared to calculate the repercussions of the fallout.
- Depression, cycle, boom, trend, inflation
- Traditional, ritual, spiritual, old, dilapidation
- anxious, Particular, biding, bidding, tensed
- Top, peak, trough, flat, boiling
PTE Academic fill in the blanks practice questions
3.In a variety of ways, Americans wanted to get rich, and to do so with little effort. Thorstein Veblen published “The Theory of the Leisure Class” in 1898 and Blank 1 the theory of consumerism. The first commercial radio station went on air in the 1920s in Pittsburgh. By 1922, 3 million American households had radios, and the annual sales rose to $850 million by 1929. Motion picture industries became one of the ten largest industries in the US. In 1922, theatres sold 40 million tickets a week. A floodtide of new electric appliances, vacuum cleaners, toasters, washing machines and refrigerators Blank 2 American houses. The automobiles required better roads, the infrastructure was developed, new highways were built, and filling stations, garages, and roadside restaurants sprang up across the nation. Cars broke down the Blank 3 between the urban and rural America, a new tradition of “Sunday drive” started, the rural Americans drove into cities to shop and to be entertained. Children could escape parental Blank 4 as cars turned out to be a sort of “bedroom on wheels”. People became crazy about cars and every income group regarded them a necessity rather than a luxury. People were willing to Blank 5 their food, clothes and savings in order to buy a car.
Discovered, initiated, propagated, visualized
Placed, reached, kept, introduced
Disparity, notion, ill feeling, consistency
Interference, care, supervision, help
Save, skip, take, sacrifice
4.The stones we see today represent Stonehenge in ruin. Many of the original stones have fallen or been removed by previous generations for home construction or road repair. There has been serious Blank 1 to some of the smaller bluestones resulting from close visitor contact (prohibited since 1978) and the prehistoric carvings on the larger sarsen stones show signs of Blank 2 wear.
In its day, the construction of Stonehenge was an impressive engineering feat, requiring commitment, Blank 3 and vast amounts of manual labour. In its first phase, Stonehenge was a large earthwork; a bank and ditch arrangement called a henge, constructed approximately 5,000 years ago. It is believed that the Blank 4 was dug with tools made from the antlers of red deer and, possibly, wood. The underlying chalk was loosened with picks and shovelled with the shoulder blades of cattle. It was then Blank 5 into baskets and carried away. Modern experiments have shown that these tools were more than Blank 6 to the great task of earth digging and moving.
Meaningless, important,significant, rich
Time,annule, period, method
Loaded, covered, carried, made
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