PTE Academic practice exercise-reading and writing fill blanks
Below is text with blanks.From the boxes given below, choose the correct word for each blank to complete the text.
Fill in the Blanks: Check for Logical Consistency, Verb forms, and vocabulary usage.
1.Before the start of World War I, the Gibson girl was the rage; she did not date, and waited until a proper young man Blank 1 to her for marriage. However, nearly a whole generation of young men had died in the War leaving a whole Blank 2 of young women without desirable suitors. They decided not to waste away their young lives waiting idly for spinsterhood but to enjoy life. The new women broke away from the set conventions, turned fashionable, they Blank 3 the black wool stockings and became crazy about new fashions, wore rayon stockings, feet, ankles, and calves formerly hidden were now on show. Scott Fitzgerald referred to them as a “whole race going hedonistic deciding on pleasure”. The famous film star Louise Brooks became the ideal for young girls, Brook’s exuberant social life, her contacts with the wealthy and her Blank 4 life style inspired young women to break away from the Victorian traditions of repression and conventionality. The Victorian cult of true womanhood preached “piety and purity” as the cardinal virtues for women. They were supposed to follow the dictates of men and domesticity was the chief ideal to be Blank 5 to maintain chastity and purity.
1 PROPOSED, REJECTED, DENIED, AGREED
2.CREATION. LOT, SOCIETY, GENERATION
3.ADOPTED, DISCARDED, CREATED
4.GLAMOROUS LAVISH, CONSERVATIVE, SUPERFICIAL
5.SHUNNED, IGNORED, PURSUED, TRACED
2.There was a Blank 1 when the summit of Mount Everest was about as isolated as you could get, but now climbers who reach the roof of the world will be able to pause to check their Blank 2 or perhaps surf the internet.
A Nepalese telecommunications company has Blank 3 a 3G mobile phone network around the mountain and says its coverage will even reach the summit.
Ncell says the installation of base stations along the Blank 4 to the mountain has, for the first time, brought a mobile data service to local people, tourists and climbers.
When Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing reached Everest’s summit in 1953, expedition leaders had to send runners to carry Blank 5 to the nearest telegraph office.
Satellite, then mobile voice phones have since helped Blank 6 travel faster, but now a station near Everest base camp in the Khumbu valley has heralded a communications revolution in the Himalayan country, Ncell’s parent company, the Swedish-based TeliaSonera, says.
1.TIME, YEAR, OCCASION, OPPORTUNITY
2.EMAILS, CARDS, LETTERS, PHONES
3.INSTALLED, CREATED, BUILD, CONSTITUTED
4.WAY, ROUTE, TRACK, ROAD
5.LETTERS, SCRIPT, TELEGRAM, MESSAGES,
6.NEWS, REPORT, MESSAGE, BULLETIN
3.The Chinese worked on the Great Wall for over 1700 years. In turn, all emperors who came to power added pieces of the wall to protect their Blank 1 But the wall was not a solid wall. It was a line of Blank 2 barricades. First Emperor Oin wanted a much better barricade to protect his people from the Mongol invaders to the north. He wanted a Blank 3 wall 30 feet wide and 50 feet high. First Emperor Qin used peasants, captured enemies, criminals, scholars, and anyone else who irritated him, and put them all to work, building the Great Wall. Labourers were not paid for their work. It was Blank 4 labour. About 3000 people worked on the wall during the Qin Dynasty. Rocks fell on people ,Walls caved in. Workers died of exhaustion and Blank 5. Labourers were fed only enough food to keep them alive. There is an old Chinese saying, “Each stone in the wall represents a life lost in the wall’s construction.
1.FAMILIES, SOCIETIES, DYNASTIES, COUNTRY
2.DIVIDED, DISCONNECTED, JOINED,
3.MADE , STRONG, IDEAL, SOUND
4.SLAVE, CAPTIVE, VICTIM, SERVANT
5.FEVER, VIRUS, EPIDEMIC, DISEASE.
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