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PTE listening practice exercise-fill in the blanks 28

PTE listening practice exercise-fill in the blanks

You will hear a recording.Fill the missing word in each blank.

A.

It was in the 1980s that many of us became aware that small …………… actions could harm the planet itself. Hairsprays were cited as one of the causes of the hole in the Antarctic ozone layer. People were told to wear sunscreen to …………. skin cancer as the layer thinned and more UV light got through. By 1987 world governments had agreed to ban most of the ozone-eating chemicals. The World Meteorological Organisation say at last the ozone layer is ……………… signs of thickening, although it will be a while before they know if the hole is actually healing. The same organisation …………….. earlier this week that climate change was heading in the opposite direction with ……………… gases in the atmosphere at a record level.

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1.individual 2.avoid 3.showing 4.warned 5.greenhouse

B.

According to ……………….., having a personality means showing a consistent pattern of behaviour over time. Researchers from the University of Arizona studied ……………….. of rock ants across the western US, both by following them in the wild and by taking whole colonies back to the lab. They found that certain …………… behaviours, like ……………… widely for food and responding aggressively to a threat, went together, and colonies further north tended to take more of these risks. The study suggests those more adventurous personalities could be an ………………… to the limited window of activity left by the long, snowy northern winter.

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1.ecologists 2.colonies 3.risky 4.foraging 5.adaptation

C.

For many people commuting is a ……………….. evil. Most see going by car or van as the ‘least worst’ option. This study by the researchers at the University of East Anglia challenges that ………….. It suggests walking, cycling or travelling by public transport can lift the mood. Crucially, it suggests those who ……….. from the car to an active commute feel better across a range of psychological measures, including ………………, decision making and the ability to face up to problems. The researchers say policies encouraging people to leave their cars at home could have a ……………. impact on public wellbeing.

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1.necessary 2.assumption 3.switch 4.concentration 5.dramatic

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