PTE reading writing fill in the blanks exam questions

Fill in the blanks recent exam questions

A. Pinker

In a sequence of bestsellers, including The Language Instinct and How the Mind Works, Pinker
has argued the swathes of our mental, social and emotional lives may have ………………… as
evolutionary adaptations, well suited to the lives our ancestors eked out on the Pleistocene
Savannah. Sometimes it seems as if nothing is …………… from being explained this way. Road
rage, adultery, marriage, altruism, our tendency to reward senior executives with corner offices
on the top floor, and the smaller number of women who become mechanical engineers—all
may have their …………….. in natural selection, Pinker claims. The controversial implications are
obvious: that men and women might ……………………  in their inborn abilities at performing certain tasks,
for example, or that parenting may have ………………. influence on personality.

1. origin originating originate originated
2. protected immune convinced prohibited
3. roots values demands needs
4. differ interested complicate indulge
5. little many a few few

B. Video-Conferencing Technology -exam questions

Never has the carbon footprint of multi-national corporations been under such intense scrutiny.
Inter-city train journeys and long-haul flights to ……………. face-to-face business meetings contribute significantly to greenhouse gases and the resulting ……………. on the environment. The Anglo-US company Teliris has introduced a new video-conferencing technology and partnered with the Carbon Neutral Company, enabling corporate outfits to become more environmentally responsible. The innovation allows simulated face-to-face meetings to be held across continents without the time ……………………. or environmental burden of international travel. Previous designs
have enabled video-conferencing on a point-to-point, dual-location basis. The firm’s VirtuaLive
technology, however, can bring people together from up to five ………………. locations anywhere in
the world – with …………………… transmission quality.

1. produce generate create conduct
2. gases steam strain affect
3. stress limit pressure press
4. separate each respectively single
5. unreliable unrivalled unrealistic unreasonable

C. Social Isolation

Sound depressing, even apocalyptic? Well, it could be the future. If government …………… are right, about 20 years from now, two out of five households will be single …………………… And there is evidence the situation is already …………….. According to a report, Social Isolation in America, published in the American Sociological Review in 2006, the average American today has only two close friends. Twenty-five per cent of those surveyed said they do not have anyone to talk with about important things—And yet, while some are ………………… a crisis in our ability to make friends, others are saying exactly the opposite. For example, MSN’s Anatomy of Friendship Report, published last November, suggests that the average Briton has 54 friends -a …………………… rise of 64 per cent since 2003.

1. forecasts prediction goals aims
2. occupancy occupied household family
3. deteriorating improving damaging recovering
4. declaring requiring announcing releasing
5. spectacular amazing special applausive

 

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4 thoughts on “PTE reading writing fill in the blanks exam questions

  1. originated,protected,demands,indulge.little
    create,strain.press,separate,unrevealed
    prediction,occupancy,deteriorating,releasing,spectacular

  2. A. Originated,prohibited,values,differ,little
    B. Conduct,strain,limit,separate,unrivalled
    C. Forecasts,occupancy,deteriorating,declaring,spectacular

  3. A. Originated,prohibited,values,differ,little
    B. Conduct,strain,limit,separate,unrivalled
    C. Forecasts,occupancy,deteriorating,declaring,spectacular

  4. originated – immune – roots – differ – a few
    conduct – affect – limit – separate – unrivalled
    forecasts – family – deteriorating – declaring – spectacular

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