PTE Academic Listening: Select Missing Word Practice Sample

Select Missing Word: You will hear a recording. At the end of the recording the last word or group of words has been replaced by a beep. Select the correct option to complete the recording.

PTE Listening: Select Missing Word

  1. Listen to the audio and select the correct option.


The attitudes of Americans toward gambling are amazingly contradictory. You may find, for example, that horse racing is legal in your state, but that you cannot legally play poker for money on your front porch; bookies may be prosecuted by state law, but they are supposed to purchase a federal license nonetheless; one church condemns gambling, while another raises money by sponsoring Bingo games. Gambling laws are inconsistent from state to state or even from town to town and are very difficult ________.

[A]. to carry out
[B]. to accomplish
[C]. to enforce
[D]. to implement


2. Listen to the audio and select the correct option.


Morning walk is a simple but excellent exercise. It enhances the flow of oxygen in blood and relieves us of a lot of stress. It helps us to get rid off laziness and also induces good sleep in the night. Another additional benefit is that morning walk exposes us to fresh air which keeps us in touch with nature. Thus morning walk ______.

[A]. does a lot of good to us.
[B]. helps relieve stress
[C]. reduce high blood pressure
[D]. helps to lose weight


3. Listen to the audio and select the correct option.


Diary writing is a good way of keeping track of what we do. Some people write their dairy regularly and some do it occasionally during their spare time. Writing a diary is also useful to improve free expression of thoughts and ideas which would otherwise be unstructured and suppressed in the mind. It also helps us plan things for future and review our progress. It also helps us in sharpening our memory as we recall the events of the day. Diary writing improves _______.

[A]. creative writing.
[B]. our abilities of organization and introspection.
[C]. your writing skills.


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