PTE Academic Reading Practice Test 5 – (Multiple-choice, Choose Single Answer)

Multiple-choice Choose Single Answer – Read the text and answer the multiple-choice question by selecting the correct response. Only one response is correct.

This is a multiple-choice item type that assesses reading skills. It requires test takers to read, analyze, understand and assess a short text on an academic subject and choose a single correct response.

PTE Reading – Multiple-choice Choose Single Answer

Read the following passage and answer question 1.

Did you know that the surface of water is elastic? When you venture deep into the Amazon Jungle, you may encounter a lizard-like creature that runs across the top of the water. He does not swim the water; he runs it, like it is a solid surface. It is amazing to see! The combination of his light weight, the speed at which he runs, and the surface of the water giving slightly he maintains his precarious balance on top of the water.

1. Identify the statement below that gives the most accurate statement of the central idea of this passage.

[A]. Lizards in the Amazon Jungle are different from those in America.
[B]. Elasticity of the water’s surface is one component of the lizard’s ability to run on water.
[C]. All lizards are able to run on water, if it has elasticity.
[D]. Water in the Amazon Jungle has elasticity because of the hot climate.



Read the following passage and answer question 2.

According to the United States Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, everybody who is at least six months old should get a flu shot this year. This recommendation was first made last year. The AARP Bulletin reports that a vaccine called Fluzone High-Dose is now available, designed especially for people aged 65 years and older. Because older people produce less robust immune responses than younger people, scientists have produced this vaccine to give them better protection against the influenza virus. This is important because cases of the flu can involve very serious complications for older persons.

2. Which of the following choices best identifies the main idea of this passage?

A. There is now a special high-dose flu shot just for older people.
B. Everyone over six months old should get a flu shot this year.
C. People over 65 years of age are more likely to contract the flu.
D. Due to complications, no flu shot can protect an older person.


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