PTE Academic Reading Test 1: Fill In The Blanks - Practice Exercises

PTE Academic Reading Test 1: Fill In The Blanks – Practice Exercises

 Reading : Fill in the Blanks – In the text below some words are missing. Select words from the box below to the appropriate place in the text. This item type assesses reading skills.

Answer are given at the end.

 PTE Reading Test 1: Fill In The Blanks 

Read the given text and fill in the blanks -1 

Animals have played a major role in human’s lives throughout history. Today, scientific research is trying to ______ the positive aspects of living with companion animals. Animals have been used as an ______________ form of treatment for many years. More recently it has been discovered that owning a pet can help lower people’s blood pressure, _____________ the chances of living after a heart attack, keep people more active and provide more satisfaction with life. It is _________________ that this happens because pets help people become more social, provide a means to give and receive  __________________, and help connect us with the natural world.

decisions, enhance, affection, different, discover, theorized, alternative


Read the given text and fill in the blanks -2

The poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is about the _________ that one makes in life. It tells about a man who comes to a ____________ in the road he is travelling upon. He feels __________ that he cannot travel ________ paths as he must choose one. Frost uses this fork in the road to represent a point in the man’s life where he has to choose the _________ he wishes to take in life.

sorry, forsee, choices, pleasant, direction, both, trail, fork

Read the given text and fill in the blanks -3

Montego Bay is the second largest city in Jamaica by area and the third by population. It is a lively and ________ beach resort and attracts a lot of tourists from many different countries with its __________ beaches and __________________ relaxing atmosphere. Many Americans and Europeans, as well as Jamaicans, have summer homes in Montego Bay, so it is a __________ city and becomes more _________ during the holiday seasons. It is most famous for Doctor’s Cave beach, which has clear, turquoise waters.

peaceful, polluted, cosmopolitan, bustling, facilities, crowded, hospital, sandy

Read the given text and fill in the blanks -4

High emotional intelligence can help a manager ________ workplace communication skills, employee motivation and organisational effectiveness. If a manager has high ______ , a key component of emotional intelligence, he or she will be able to _______ to the concerns of employees and will be more understanding of their needs, wants and concerns. This will most likely translate into _______ motivation and satisfaction of employees and ultimately will have a _____ effect on the effectiveness of the business.

 listen, empathy, determiner, improve, employed , positive, increased


  1. discover, alternative, enhance, theorized, affection
  2. choices, fork, sorry, both, direction
  3. bustling, sandy, peaceful, cosmopolitan, crowded
  4. improve, empathy, listen, increased, positive



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