PTE Academic Reading Test 4: Fill In The Blanks – Practice Sample

Fill in the Blanks – There is a passage with some missing words. You have a list of words in the box that you can use to fill the gaps in the text. There are more words than gaps so you will not use all the words provided. This item type assesses reading skills.

PTE Reading Fill In The Blanks Exercise

  1. Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps. 

pattern    significant    insight    appropriate    understanding    substantially
equally    analyzed    characteristics    demonstrate


Drinking practices vary (1)________ among different countries. An understanding of such differences can help researchers, clinicians, and policymakers develop prevention, diagnostic,and treatment measures as well as overall alcohol policies that are (2)________ for a given country. Accordingly, researchers have conducted cross-cultural analyses of drinking patterns and practices. Three countries included in such analyses are India, Mexico, and Nigeria.

These countries differ substantially in their ethnic and cultural (3)_________, including the role that alcohol plays in daily life. To gain a better (4)________ into the attitudes toward alcohol in these countries, researchers have (5)________ the alcoholic beverage preferences, gender and age differences in alcohol consumption (6)________, drinking contexts and drinking patterns, alcohol-related problems, approaches to prevention and treatment, and drinking indicators in each nation. 

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1. substantially 2. appropriate 3. characteristics 4. insight 5. analyzed 6. pattern

2. Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps. 


 remember    look    offer    give    apply    complete    broad    wide    provide


Starting a (1) _________ data entry business is easier than trying to work from job to job. Having a business means that people will come to your business whenever they need a service you (2) ___________ This also means that instead of having to always(3) ________ for jobs on freelancing websites, you will be able to have clients come to you as needed. One important thing to (4) _______ when starting a data entry business is that customer service is really important.

It’s hard to get anywhere in the data entry field if you don’t (5)______ your customers with all the services they need. It’s important that you take your time to really care for your customers completely. Once you are ready to start your data entry business it’s time to start building a great team. You want to have a team that can do a (6) _______ range of tasks so that your business can fill customer’s needs. You want to always test your team before giving them the task of working with a client.

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1. complete 2.offer 3. apply 4. remember 5. provide 6. wide

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