PTE Academic Listening Test 10 – Fill In The Blanks – Practice Sample

Fill in the blanks – In this type of questions, you will hear a recording and after listening, type missing words in each gap. This item type will test your listening and writing skills.

PTE Academic Listening – Fill In The Blanks

34. Listen the following audio and type missing words in each blank.

The prevalence of prescription controlled substance abuse has grown _________ over the past decade. State and federal regulatory agencies have __________ to adjust to the changing realities of a new challenge and a new dynamic between the regulators and the regulated community. State boards and federal regulators that have operated for decades on well-founded principles of mutual ________ have been forced to revisit old methods with often mixed results.

exponentially, struggled, collegiality


35. Listen the following audio and type missing words in each blank.

Homicides are relatively infrequent events but attract __________ attention in public discourse and from the media. Criminal justice system responses to homicide are subject to a high level of critical ________, which in turn may inflect public understandings of criminal law and process, and affect levels of public confidence in the justice system. In recent decades the complexity and ________ of homicide laws, including the defences to murder, have been noted in several jurisdictions.

disproportionate, scrutiny, incoherence


36. Listen the following audio and type missing words in each blank.

Corruption is a growing global _________. Our understanding of its causes is limited. Combining data from several sources, the current article tests the validity of social support theory in explaining corruption in an integrated ________ model. The findings support our theoretical speculation: our social support measure is a strong _________ of corruption in the model. In addition, undemocratic governments with inadequate checks and balances indirectly contribute to the high level of corruption in a nation. Democracy promotes human development and ________ social support for citizens’ well being, both of which reduce the level of corruption in a nation.

epidemic, structural, predictor, bolsters

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