PTE Academic Listening Test 12 – 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

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

The empirical study of the wrongful conviction of the innocent in America began in _______ with Edwin Borchard’s 1932 book, Convicting the Innocent, in which he catalogued sixty-five cases of actual innocence, described their legal causes and recommended some possible solutions. Following the _________ created by Borchard, several writers and scholars of wrongful conviction in the next half-century would also aggregate wrongful conviction cases, detail their __________ sources, and then recommend criminal justice policy reforms intended to minimize their occurrence.

earnest, blueprint, evidentiary


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

The global tragedy of death at border ________ fails to capture the hearts and minds of policy actors. Instead, responses of inhumanity occur through political _________ and ideologies that privilege border security. In the public and political discourse the human cost of these tragedies is severely neglected. Reading this timely book through my Australian gaze of deep despair at _______ seeker deaths that continue at sea, reinforces the need for a fresh policy approach that focuses on the human rather than the border.

frontiers, posturing, asylum


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

The Court’s decision in Hall is just the most recent in a line of cases ________ the intellectual disability defense. While at first __________ Hall might seem like a logical extension of its , when viewed in light of the surrounding case law and the status of intellectual disability ________ around the country, the decision actually creates uncertainty as to the future shape of the intellectual disability defense. Thus, it is essential for the states to review their own intellectual disability defenses to ensure ______________ with Hall and the developing trend in intellectual disability defense jurisprudence.

defining, glance, statutes, compliance

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