PTE Academic Listening Test 8 – 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

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

In recent years, the business world has seen an increase of corporate frauds and _______ which rocked its very foundation. As a result, ________ investigations and lawsuits have been made against erring companies who, in collaboration with their auditing firms, entered into “_______” financial transactions. These were discovered, admitted commission of bribery and other mistakes that ________ the integrity of very well established companies and their auditors.

scandals, numerous, dubious, tarnished


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

Julian Hibbard is a British photographer and author recognized for his compelling and ______ images that often maintain a palpable tension between the real and the imagined. He earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from Kingston University in London where he studied _______ fine art. This interdisciplinary training led him toward his chosen career of photography, and his work has since been _______ in New York, Los Angeles, Scotland, Chile, and at the prestigious Fundacion Roson Arte Contemporaneo in Spain.

enigmatic, intermedia, exhibited


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

This article is a study of developments in classical music _______ at the Toronto-based Globe and Mail newspaper from its inception in 1936 to the year 2000. Three _______ time-periods are identified, according to content, style and ideology: 1936-1952, a period of boosterism, when critics often saw it as their role to support Toronto’s musicians and musical institutions; 1952-1987, when the newspaper took a more ________, non-partisan stance towards musicians and musical activities in the city; and 1987-2000, when critics began to address social, political, and economic issues governing classical music, and to question _______ cultural assumptions about the art form.

criticism, distinct, detached, inherited

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