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.

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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.

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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.

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criticism, distinct, detached, inherited

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