PTE Academic Reading Fill In The Blanks Practice Sample 12

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. Choose the one that best matches your predictions.

This item type assesses reading skills and requires test takers to use contextual and grammatical cues to complete a reading text by identifying the single correct answer for each blank.

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

inquiry   slowly   notable   query   examination   knowledge   casually 

The study of pathology, including the detailed (1)______________ of the body, including dissection into specific maladies, dates back to antiquity. Rudimentary understanding of many conditions was present in most early societies and is attested to in the records of the earliest historical societies. By the Hellenic period of ancient Greece, a concerted causal study of disease was underway , with many (2)__________ early physicians having developed methods of diagnosis and prognosis for a number of diseases.The medical practices of the Romans and those of the Byzantines continued from these Greek roots, but, as with many areas of scientific (3)__________, growth in understanding of medicine stagnated some after the Classical Era, but continued to (4)___________ develop throughout numerous cultures.

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1. examination    2. notable   3. inquiry   4. slowly 

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

endures    because    enjoyed    continent    remains    while    suffered

Although Botswana is rich in diamonds, it has high unemployment and stratified socioeconomic classes. In 1999, the nation (1)_______ its first budget deficit in 16 years (2)________ of a slump in the international diamond market. Yet Botswana (3)_________ one of the wealthiest and most stable countries on the (4)_________.

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1. suffered  2. because  3. remains  4. continent

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

misconception    work    better    good    comfort    apprehension 

Now-a-days, under the modern system of education, however (1)__________ it may be, when a young man comes out of the university, there seems to be this (2)________ in him that the higher the standard of living raises, the less should a man work. Thus, mathematically, the higher the standard of living, according to this misconceived notion, the less the (3)________. Ultimately, what should be the highest standard of living then? No work! This leads to an unhealthy ambition among the workers.

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1. good  2. misconception  3. work 

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