PTE Practice Test 2 – Listening (Multiple-choice, Choose Multiple Answers)

Multiple-choice, Choose Multiple Answers – Listen to the recording and answer the question by selecting all the correct responses. You will need to select more than one response.

This is a multiple-choice item type that assesses listening skills. It requires test takers to listen to, analyze, understand and assess a short recording on an academic subject and choose more than one correct response.


PTE Listening Practice – Multiple Choice, Choose Multiple Answers
PTE Listening Practice – Multiple Choice, Choose Multiple Answers – 1

PTE Practice: Multiple-choice, Choose Multiple Answers

  • Listen to the audio and answer question #1.

Ques 1 – Which of the following statistical points are correct as per the details in the “quiet crisis” report?

[A]. 3/4th population of toddlers and infants living below poverty line.
[B]. 3 million toddlers and infants in US, living in conditions of poverty.
[C]. Most part of the infant population being healthy and developing properly.
[D]. Intellectual, physical and social development capabilities of 50% infants endangered.



TRANSCRIPT (Only for reference, it will not be given in PTE Academic Test)

Though the U.S. prides itself on being a leader in the world community, a recent report shows that it lags far behind other industrialized countries in meeting the needs of its youngest and most vulnerable citizens. Click here to read full transcript

The U.S. has a higher infant mortality rate, a higher proportion of low birth weight babies, a smaller proportion of babies immunized against childhood diseases and a much higher rate of adolescent pregnancies. These findings, described as a “quiet crisis” requiring immediate and far-reaching action, appeared in a report prepared by a task force of educators, doctors, politicians and business people. According to the report, a fourth of the nation’s 12 million infants and toddlers live in poverty. As many as half confront risk factors that could harm their ability to develop intellectually, physically and socially. Child immunizations are too low, more children are born into poverty and more are in substandard care while their parents work and more are being raised by single parents. When taken together, these and other risk factors can lead to educational and health problems that are much harder and more costly to reverse.


  • Listen to the audio and answer question #2.

Ques 2. What are the various resultant factors of woman being educated?

[A]. The family size growing larger.
[B]. Awareness and care for the nutritional requirements of the family.
[C]. Better health and low malnutrition of the children.
[D]. Their employment and a subtraction to the Gross National Product.



TRANSCRIPT (Only for reference, it will not be given in PTE Academic Test)

We can enhance development by improving “women power”, by giving women the opportunity to develop themselves. Click here to read full transcript

Statistics show that the average family size increases in inverse ratio to the mother’s years of education, is lowest among college graduates, highest among those with only primary school training, or no education. Malnutrition is most frequent in large families, and increases in frequency with each additional sibling.

The principle seems established that an educated mother has healthier and more intelligent children, and that this is related to the fact that she has fewer children. The tendency of educated, upper-class mothers to have fewer children worked even without access to contraceptive services. The educational level of women is significant also because it has a direct influence upon their chances of employment; and the number of employed women in a country’s total labor force has a direct bearing on both the Gross National Product and the disposable income of the individual family.

Disposable income, especially in the hands of women, influences food purchasing and therefore the nutritional status of the family. The fact that this additional income derives from the paid employment of women provides a logical incentive to restrict the size of the family.


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