PTE Real Exam Questions | Reading – Fill In The Blanks Part 1

PTE Reading – Fill In The Blanks

In this series, we will bring you the questions that recently appeared in the exams. A lot of new questions have started to appear in the exam and our team is making special efforts to keep you updated with these latest questions.

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

[extent, because, to, amount, for, reaches, due to] 

Yellow grease is waste cooking oil from restaurant fast food fryers. It is a marginally valuable commodity, (A)________ its use as an additive in animal feeds and cosmetics, but it can only be sold if it (B)_________ a certain standard. In the past, a lot of yellow greases went (C)______ waste, to the (D)____________ that restaurants had to pay for it to be taken away. This was ideal for home-brewers like Kevin Newman, who picked up gallons of grease from their local fast food outlet, and turned it to clean fuel at a cost of about $1 a gallon.

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

[prevailed, abandonment, concern, dietary, perception]

Good sense appears to have (A)_________ at last. With a fresh set of draft rules to replace last year’s poorly conceived ones, the Centre has sought to withdraw the ban on sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets. The draft rules are now open for comments and suggestions.

When the Union Ministry for Environment, Forests and Climate Change notified the rules under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act on May 23, 2017, there was (B)_________ that in the name of preventing cruelty to animals and regulating livestock markets the government was surreptitiously throttling the cattle trade and furthering the BJP’s cow protection agenda. The rules were criticised for restricting legitimate animal trade and interfering with (C)__________ habits.

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

[Degradation, Reusable, Chronic, Inconsistent, Independent, Include]

The inevitable consequences (A)___________ rampant corruption, an absence of globally competitive Chinese companies, (B)____________  waste of resources, rampant environmental (C)____________ and soaring inequality. Above all, the monopoly over power of an ideologically bankrupt communist party is (A)___________  with the pluralism of opinion, security of property and vibrant competition on which a dynamic economy depends. As a result, Chinese development remains parasitic on know-how and institutions developed elsewhere.

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Question 4. Read the given text and choose words from the box to fill the gaps.

[calculated, substance, find, oberved, repels, find, detect, objects]

The rest of the universe appears to be made of a mysterious, invisible (A)_____________  called dark matter and a force that (B)___________ gravity known as dark energy. Scientists have not yet (C)_____________ dark matter directly. It doesn’t interact with baryonic matter, and it’s completely invisible to light and other forms of electromagnetic radiation, making dark matter impossible to (D)_____________ with current instruments. But scientists are confident it exists because of the gravitational effects it appears to have on galaxies and galaxy clusters.

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ANSWERS

1. Due to, reaches, to,  extent.

2. Prevailed  concern dietary

3. Include chronic degradation inconsistent

4. Substance, repels, observed, detect 

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