PTE Reading Practice: Fill In The Blanks Part 5

Here is the 4th part of our series PTE Academic Reading Fill in the Blanks practice questions. Practice more and more fill in the blanks questions from the listening module and improve your listening scores in PTE Academic exam.

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PTE Academic Reading Fill In The Blanks Practice Questions Part 5

PTE FILL IN THE BLANKS – THE ISLANDS OF NEW ZEALAND

Twelve hundred miles east of Australia (1) __________ the islands of New Zealand. Long before they were (2) __________ by Europeans, a Polynesian race of warriors, the Maoris, had sailed across the Pacific from the northeast and established a civilization (3) __________ for the brilliance of its art and the strength of its military (4) __________ When Captain Cook visited these islands towards the end of the 18th century, he (5) __________ that the population numbered about a hundred thousand.

DISCOVERED   COUNTED   NOTABLE   LIE   ESTIMATED   FOUND   ARMY   SYSTEM

ANSWER KEY

Twelve hundred miles east of Australia (1) lie the islands of New Zealand. Long before they were (2) discovered by Europeans, a Polynesian race of warriors, the Maoris, had sailed across the Pacific from the northeast and established a civilization (3) notable for the brilliance of its art and the strength of its military (4) system. When Captain Cook visited these islands towards the end of the 18th century, he (5) estimated that the population numbered about a hundred thousand.

PTE FILL IN THE BLANKS – POST MORTEM

The most common (1) __________ for carrying out a detailed medical examination of a dead person-a-post-mortem or autopsy – is when it is necessary to (2) __________ the cause of death. In some circumstances, a doctor may be allowed to perform a post-mortem in pursuit of medical (3) __________. The examination is usually performed by a pathologist, and (4) __________ dissection of the body, and tests done on blood, tissues and internal organs, but sometimes it is performed by a doctor.

PURPOSE   REASON   MEANS   ESTABLISH   SPECIMENS   KNOWLEDGE   INVOLVES

ANSWER KEY

The most common (1) reason for carrying out a detailed medical examination of a dead person-a-post-mortem or autopsy – is when it is necessary to (2) establish the cause of death. In some circumstances, a doctor may be allowed to perform a post-mortem in pursuit of medical (3) knowledge. The examination is usually performed by a pathologist, and (4) involves dissection of the body, and tests done on blood, tissues and internal organs, but sometimes it is performed by a doctor.

PTE FILL IN THE BLANKS – REALITY

Surely, reality is what we think it is; reality is (1) __________ to us by our experiences. To one extent or another, this view of reality is one many of us hold, if only (2) __________. I certainly find myself (3) __________ this way in day-to-day life; it’s easy to be (4) __________ by the face nature reveals directly to our senses. Yet, in the decades since first (5) __________ Camus’ test, I’ve learned that modern science tells a very different story.

ENCOUNTERING   IMPLICITLY   SEDUCED   KNOWN   THINKING   REVEALED   INFLUENCED

ANSWER KEY

Surely, reality is what we think it is; reality is (1) revealed to us by our experiences. To one extent or another, this view of reality is one many of us hold, if only (2) implicitly. I certainly find myself (3) thinking this way in day-to-day life; it’s easy to be (4) seduced by the face nature reveals directly to our senses. Yet, in the decades since first (5) encountering Camus’ test, I’ve learned that modern science tells a very different story.

PTE FILL IN THE BLANKS – BAD HABITS

What are your bad habits? I think everyone has bad habits. Not (1) __________ agrees on what bad habits are. Some (2) __________ don’t think smoking is a bad habit. Young people don’ t think listening to loud music on the (3) __________ is a bad habit. In Japan, slurping your noodles is a sign that you enjoy your (4) __________, but making a noise while eating in (5) __________ is not good. Have you ever tried to break your bad habits? I have quit (6) __________ and have stopped leaving things laying around the (7) __________. I wish other people would stop their bad habits.

EVERYONE   HOUSE      FOOD   SMOKING   ALL   PEOPLE   HOME   SMOKERS   ENGLAND   TRAIN

ANSWER KEY

What are your bad habits? I think everyone has bad habits. Not (1) everyone agrees on what bad habits are. Some (2) smokers don’t think smoking is a bad habit. Young people don’t think listening to loud music on the (3) train is a bad habit. In Japan, slurping your noodles is a sign that you enjoy your (4) food, but making a noise while eating in (5) England is not good. Have you ever tried to break your bad habits? I have quit (6) smoking and have stopped leaving things laying around the (7) house. I wish other people would stop their bad habits.

PTE FILL IN THE BLANKS – ALIENS

There are (1) __________ out there, somewhere. I strongly believe this. Not sure what they look like, though. I really (2) __________ they are green, like they are in science (3) __________ movies. I also don’t think they look like us. But I’m sure they exist. I just don’t think we’ll ever see any or find any. They live too far (4) __________. If you think about it (5) __________, there has to be aliens out there. All a (6) __________ needs is to be warm and have water and life will exist. There are billions and billions of planets in the (7) __________, so there are probably millions and millions that have life. Alien life. It’s also likely that some of the aliens are much more intelligent than we are. I wonder what we’d do if really intelligent aliens visited Earth. What would we ask them?

PLANET   UNIVERSE   AWAY   ALIENS   DOUBT   FICTION   LOGICALLY NEAR

ANSWER KEY

There are (1) aliens out there, somewhere. I strongly believe this. Not sure what they look like, though. I really (2) doubt they are green, like they are in science (3) fiction movies. I also don’t think they look like us. But I’m sure they exist. I just don’t think we’ll ever see any or find any. They live too far (4) away. If you think about it (5) logically, there has to be aliens out there. All a (6) planet needs is to be warm and have water and life will exist. There are billions and billions of planets in the (7) universe, so there are probably millions and millions that have life. Alien life. It’s also likely that some of the aliens are much more intelligent than we are. I wonder what we’d do if really intelligent aliens visited Earth. What would we ask them?

 

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