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PTE Academic Listening: Fill In The Blanks Practice Exercise 2

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Fill in the Blanks #1

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The assignment that I’m going to set for the holiday period is one that we’ve given students for a number of years. It’s quite ……………… and will allow you to get out and about – it’s no good being shut up in your rooms all the time! It does have a written ……………….., too. Um, basically it’s a data gathering exercise and there are two choices with regard to how you ………………… the data. We’ll go through those in a moment. I’m also going to give you a link to an internet site that is – well it’s critical that you ………….. this before you do anything, as it provides a lot of guidance on data presentation, both in terms of how you plot it – its diagrammatic form and also its …………….., which has to be clear.

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The assignment that I’m going to set for the holiday period is one that we’ve given students for a number of years. It’s quite practical and will allow you to get out and about – it’s no good being shut up in your rooms all the time! It does have a written element, too. Um, basically it’s a data gathering exercise and there are two choices with regard to how you collect the data. We’ll go through those in a moment. I’m also going to give you a link to an internet site that is – well it’s critical that you review this before you do anything, as it provides a lot of guidance on data presentation, both in terms of how you plot it – its diagrammatic form and also its description, which has to be clear.

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Fill in the Blanks #2

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We’ve decided to adopt just as a loose theme for the course, a ………… theme so that you can see the ……………. between chemistry and biology and the things you might consider doing in the future. We want you to think about the …………….. that are relevant to your body, the chemistry that’s going on and how ………….. plays a role. And we divided the course into four sections and after each section, there is a mid-term. The first one, or an exam. The first one is about …………

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We’ve decided to adopt just as a loose theme for the course, a biological theme so that you can see the connections between chemistry and biology and the things you might consider doing in the future. We want you to think about the molecules that are relevant to your body, the chemistry that’s going on and how energy plays a role. And we divided the course into four sections and after each section, there is a mid-term.The first one, or an exam. The first one is about matter.

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Fill in the Blanks #3

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One seminal difference between the policy remains; the …………… has not matched what is Labor’s most important innovation promise. That is to bring together responsibilities for innovation, industry, science and research under one single federal minister. Innovation responsibilities …………. lie within the powerful Department of Education and Science, and while there is …………. industry department, it has little influence within cabinet. This has ………….. policy development and given Australia’s innovation policies distinctly science and research ………….. It is the scientist rather than the engineers who call the tune in innovation policy in Canberra, so it’s no surprise our policies are all about ……………… government funded research and later ………… their results.

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One seminal difference between the policy remains; the coalition has not matched what is Labor’s most important innovation promise. That is to bring together responsibilities for innovation, industry, science and research under one single federal minister. Innovation responsibilities currently lie within the powerful Department of Education and Science, and while there is separate industry department, it has little influence within cabinet. This has hampered policy development and given Australia’s innovation policies distinctly science and research bias. It is the scientist rather than the engineers who call the tune in innovation policy in Canberra, so it’s no surprise our policies are all about boosting government funded research and later commercializing their results.

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Fill in the Blanks #4

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The An-225 was built in the 1980’s to …………. the Soviet space shuttle, the Buran, and it made its maiden test flight on Dec. 21, 1988 at Sviatoshyn Airfield in Kyiv. The plane was ………… by the Soviet Union, and built in what is present-day Ukraine. After a few more test …………, the An-225 and Buran made a 3.5-hour non-stop flight to Le Bourget, France, on June 7, 1989, to ………… in the 38th Paris Air Show, according to Energiya-Buran: The Soviet ………… Shuttle, by Bart Hendricx.

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The An-225 was built in the 1980’s to transport the Soviet space shuttle, the Buran, and it made its maiden test flight on Dec. 21, 1988 at Sviatoshyn Airfield in Kyiv. The plane was commissioned by the Soviet Union, and built in what is present-day Ukraine. After a few more test flights, the An-225 and Buran made a 3.5-hour non-stop flight to Le Bourget, France, on June 7, 1989, to star in the 38th Paris Air Show, according to Energiya-Buran: The Soviet Space Shuttle, by Bart Hendricx.

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Fill in the Blanks #5

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The ………… has many more tentacles than New Brunswick’s Liquor Control Act. Provincial liquor monopolies across Canada are now vulnerable to judicial deconstruction. This is because the ………… that creates them, s. 3 of the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act (IILA), is as much a non-tariff trade barrier as the provision declared unconstitutional in the Comeau case. In the Comeau case, the court …………. that the Defence had prepared an argument that s. 3 of the IILA was unconstitutional, but it did not need to decide that issue. It is likely that the next legal ………… that will ………… in Canada’s liquor system will be the constitutionality of provincial liquor boards themselves. …………., the LCBO may no longer have a monopoly on liquor sales in Ontario.

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The decision has many more tentacles than New Brunswick’s Liquor Control Act. Provincial liquor monopolies across Canada are now vulnerable to judicial deconstruction. This is because the provision that creates them, s. 3 of the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act (IILA), is as much a non-tariff trade barrier as the provision declared unconstitutional in the Comeau case. In the Comeau case, the court noted that the Defence had prepared an argument that s. 3 of the IILA was unconstitutional, but it did not need to decide that issue. It is likely that the next legal argument that will arise in Canada’s liquor system will be the constitutionality of provincial liquor boards themselves. Imagine, the LCBO may no longer have a monopoly on liquor sales in Ontario.

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Fill in the Blanks #6

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But that feat seemed like ……….. history going into Game 2 of the 2016 Eastern Conference final between the Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning Monday, didn’t it? In the past few days he was ……….. and chastised for going eight games without a goal. An entire city put ………… on Sid The Kid’s shoulders. Not as much as Crosby put on himself, however. And then, early into overtime Monday night, Crosby …………. kept the Penguins Stanley Cup hopes alive with one flick of his famed wrists, all the while muzzling all the naysayers out there. Just 40 seconds into the extra frame, Crosby snapped a shot past Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy to give the Pittsburgh …………. a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Lightning, thereby evening this best-of-seven series at 1-1 heading into Game 3 Wednesday in Tampa.

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But that feat seemed like ancient history going into Game 2 of the 2016 Eastern Conference final between the Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning Monday, didn’t it? In the past few days he was criticized and chastised for going eight games without a goal. An entire city put pressure on Sid The Kid’s shoulders. Not as much as Crosby put on himself, however. And then, early into overtime Monday night, Crosby realistically kept the Penguins Stanley Cup hopes alive with one flick of his famed wrists, all the while muzzling all the naysayers out there. Just 40 seconds into the extra frame, Crosby snapped a shot past Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Lightning, thereby evening this best-of-seven series at 1-1 heading into Game 3 Wednesday in Tampa.

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Fill in the Blanks #7

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Learning a language in the classroom is never easy and, quite ………., it’s not the way that most people would choose to learn if they had other ………. Having said that, there are plenty of reasons for keeping languages on the school curriculum. For one thing, a fair number of students go on to take jobs in business and commerce that require a ………… knowledge of a second language, When you talk to young ……….. in top companies, it seems that they had a career plan from the start: they were motivated to find additional things to put on their CVs – and of course language is one of those added, but …………. extras.

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Learning a language in the classroom is never easy and, quite frankly, it’s not the way that most people would choose to learn if they had other options. Having said that, there are plenty of reasons for keeping languages on the school curriculum. For one thing, a fair number of students go on to take jobs in business and commerce that require a basic knowledge of a second language, When you talk to young employees in top companies, it seems that they had a career plan from the start: they were motivated to find additional things to put on their CVs – and of course language is one of those added, but significant extras.

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Fill in the Blanks #8

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Taxpayers are paying more than $3500-a-week on a shuttle bus to drive Immigration and Border Force public servants around Canberra.The $370,000, two year …………. looks like it is here to stay after the politically-driven decision to keep the expanded department’s ………….. in two separate locations in the capital. Immigration has hired local transport outfit CBD Chauffeured Transport to ferry the ………… between the old Customs headquarters in Civic and Immigration’s long-term office accommodation 9 kilometers north in Belconnen. A spokesman confirmed the bus was needed to take officials between the two ………… as they go about their daily business.

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Taxpayers are paying more than $3500-a-week on a shuttle bus to drive Immigration and Border Force public servants around Canberra.The $370,000, two year arrangement looks like it is here to stay after the politically-driven decision to keep the expanded department’s workforce in two separate locations in the capital. Immigration has hired local transport outfit CBD Chauffeured Transport to ferry the bureaucrats between the old Customs headquarters in Civic and Immigration’s long-term office accommodation 9 kilometres north in Belconnen. A spokesman confirmed the bus was needed to take officials between the two sites as they go about their daily business.

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Fill in the Blanks #9

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Outstanding local businesses were recognized at the 25th annual Holroyd City Local ………… Awards last night. A packed crowd over more than 350 people was on hand at Merrylands RSL Club for the ………….. hosted by Paul Hancock. The big winners on the night were Mariam Alameddine from Hair house Warehouse at Stockland Merrylands for Business Person of the Year, ……….. Zag Seafoods at Stockland Merrylands took out Business of the Year. It was a ……….. night for regular attendees of the event, with recent council amalgamations meaning the …………. will be run under a new name next year.

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Outstanding local businesses were recognized at the 25th annual Holroyd City Local Business Awards last night. A packed crowd over more than 350 people was on hand at Merrylands RSL Club for the ceremony hosted by Paul Hancock. The big winners on the night were Mariam Alameddine from Hair house Warehouse at Stockland Merrylands for Business Person of the Year, while Zag Seafoods at Stockland Merrylands took out Business of the Year. It was a bittersweet night for regular attendees of the event, with recent council amalgamations meaning the event will be run under a new name next year.

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Fill in the Blanks #10

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$278 MILLION will fund the redevelopment of the 50-year-old UTS building into a …………… 15-storey glass tower which will form part of a “gateway” into the CBD. Under a proposal released for comment by the Department of Planning and …………., the lower section of “UTS Central” (Building 2 built in 1981) would be demolished and replaced with the glass …………… that would wrap around the iconic Brutalist brown tower (Building 1). The 15-storey development would be ……………… to the Tower 1 building – described by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry as “Sydney’s ugliest building” over four …………. and have a striking sheer exterior.

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$278 MILLION will fund the redevelopment of the 50-year-old UTS building into a shimmering 15-storey glass tower which will form part of a “gateway” into the CBD. Under a proposal released for comment by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure, the lower section of “UTS Central” (Building 2 built in 1981) would be demolished and replaced with the glass structure that would wrap around the iconic Brutalist brown tower (Building 1). The 15-storey development would be connected to the Tower 1 building – described by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry as “Sydney’s ugliest building” over four storeys and have a striking sheer exterior.

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