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PTE Reading Practice: Fill In The Blanks Part 1 With Solution

In PTE Reading: Fill in the blanks section, the students are required to drag and drop the missing word in the text. You will see a passage with some missing texts. There will a blue box with correct and relevant words to the missing word. There are more words than the actual number of words required so some words will be left unused at the end. It assesses the reading skills of exam takers. The time allocated for this module is 40 minutes. Here are some useful tips to score well in ‘Fill in the blanks’:

  • Quickly skim through the passage to get the main idea of it.
  • Use contextual and grammatical cues to identify the correct answer for each blank.
  • Concentrate on parts of speech before and after the blank.
  • Do not spend too much time on each question.
  • Just remember anytime you can swap or deplete your answer.
  • Do a final read and make sure all the answers make up a meaningful passage.

PTE Reading Practice: Fill In The Blanks Part 1 With Solution

In the text below some words are missing. Fill words from the box below to the appropriate place in the text.

PRACTICE SET 1:

In Emerson’s eerie definition, the world is ………. that is not ………., including my own body. For most of us ………., the world is altogether less foreign, less alienated, less extremely other. And less ………. enormous. Technology, once ………. created the global village, has since domesticated it, nearly internalized it.

everything, nowadays, dizzyingly, having, whole not, myself, dizzily, experience

[expand title=”ANSWER KEY”]In Emerson’s eerie definition, the world is everything that is not myself, including my own body. For most of us nowadays, the world is altogether less foreign, less alienated, less extremely other. And less dizzyingly enormous. Technology, once having created the global village, has since domesticated it, nearly internalized it.[/expand]

PRACTICE SET 2:

Between 1347 and 1350, a ………. disease known as the “Black Death” (the bubonic plague) killed some 20 million people in Europe—30 percent of the continent’s ………. It was especially ………. in cities, where it was impossible to ………. the transmission of the disease from one person to another.

deathly, inhabitants, deadly, population, prevent, mysterious, in the middle of, stop

[expand title=”ANSWER KEY”]Between 1347 and 1350, a mysterious disease known as the “Black Death” (the bubonic plague) killed some 20 million people in Europe—30 percent of the continent’s population. It was especially deadly in cities, where it was impossible to prevent the transmission of the disease from one person to another.[/expand]

PRACTICE SET 3:

One cannot claim to be ………. of one’s own ………., as Socrates does, if one is persuaded that there is ………. to know; indeed, one cannot so be aware ………. one has a sufficient inkling of the truth to be able to discern what is false.

everything, ignorant, education, aware, unless, ignorance, nothing, untill

[expand title=”ANSWER KEY”]One cannot claim to be aware of one’s own ignorance, as Socrates does, if one is persuaded that there is nothing to know; indeed, one cannot so be aware unless one has a sufficient inkling of the truth to be able to discern what is false.[/expand]

PRACTICE SET 4:

The idea ………. life arose, and ………. to arise, spontaneously in mud was proposed by the Greek philosopher Anaximander (6th century  BCE), ………. suggested that a spiny fish had been the first animal to emerge onto the land and ………. given rise to other animals by the process of transmutation (change of form).

who, of, continues, had, that, resumes, he, has

[expand title=”ANSWER KEY”]The idea that life arose, and continues to arise, spontaneously in mud was proposed by the Greek philosopher Anaximander (6th century  BCE), who suggested that a spiny fish had been the first animal to emerge onto the land and had given rise to other animals by the process of transmutation (change of form).[/expand]

PRACTICE SET 5:

Abiogenesis (Greek, ‘birth from the inorganic’, i.e. spontaneous generation) ………. an ancient explanation for the origin of life, ………. by superficial observation of events such as the ………. of maggots from rotting meat or the ………. of mice near a piece of old cheese.

emergence, is, appearance, was, assisted, arrival, supported

[expand title=”ANSWER KEY”]Abiogenesis (Greek, ‘birth from the inorganic’, i.e. spontaneous generation) is an ancient explanation for the origin of life, supported by superficial observation of events such as the emergence of maggots from rotting meat or the appearance of mice near a piece of old cheese.[/expand]

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