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PTE Reading Practice: Fill In The Blanks Part 2 With Solution

PTE Academic Reading – Fill In The Blanks: Choosing the correct type of word (noun, verb, pronoun etc.) and good vocabulary is the key to ace this section in PTE. Develop the habit of reading newspapers, books, and magazines to get the idea of words that often go together. Follow below mention guidelines to score well in ‘Fill in the Blanks’ section of your PTE exam:

  • Always go for the easy fillers first, for which you are 100% sure.
  • This way you will be left with less options for the difficult ones.
  • Choose the word keeping in mind the word beside it and tense of the missing word.

Also Practice: Fill In The Blanks Practice Part 1

PTE Reading Practice: Fill In The Blanks Part 2 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:

The ………. of time, money and sparse judicial and prosecutorial resources is ………. justified ………. claims of a powerful deterrent message embodied in the ultimate punishment- the death penalty. ………. studies repeatedly suggest that there is no meaningful deterrent effect associated ………. the death penalty.

with, often, by, and, expenditure, only, also, until, due, but, moreover, after

[expand title=”ANSWER KEY”]The expenditure of time, money and sparse judicial and prosecutorial resources is often justified by claims of a powerful deterrent message embodied in the ultimate punishment- the death penalty. But studies repeatedly suggest that there is no meaningful deterrent effect associated with the death penalty.[/expand]

PRACTICE SET 2:

By calling ………. exempting unionized businesses from the minimum wage, unions are creating more incentives for employers to ………. unionized workers ………. the non-unionized sort. Such exemptions strengthen their power. This is ………. because for all the effort unions throw ………. raising the minimum wage, laws for better pay ………. an awkward habit of undermining union clout.

have, how, bias, for, over, useful, favor, had, and, at, besides, incompetent, so

[expand title=”ANSWER KEY”]By calling for exempting unionized businesses from the minimum wage, unions are creating more incentives for employers to favor unionized workers over the non-unionized sort. Such exemptions strengthen their power. This is useful because for all the effort unions throw at raising the minimum wage, laws for better pay have an awkward habit of undermining union clout.[/expand]

PRACTICE SET 3:

In the ………. 17th century, European settlers in North America turned to African slaves ………. ………. cheaper, more plentiful labor source ……… indentured servants (who were mostly poorer Europeans). After 1619, when a Dutch ship brought 20 Africans ashore at the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia, slavery ………. throughout the American colonies. In the 17th and 18th centuries, black slaves worked ………. on the tobacco, rice and indigo plantations of the southern coast.

than, late, for, the, early, as, but, spread, rather, mainly, besides, a, roll out, reached, only

[expand title=”ANSWER KEY”]In the early 17th century, European settlers in North America turned to African slaves as a cheaper, more plentiful labor source than indentured servants (who were mostly poorer Europeans). After 1619, when a Dutch ship brought 20 Africans ashore at the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia, slavery spread throughout the American colonies. In the 17th and 18th centuries, black slaves worked mainly on the tobacco, rice and indigo plantations of the southern coast.[/expand]

PRACTICE SET 4:

After the American Revolution (1775-83), many colonists (………. in the North, where slavery was relatively unimportant to the economy) ………. to link the oppression of black slaves to their own oppression ………. the British, and to call for slavery’s abolition. After the war’s end, ………., the new U.S. Constitution tacitly acknowledged the institution, counting each slave as three-fifths of a person for the purposes of taxation.

Amidst, between, began, at, before, particularly, especially, started, however, through, by, meanwhile

[expand title=”ANSWER KEY”]After the American Revolution (1775-83), many colonists (particularly in the North, where slavery was relatively unimportant to the economy) began to link the oppression of black slaves to their own oppression by the British, and to call for slavery’s abolition. After the war’s end, however, the new U.S. Constitution tacitly acknowledged the institution, counting each slave as three-fifths of a person for the purposes of taxation.[/expand]

PRACTICE SET 5:

To ………. Surrealism’s ………. for attending to the everyday we ………. to return to moments when the Surrealist project refused ………. to inhabit the separate realm of ‘art and design’ or to be ………. to supplying it with innovative techniques.

potential, retrieve, recover, either, ought, prospects, need, decreased, then, reduced

[expand title=”ANSWER KEY”]To recover Surrealism’s potential for attending to the everyday we need to return to moments when the Surrealist project refused either to inhabit the separate realm of ‘art and design’ or to be reduced to supplying it with innovative techniques.[/expand]

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