Fill blanks PTE reading and writing practice 35

Fill blanks PTE reading and writing practice

# Fill blanks PTE reading and writing practice 35

Below is a text with blanks. For each blank, there is a list of choices. Select the appropriate answer choice for each blank.

1.) Sample

So early as the third century B.C., Buddhism seems to have …………………………. in China, though it was not until the latter the part of the first century A.D. that regular propaganda was established, and not until a century or two later still that this religion began to take a firm ………………………………… of the Chinese people. It was ………………………….. opposed by the Taoists, and only after the lapse of many centuries were the two doctrines able to exist side by side in peace. Each religion began early to borrow from the other. In the words of the philosopher Chu Hsi, of the twelfth century, “Buddhism stole the best features of Taoism; Taoism stole the worst features of Buddhism. IT is as though one took a ……………………….. from the other, and the loser recouped the loss with a stone.” Nowadays it takes an expert to …………………………………… between the temples and priests of the two religions, and members of both hierarchies are often simultaneously summoned by persons needing religious consolation or ceremonial of any kind.

A) entered

appeared

escaped

discovered

B) grip

attention

attentiveness

hold

C) bitterly

intellectually

finally

initially

D) rock

gold

base

jewel

E) reading

go

distinguish

share


2.) Sample

A firm believes of the theory that every action and thought has a cause probably entangled with the unconscious mind, he considered dreams to be the …………………………… emotions in disguise. Every dream has a symbolic notation. It is a representation of our hidden pleasures and ………………………… which our ego has guarded in day’s light. In the blackness of night, these pent up urges get outrageous and find a way through dreams, even healthy-minded dream. The suppression became the …………………………. to these dreams. The content or stimuli to these dreams could relate to any present or past event of restriction. Freud’s writing ……………………………. UN the existence of dream interpreters or terminology explaining the meanings of dream symbols. He said the significance of all dreams could be studied through personal experience as self ………………………… would be the best to study one’s own fantasies.

A) suppressed

sudden

gradual

human

B) pains

happiness

desires

pressures

C) point

reason

cause

stimuli

D) dubbed

rejected

based

supported

E) analysis

study

confidence

control


3.) Sample

Whether the argument is oral or written, the active ……………………………. is to make the other person take your view of the subject. In an explanation we but in an argument, we realize people are having a different view on the same subject. So we use two weapons – one is of conviction and the other is of persuasion. We try to prove the authenticity of our criteria by …………………………. others, using practical examples so that the other party comes round to our point of view. We also use moralizing to bring more partisans to our view. But when this lacks practical touch it can be called …………………………… IF you put forth that the shape of hills in New England is due to glaciers, you are first trying to persuade. Since here the logic is ………………………., it cannot be convincing. Human thinking and feeling also come to rescue. The first reaction could be spontaneous due to feeling but reasoning does come later. So in all arguments, one must keep in mind both the forces so that our criterion sees light.

A) point

mode

constraint

reason

purpose

B) writing

preaching

convincing

asking

persuading

C) conviction

persuasion

enthusiasm

logic

theoretical

D) present

abundant

absent

sporadic

lacking


4.) Sample

Many theories have been advanced, seeking variously to identify nationalism with language, culture, race, politics, geography, economics, or religion. Now these, and even other, matters may be factors predisposing or contributing to the formation of national consciousness. But, in the last analysis, nationalism is something over and above all its ……………………………………. elements, which it works into a new and higher ………………………….. As a matter of fact, nationalism is a state of mind – a belief, held by a fairly large number of individuals, that they constitute a “Nationality”; it is a sense of belonging together as a “Nation”. This “Nation”, as visualized in the minds of its believers, is a people or community-associated together and organized under one ……………………………, and dwelling together in a distinct ……………………….. “State” is the material manifestation of an idea, which may have pre-existed for generations as a mere pious aspiration with no …………………………… attributes like state sovereignty or physical frontiers.

A) essential

desirable

questions

constituent

B) type

aloud

synthesis

category

C) state

government

cover

ruling

D) territory

whole

difficult

field

E) obvious

tangible

greedy

capital


Answer:-

1.) appeared, hold, bitterly, jewel, distinguish

2.) suppressed, desires, stimuli, rejected, analysis

3.) purpose, convincing, persuasion, lacking

4.) constituent, synthesis, government, territory, tangible


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