Helen Garner latest reading fill blanks PTE 102 shepherd's hut

Helen Garner latest reading fill blanks PTE 102

# Helen Garner latest reading fill blanks PTE 102

Read the following paragraph and choose the correct option to fill the gaps.

1.) Sample

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The Australian writer Helen Garner documented Farquharson’s trial and subsequent conviction in her 2014 book This House of Grief. It has become one of ……………………. true stories that are now known as “Helen Garner cases”: stories of bewildering violence ………………….. cruelty, or what she calls the “excruciating realms of human behaviour, where reason fights to gain a purchase”. Her novels are never entirely fiction, while her non-fiction is never only about ………………….., but dissections of her own thoughts, and ours as well.

Of the five non-fiction books, four novels, countless short stories and even more numerous pieces of journalism that make up Garner’s oeuvre, almost all touch on the darkness found in Australian suburbia: a single mother’s relationship with a heroin addict in Garner’s 1977 debut novel Monkey Grip; caring for a dying friend riddled ……………….. cancer in The Spare Room (which caused an unprecedented Man Booker brouhaha when her publishers complained that it was not considered for the prize); an academic accused of groping two female students in The First Stone; a young man killed by his girlfriend after a dinner party, at which several guests were warned what would happen – but did nothing – in Joe Cinque’s Consolation.


2.) Sample

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Without …………………………. a marriage proposal from her relative Edwin Bridle in 1905, Franklin boldly embarked in the Ventura for the United States of America on 7 April 1906, intending to ……………………….. as a ‘Mary Ann’, and publish at least one of the three manuscripts written since 1901, maybe Some Everyday Folk and Dawn (Edinburgh, 1909), set near Penrith. She arrived at the debris of the San Francisco earthquake. Her ill-documented first months in California appear to have been determined by a shipmate nurse of Seventh Day Adventist persuasion and ………………………. of introduction to feminists from Vida Goldstein.

Reportedly set for New York, she had traversed America as far as Chicago by late 1906. There she stayed until October 1915. Directed to Jane Addams’s Hull House, she was welcomed by fellow-Australian Alice Henry and impressed the philanthropic Margaret Dreier Robins, president of the fledgeling National Women’s Trade Union League of America, who in October 1907 …………………………… her a post as a personal secretary. Edwin Bridle’s correspondence ceased.


3.) Sample

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The 1980s also witnessed the emergence of a ……………………….. of accomplished women writers—Janette Turner Hospital, Kate Grenville, Helen Garner, Glenda Adams, Barbara Hanrahan, and Elizabeth Jolley—and the first three of ………………………… continued to be prominent voices in the 1990s. In all her work Grenville treads a precarious line between darkness and ……………………… comedy, from the extraordinary Lilian’s Story (1985) and its sequel, Dark Places (1994), to her clearly understated novel The Idea of Perfection (1999). Garner’s work includes

The Children’s Bach (1984) and True Stories: Selected Non-Fiction (1996), which draws upon the fact ……………………….. fiction. Hospital’s Collected Stories 1970–1995appeared in 1995. Jolley’s enigmatic fiction includes Miss Peabody’s Inheritance (1983) and The Well (1986). ……………………. male writers, Brian Castro, Robert Drewe, David Foster, and Tim Winton similarly emerged as significant writers. Of these Winton and Foster are particularly notable for their volumes Cloudstreet (1991) and The Glade Within the Grove (1996), respectively.

The two leading poets of the 1980s were Les Murray, allusive and humane, concerned to ……………………… what evidence he could in the secular world of spiritual realities and to demonstrate the …………………………… of poetry in ordinary life (a representative volume of his work is Dog Fox Field [1990]), and Bruce Dawe, who evinced the Australian voice in his contemporary, journalistic poetry appearing in, for example, Sometimes Gladness (1978). Robert Gray continued the tradition …………………….. spare, almost Imagistic lyric verse in such volumes of his as Piano (1988) and Certain Things (1993).


4.) Sample

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Three years after taking out the Man Booker prize, Richard Flanagan’s epic The Narrow Road to the Deep North is to be …………………….. for television.

The bestselling Australian author has signed a deal with FremantleMedia Australia for his novel to be made into a high-end drama series about the horrific ordeals of the prisoners on the death railway between Thailand and Burma during the second world war.

Flanagan, 57, was inspired to write the novel by his father’s ……………………… as a prisoner of war, forced by the Japanese to work on the railway.

He was “delighted” that the book ………………….. be made into a series “in this age of great television drama, promising the quality, the depth and the occasional brilliance of which the form is now capable”.


5.) Sample

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For the last …………………………. of months, Winton has been venturing out of his domestic ……………………….. and he has caused a fuss. At 57, he’s recognizably the same Winton, with his straggly surf-bleached hair, his loose jeans, and T-shirt. He’s in the company, he says, so he’s ……………………. shoes.

But he has done something he has never done before and completed a 10-city tour, where people paid up to $50 (£28) to hear him talk about an ……………………….. that The Shepherd’s Hut raises, even though Winton loathes worthy-cause writing: the toxicity of patriarchy, not only for women but for men and boys.

Winton decided to …………………….. the tour, called Tender Hearts, Sons of Brutes because he knew The Shepherd’s Hut was being published in the middle of the #MeToo moment, a cultural upheaval that is throwing up deep questions about gender relations.

“I didn’t write the book as a vehicle to talk about it,” he says. “I wrote the book the same way I write all the books: just for play, to find out, to make a story and as an excuse to write about landscapes …………………….. I love and the people who come out of those landscapes.”


Answers:-

1.) many, and, crime, with

2.) rejecting, work, letters, offered

3.) number, these, superb, as well as, between, find, importance, of

4.) adapted, experience, would

5.) couple, bliss, wearing, issue, give, that

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