Listening fill in the blanks online pte practice 1

Listening fill in the blanks online pte practice 1

Listening fill in the blanks online pte practice 1

After listening to the recording, type the missing word in each gap. Each recording will be between 40-90 seconds longs. To fill the correct words, you should listen to the recording properly and type answers correctly.

During listening, don’t bother with spellings when filling initially. Just make sure you quickly capture the word and staying in the same text as the recording. Try not to lag behind or go too ahead. Once you are done filing all the blanks quickly revisit them and correct any spelling errors.

a) Listen carefully to the recording and and fill in the blanks (1 to 4)

When the Tottenham riots broke out a …………….1…………….. commented: this is criminality, pure and simple. To ………….2…………… Oscar Wilde: the riots were not very pure and the causes were not simple. It was clear, though, that social………….3………….. was among the causes. The Guardian newspaper reported that of 1000 rioters going through the ………….4………….. fewer than 9 per cent had a job or were in training.


b) Listen carefully to the recording and and fill in the blanks (1 to 4)

In Mexico and Brazil, they have developed Conditional Cash Transfer programs. They are what they say on the tin. Cash is given to women of low income, but there are conditions: children have to be taken to ………..1……….. and health clinics, older children have to remain in school. In Brazil, the result has been great reductions in poverty and …………2……….. improvements in school attendance, especially of girls, and health …………3…………. questions have been raised as to whether the …………..4………… is needed.


c) Listen carefully to the recording and and fill in the blanks (1 to 4)

Political activists and ………….1…………. across a broad array of ideologies, from libertarians to social liberals to the hard left, are intrigued, or even ……….2……….. The Cato Institute, an American think tank which spends much of its time calling for a smaller state, ……………3………….. a sympathetic analysis of the policy in 2015. It feels that, thought it might prefer a world with no government ………….4……………. a basic income is the simplest.


d) Listen carefully to the recording and and fill in the blanks (1 to 4)

Migrant children who do …………1………… schools in cities usually get a worse education than their city-born …………2…………. State schools that accept migrant pupils often operate what Pei-chia Lan of National Taiwan university refers to as ‘apartheid school’………….3…………….. In these, migrant children are taught separately from ……….4………… ones in the same school, and are even kept apart from them in the playground.


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