May real exam reading and writing fill blanks 31 magnetic north pole

May real exam reading and writing fill blanks 31

# May real exam reading and writing fill blanks 31

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

Scientists have found that the magnetic north pole is moving at a speed of about 55 kilometres every year. One hundred years ago, the pole was …………………………….. near the coast of northern Canada. It crossed the International Date Line, the imaginary line running through the Pacific Ocean from the North Pole to the South Pole, in 2017. Now, the magnetic north pole is in the middle of the Arctic Ocean and moving towards Russia. Arnaud Chulliat told the Associated Press the …………………………….. movement of magnetic north is a problem for compasses in smartphones and other electronic devices. Importance to navigation systems Airplanes and boats mainly use Global Positioning Systems ………………………………. for navigation. GPS is not affected by the movements of the pole because it is satellite-based. But aeroplanes and boats do ………………………………. on magnetic north in emergencies, Chulliat noted.

A) coated

located

commenced

trained

B) erratic

continuous

unchanging

even

C) batteries

power

instruments

mails

D) depend

dependence

dependency

dependable


2.) Sample

Individuals struggling with drug addiction often do not intend to overdose on their drug of choice. Overdose might happen accidentally for a …………………………….. of reasons, such as taking a regular dose after ……………………………… has lowered, taking a stronger dose than the body is accustomed to, or combining substances of abuse. While some people do overdose intentionally, the majority of overdoses are unintended. Overdose is a medical emergency, and …………………………….. medical attention can help ………………………. lasting health consequences or death or lasting health consequences. Many states have passed “Good Samaritan” laws that legally protect the person who suffered the overdose, as well as those who call 911 to ……………………………….. the emergency.

A) abundance

least

little

variety

B) tolerate

tolerance

tolerable

tolerates

C) favour

last

prompt

extravagant

D) prevent

preventable

prevention

prevents

E) reporting

reports

report

reported


3.) Sample

Instant gratification is a difficult force to overcome but frugal people realize that you can …………………………….. things down and save yourself a lot of money in the process. Comparison shopping, whether it’s for a gallon of milk or a home renovation, is crucial. For staples, like milk and eggs, I just remember which stores offer the best …………………………………….. and don’t compare shop each and every time I buy them. I just keep an eye out and don’t let myself ………………………………. regularly. For larger one time purchases, like renovation work, I always get three or more quotes. When you have three, you know where the market ………………………………. is for that work. If you have the time, get more but …………………………………. yourself at ten or if the process takes more than two weeks.

A) show

slow

shallow

slew

B) dealership

deals

points

extras

C) overexcitement

overpay

overeat

overshadow

D) rate

ownership

things

flow

E) step

move

stop

fasten


4.) Sample

Polar-orbiting satellites monitor the whole Earth. This map, created with data from a polar-orbiting called Suomi-NPP, shows warm sea surface temperatures in orange and cold temperatures and high cloud tops in magenta. This information is important for long-term forecasting. The satellite performs these accurate measurements all around the globe twice per day. This flood of data is what helps weather forecasters to reliably ………………………………. the weather up to 7 days in ……………………………… These measurements can also help forecasters predict seasonal weather patterns, such as EI Nino and La Nina. Polar-orbiting satellites …………………………….. essential information for the models that forecast ……………………………… weather like hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards days in advance. The information is also needed to assess environmental ……………………………. such as droughts, forest fires, poor air quality, and harmful coastal waters.

A)predict

contradict

assure

contrast

B) relation

advantage

fastest

advance

C) revealing

collect

complexes

durable

D) several

severe

severity

sealing

E) atmosphere

hazards

hazardous

exposure


5.) Sample

Tibet has closed the base camp on its side of Mount Everest to visitors who don’t have climbing …………………………… Authorities have resorted to the unusual move to deal with the mounting waste problem at the site. The ban means tourists can only go as far as a ………………………….. slightly below the 5200m base camp level. More people visit the mountain from the Southern side in Nepal, but over the past years, numbers have been rising steadily on the Tibetian side as well.

The Tibetian base camp is popular as it is …………………………… by car – whereas the Nepalese camp can only be reached by a hike of almost two weeks. The world’s highest peak has been struggling with escalating levels of ………………………… for years, as the number of visitors rises. The Tibetian Mountaineering Association says 40,000 visited its base camp in 2015, the most recent year with figures. A record 45,000 visited Nepal’s base camp in 2016-7 according to Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation.

A) announcements

permits

struggle

inexperienced

B) homes

monastery

dams

dens

C) allowed

circulated

accessible

horizon

D) pupils

mixtures

rubbish

dramas


6.) Sample

Days after a British mountaineer claimed that a famous rock feature near the summit of Mount Everest had disintegrated, two Nepali climbers have ………………………….. him. So has the Hillary Step collapsed, and if not, why the confusion? The Hillary Step is a 12-metre rock face, forming the last great …………………………….. before the summit of Everest – wouldn’t it be hard to miss? Yes, says British mountaineer Tim Mosedale, who reached the summit on 16 May for the sixth time. He confirmed the step’s disappearance, saying it was “definitely not there anymore”, and was most likely a ……………………………… of Nepal’s 2015 earthquake. But Pasang Tenzing Sherpa, a high-altitude guide who just ……………………………… from the mountain, insisted that the step was intact.

A) confused

raised

blemished

contradicted

B) obstacle

cause

blocking

hill

C) victim

reason

culprit

stimulant

D) referred

returned

clamed

clashed


7.) A newly declassified document gives a fascinating ………………………… into the US military’s plans for “information operations”. The declassified document is called “Information Operations Roadmap.” It was ……………………… by the National Security Archive at George Washington University using the Freedom of Information Act. Officials in the Pentagon wrote it in 2003. The Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, signed it. The operations described in the ………………………….. include a surprising range of military activities: public affairs officers who brief journalists, psychological operations troops who try to manipulate the thoughts and beliefs of an enemy, computer network attack specialists who ……………………. to destroy enemy networks.

A) Eye

Glimpse

Eyeball

Squint

B) Wore

Save

Invade

Gain

Obtain

C) Script

Token

Document

Form

D) Chase

Comb

Fan

Seek

Answer:-

1.) located, continuous, instruments, depend

2.) variety, tolerance, prompt, prevent, report

3.) slow, deals, overpay, rate, stop

4.) predict, advance, collect, severe, hazards

5.) permits, monastery, accessible, rubbish

6.) contradicted, obstacle, victim, returned

7.) glimpse, obtain, document, seek


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