pretty sure fill in the blanks PTE listening exercise 10

pretty sure fill in the blanks PTE listening exercise 10

pretty sure fill in the blanks PTE listening exercise 10

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 5)

The next topic is going to be black holes, and this is a similar situation. Fifteen, twenty years ago black holes were sort of poised ……………1……………. on the boundary between theoretical physics and science fiction. A boundary that is more ………….2………….. than you might believe. But again, in the past fifteen years or so this has been converted into a standard topic in observational ………….3………….. There are dozens, probably hundreds of objects we can point to in the sky and say, “yes those things are black holes.” And so now, the current topic of research is do these things that we are pretty sure are black holes actually behave in the incredibly ………….4………… science fiction manner that the theoretical physicists have been talking about for the past thirty or forty years. So, to what extent are these very exotic behaviors actually ……………….5……………….. in real life?

 


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

In 1962, an English political scientist and …………1…………… by the name Bernard Crick wrote a short and very polemical and …………2……………. little book called In Defense of Politics and by politics Crick meant a distinctive type of human activity where ………….3…………….. of interests among groups are adjudicated by discussion, persuasion and debate rather than by force or by………….4………….

 


c) Listen carefully to the recording and and fill in the blanks (1 to 7)

Carbon-rich soil is dark, ………….1………. and fertile and retains some water. But erosion can occur if soil is dry which is a likely effect if it contains ………..2……….. amounts of carbon. Erosion is of course bad for people trying to grow crops or …………3………… animals on that ……………..4…………… In the 1970s and 80s Lal was studying soils in Africa so …………….5…………….. of organic matter that the ground had become extremely hard, like cement. There he met a …………….6……………… in the study of global warming, who suggested that carbon from the soil had moved into the atmosphere. This is now looking …………..7………….. likely.


d) Listen carefully to the recording and and fill in the blanks (1 to 6)

Teamwork can also lead to ………….1………… a common cause of poor sales. In the case of a Teamwork can also lead to ………….2…………. one director wanted to target the business market, and another demanded it was …………3………….. at consumers. The company wanted both directors to be …………4…………. so gave the product a consumer friendly name, But marketed it to companies. The result was that it met the needs of neither group. It would have been better to let one director or the other have his way, not both. Now ………….5…………… or hard work. It’s easy to …………..6………… people who say they work hard.


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