PTE difficult Reading and Writing fill blanks 33

PTE difficult Reading and Writing fill blanks 33

# PTE difficult Reading and Writing fill blanks 33

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

The Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world when it was completed in 1889. It was built for the World’s Fair to …………………………… that iron could be as strong as stone while being infinitely lighter. And in fact, the wrought-iron tower is twice as tall as the masonry Washington Monument and yet it weighs 70,000 tons less! it is repainted every seven years with 50 tons of dark brown paint.

Called “the father of the skyscraper,” the Home Insurance Building, …………………………………………. in Chicago in 1885 (and demolished in 1931), was 138 feet tall and 10 stories. It was the first building to effectively employ a supporting ……………………………………… of steel beams and columns, allowing it to have many more windows than traditional masonry structures. But this new construction method made people worry that the building would fall down, leading the city to halt construction until they could …………………………….. the structure’s safety.

In 1929, auto tycoon Walter Chrysler took part in an intense race with the Bank of Manhattan Trust Company to build the world‘s tallest skyscraper. Just when it looked like the bank had captured the …………………………………………… title, workers at the Chrysler Building jacked a thin spire hidden inside the building through the top of the roof to win the contest (subsequently losing the title four months later to the Empire State Building). Chrysler also decorated his building to mirror his cars, with hubcaps, mudguards, and hood ornaments.

 

A) demonstrate

implicate

suggest

insinuate

B) renovated

devised

constructed

invented

C) ceiling

skeleton

engine

concrete

D) exonerate

ameliorate

investigate

consecrate

E) informal

meaningless

royal

coveted


2.) Sample

Founded after World War2 by 51 “peace-loving states” combined to oppose future aggression, the United Nations now counts 192 member nations, ………………………………………… its newest members, Nauru, Kiribati, and Tonga in 1999, Tuvalu and Yugoslavia in 2000, Switzerland and East Timor in 2002, and Montenegro in 2006.

United Nations Day has been …………………………………. on October 24 since 1948 and celebrates the objectives and accomplishments of the organization, which was established on October 24, 1945.

The UN ………………………………………… in peacekeeping and humanitarian missions across the globe. Though some say its …………………………………….. has declined in recent decades, the United Nations still plays a tremendous role in world politics. In 2001 the United Nations and Kofi Annan, then Secretary-General of the UN, won the Nobel Peace Prize “for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world.”

Since 1948 there have been 63 Un peacekeeping ……………………………………. 16 are currently underway. Thus far, close to 130 nations have contributed personnel at various times; 119 are currently providing peacekeepers. As of August 31, 2008, there were 16 peacekeeping operations underway with a total of 88,230 personnel. The small island nation of Fiji has taken part in virtually every UN peacekeeping operation, as has Canada.

A) especially

including

possibly

limiting

B) observed

watched

monitored

examined

C) connects

appoints

engages

absorbs

D) meaninglessness

consequences

descriptiveness

influence

E) operations

transgressions

processes

businesses


3.) Sample

C.S. Lewis, or Jack Lewis, as he preferred to be called, was born in Belfast, Ireland (now Northern Ireland) on November 29, 1898. He was the second son of Albert Lewis, a lawyer, and Flora Hamilton Lewis. His older brother, Warren Hamilton Lewis, who was known as Warnie, had been born three years. ………………………………………….. in 1895.

Lewis’s early childhood was relatively happy and carefree. In those days Northern Ireland was not yet ……………………………………. by bitter civil strife, and the Lewises were comfortable off. The family home, called Little Lea, was a large, gabled house with dark, narrow passages and an overgrown garden, which Warnie and Jack played in and …………………………………………… together. There was also a library that was crammed with books – two of Jack’s favorites were Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

This somewhat idyllic boyhood came to an end for Lewis when his mother became ill and died of cancer in 1908. Barely a month after her death the two boys were sent away from home to go to boarding school in England.

Lewis hated the school, with its strict rules and hard, …………………………………. headmaster, and he missed Belfast terribly. Fortunately for him, the school for him, the school closed in 1910, and he was able to return to Ireland.

After a year, however, he was sent back to England to study. This time, the ………………………………. proved to be mostly positive. As a teenager, Lewis learned to love poetry, especially the works of Virgil and Homer. He languages, mastering French, German and Italian.

A) ago

earlier

previously

subsequently

B) plagued

bothered

pestered

doubted

C) watched

instigated

explored

inspired

D) unsympathetic

careless

desensitized

deliberative

E) essence

understanding

suffering

experience


4.) Sample

The first fact that stands out clearly as a characteristic of ………………………………………. life is activity. Everybody seems to be doing something. Activity seems ………………………… Farmers are cultivating their broad acres, woodsmen are chopping and hewing, miners are ………………………………….. in underground chambers, and the products of farm, forest, and mine are finding their way to the great distributing centers. Busiest of all are the throngs that thread the streets of the great centers, and ……………………………… in and out of stores and offices. Men and women rush from one office department stores to another, children pour into the intellectual hopper of the schoolroom and from there to the playground. Everybody is busy, and everybody is ………………………………. personal profit and satisfaction.

A) intellectual

social

economic

cultural

political

B) desirable

final

necessary

fundamental

secondary

C) drilling

cutting

filling

working

lurking

D) come

go

mob

crowd

pour

E) asking

talking

breaking

seeking

counting


Answer:-

1.) demonstrate, constructed, skeleton, investigate, coveted

2.) including, observed, engages, influence, operations

3.) earlier, plagued, explored, unsympathetic, experience

4.) social, fundamental, drilling, pour, seeking


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