PTE Reading Fill In The Blanks Practice Set 1

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    Welcome to your PTE Reading Fill In The Blanks Practice Set 1

    1. Many old spells have been lost or ………………….. over the years, but careful readers of medieval books can still recognize some of them tucked within old tomes. There is a spell from a 10th-century book which was one of the most wanted recipes for medical emergencies – it was created to …………… poisoning and infections.Magic spells are mentioned in some of the world’s oldest resources. It also seems that people had ……………. magic even before they learned how to write. Seeking spiritual or ………………… aid is still popular today and many people turn to the old beliefs when they face hardship.

      heal | divine |  extinct |   forgotten |  cure | practiced | devotional | performed |

    2.

    According to tales and legends, the …………….. of Chinese New Year started with the fight against a ……………. beast called Nian, who had the body of a bull and the head of a lion.  It was said to be a ferocious animal that lived in the mountains and hunted for a living.   Towards the end of Winter when there was nothing to eat, Nian would come on the first day of New Year to the villages to eat livestock, crops, and even villagers, especially children. To ………..  themselves, the villagers would put food in front of their doors at the beginning of every year. It was …………. that after the Nian ate the food they prepared, it wouldn’t attack any more people.




    safeguard |origin | mythical |  believed | fabled | beginning | protect | accepted | 

    3.

    In Scotland it was believed the fairies sit on the mushrooms and use them as tables for their fetes, while in Wales the story goes that the mushrooms were …………… by the fairy folk and used as parasols or umbrellas. Even now in Wales it’s said the rings …………… an underground fairy village. Welsh folklore also ……………… the rings as locations of fertility and fortune, and claim that crops grown around them and livestock ………………. nearby will flourish.




    signify | picked | feeding | considers | plucked | marked | living | 

    4.

    Worldwide, around 60 per cent of the 500 known primate species are ……………. with extinction. primates live in tropical and subtropical areas and are mainly found in regions of Africa, South America, Madagascar and Asia. However, the extinction of a species must be …………….. a global problem. An international research team that includes two scientists from the German Primate Center — Leibniz Institute for Primate Research, …………… the economic, social, cultural, ecological and scientific importance of primates and the global ……………… of species extinctions. They call for a strengthening of awareness and a rethinking of the impending extinction events.




    consequences |  threatened | evaluated |awaiting | considered | effects | recognized |

    5.

    For decades, scientists have …………… that the movement of Earth’s tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as they cool. New research, however, shows plate dynamics are ……………….. significantly by the additional force of heat drawn from the Earth’s core. The new findings also challenge the theory that underwater mountain ranges known as mid-ocean ridges are ………… boundaries between moving plates. The findings show the East Pacific Rise, the Earth’s ……………. mid-ocean ridge, is dynamic as heat is transferred.




    driven |  dominant |  theorized | passive | powered | assumed | parallel | 


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    An alumni of Auckland House School, Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), I am a post graduate from Panjab University, Chandigarh. Currently, the owner of Saya Educationals, an English Language training institute located in the tricity and appreciated for being a good PTE/ IELTS trainer.

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