PTE academic listening filling the blanks practice study material. After listening to a text you have to fill the gap with a word which is missing
1. On July 9, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) named (1)________ Wharf a World Heritage site, along with northwest England’s Lake District, the walled city of Ahmedabad in India and the sacred Japanese island of (2)_______, which doesn’t allow women on its shores.
Of the new sites on the list, none has a darker past than Valongo Wharf. Built in 1811, the wharf functioned as South America’s leading slave port. It was here that as many as 900,000 (3)________ African men, women and children were held before being sold on the Brazilian slave market. Those who didn’t survive the ordeal—who died during the (4)________ journey or sometime after arriving at the wharf—were buried in mass graves nearby.Show Answers
2. Water pollution (1)_______ with the advent of the Industrial Revolution, when factories began releasing pollutants directly into rivers and streams. In 1969, chemical waste released into Ohio’s (2)______ River caused it to burst into flames and the waterway became a symbol of how industrial pollution was destroying America’s natural resources. In 2007, CNN reported that “up to 500 million tons of heavy metals, (3)_______ and toxic sludge slip into the global water supply every year. In the developing world [according to UNESCO] as much as 70 percent of industrial waste is just dumped (4)_______ into the rivers and lakes.Show Answers
3. A team at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland in (1)_______ (SUPSI) has developed models that use predictive location data to distribute information through social media. The experiments showed that they could create rapid (2)_______ on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, but also in ad hoc physical networks of mobile devices. These messages could respond to local behaviours, assess feedback in real time and circulate more quickly among targeted users. The research provides a deeper understanding of social (3)________ in human behaviour, and discovered (4)_______ between physical locations, shared preferences and event-based social communities.Show Answers