PTE listening filling the blanks practice study material sample. After listening to a text you have to fill the gap with a word which is missing-
1. America is described as an extremely complex (1)_______ of cultures, possibly even the most complex society in the modern world. The fact that it is made up numerous states, heavily populated with people of different (2)________ and origins, gives rise to a unique cultural situation. American culture’s chief characteristic is thus referred to as diversity .
“American” implies a citizen of the United States of America. The notion of culture, and American culture, creates a focus and exploration into what it means to be an American. Cultural diversity, (3)________, racism, cultural sensitivity and political correctness add to the (4)_______ of considerations in determining what this culture is.Show Answers
2. Conservation of natural resources is now usually embraced in the broader (1)_______ of conserving the earth itself by protecting its capacity for self-renewal. Particularly complex are the problems of nonrenewable resources such as oil and coal (see energy, sources of) and other minerals in great demand. Current thinking also favors the protection of entire ecological regions by the creation of “(2)_______ reserves.” Examples of such conservation areas include the Great Barrier Reef off Australia and (3)________ State Park in the United States. The importance of (4)________ human use and conservation beyond the boundaries of parks has become another important issue.Show Answers
3. Seattle City Light is a municipally owned utility that provides electricity to approximately 423,000 customers in the metropolitan Seattle area. Its commitment to (1)_______ started in 2005, when an Earth Day (2)________ resolution set the goal for the utility to become carbon-neutral. This resolution was followed by and (3)________ through a series of city council resolutions over the following two years. The driving force behind this effort was both a local culture that values environmental sustainability, and the realization that the city (4)________ on snowpack to provide cheap, plentiful hydroelectric power. The utility has been carbon-neutral since 2005, a unique achievement in North America.Show Answers