PTE Reading Fill in the blanks. Fill the gaps with the words provided after each paragraph. Use verb forms logical consistency and vocabulary.
A. Overweight children have more (1)____ friendships and frenemies than their thinner counterparts, a new study has found. In a survey of 504 preteens in the Netherlands, researchers found that (2)_____ children are excluded from friendships, call classmates friends when the (3)____is not mutual and are disliked by peers. And overweight children dislike more classmates than their thinner (4)____. These heightened negative relationships take a mental, social and physical toll.
peers, Underweight, Feeling, Friends, unreciprocated, emotion, unreciprocatedShow Answers
B. “Parenting teenagers is not always easy. We wanted to look at what may make it easier to be a warm and positive parent with (1)___ rules for teenage children,” says Terese Glatz, researcher in social work at Örebro University. The study was undertaken in (2)___ with colleagues in the US.
The study shows that parents who feel they are in control of their lives and parenthood are more (3)___ and better at setting boundaries. Parents with a social support network maintain a warmer relationship with their children compared to parents who are more (4)___. The sense of control and a social network thus affect parents in different ways.
consistent, isolated, solitary, collaboration, appropriate, association, Stable, consistentShow Answers
C. When it comes to weight loss and lifestyle change we are generally told what we should not be doing and what we need to stop, cut back or (1)___ to achieve success.
Far less (2)___ do we focus on the positive — strategies and techniques that will still yield positive health outcomes minus the feelings of guilt, (3)___ and restriction. As such, there is growing research interest in exploring the benefits of (4)___ weight loss from a different perspective — with a focus on building positive health habits as opposed to breaking bad ones. A significant shift in thinking has the(5)___ to completely change the way we approach dieting forever, especially when early research suggests such an approach is linked to long term weight loss.
frequently, penury, approaching, commonly, potential, prospective, minimize, reduce, deprivationShow Answers