PTE Reading Fill in the blanks sample. Fill the gaps with appropriate words to complete the paragraph.
1. On a personal level xenophobia causes (1)______ or nervousness in the proximity of foreigners and in some severe cases can lead to complete (2)_______. Sufferers try to avoid people of different races, ethnicities or religions. To the outside world they seem ignorant or biased, while the real cause of their (3)______ is a fear they cannot control. The reasons for this kind of disorder are (4)______ past traumas caused by wars, foreign occupation, terrorist attacks or rejection by a foreign community.
fear, usually, separation, isolation, reaction, commonly, anxiety, behaviorShow Answers
2. Democratization is the process or trend by which democratic means of government proliferate or are (1)_______. The concept is a crucial (2)______ on contemporary international politics in the context of a global order perceived to be led by Western states which happen to also be democracies. Democratization, in general, is also considered to represent a (3)______ in human history where popular rule in some form grew wider through the political thought of several major philosophers and the revolutions that had a tremendous influence on the Enlightenment (4)______.
proclaim, period, impact, trend, movement, influence, time, asserted,Show Answers
3. Graffiti has transcended the written word and has now become a (1)______ between vandalism and art. Graffiti (2)______ to gain prominence in the mid-1970s as a series of colorful images, names and messages that were spray-painted on walls, subway trains and handball courts though it certainly did not (3)______ then. Graffiti art is a melting pot of pop (4)_______ that draws its influence from 1960s nostalgia, music, dance, television, comic books, computer graphics and jargon.
intersect, influences, started, discovered, began, impact, cross, originateShow Answers