PTE Reading Fill in the blanks. Read the following paragraph fill the gaps with suitable words. Use verb forms and logical consistency.
A. Men were considered good at problem-solving and decision-making. While not free from their own problems, the first (1)______ of conventional wisdom held that men had to keep certain things to themselves. This was the expectation and (2)______ considered the manly thing to do. But times have changed and society has grown more complex. In the process, the perception of who man is and what he stands for has changed as well.
It has become trendy to (3)_____ the male, his maleness and by extension, his masculinity. The degree to which any man has been personally (4)______ by this attitude depends on a number of factors; some are troubled by it, many are not. Others refer to the trend and pronounce the male to be in crisis.
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B. Socialization is a fundamental concept in sociology which describes the (1)______ in which human beings learn to function within their society. It can be defined as the way that social order is maintained through a learning process that (2)_____ culture, social norms and roles and the accepted behaviors of society. The process of socialization takes into account someone’s status; a person may have (3)______ statuses that relate to their age, sex or religion for example. Each of these will have a role attached to it. Hence in order for an individual to become socialized and function in society, they must learn to (4)_____ these statuses and roles, in themselves and also in others.
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C. The (1)______ of economics, psychology, game theory, and neuroscience has opened new vistas—not just on how people think and behave, but also on how organizations function. Over the past two decades, academic insight and real-world experience have (2)_______, beyond much doubt, that when companies channel their competitive and collaborative (3)______, embrace diversity, and recognize the needs and emotions of (4)_______ employees, they can reap dividends in performance.
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