PTE Reading Fill in the blanks. Read the following paragraph fill the gaps with appropriate words. Use verb forms and logical consistency.
A. The high tech sector is (1)______ ground zero for cyber-attacks. One obvious reason is that these organizations (2)_______ very valuable information to be stolen. However, another more subtle reason is the nature of high tech organizations themselves. High tech companies – and their employees – generally have a higher (3)_____ appetite than their counterparts in other sectors. Also, they tend to be early adopters of new technologies that are still (4)______ and are therefore especially vulnerable to attacks and exploits.
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B. Household actions and government policies are both necessary to mitigate the (1)______ of climate change. However, the household behaviour may crowd out public support for government action by (2)_____ the perception of sufficient progress. Here we demonstrate this crowding-out effect in public opinion using survey experiments with more than 14,000 participants in Japan. Subjects who were (3)______ assigned to report their energy-saving actions following the shutdown of the Fukushima power plant were less likely to support a tax increase on carbon emissions. Treatment effects were larger for subjects who had completed (4)______ actions.
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C. Failure is a learning process, but people often don’t think about it that way, (1)_____ if they’ve been successful in life. However, failure can be just as (2)_______ as a success. “Instead of decreasing your confidence and your feeling of your abilities, it should boost those. Those experiences make you a (3)______ entrepreneur,” said Goldstein, who has 20 years’ experience as a startup executive, co-founder and investor. Your attitude also influences how your subordinates handle (4)______.
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