PTE Reading Fill in the Blanks

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Absence from work is a costly and (A) ____ problem for any organization. The cost of absenteeism in Australia has been put at 1.8 million hours per day or $1400 million annually. In 2015, a study was (B) ____ in the Prince William Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, where, prior to this time, few active steps (C) ____ been taken to measure, understand or manage the (D)____ of absenteeism.

malicious         occurrence        conducted          had         disruptive        repetition       claimed        has

The coastal hypothesis (A) _____ an economy based on marine mammal hunting, saltwater fishing, shellfish gathering, and the use of watercraft. (B) _____ of the barrier of ice to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and populated areas to the north, there may have been a greater (C) _____ for people to move in a southerly direction.

speed          suggests        recommends           impetus          In spite          Even         Because

One of the most eminent of psychologists, Clark Hull, (A) ______ that the essence of reasoning lies in the putting together of two ‘behaviour segments’ in some (B) ______ way, never actually performed before, so as to reach a goal. Two followers of Clark Hull, Howard and Tracey Kendler, (C) ______ a test for children that was explicitly based on Clark Hull’s principles. The children were given the task of learning to (D) ______ a machine so as to get a toy. In order to succeed, they had to go through a two-stage sequence.

devised             observe            operate              device             novel            claimed             manufactured

By |2018-07-08T23:06:35+00:00June 27th, 2018|PTE Exercise|3 Comments

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  1. Bhawani June 27, 2018 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    where is the answer then ?

    • myPTE
      myPTE June 27, 2018 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      Hi Bhawani,

      We allow students at least 24 hours to attempt the quiz, all answers are provided the following day. Please comeback tomorrow to find the answer if you are curious :).

      MYPTE Team

  2. Shiv June 27, 2018 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Disruptive, conducted, had, occurrence
    suggest, because, impetus
    claimed, novel, devise, operate

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