PTE Academic Listening Fill in the Blanks Practice 2

Sample 1

…………….. Other countries, however, were drawn into the ……………… at this time. By September 28, 1939, the three Baltic Republics felt they had no choice but to permit Soviet ………….. and troops on their ……………… Finland was invaded by the Soviets on November 30. This began the Winter War. After over three months of hard fighting, and heavy losses, the Soviet Union gave up the attempted …………………. In the Moscow Peace Treaty, March 12, Finland ceded 10% of her territory. The Finns were ………………………. over having lost more land in the peace than on the battle fields, and over the ………………….. little use of the whole world’s sympathy.

Paragraph Source http://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/The_Unlikely_Alliance

Sample 2

The North African ……………… began in 1940, when small British forces in Egypt ……………back an Italian advance from Libya. This advance was stopped in 1941 when German ………….under Erwin Rommel landed in Libya. Thus began a seesaw campaign that culminated in the two Battles of El Alamein. The first battle took place in summer 1942. The Germans had advanced to El Alamein, the last ……………. point before Alexandria and the Suez Canal. However, as in the Soviet Union, they had outrun their ………………., and a British defence stopped their thrusts. The later of the two battles, in the late autumn saw British forces take the offensive. Rommel was pushed back, and this time did not stop …………….. back until Tunisia.

Paragraph Sourcehttp://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2011/09/world-war-ii-the-north-african-campaign/100140/

Sample 3 

What England gives me, is ………………, smile and happiness. Opportunity to fulfill all your …………. if you believe in yourself and work for the things you want to achieve – something that one will not get in Bulgaria if …………. only on one’s qualities. What I miss about my homeland, are the high mountains, the sea and the warm sun under which the most …………..fruits and vegetables grow. There is nothing better than turning your hobby into a job. In the beginning I started with making funny little …………..and things for home as a hobby, but now I am mainly ……………with handmade cards, gifts, home decor and that makes me very happy.

Paragraph Source- http://successstoriesmag.com/authors/yulia-jarvis/how-to-be-a-writer-and-dreamer/

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