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Aug

PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- LISTENING PRACTICE TEST 10

PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- LISTENING PRACTICE TEST 10PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- LISTENING PRACTICE TEST 10

1

These powers enabled a government with the President’s powers to ……………….. bypass the Reichstag (federal parliament). Under a further …………………… clause in the Weimar constitution when the President died, his office was temporarily ……………….. by the Chancellor. As a result, when Hindenburg died, the immense powers of the presidency fell into the hands of Adolf Hitler. Through the ………………… of those powers and an Enabling Act that allowed the nazi government to bypass and ignore the constitution, Hitler ensured his possession of the presidential ………………. became permanent and so gained ……………. control over Germany.

PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- LISTENING PRACTICE TEST 10

2

With Austria ……………….., Hitler turned his attention to Czechoslovakia. His first order of business was to seize the Sudetenland, a …………………….. area in northeast part of the country. With Austria in German …………………., the tiny state was nearly surrounded. Following lengthy negotiations, and blatant war ………………… from Hitler, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain went out of his way with French ……………. to appease Hitler, even though the United Kingdom had earlier guaranteed the security of Czechoslovakia. However, the Munich Agreement of September 30, 1938, then allowed German ……………….. to occupy the Sudetenland.

PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- LISTENING PRACTICE TEST 10

3

Germany and the Soviet Union, the two most powerful ……………. in Europe, were sworn enemies, but political ……………….. allowed them to sign a non-aggression pact (Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact) including a secret ………………. partitioning Poland, the Baltic Republics and Finland between the two. Full-scale war in Europe began on September 1, 1939, when Germany …………….. Poland, to which both Britain and France had pledged guarantees (see: Polish September Campaign 1939). On September 17, the Soviet Union invaded Poland from the east. Poland fell quickly, with her last large operational ………… surrendering October 5. However, Polish troops …………… fighting for the Allied until the end of the war.

CHECK ANSWERS
1 effectively, disastrous , assumed, possession, powers, dictatorial 2 secured, mountainous, hands, threats, leaders, troops 3 dictatorships, realities, clause, invaded, units, continued

 

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