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PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- LISTENING PRACTICE TEST 6

PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- LISTENING PRACTICE TEST 6PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- LISTENING PRACTICE TEST 6

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The origins of the Second World War are generally viewed as being ………….. back to the First World War (1914-1918). In that war Germany under the ultra-nationalistic Kaiser Wilhelm II along with its allies, had been ……………….. by a combination of the United Kingdom, United States, France, Russia and others. The war was directly ………………… by the victors on the ……………… nationalism of the Kaiser’s Germany; it was Germany that effectively started the war with an attack on France through Belgium.

France, which had ………………. a previous defeat at the hands of Prussia (a state that merged one year later with others to form Germany) in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, demanded revenge for its financial …………………. during the First World War (and its humiliation in the earlier war) ensured that the various peace treaties, specifically the Treaty of Versailles imposed tough financial ……………… and restrictions on Germany.

PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- LISTENING PRACTICE TEST 6

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World War 2, also known as the Second World War, was a war fought from 1939 to 1945 in Europe and, during much of the 1930s and 1940s, in Asia. The war in Europe began in earnest on September 1, 1939 with the ……………….. of Poland by Nazi Germany, and concluded on September 2, 1945, with the official ………………….. of the last Axis nation, Japan. However, in Asia the war began earlier with Japanese ……………………. in China, and in Europe, the war ended earlier with the unconditional surrender of Germany on May 8, 1945. The ………………. spilled over into Africa, included a handful of incidents in the Americas, and a series of major naval battles. It was the largest armed conflict in history, spanning the entire world and involving more countries than any other war, as well as introducing powerful new weapons, ……………….. in the first use of nuclear weapons.

 

 

PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- LISTENING PRACTICE TEST 6

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In Europe, the origins of the war are closely tied to the rise of ………………….., especially in Nazi Germany. A discussion of how the Nazis came to power is a ………………. in this context. The origins of the Second World War are generally viewed as being traced back to the First World War (1914-1918). In that war Germany under the ultra-nationalistic Kaiser Wilhelm II along with its allies, had been ……………………. by a combination of the United Kingdom, United States, France, Russia and others.

war was directly blamed by the victors on the miltant nationalism of the Kaiser’s Germany; it was Germany that effectively started the war with an attack on France through Belgium. France, which had suffered a previous defeat at the hands of Prussia (a state that merged one year later with others to form Germany) in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, demanded ……………….. for its financial devastation during the First World War (and its humiliation in the earlier war) ………….. that the various peace ………………., specifically the Treaty of Versailles imposed tough financial reparations and restrictions on Germany.

CHECK ANSWERS
1 traced, defeated, blamed, miltant, suffered, devastation, reparations 2 invasion, surrender, interventions, conflict, culminating 3 fascism, requisite, defeated, revenge, ensured, treaties