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PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- READING FOR PRACTICE 1

PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- READING FOR PRACTICE 1PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- READING FOR PRACTICE 1

1
Supported by Sherman tanks of the 751st Tank Battalion, the Mountaineers ……….. pushed the Germans out of their bunkers and off the…………., only to be on the receiving end of tremendous artillery and mortar barrages and numerous ………….. counter attacks that took place for four days. Despite the bitter fighting and the heavy casualties, the hill mass was finally secured by February 24. The 10th had had its long-sought baptism of fire. Most importantly, the mountaineers had …………….. themselves and had accomplished their mission; the German grip on the northern Apennines was finally……….


Suffering, proven, depths, shattered, heights, gradually, messy, disorganized


PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- READING FOR PRACTICE 1

2
The men of the 10th celebrated the ……… of the war in the one way that seemed ………….. appropriate for them: They organized a ski race. On the crusty summer snows of Mount Mangart, where the borders of Italy, Austria, and Yugoslavia come together, the 10th’s best skiers ………… each other. First Sergeant Walter Prager, the Dartmouth ski team coach, won. It ………… a fitting way not only to end a war, but to begin a new world.


Seemed, challenged, end, commonly, confronted, uniquely


PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- READING FOR PRACTICE 1

3
Major streets were barricaded, houses were ………… with gun loopholes, and artillery platforms were erected. The Gross Garten, or Great Garden, a landscaped park that lay to the southeast, ………… by a wall, guarded Dresden’s approaches in that direction and was considered a……………
Napoleon directed that the seven gates to the suburbs be ……….. and the Pirna Gate be strengthened by excavating a ditch in front of it that could be ………… with water. Saint-Cyr was counting primarily on the 13 redoubts that ringed the city like a necklace.


Occupied, obstructed, filled, weakness, fitted, strongpoint, blocked, surrounded


CHECK ANSWERS
1- gradually, heights, disorganized, proven, shattered 2- end, uniquely, challenged, seemed 3- fitted, surrounded, strongpoint, blocked, filled

 

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