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PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- READING FOR PRACTICE 12

PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- READING FOR PRACTICE 12PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- READING FOR PRACTICE 12

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Fred Lane and Stan Rowley ………… the tradition (and gold medals) at Paris in 1900, and then from there over 3,500 Australians have …………. at the greatest sporting event in history. Our first female athletes were Fanny Durack and Wilhelmina Wylie at Stockholm in 1912. Australia has …….. on to produce hundreds of champions and many athletes that have competed at multiple Games. You’ll see from this summary ……… of Australia at the Olympic Games that the and trivia page some of the………..


Persistent, represented, stars, table, continued, gone, vanished, counter


PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- READING FOR PRACTICE 12

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The founder of the modern Olympics, wanted the games to ………. unity and ………. in addition to physical fitness. He decided athletes who were housed together would get along better, and the ………. of the Olympic village was born. International home decor website Wayfair took a look at Olympic villages over the years, from the first modern Games in Athens 1896 to Rio 2016. Read on for …………. facts about the evolution of the Olympic villages.


Uphold, promote, concept, mesmerizing, peace, fascinating


PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST- READING FOR PRACTICE 12

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Over the years, the Olympics continued to change a lot. Competitors started coming from all over the globe and of course female athletes were finally………. . One award changed to three medals. Heaps of new sports were added, although some didn’t last! And ………. ceremonies and TV broadcasts eventually became part of the experience.
But if you watch closely, there are still ……….. of traditions in the modern Olympics that originated from ancient times, like running races and the……… . The Olympic torch and of course the four years between games. So the next time you watch your favourite athlete go for gold, spare a thought for the…….. , ah nude, Olympians who started it all.


Excluded, included, pentathlon, mammoth, ancient, huge, plenty


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1- continued, represented, gone, table, stars 2- promote, peace, concept, fascinating 3- included, huge, plenty, pentathlon, ancient

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