9
Jul

PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST

PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST

PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST

1
As bridges ………. the River would be subject to strong defence, and to avoid the likelihood of detection, the site chosen for the …………. was between the bridges. Two strong swimmers from among the New Zealand Troops went back to the River in the evening. They took across the first constructions of ………….. boats – thick canvas pull-up sides with struts to hold in place (like canvas buckets). More troops soon followed pulling themselves across on the boats to …….…… on the north bank. The pontoon boats were ………….. together, with big duckboards on top, to form a floating platform for the crossing and amphibious tanks made their own way


moored, raft, crossing, junction, terminated, pontoon, watch, over, guard


PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST

2
The soldiers studied the rock face for a very long time, speaking ………… as they scanned the shale with ………… and jotting notes onto a map of the area. The map named this series of connected peaks Monte Della Riva. The troops simply called it Riva Ridge. They could see places on the ridge that looked fairly easy to…………. , and other parts of the trail that offered more of a challenge—places where snow and ice ……………… to shadowy crevasses, places where small waterfalls cascaded over rock, places where the shale looked loose and easily broken. What they could not see but knew was there was an alert German battalion on the summit, just waiting for the Allies to make another …………… attempt on the neighboring mountain, Monte Belvedere.


Rash, navigate, foolhardy, noiselessly, binoculars, pilot, clung, quietly


PTE ACADEMIC MOCK TEST

3
Nowhere was the fighting more ………….. than on the far eastern spur of the ridge known as Pizzo di Campiano. Here, Lieutenant James Loose and a dozen of his men from Company A of the 86th became …………… from the rest of their platoon and ………… two enemy companies—a much larger force than intelligence had estimated was there. At 0500 hours, the battle for the ………… began. The Yanks were hit by a flurry of grenades, then attacked several times, each time fighting off the attacks with their ………….. supply of ammunition.


Bourgeoning, separated, dwindling, whole, spur, met, intense, encountered


CHECK ANSWERS
1- over, crossing, pontoon, guard, moored 2- quietly, binoculars, navigate, clung, foolhardy 3- intense, separated, encountered, spur, dwindling

PLEASE CHECK SPEAKING TIPS

 

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