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PTE MOCK TEST-10-READING FILL IN THE BLANKS

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PTE MOCK TEST-10-READING FILL IN THE BLANKS

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With no hope left, German ……………. arrived at the 15th Army Group headquarters in Caserta, Italy, on 28 April to arrange a cease-fire and the …………………… surrender of the remaining Axis forces south of the Alps. They agreed to a cease-fire along the entire Italian front at 1200 hours on 2 May 1945. On the afternoon of 3 May 1945, Generals Truscott and Mc Creery ……………… a ceremony at Caserta, where a German representative ……………………. the remaining Axis forces in Italy to General Clark, formally ending World War II in the Mediterranean.


Withstand, unconditional, surrendered, qualified, emissaries, attended


PTE MOCK TEST-10-READING FILL IN THE BLANKS

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Eighty per cent of rice produced in Australia is of medium-grain Japonica varieties, which are well …………….. to high summer temperatures without the humidity of tropical climates. Direct ……………. is the main method of crop establishment. Production is highly advanced and mechanized, and rice is often planted in rotation with ………………… crops. The main planting season in eastern Australia is October, with ……………… in March-April. Thanks to the use of improved ……………….. and better farm-level management, rice yields have increased from 5-7 tons/ha in the early 1970s to more than 10.2 tons/ha in 2003, with maximum yields of 14 tons. Australian rice growers are considered among the most ……………… and productive in the world.


efficient, pasture, suited, varieties, seeding, harvesting


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The Italians do not eat much rice (about 8.5 kg/person in 2000), but Italy is famous for its risotto and a number of rice ………………. have been developed for this purpose, especially Arborio and Carniola. The Italians have a saying “Rice is born in water but dies in wine“. The artist Giovanni Pascale ………………. a poem about a rice dish, and he also wrote an aria about rice in his famous opera Tancredo.

The most famous Italian yellow rice dish is Risotto alla Milanese. According to tradition, the dish was ……………….. during the construction of the famous Milan cathedral at the beginning of 16th Century. Saffron was introduced to color the ………………. glass windows of the cathedral, and was added to a risotto dish only as a joke.


Stained, composed, varieties, concocted


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