24
Aug

 PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 15

 PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 15PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 15

PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 15

1

The war in Italy had ……………. slowly over a year with many abortive battles and fearful loss of life.

The troops had been deadlocked in Casino. Then from the end of September 1943 the battle moved to Salerno until in May 1944 the battleground moved up to Lira Valley. Much ………….. was required there to get …………. the marshes of Cassertes. It involved the taking up of railway tracks and cutting through embankments. I was in Rome when I heard D-Day ……………… – “about time too!” From Rome the division went to Rimini and Cattolica for replacements and ………………. for strengthening equipment (and a brief respite in Florence).


Underpinnings, round, moved, reinforcements, broadcasted, ingenuity, announced


 PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 15

2

Imagine cruising the Po River in Italy, ……………… down small waterways and being just a few steps away from the wonders of Venice. With Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, you can turn this dream into an ultra-luxurious reality …………….. the Po River. Expand your culinary boundaries and immerse yourself in the Italian culture. Experience Italian and Renaissance …………….. like never before, and then explore the natural beauty of Northern Italy along the Po River. Uniworld’s luxury river cruises along the Po River explore the eastern …………….. of the river as it opens up into the Adriatic Sea, and often include day …………….. to cities like Verona, Ravenna, Rome, Padua and, of course, Venice.


Sprees, trips, fragment, floating, section, antiquity, history


 PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 15

3

On the night of February 18, all was in readiness. Hiding in the villages at the base of Riva Ridge were over a thousand …………. Yanks, primed and ready for the operation. At the appointed hour, they moved out, …………. the narrow, swiftly running Dardagno, and began the upward climb. Unlike most assaults, this one was …………… with no preliminary artillery bombardment; there must be nothing to tip off the enemy that an attack was about to be launched. The advance ……………… party even wore soft caps so that no helmet would rattle or fall off and clatter down the rocks. Absolute noise …………… was observed; the slightest sound could alert a sentry and …………. the firepower of the garrison atop Riva Ridge down upon the attackers.


bring, downhill, conducted, climbing, crossed, apprehensive, anxious, discipline


 

 

CHECK ANSWERS
1- moved, ingenuity, round, announced, reinforcements 2- floating, along, history, section, trips 3- anxious, crossed, conducted, climbing, discipline, bring

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