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Aug

PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 17

PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 17PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 17

PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 17

1

However, the enemy had not been totally hoodwinked and a mine was …………….. down river which blew the pontoon apart. It …………. another hour to rebuild and then the vehicles started getting across. The tanks, ………….. and armored vehicles went on right down the road and …………. and met in an orchard. Hardly any lives were lost. On 24th April 1945, the River Po had been successfully crossed.

 


troops, gone, stayed, floated, stole, took, dropped


PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 17

2

That fall, with the Italian Campaign having taken a backseat to the main thrust …………. the continent of Europe, reinforcements and …………….. were hard to come by. Indeed, General Mark Clark’s Fifth Army …………….. to be cobbled together. Besides American units (including the only all-black infantry division, the 92nd), the Fifth had troops from Brazil and South Africa. Fresh blood was needed to break the …………….. in the mountains, and Clark thought that the 10th, despite all its animals, was perfect for the job.


Standstill, seemed, stalemate, predecessor, across, replacements


PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 17

3

Once again, the assault was not preceded with an artillery barrage. But the Germans, who by now knew that Riva Ridge had fallen, were on full alert. As the mountaineers …………. their way through barbed wire, they triggered mines, which then brought down a torrent of German fire. Parachute flares popped overhead, turning the night into a ghostly…………… , while tracers tore bright paths through the night sky. Yet, the small …………. of men moving uphill did not waver. These highly disciplined troops did not run away, as ……………. people would. Perhaps it was the months and years of training for just this moment. Perhaps it was the fear of shame at fleeing in the face of undeniable terror and leaving one’s buddies to face the horror alone. Or perhaps it was an ……………. sense of duty. Whatever it was, it kept them going up the hill in the face of an incredible amount of metal being thrown at them by the enemy.


Unutterable, day, ineffable, ordinary, abundance, clumps, snipped


 

 

CHECK ANSWERS
1- floated, took, troops, stayed 2- across, replacements, seemed, stalemate 3- snipped, day, clumps, ordinary, ineffable

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