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 PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 18

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PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 18

1

To get to the River Po at this ………….. in time required getting behind the enemy lines in front of us. Cutting across country we saw a column of Germans, with equipment and ambulances carrying………… , retreating ahead of us. We stopped and spoke to the Germans ………….. them that they were surrounded (not quite true!), and told them that if they stayed where they were they would save their lives. The German officers agreed and…………… We moved on to the River and arrived at noon, and made observations until……………., sending back the vital information. Then we sat some prisoners on the tops of their vehicles as a form of protection and then drove back to meet the Brigade.


Twilight, point, moving, informing, dusk, clogged, wounded, stopped


 PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 18

2

Ordinary soldiers might have been ……………. by the geological feature rising in front of them. But these were not ……….. soldiers. These were members of an elite outfit called the 10th Mountain Division—the only American division specially trained for mountain and winter ………….. . And they had been hoping, praying, and hungering for four years for just this opportunity. The young men reconnoitering Riva Ridge this ………….. February morning were smiling. Their eyes gleamed with the excitement of young boys who had found some secret treasure. They were ………….. licking their chops because, at last, they finally would be able to prove themselves in combat. They had a thirst for battle because they had not yet …………. its bitterness.


tasted, ordinary, bright, daunted, literally, cloudy, warfare, figuratively


 PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 18

3

After midnight, Loose and his …………… unit finally came off the mountain. Loose, who had only a handful of men wounded, said, “Last thing I told the ………… leader who relieved us was, ‘They’ve attacked us from every direction but one, and that’s the way we came up. And that’s the ………. they’re going to attack next.’ Those Germans hadn’t given up; they were still at it. They never stopped. Morning, noon, and night, they were still after us. It got awful…………. . And, lo and behold, next morning, I stood down below and I could see the Germans, climbing up the same slope we had climbed, to attack that platoon from the………. .”


tattered, unit, pleasant, platoon, rear, tiresome, fashion, way


 

CHECK ANSWERS
1 – point, wounded, informing, stopped, dusk 2- daunted, ordinary, warfare, cloudy, figuratively, tasted 3- tattered, platoon, way, tiresome, rear

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