4
Sep

 PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 19

 PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 19

PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 19

1

During those first few weeks following the 10th’s entry into the line, there was little heavy fighting, only ……….. and desultory exchanges of artillery. But General Hays had not brought his men all this way just to hold a defensive………… , and soon a new offensive was in the works, one that would pit the 10th Mountain Division in the valley against the Germans holding the high ground. Hays’ staff officers pointed out that previous attempts to take Monte Belvedere, overlooking Highway 64, had ………………. because German artillery observers on Riva Ridge could spot any ……………….. toward the mountain and bring deadly accurate fire down upon the attackers. The key to taking Belvedere, they argued, was Riva Ridge. The operation, then, was planned for Riva Ridge to be ……………….. and held the night before the main assault climbed Monte Belvedere. But, first, routes to the top of Riva Ridge needed to be found.


Stricken, assaulted, status, sporadic, position, association, regular, failed, movement


 PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 19

2

In 2012 the IPCC concluded that there is limited to medium evidence available to …………. climate-driven observed changes in the magnitude and frequency of floods at a regional scale because the available ……………… records of floods at gauge stations are limited in space and time, and because of confounding effects of changes in land use and engineering. Furthermore, there is low agreement in this evidence, and thus overall low confidence at the global scale regarding even the …………… of these changes. There is low confidence (due to limited evidence) that anthropogenic climate change has ……………… the magnitude or frequency of floods, though it has detectably influenced several components of the hydrological cycle such as precipitation and snowmelt (medium confidence to high confidence), which may ………….. flood trends.


Waves, instrumental, impact, tangential, assess, natural, sign, affected


 PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 19

3

Farthest to the east, Sword Beach boasts the original Pegasus Bridge, preserved at the Pegasus Bridge Museum. The museum ………….. the story of all the British airborne operations in the Battle of Normandy, including the ………… of Horsa gliders just yards from the bridge. Visitors can walk the actual bridge behind the museum to see a ………… dedicated to a British solder killed during the …………. on Sword Beach, and view WWII-vintage vehicles, a bailey bridge and the remains of a Horsa glider.


Defense, assault, tells, landing, articulates, plaque


CHECK ANSWERS
1- sporadic, position, failed, movement, assaulted 2- assess, instrumental, sign, affected, impact 3- tells, landing, plaque, assault

 

 

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