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Sep

 PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 22

PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 22PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 22

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Facilities ……….. by the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra did not exist in 1952. Marjorie Jackson, a young sprinter from Lithgow, could only train at night because she had a day job.   There was no running …………….. until the townsfolk chipped in and built one out of cinders. They could not afford to light it. Marjorie trained six nights a week in the pitch……………. , in sleet and snow, running towards the headlights of a car. Her first set of spikes, a gift from her parents, were ……………. second hand. Marjorie won the sprint double, the 100m and 200m, in Helsinki to become Australia’s first female athlete to win gold. She ………….. known as the Lithgow Flash and an Australian icon.


Bought, trajectory, became, track, light, provided, black


 PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 22

2

Rio …………… the political capital of Brazil until 1960, when the government moved to Brasília. During the 1960s, modern skyscrapers rose in the city, and some of Rio’s most beautiful buildings were lost. During the same………….. , the favelas (shantytowns) of Rio grew to critical mass with immigrants from poverty-stricken areas of the Northeast and the interior, swelling the number of Rio’s urban poor. The Cidade Maravilhosa began to lose its gloss as crime and ………….. increased. The final decade of the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil from 1964 to 1985 was not kind to Rio. There were numerous protests during that period. Even Rio’s politicians …………. the military regime, which responded by withholding vital federal……………. . The administration was forced to tighten its belt, and infrastructure ……………  as the city’s coffers dried up.


Funding, deteriorated, remained, similar, violence, period, opposed


 PTE READING MOCK TEST FOR PRACTICE 22

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The integrity of the entire process was under threat due to major staff shortages, with barely half the volunteers ………….. to help run the event reporting for duty and several doping control officers …………… in from overseas walking out after being pushed to breaking point trying to fill the void. Organizers also admitted that unauthorized individuals had gained access to ………………. areas during the drug-testing process, although they denied failing to ensure that anti-doping at the Games was …………… reproach. One senior figure in the war on drugs with experience of several major events said of the sample-collection system in Rio: “This is by far the worst I’ve seen.”

 


After, beyond, pressganged, restricted, drafted, open, recruited

 


CHECK ANSWERS
1- provided, track, black, bought, became 2- remained, period, violence, opposed, funding, deteriorated 3- recruited, drafted, restricted, beyond