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PTE Practice: Reading and Writing Fill in the Blanks

Need to improve your Reading and Writing scores for PTE Academic? Want to know more about the Reading & Writing Fill in the Blanks? Try out these practice tasks.

Now that you’ve read about the Reading & Writing Fill in the Blanks in our previous blog post, it’s time for some practice!

Below is a text like one you would find in Reading & Writing Fill in the Blanks. The topic – climate and the environment – is very common on PTE Academic, so it is important to know vocabulary for this area. Before you practice, you can brush up on your environment vocabulary here.


Here are two practice Reading & Writing Fill in the Blanks. Scroll to the bottom of the blog for the answers!


Nowadays, people are more aware that wildlife all over the world is in (1) _______. Many (2)_______ of animals are threatened and could easily become(3) _________ if we do not make an effort to (4)_________ them. There are man reasons for this. In some cases, animals are (5)__________ for their or for other valuable parts of their bodies. Some birds, (6)_______ as parrots, are caught (7)________, and sold as pets.


For many animals and birds, the problem is that their habitat – the (1)______ where they live – is (2)______. More (3)__________ is used for farms, for houses or industry, and there are fewer open (4)________ than there once were. Farmers use powerful chemical to help them grow better (5)________. But these chemicals pollute the environment and (6)_______ wildlife. The most successful animals on earth – human beings – will soon be the only ones (7)________ unless we can (8)_________ this problem.

Keep improving!

Building on the knowledge needed for this task – vocabulary, collocations, grammar, reading comprehension, etc – can be difficult. At English Key, however, our PTE Academic coaching courses provide specific classes to improve your skills specifically for PTE Academic. To find out more about our courses, get in touch with us, or drop by one of our centres in Sydney or Melbourne and chat to one of our lovely staff. Our PTE Academic Preparation courses also provide you with a tonne of practice material so you can get all the practice you want!



  1. A – danger

  2. C – species

  3. D – extinct

  4. C – protect

  5. A – hunted

  6. B – such

  7. B – alive


  1. C – place

  2. D – disappearing

  3. B – land

  4. A – spaces

  5. D – crops

  6. B – harm

  7. D – left

  8. C – solve

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