PTE Listening Multiple Choice Single Answer – Listen to the recording and answer the multiple-choice question by selecting the correct response. Only one response is correct. This is a multiple-choice item type that assesses listening skills.
PTE Listening Multiple Choice Single Answer Practice Sample
#1 – Listen to the audio and answer the following question
Question – It can be inferred that the paragraph is intended as –
A. an introduction to a discussion of a constitutional amendment.
B. a summary of social and political change since the writing of the Federal Constitution.
C. an introduction to a history of the Constitution.
E. a clarification of the author’s view of a controversy.
Answer – D
TRANSCRIPT (Only for reference, it will not be given in actual PTE Academic Test)
Could Washington, Madison, and the other framers of the Federal Constitution revisit the Earth in this year 1922, it is likely that nothing would bewilder them more than the recent Prohibition Amendment.
Railways, steamships, the telephone, automobiles, flying machines, and submarines; all these developments, unknown in their day, would fill them with amazement and admiration. They would marvel at the story of the rise and downfall of the German Empire; at the growth and present greatness of the Republic, they themselves had founded. None of these things, however, would seem to them to involve any essential change in the beliefs and purposes of men as they had known them.
The Prohibition Amendment, on the contrary, would evidence to their minds the breaking down of a principle of government which they had deemed axiomatic, the abandonment of a purpose which they had supposed immutable.