Question 2
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You will hear a recording. Type the missing words in each blank at the section below the text.

A number of studies claim that knowledge of 5,000-8,000 of the most frequent words should provide at least 95% {0} of most unsimplified texts in English. This is arguably enough to largely understand most texts. However, perhaps hidden in that 95% figure are multiword {1}. These are often composed of highly frequent words, and therefore it is possible that such items may go unnoticed by learners reading in the second language.

Tests of reading {2} indicated that learners’ understanding not only decreased {3} when multiword expressions were present in a text, but students also tended to overestimate how much they understood as a {4} of expressions that either went unnoticed or were {5}.

PTE listening quiz question 2