June 20, 2024
Chicago 12, Melborne City, USA

PTE Fill in the blanks R/W 6.Pinker

Steven Pinker, a cognitive psychologist best known for his book “The Language Instinct”, _________ music “auditory cheesecake, an exquisite confection crafted to tickle the sensitive spots of at least six of our mental faculties.” If it vanished from our species, he said, “the rest of our lifestyle would be __________ unchanged.” Others have argued that, on the ___________ , music, along with art and literature, is part of what makes people human; its absence would have a brutalizing effect. Philip Ball, a British science writer and an ________ music enthusiast, comes down somewhere in the middle. He says that music is __________ in our auditory, cognitive and motor functions. We have a music instinct as much as a language instinct, and could not rid ourselves of it if we tried.
1) have called, calling, call, has called
2) rarely, cynically, nearing, virtually
3) end, contrary, whole, top
4) pretentious, presumptuous, ambitious, avid
5) enacted, installed, empowered, ingrained