Use of English Test (Multiple Choice Cloze) – No.3

 

For Questions 1-12, read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space.

Example: (0) A in B at C of D to

No More Classes

The use (0) … computers has meant students can study language programmes (1) … their own speed when and for how long they want – and no need to worry about the teacher having a favourite or doing (2) … another boring lesson. What’s more, in the virtual classrooms of the future the student will (3) … on their headset, and be transported into an imaginary school, choose their class, take the books they need off the shelf and (4) … conversations with other computerised students.
They might (5) … choose to pay a visit to the supermarket or the train station, the bank or the restaurant. At the (6) … of a button they would be transported to (7) … realistic settings where they could practice their English, maybe getting a hand (8) … a virtual English companion. All this perhaps, at the computer, from the comfort of their home: no (9) … to catch the bus to college, or a plane to England.
Exciting? Certainly, and an interesting alternative to traditional classroom lessons. But would it ever (10) … the classroom? Hopefully not. (11) … the need to relate to real people talking about real issues and generally learning a little more about others will always lead language learners to (12) … at least a little of their time with real people.

1 A with B for C at D in
2 A still B for C yet D already
3 A place B put C set D get
4 A take B do C catch D hold
5 A although B preferably C instead D contrary
6 A force B hit C depress D push
7 A so B such C like D alike
8 A with B to C from D for
9 A role B duty C obligation D need
10 A replace B restore C succeed D recover
11 A definitely B mainly C totally D surely
12 A spend B make C have D do

Answers:

1. C
2. C
3. B
4. D
5. C
6. D
7. B
8. C
9. D
10. A
11. D
12. A

Use of English Test (Multiple Choice Cloze) – No.2

 

For Questions 1-15, read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space.

Example: (0) A say B TELL C speak D announce

Write the Perfect Crime Novel

Most people are born with the natural ability to (0) … stories, but only a rare few have the determination to become professional authors, and even fewer have the joy of seeing their novels top the (1) … of bestselling books. Some of the world’s famous crime writers have achieved the (2) … success of all. Who can (3) … the appeal of famous detectives like Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot? Even if you haven’t read the (4) … books you will have seen them in films or on the TV.
If you have an ambition to become the (5) … Agatha Christie what should you do? The best starting (6) … is to read lots of examples of crime fiction written by good authors. You will need a notebook to carry around with you or, (7) … better, some loose (8) … of paper that you can (9) … notes on and then file into a folder. After all, the most everyday situation – for example, watching a woman get (10) … a train – may be the (11) … for your first bestseller.
Like any good recipe you have to know the main (12) … of a successful novel. These are: an original story, strong characters and a memorable setting.

1 A queue B list C row D line
2 A largest B greatest C highest D prime
3 A deny B refuse C insist D hide
4 A first B initial C early D original
5 A next B following C subsequent D later
6 A spot B tip C point D mark
7 A even B still C very D so
8 A strips B sheets C layers D pieces
9 A complete B do C fill D make
10 A out B down C off D from
11 A notion B idea C invention D inspiration
12 A parts B ingredients C pieces D sections

Answers:

1. B
2. B
3. A
4. D
5. A
6. C
7. A
8. B
9. D
10. C
11. D
12. B

Use of English Test (Multiple Choice Cloze) – No.1

 

For Questions 1-12, read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space.

Example: (0) A situation B place C position D site

Environmental Concerns


Earth is the only (0) … we know of in the universe that can support human life. (1) … human activities are making the planet less fit to live on. As the western world (2) … on consuming two-thirds of the world’s resources while half of the world’s population do so (3) … to stay alive we are rapidly destroying the (4) … resource we have by which all people can survive and prosper. Everywhere fertile soil is (5) … built on or washed into the sea. Renewable resources are exploited so much that they will never be able to recover (6) … We discharge pollutants into the atmosphere without any thought of the consequences. As a (7) … the planet’s ability to support people is being (8) … at the very time when rising human numbers and consumption are (9) … increasingly heavy demands on it.
The Earth’s (10) … resources are there for us to use. We need food, water, air, energy, medicines, warmth, shelter and minerals to (11) … us fed, comfortable, healthy and active. If we are sensible in how we use the resources they will (12) … indefinitely. But if we use them wastefully and excessively they will soon run out and everyone will suffer.

1 A Although B Still C Yet D Despite
2 A continues B repeats C carries D follows
3 A already B just C for D entirely
4 A alone B individual C lone D lonely
5 A sooner B neither C either D rather
6 A quite B greatly C utterly D completely
7 A development B result C reaction D product
8 A stopped B narrowed C reduced D cut
9 A doing B having C taking D making
10 A natural B real C living D genuine
11 A hold B maintain C stay D keep
12 A last B stand C go D remain

 

Answers:

1. C
2. C
3. B
4. D
5. C
6. D
7. B
8. C
9. D
10. A
11. D
12. A