Sample: Cloze Test Activity

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# Passage 1 #

Can we see (1) ......... the earth is a globe? Yes, we can, when we watch a ship that sails out to sea. If we watch closely, we see that the ship begins (2) ........ . The bottom of the ship disappears first, and then the ship seems to sink lower and lower, (3) ......... we can only see the top of the ship, and then we see nothing at all. What is hiding the ship from us? It is the earth. Stick a pin most of the way into an orange, and (4) ......... turn the orange away from you. You will see the pin disappear, (5) ......... a ship does on the earth. 

1.

[pic]A. if
[pic]B. where
[pic]C. that
[pic]D. whether
[pic]E. when

2. 

[pic]A. being disappeared
[pic]B. to be disappeared
[pic]C. to have disappeared
[pic]D. to disappear
[pic]E. having disappeared

3. 

[pic]A. until
[pic]B. since
[pic]C. after
[pic]D. by the time
[pic]E. unless

4.

[pic]A. reluctantly
[pic]B. accidentally
[pic]C. slowly
[pic]D. passionately
[pic]E. carefully

5.

[pic]A. the same
[pic]B. alike
[pic]C. just as
[pic]D. by the way
[pic]E. similar to

After months of colder weather, the days get longer, the buds (1) ............ in the trees, birds sing, and the world (2) ............ a green dress. Spring passes (3) ............ summer. Everyone knows that summer will not (4) ............ . The power of all the wisest men and women in the world cannot keep it for us. The corn becomes ripe, the leaves turn brown and then drop to the ground, (5) ............ the world changes its green dress for a dress of autumn colors. 

1.

[pic]A. fall off
[pic]B. take up
[pic]C. put off
[pic]D. come out
[pic]E. bring down

2.

[pic]A. looks after
[pic]B. puts on
[pic]C. carries on
[pic]D. comes round
[pic]E. deals with

3. 

[pic]A. into
[pic]B. by
[pic]C. from
[pic]D. on
[pic]E. out of

4. 

[pic]A. forego
[pic]B. evaluate
[pic]C. succumb
[pic]D. last
[pic]E. evolve

5.

[pic]A. yet
[pic]B. therefore
[pic]C. since
[pic]D. whereas
[pic]E. And\

The postal service is the government agency (1) ----- handles the mail. Its job is (2) ----- letters and packages to people and businesses all over the world. Its goal is to see that your mail gets to its destination (3) ----- possible. People (4) ----- the postal service to deliver important letters and even valuables, (5) ----- time and to the right person. 

1.

[pic]A. the fact that
[pic]B. whether
[pic]C. of which
[pic]D. that
[pic]E. in that

2. 

[pic]A. being delivered
[pic]B. to be delivered
[pic]C. to have delivered
[pic]D. having delivered
[pic]E. to deliver

3. 

[pic]A. less quickly
[pic]B. too quickly
[pic]C. so quickly that
[pic]D. as quickly as
[pic]E. the most quickly

4.

[pic]A. back out
[pic]B. check out
[pic]C. come in
[pic]D. figure out
[pic]E. rely on

5.

[pic]A. to
[pic]B. for
[pic]C. at
[pic]D. on
[pic]E. over

ANSWERS:

I.

1. C

2. D

3. A

4. C

5. C

II.

1. D

2. B

3. A

4. D

5. E

III.

1. D

2. E

3. D

4. E

5. D
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