C1 Advanced (CAE) >> Multiple Choice Cloze Worksheets >> The first part of the Reading & Use of English paper is Multiple Choice Cloze where students need to choose between similar words. Here is a series of worksheets for students to not only aim at getting the right word but think about why the other answers are not correct.

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Multiple Choice Cloze Worksheet 21

For each question, choose which of the four possible answers fits the space best. Also think about why the other three answers are not possible.

1. The contagious illness quickly ___________ throughout the community.

  1. extended
  2. spread
  3. increased
  4. stretched

2. The speaker placed great ___________ on the importance of teamwork.

  1. emphasis
  2. highlight
  3. exaggeration
  4. treading

3. When exposed to heat, the solid substance will ___________ into a liquid.

  1. become
  2. convert
  3. turn
  4. develop

4. The company's decision to merge with its competitor aimed to ___________ its position in the market.

  1. fortify
  2. consolidate
  3. set
  4. enhance

5. The team ___________ meets for training sessions on weekends.

  1. particularly
  2. timely
  3. occasionally
  4. eventually

6. Before finalising the report, every detail was __________ carefully to avoid errors.

  1. observed
  2. watched
  3. scrutinised
  4. regarded

7. The team of experts collaborated to ___________ a strategy to combat the spread of the invasive species.

  1. devise
  2. dismantle
  3. institute
  4. delay

8. The protesters formed into several small ___________ to spread their message.

  1. crowds
  2. communities
  3. clusters
  4. groups

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