C1 Advanced (CAE) >> Open Cloze Worksheets >> The second part of the Reading & Use of English paper in the C1 Advanced Examination is open cloze, in which students use one word to fill each space in a short text. The required words are usually grammatical, such as pronouns, articles, prepositions, auxiliary verbs and so on.

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Open Cloze Worksheet 10

For each space, choose ONE word which you think best completes the sentence. Look carefully at the words both before and after each space.

  1. I couldn't tell you the exact distance to Manchester, but it's well ____________ ten miles.
  2. ____________ time I see you, you've got a big smile on your face and look so happy.
  3. My boss is just ____________ likely to get to the office at midday as nine o'clock.
  4. ____________ having more trees than Moor Park, Wilson Park is also much larger.
  5. The climbers made such an effort to reach the summit, ____________ to find the pub on the summit was already closed.
  6. I don't understand ____________ that bird manages to carry so much food in its mouth. It's amazing!
  7. I didn't understand the physics lecture at ____________. What am I going to do for the exam?
  8. The politician resigned following a series ____________ disasters which led to his reputation being destroyed.

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