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 3

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. It's something of a mystery how ancient bridge builders succeeded ____________ spanning this wide river.
  2. Are you sure you want to go on holiday to that part of the world, considering all the problems ____________ are right now?
  3. Life hasn't been found on any planet in the solar system, ____________ from our own.
  4. The city of Istanbul in Turkey was known ____________ Constantinople until the early 20th century.
  5. In ____________ to a company car and large annual bonuses, we are also offering help in finding a new house.
  6. The difficulty with ____________ he managed to speak showed how upset he was.
  7. I love Lebanese food but what's the country itself ____________? Tell me about the weather, for example.
  8. ____________ deep is that river? Do you think we'll need a boat to cross it?

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