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 8

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. An argument started in the boardroom when one man was asked what he objected ____________ about the new plan.
  2. ____________ of the reasons for the high absentee rate was an outbreak of flu.
  3. The security system works ____________ taking a photo of every employee as they enter the building.
  4. With everything provided here in the hotel, ____________ is no need for any tourists to even leave and visit the town.
  5. I'd love to indulge ____________ a bit of hill walking this summer. Where do you want to go?
  6. ____________ being a high quality restaurant, it's also cheap, which is why we come back again and again.
  7. There are no clean shirts at ____________ in your wardrobe. What are you going to wear?
  8. The woman got very angry and shouted at her son that he had to go to school, ____________ or not he wanted to!

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