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 9

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. Margaret was very upset after the dinner last night and that was all ____________ to your rudeness.
  2. You will get full insurance for this holiday, ____________ you pay now or at the time of departure.
  3. It wasn't me who said the director had quit, that was the story ____________ to Mark, who knows him very well.
  4. Carlton's face froze. "It ____________ already be too late," he said and he looked away.
  5. The mining industry may ____________ spoiling the beautiful coastal landscape in this area.
  6. Tehran and Baghdad, found in Iran and Iraq respectively, are ____________ the oldest cities in the world.
  7. Laurence Olivier, or Larry ____________ he was affectionately called, is considered one of the best ever actors.
  8. The Prime Minister said he didn't want longer prison sentences but he objected ____________ prisoners being released too early.

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