C1 Advanced - Multiple Choice Cloze Exercises

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

The first part of the Reading and Use of English paper in the C1 Advanced Examination is multiple choice cloze where you have to choose the correct word from four similar given words.

Example Question

3. There's a ________ range of issues that we need to discuss as soon as possible.
a) far
b) ample
c) wide
d) high

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 1
Exercise Number: CAE001

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 2
Exercise Number: CAE002

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 3
Exercise Number: CAE003

Exam Tip!

If you choose an answer because you like the sound of it, you should stick to it. English loves alliteration so there are many examples where the first letters in an expression are the same:

the coast is clear
it's a cheap and cheerful restaurant
he's a strong, silent type

There are also many poetic expressions in English. Which sounds better out of these:

time flies
time goes
time runs

The rhyme in the first one creates a better, more poetic effect and if you are unsure of the answer in this section of the Use of English paper, think about either alliteration or poetry.

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 4
Exercise Number: CAE004

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 5
Exercise Number: CAE005

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 6
Exercise Number: CAE006

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 7
Exercise Number: CAE007

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 8
Exercise Number: CAE008

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 9
Exercise Number: CAE009

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Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 10
Exercise Number: CAE010

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 11
Exercise Number: CAE011

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 12
Exercise Number: CAE012

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 13
Exercise Number: CAE013

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 14
Exercise Number: CAE014

Exam Tip!

Don't go changing all the answers at the end. Research shows that students are more likely to change a correct answer into a wrong answer than the other way around. Students will often pick an answer based on its "feel" or their instinct, based for example on the sounds we were talking about above. These "guesses" should be left as they are!

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 15
Exercise Number: CAE015

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 16
Exercise Number: CAE016

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 17
Exercise Number: CAE017

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 18
Exercise Number: CAE059

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