C1 Advanced

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 7

For each question, choose which of the four possible answers fits the space best. Also think about why the other three answers are not possible.


1. Modern conditions such as diabetes and alcohol abuse has caused life ________ to fall in some countries.

    expectancy

    expectation

    prediction

    forecast

2. The words of his resignation letter ________ he was unhappy with several of his former colleagues.

    signified

    implied

    involved

    inferred

3. Thomas never ________ the negative role he had in taking over the company

    located

    disclosed

    exposed

    uncovered

4. Dr Hartson is an animal expert, but I don't believe the ________ of his expertise is as wide as you think.

    scope

    width

    scale

    weight

5. We understand it's late and we don't mean to ________, but we have some important questions for you.

    inconvenience

    impose

    interrupt

    interfere

6. On arriving at the theatre, the Queen was presented with a large ________ of tulips by a young girl.

    gathering

    bouquet

    bunch

    clump

7. The suspect's complaints about his treatment by police were ________ and he was taken into custody.

    noted

    viewed

    mentioned

    remarked

8. "We will surely ________ our problems if we work together on a solution."

    sink

    weaken

    lessen

    concentrate

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