C2 Proficiency - Open Cloze Exercises

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

The second part of the Reading and Use of English paper in the C2 Proficiency Examination is open cloze, in which you use one word to fill each space in a short text.

Example Question

6. The southern states of the USA ________ to be hot and humid in the summer.

Open Cloze Exercise 15
Exercise Number: CPE158

Open Cloze Exercise 16
Exercise Number: CPE159

Exam Tip!

Some words frequently go together in English. You should familiarise yourselves with common collocations, as these can often provide clues to the correct word. Understanding which verbs, adjectives, or nouns typically pair can guide you in filling the gaps more accurately. Keeping a personal collocations vocabulary book will further help this process.

Open Cloze Exercise 17
Exercise Number: CPE160

Open Cloze Exercise 18
Exercise Number: CPE161

Open Cloze Exercise 19
Exercise Number: CPE162

Open Cloze Exercise 20
Exercise Number: CPE163

Open Cloze Exercise 21
Exercise Number: CPE164

Open Cloze Exercise 22
Exercise Number: CPE165

Open Cloze Exercise 23
Exercise Number: CPE166

Exam Tip!

Read the sentence and predict what type of word is missing before trying to fill in the gap. Is it a verb, preposition, conjunction, or article? This method helps focus your thoughts and makes the task less difficult.

Open Cloze Exercise 24
Exercise Number: CPE167

Open Cloze Exercise 25
Exercise Number: CPE168

Open Cloze Exercise 26
Exercise Number: CPE169

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