C2 Proficiency

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 1

For each question, choose which of the four possible answers fits the space best and write THE CORRECT LETTER into the empty box. Also think about why the other three answers are not possible.

1. The old house was furnished and we had to buy almost everything new.
a. thinly
b. sparsely
c. mildly
d. rarely

2. The main way into the building is via High Street but there is also a(n) at the back used for deliveries.
a. access
b. way
c. passage
d. direction

3. I have been back to the doctor three times and he still hasn't the reason for all the pain I have been suffering from recently.
a. indicated
b. highlighted
c. pinpointed
d. looked up

4. You shouldn't have bought so many presents on this holiday. You won't have any money left when you go back home.
a. rich
b. lavish
c. worthy
d. invaluable

5. It's a long walk tomorrow. We need to as early as possible.
a. set up
b. set in
c. set off
d. set about

6. Sometimes, we don't appreciate the pleasures of life such as a beautiful sky, a cup of coffee with a friend or seeing a good film at the cinema.
a. sheer
b. simple
c. normal
d. plain

7. Even though she is 87, her mind is very and she is very aware of everything going on around her.
a. alert
b. lively
c. demanding
d. lifelike

8. The captain decided to ship even though he thought there was no real danger of it sinking.
a. abandon
b. evacuate
c. desert
d. evict

9. If you continue to debts at this rate, you will have to declare bankruptcy eventually.
a. save
b. raise
c. incur
d. default

10. The accidental of four listed buildings near the city centre caused a huge outcry and the manager of the building company was jailed for three months.
a. disruption
b. demolition
c. injuring
d. squashing

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