C2 Proficiency

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 12

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. As you can see Mr. Beeston, this apartment is lovely and and gets the sun for most of the day. It would be wonderful here in the summer.
a. breezy
b. airy
c. draughty
d. windy

2. The nation went into two days of official when the president was killed.
a. grief
b. sadness
c. mourning
d. misery

3. Police knew the escaped bear was in the area but it proved and they eventually gave up the hunt.
a. ecstatic
b. evasive
c. effective
d. elusive

4. Talent, luck and bribery will get you so far in this world but there is no for hard work!
a. alternative
b. imitation
c. substitute
d. model

5. Look, everything is half price in that shop window. They are having a sale!
a. moving on
b. closing down
c. setting off
d. breaking down

6. Looking after four children alone took its on Jennifer but she coped admirably.
a. stress
b. strain
c. weight
d. toll

7. He finally managed to find a hotel, a very expensive one, and they were both relieved.
a. however
b. albeit
c. even though
d. but

8. That was a very tasty stew Mrs. Honeywell. Can I have another ?
a. dose
b. bout
c. ration
d. helping

9. OK, I just made "turnip" for 18 points, Gary. Now, it's your .
a. game
b. pass
c. try
d. go

10. I don't think I have enough money till the weekend even for myself, lend you any!
a. not speaking to
b. let alone
c. not counting
d. except

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