C2 Proficiency

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 13

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. I didn't break anything when I fell over, but I ended up with a great purple on my thigh.
a. fracture
b. wound
c. injury
d. bruise

2. Harold's problems began when he fell the wrong type of person and he ended up becoming a criminal himself.
a. out with
b. in with
c. for
d. back on

3. I will not be made the for this disaster. I acted on the advice of people above me in this company and if I go, I am taking them with me!
a. loser
b. sacrifice
c. scapegoat
d. target

4. The weather across most of the New England area will be very today. Some showers but with plenty of sunshine too.
a. various
b. changed
c. changeable
d. diverse

5. The economy did very well for a number of years until public expenditure began to tax collected by the government.
a. outstrip
b. overtake
c. outrun
d. catch up

6. And, finally, remember that in the desert, your body will a lot of energy just on keeping cool.
a. waste
b. spend
c. invest
d. expend

7. I wish you kids would just shut up for five minutes. I have got a headache!
a. drumming
b. splitting
c. hammering
d. beating

8. Oh! I stood up too quickly. I feel a bit .
a. sore
b. dizzy
c. hungover
d. unconscious

9. When you put the hot water into the bowl, be careful not to yourself.
a. sear
b. melt
c. scald
d. blister

10. The store detective saw him put the chocolate into his pocket and for the sake of a $2 candy bar, he was charged with .
a. burglary
b. mugging
c. embezzlement
d. shop-lifting

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