C2 Proficiency

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 15

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. Suddenly, Hoskins looked up as the train to an abrupt halt. Maybe the KGB had discovered his whereabouts.
a. came
b. went
c. arrived
d. brought

2. You haven't cooked this meat enough Andrew. Mine is almost !
a. raw
b. rare
c. undone
d. fresh

3. I do like the new boss but he is just a bit too bossy for my .
a. taste
b. suit
c. flavour
d. liking

4. You will know if the bomb arms itself. It will a high-pitched sound for about ten seconds before it goes off.
a. admit
b. expel
c. emit
d. eject

5. She hid the killer for two days in her house and has now been charged with the course of justice.
a. diverting
b. converting
c. perverting
d. subverting

6. Did you hear that old Harris has married Jessica, the daughter of the Duchess of Wilmslow! That is quite a(n) in my opinion.
a. haul
b. asset
c. loot
d. catch

7. The consequences of this terrorist attack will be . World peace is truly under threat.
a. dire
b. stringent
c. absurd
d. callous

8. Don't touch that letter yet. I have just written it with my new ink pen and it will .
a. blur
b. fog
c. smudge
d. smear

9. There will be a long process before you can be considered for this highly sensitive post. We will let you know in about three months if we can continue with the application.
a. controlling
b. screening
c. monitoring
d. testing

10. The company bought, then sold, their main rivals at a large profit and the were used to improve technology in the factories worldwide.
a. assets
b. rewards
c. proceeds
d. costs

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