C2 Proficiency

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 19

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 spacecraft into space and then spent three days getting to the Moon.
a. hurled
b. threw
c. blasted
d. orbited

2. New drugs need to be tested for years to see if there are any effects which could be harmful.
a. long-range
b. long-term
c. long-gone
d. long-felt

3. The opposition protests against the government now threaten to get out of and the security forces are likely to make arrests around the country today.
a. reach
b. kilter
c. hand
d. the ordinary

4. The police, convinced of the suspect's guilt, began to follow him covertly 24 hours a day.
a. greatly
b. enough
c. powerfully
d. utterly

5. The room fell silent when Johnson, unaware of the couple's history, the subject of divorce.
a. brought about
b. brought in
c. brought up
d. brought off

6. I suppose I always felt a certain amount of jealousy towards Elvin who was always such a well young man.
a. thought about
b. thought up
c. thought through
d. thought of

7. I can't stand opera. I can't even myself to listen to five minutes of it on a CD.
a. take
b. give
c. make
d. bring

8. Don't worry about those two rowing. They have a long history back to when they were at college together. I think they even enjoy arguing.
a. stretching
b. lying
c. returning
d. coming

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