C2 Proficiency

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 20

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 sales department was with complaints after the faulty washing machine went on sale nationwide.
a. attacked
b. flooded
c. wetted
d. sieged

2. The police were called out in the early hours of the morning when there was a involving a few teenagers.
a. disturbance
b. riot
c. outcry
d. campaign

3. Morale at the football club began to decline as the departure of the coach approached.
a. future
b. predictable
c. nearby
d. forthcoming

4. The coach has fit to move to another club after some disputes over player contracts.
a. seen
b. looked
c. seemed
d. chosen

5. on by my husband, I applied for the job I had always dreamt of having.
a. begged
b. obliged
c. urged
d. pleaded

6. As you are no doubt aware, your lies have shown you to be an untrustworthy employee and we will have to let you go.
a. steadily
b. painfully
c. apparently
d. sharply

7. The train finally arrived, covered in snow after two further hours. to say, when I arrived at the restaurant, there was no sign of Maggie at all.
a. silly
b. useless
c. wasteful
d. needless

8. Did you ever realise you have an uncanny of coming down to the kitchen just as I am about to serve dinner? Very strange!
a. habit
b. knack
c. trick
d. routine

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