C2 Proficiency

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 23

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. Do you realise I have now written over a hundred letters of application in of a new job. I should become a secretary!
a. hunt
b. quest
c. search
d. seek

2. I am afraid to inform the cabinet that there is a traitor in our . We have begun an investigation to find out who the culprit is.
a. midst
b. crew
c. middle
d. centre

3. Why are you at me in that suspicious way? I didn't do anything!
a. staring
b. peering
c. gazing
d. glancing

4. The young rookie scored over 20 goals in his first year, taking the whole league by .
a. force
b. example
c. storm
d. assault

5. I hope you won't feel too if I turn up at the last minute. The hotel was fully booked!
a. put in
b. put out
c. put up
d. put away

6. Hubert remembered locking the door and couldn't understand how it was now standing wide open.
a. distinctly
b. sharply
c. totally
d. utterly

7. A lesser known symptom of this condition is that you will suddenly have panic attacks and cold sweats with little or no warning.
a. break into
b. come across
c. give off
d. switch on

8. If you are looking for Sheila, she is over in the corner of the library with her head in her books.
a. covered
b. entombed
c. buried
d. drowned

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