C2 Proficiency

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 24

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. Your laziness has in these terrible exam results. You only have yourself to blame.
a. led
b. caused
c. contributed
d. resulted

2. I have tried every product on the market and still I can't rid these curtains of the of cigarette smoke.
a. fumes
b. fragrance
c. stench
d. aroma

3. Granddad would spend hours talking to us youngsters around the dinner table about his happy younger days back east on the farm.
a. recalling
b. reminiscing
c. reminding
d. memorising

4. Many celebrities complain about the media attention but I think many of them thrive on being in the .
a. torch-light
b. headlight
c. floodlight
d. limelight

5. James Dean became something of a(n) for rebellious teenagers across America in the 1950s.
a. model
b. figure
c. icon
d. status symbol

6. The winning team were roundly criticised by the local media for the way in which they had over the losing team. It was considered very unsporting.
a. gloated
b. relished
c. showed up
d. dominated

7. Mike spent three days at the driving centre before giving up. He just couldn't to grips with driving such a large truck.
a. take
b. get
c. reach
d. beat

8. I retired three years ago and didn't know what to do with myself. Getting this dog has given me a new of life.
a. burst
b. loan
c. lease
d. extension

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