C2 Proficiency

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 26

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. Sir, are you aware that local fire restrictions the number of people allowed in a club this size to 200?
a. top
b. cap
c. stop
d. limit

2. If Harold never won any cups, why is his name onto this golfing trophy?
a. daubed
b. scribbled
c. carved
d. etched

3. The extensive winds that have been Florida will move away as the weekend draws to a close.
a. battering
b. punching
c. cracking
d. thumping

4. Despite the scandal, the leader emerged with his reputation .
a. untarnished
b. unpolluted
c. unimpaired
d. unfettered

5. Three of the escapees have now been recaptured but police spokesmen have said they are concerned that, of the fourth prisoner, information is known that could help the authorities put him back behind bars.
a. scant
b. rare
c. slight
d. a little

6. If the manager says anything about the missed deadline, just your tongue, say nothing and we can discuss it later.
a. eat
b. swallow
c. bite
d. suck

7. I didn't realise you were so interested in fishing.
a. vividly
b. keenly
c. extensively
d. patently

8. The most important parts of your job may seem difficult now but they will become second to you within a couple of weeks.
a. instinct
b. thought
c. nature
d. mind

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