C2 Proficiency

Multiple Choice Cloze Exercise 27

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 laws are in place to protect the monuments but the guards often turn a blind to what people get up to here.
a. look
b. glance
c. watch
d. eye

2. As soon as the bomb was discovered by one of the cleaning staff, the police had the area off and no-one was allowed within two blocks of the cafe.
a. fenced
b. cordoned
c. walled
d. isolated

3. We had a great birthday dinner but I didn't expect it to us back quite so much. That place is expensive!
a. get
b. hit
c. cost
d. set

4. Funding to the sales department should be increased but not at the of other sections of the company.
a. expense
b. detriment
c. disadvantage
d. punishment

5. On the last day of the festival, we have a choice between a battle re-enactment and a poetry near the abbey.
a. show
b. performance
c. recital
d. telling

6. "Who is that strange woman you from across the room? She looks quite aggressive."
a. gazing
b. staring
c. eyeing
d. peering

7. how nicely she asks me, I don't see why I should help her after her earlier attitude.
a. No matter
b. No doubt
c. No need
d. No importance

8. Ladies and gentlemen, we may soon have to change slightly to avoid a dangerous looking thunderstorm up ahead. We will keep you informed at all times.
a. track
b. tack
c. path
d. course

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