Cloze Test Exercise With Answers PDF

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Cloze Test Exercise With Answers PDF

Directions (1-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Visual experiences can (1)children, teenagers and even adults learn and absorb more due to its highly stimulating and (2)engaging impact. It is for this reason that we are seeing an increase in schools across the globe (3) content provider programmes into their class curriculum to (4) lessons through video. Visual excursions and school collaborations are (5) by advances in high definition video, high fidelity audio and content sharing allowing students to experience a richer and more stimulating learning experience. Schools that have previously transported students to excursions in (6), now face increased transportation costs, higher insurance premiums, attendance costs for the families and strict duty of care policies for students while (7) school property/ Virtual excursions (8) students to improve their presentation, research, learning and speaking skills while they engage in a live learning session. Students also now have the ability to meet peers from many cultures, speak to subject-matter (9) like scientists or authors practise a foreign language with students from another country, and learn about global issues from the (10) of their own classrooms.

  1. (a) help                          (b) aiding

(c) prescribe                       (d) feature

(e) present

  1. (a) plus                          (b) lonely

(c) ably                               (d) many

(e) deeply

  1. (a) incorporating             (b) pressing

(c) following                        (d) parting

(e) leaving

  1. (a) make                          (b) demand

(c) impart                             (d) vision

(e) need

  1. (a) dissolved                      (b) enhanced

(c) measured                         (d) failed

(e) blasted

  1. (a) deed                            (b) total

(c) parent                              (d) person

(e) lieu

  1. (a) involving                       (b) saving

(c) away                                 (d) off

(e) vacating

  1. (a) let                                 (b) enable

(c) present                              (d) pressure

(e) collect

  1. (a) clauses                         (b) dictionaries

(c) books                               (d) experts

(e) partners

  1. (a) vacancy                        (b) availability

(c) safety                               (d) comfortable

(e) gap

Directions (11-20): In the given passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

If China’s state owned commercial banks seem burdened by bad debts, the Country’s rural financial sector is   even worse. In the villages, the only formal banking institutions are what are known as rural credit co-operatives. These (11)the distinction in China of having been officially declared insolvent. The rural credit co-operatives are ill named. They are often reluctant  to(12) and they are not run as co-operatives as they do not (13) any profits and their customers have no say in their operations. Until 1996,they were offshoots of the Agricultural Bank of China. Since then they have been (14) by the Central Bank, though they are in reality run by country government. Even the word ‘rural’ is misleading. (15)of their deposits are sucked up and put in the urban banking system. Farmers usually find it easier to (16) from friends or relatives or black market moneylenders. Yet the co-operatives remain a big part of China’s financial system. Last year, they (17) for 12 percent of deposits and 11 percent of loans. In recent years, commercial banks (including the Agricultural bank) have closed down (18) in the countryside. Yet some 40,000 credit co-operatives remain in place with one in almost every township as the larger villages or smaller rural towns are (19). If as the government claims, the credit co-operatives are beginning to turn a profit after six years of losses, it is not because they are any better run. In an effort to (20) a stagnant rural economy, the central bank has pumped more than $9 billion into them hoping that they will lend  more to farmers. But the root causes of their problems remain and the real solution may have to involve a mix of approaches from commercial banking to real cooperatives.

  1. (a) awarded                (b) enjoy

(c) worry                        (d) making

(e) trouble

  1. (a) sanctions                (b) apply

(c) part                            (d) provide

(e) giving

  1. (a) function                   (b) eligible

(c) claims                          (d) declared

(e) share

  1. (a) own                         (b) govern

(c) regulations                    (d) ran

(e) supervised

  1. (a) Such                          (b) Partly

(c) Whole                            (d) Most

(e) Entire

  1. (a) visit                           (b) help

(c) borrow                           (d) loan

(e) advice

  1. (a) include                       (b) accounted

(c) fulfilled                           (d) achieved

(e) taking

  1. (a) branches                      (b) all

(c) operating                          (d) staff

(e) factory

  1. (a) thinking                         (b)known

(c) creating                             (d) cross

(e) develop

  1. (a) make                             (b)release

(c) boosting                              (d)stall

(e) revitalise

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Directions (21-25): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Primary school enrolment in India has been a success story,(21)due to various programmes and drives to increase enrolment even in remote areas. With enrolment reaching at least 96 percent since 2009, and girls (22) up 56 percent of new students between 2007 and 2013, it is clear that many (23)  of access to schooling have been (24). Improvement in infrastructure has been the (25) behind achieving this and now in India 98 percent habitations have a primary school within one kilometre and 92 percent have an upper primary school within a three kilometre walking distance.

  1. (a) most                                (b) properly

(c) totally                                   (d) optionally

(e) largely

  1. (a) coming                              (b) reaching

(c) counting                                 (d) making

(e) touching

  1. (a) issue                                   (b)opportunities

(c) problems                                  (d) efforts

(e) exertions

  1. (a) accustomed                          (b) addressed

(c) met                                          (d) forwarded

(e) dissolved

  1. (a) main                                     (b)forced

(c)force                                          (d)compulsion

(e) awareness

Directions (25-30): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Education has been a problem in our country for (26). The lack of it has been blamed for all (27) of evil for hundreds of years. Even scholars have written lengthy articles about how the Indian education system needs to change. The funny thing is that fro colonial times, things have (28) changed. We have established reputed business schools, law schools and other institutions of excellence. Students, now, so routinely score 90% marks that even with this percentage they find it (29) to get into the colleges of their choice. The problem thus lies with us doing more of the same old staff. This needs to change by bringing about (30) in education.

  1. (a) time                                    (b) take

(c) ever                                        (d) long

(e) decade

  1. (a) possession                           (b) abundance

(c)typical                                       (d) much

(e) sorts

  1. (a) bare                                      (b) hardly

(c) little                                           (d) much

(e) highly

  1. (a) simple                                    (b) easy

(c) irregular                                     (d) noble

(e) difficult

  1. (a) innovation                              (b) dreams

(c)creating                                        (d) foreign

(e) choice

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