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Multiple Choice Cloze Worksheet 4

For each question, choose which of the four possible answers fits the space best. Also think about
why the other three answers are not possible.
1. Seeing you in that red dress reminds me a lot _OF__ our honeymoon. Do you remember that red
dress you bought in Hawaii and you wore it nearly every day!
a. about
b. to
c. on
d. of
2. My favourite __SUBJECT_ at school was undoubtedly geography. Now I want to study it at
university.
a. material
b. subject
c. object
d. matter
3. You will need very different clothes when you go on holiday __ACCORDING__ to where you go
and the time of year.
a. relying
b. according
c. depending
d. concluding
4. This wine is from the north of the country, is drunk with the local fish and must be __SERVED_
ice cold.
a. given
b. prepared
c. made
d. served
5. The price of heating oil has been _PUT__ up again by the local government. Many people have
criticised them for doing so as winter approaches.
a. pushed
b. taken
c. put
d. cost
6. Houston is a very __HUMID_ city in the summer and it can be very difficult to sleep at night.
a. wet
b. damp
c. dripping
d. humid
7. My uncle is ____SLIGHTLY___ deaf so you may have to raise your voice a little, but don't shout
at him!
a. slightly
b. hardly
c. extremely
d. just
8. After the government's defeat in parliament last night, the new transportation recommendations
will have to __WAIT___ a little longer before becoming law.
a. anticipate
b. expect
c. wait
d. delay

Open Cloze Worksheet 4


For each space, choose ONE word which you think best completes the sentence.
Look carefully at the words both before and after each space.
1. When I arrived at the office and saw the boss in such a bad mood, I knew it was
___GOING___ to be a bad day for everyone.
2. Although Herman Tullock's book only came _OUT_ a week ago, it has already
been surrounded by controversy.
3. I am not angry at you because you failed the exam but because I don't think you
_DID your best. Sometimes, it seems as though you don't even __MAKE_ an effort
and would prefer to ride around the neighbourhood on your bike!
4. For the first few weeks, you have to do simple jobs ___LIKE___ photocopying
and typing. Then, when you are used ____TO_____ the office, there will be other
things you can do.
5. After arriving at the airport, come out of the main doors and you will see _A_
pedestrian walkway above you. I will meet you there.
6. I wish you wouldn't make __UP__ so many stories. I never know when to believe
you!
7. You _NEEDEN'T_ have come to work today. Didn't you know it was a holiday?
8. We are meeting at 6pm at Tony's house and then leaving for the theatre an hour
_LATER_.

Vocabulary Formation Worksheet 4


For each question, fill the space or spaces in the sentence using the base word given
in bold at the end. The required word may be a noun, adverb, adjective or verb and it
may be either positive (e.g. helpful) or negative (e.g. unhelpful).
1. It isn't very ___LIKELY_ that Paula is at home, is it? She usually works at this
time.
like
2. Megan was told by her dietician that she was becoming __ DANGEROUSLY_ thin
and should eat more.
danger
3. ____VARIETY____ is the spice of life, says the proverb and everyone should try
and do new things and meet new people to avoid becoming bored.
vary
4. Harry had a difficult _CHILDHOOD_ and was brought up by an aunt and uncle
living in the country.
child
5. The whole dispute began after a small __DISAGREEMENT_ over the money
needed to finance the new company.
agree
6. The introduction of insecticides in the 20th Century ___REVOLUTIONISED_
agriculture across the world.
revolution
7. All the coastal towns in this area are _CHARACTERISED_ by strong tradition of
dance and there is a festival of dance that takes place every August.
character
8. My company has spent a lot of money building a new, __COMPUTERISED___
factory which will nearly double production.
computer

Key Word Transformations Worksheet 4


You need to take the information in the first sentence and re-write it, using the word
in bold so that the second sentence has exactly the same meaning. You cannot change
the word in bold in ANY way. You can use only a maximum of FIVE words for each
space.
1. The last time John came to my house was in 1999.
since
John hasn't __COME TO MY HOUSE SINCE_ 1999.
2. No dinner for me, thanks. I ate half an hour ago.
already
Thanks, but I HAVE ALREADY EATEN
3. I haven't been swimming for nearly a year.
last
The __LAST TIME I SWAM/WENT SWIMMING_ was nearly a year ago.
4. I regret not speaking to Marge sooner.
had
I wish _HAD SPOKEN TO MARGE_ sooner.
5. Yesterday, they cut down two old trees in the local park.
were
Yesterday, two _OLD TREES WERE CUT DOWN in the local park.
6. The army were treating the prisoners well.
were
The prisoners _WERE BEING TREATED WELL BY the army.
7. I walked quietly because I didn't want to wake the baby.
so
I walked quietly SO AS NOT TO wake the baby.
8. I think we will arrive at 7pm if the weather remains good.
should
We __SHOULD ARRIVE AT 7PM_ if the weather remains good.