English grammar exercises cloze test

In the following questions, in the following three passages some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks.

 Passage – 1

Most British People go abroad on holiday to visit family, or on short business trips. People are. . . . (1). . . . to find out how to get urgent treatment before leaving the UK. They have to. . . . (2). . . . a form which explains they. . . . (3). . . . do if they fall ill or. . . . (4). . . . an accident, and what arrangements exist in. . . . (5). . . . country for medical treatment. The regulations are fairly simple but. . . . (6). . . . do not have this information, they may. . . . (7). . . . that private medical care is extremely expensive. It is not unusual for people to discover that they do not have. . . . (8). . . . money with them to. . . . (9). . . . the total costs and. . . . (10). . . . such circumstances an already difficult situation becomes even more complicated.
1. (a) suggested   (b) advised
(c) spoken             (d) said
2. (a) put               (b) bring
(c) fill                     (d) get
3. (a) ought        (b) should
(c) will               (d) may
4.(a) have       (b) take
(c) happen      (d) get
5. (a) their        (b) each
(c) one              (d) this
6. (a) whether   (b) because
(c) people        (d) as
7. (a) look       (b) find
(c) know          (d) want
8.(a) enough    (b) little
(c) full             (d) few
9. (a) give      (b) have
(c) cover       (d) spend
10.(a) in      (b) at
(c) up           (d) on

Passage 2

To every foreign. . . . (1). . . . India has something to. . . . (2). . . . . . Those fascinated with our past can feast their eyes on the. . . . (3). . . . of formerly princely states – the carefully restored palaces, forts and antique collections. Those taken in by our. . . . (4). . . . will find a number of. . . . (5). . . . waiting to have fresh recruits, preferably from the. . . . (6). . . . West. Here one can buy. . . . (7). . . . that the best traditional craftsmanship can produce. . . . . (8). . . . too can take their pick for India has warm water. . . . (9). . . . , vast open spaces, snowy mountain peaks and luxurious tropical. . . . (10). . . .
1. (a) person     (b) man
(c) human       (d) tourist
2. (a) offer       (b) take
(c) give              (d) see
3.(a) ruins        (b) monuments
(c) remains     (d) leftovers
4. (a) culture     (b) religions
(c) spirituality   (d) traditions
5. (a) godmen    (b) leaders
(c) teachers       (d) gurus
6. (a) affluent    (b) intelligent
(c) prominent    (d) lenient
7. (a) articles    (b) things
(c) handicrafts   (d) gifts
8. (a) Nature lovers  (b) Wildlife enthusiasts
(c) Mountaineers    (d) Divers
9. (a) seas           (b) beaches
(c) sands             (d) rivers
10. (a) forests    (b) shrubs
(c) bushes            (d ) trees

Passage 3

There. . . . (1). . . . a large colony of monkeys in Bareilly jail. One day a baby monkey. . . . (2). . . . to come down near our rooms and he. . . . (3). . . . not get up on the wall again. Some prisoners and warders. . . . (4). . . . hold of him and tied a bit of string. . . . (5). . . . his neck. The parents of the little one saw all this. . . . (6). . . . the top of the high wall, and their anger. . . . (7). . . . . Suddenly the father, a huge monkey, jumped down, and charged almost right. . . . (8). . . . the crowd which was around the baby monkey. It was a brave thing to do, for the men. . . . (9). . . . many in number. But the monkey’s courage won and the crowd of men fled, terrified, leaving their sticks behind them. The little monkey was taken back to its. . . . (10). . . .
1. (a) are   (b) happens
(c) was          (d) is
2. (a) happening   (b) happen
(c) happens     (d) happened
3. (a) could     (b)would 
(c)can             (d) will
4. (a) catch   (b) caught
(c) was caught  (d) catching
5. (a) at            (b) over
(c) around     (d) on
6. (a) form    (b) from
(c) over           (d) above
7.(a) grew     (b) growing
(c) brew        (d) boil
8. (a) upon   (b) under
(c) into          (d) in
9. (a)were       (b)be
(c)was               (d)is
10. (a)tree      (b)cave
(c)mother        (d)brother

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