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Hamid Farid

General English

Cloze Test 1

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The brain is the portion of the central nervous system ____(11)_____ within the skull. The brain
is the control center for movement, sleep, hunger, thirst and virtually every other vital activity
necessary to survival. It is important to note that ____(12)_____ human emotions, including
love, hate, fear, anger, elation, and sadness, ____(13)_____ by the brain, they are ultimately
controlled by the mind. The brain and the mind are not ____(14)_____. The brain also receives
and interprets the countless signals that are sent to it from other parts of the body and from
the external environment. The brain allows the body ____(15)_____ as it was designed. You can
think of the brain as a computer that controls the body.
11- 1) is contained
2) that contained 3) contained
4) containing
12- 1) although
2) because
3) despite
4) however
13- 1) influenced
2) is influenced
3) can be influenced 4) influence
14- 1) same
2) the same
3) the same as
4) as same as
15- 1) function
2) functioning
3) functioned
4) to function

Hamid Farid

General English

Cloze Test 1

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The respiratory system consists of organs that deliver oxygen to the circulatory system for
transport to all body cells. Oxygen is essential for cells, ____(11)_____ this vital substance to
liberate the energy needed for cellular activities. In addition to supplying oxygen, the
respiratory system aids in removing of carbon dioxide, ____(12)_____ the lethal buildup of this
waste product in body tissues. Day-in and day-out, without the prompt of conscious thought,
the respiratory system ____(13)_____ its life-sustaining activities. If the respiratory system's
tasks ____(14)_____ for more than a few minutes, serious, irreversible damage to tissues
occurs, ____(15)_____ by the failure of all body systems, and ultimately, death.
11- 1) uses
2) which use
3) which uses
4) which are used
12- 1) preventing
2) prevents
3) prevent
4) which prevent
13- 1) carrying out
2) carry out
3) carries out
4) to carry out
14- 1) interrupted
2) are interrupted 3) is interrupted
4) be interrupted
15- 1) following
2) follows
3) followed
4) follow