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Cloze Test. 1.

Hot in Eskisehir!
It is really hot in Eskisehir nowadays. It is also hot because there are some protests
(1) __________ on to raise awareness of the public and the university management to
the problems students have had so far. The protestors are trying to (2) __________
the problem by finding a (3) __________ instead of just talking the problems (4)
__________ among themselves only. It may be difficult for the managers to (5)
__________ the reality because it really hurts! The students (6) __________ the
pressure by attracting the medias attention the local and national papers- and
celebrities. In order to get the best result from the protests, to me, the student
representatives and the management should (7)__________ a meeting and (8)
__________ solutions for the problems. Some people may think that you shouldnt
argue with people because many problems just (9) __________ if you ignore them.
On the contrary, it is extremely important to understand everybodys point of view.
It may not be possible to accept all the offers so it is perfectly normal to (10)
__________ some of them, but trying to understand what the counterparts think is
always a gain.
1. A) going
D) gathering
2. A) put up with
D) come across
3. A) conflict
D) short cut
4. A) down
D) above
5. A) face up to
D) get rid of
6. A) set up
D) explore
7. A) go on
D) arrange
8.A) figure out
formulating
9. A) keep up
escalate
10. A)turn down
over look

B) doing

C) having

B) sort out

C) come up with

B) mediate

C) compromise

B) up

C) over

B) come up with

C) bring along

B) keep up

C) put up with

B) end up

C) call for

B) used up

C) turn down

D)

B) break down

C) go away

D)

B) cut down on

C) break up

D)

Cloze Test. 2.
Graduation Party
Anadolu University had its graduation party the other day. There was a (1)
__________ crowd at the stadium, both the students, their families and the
professors. It is of course normal to face some hard (2) __________ considering the
fact that it is a huge event, but the staff used their experience to (3) __________ the
organization. There may still be some (4) __________ problems that people can easily
(5) __________ because they dont affect the atmosphere much in general. Anyway,
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yesterday there was a musician on the stage who has won international (6)
__________ and many awards. The musician was very good that although the
audience was rather tired, he managed to change peoples (7) __________ and mood
and kept them at the stadium at the end of the ceremony. I can say that he really
knows how to put people (8) __________ and get the best out of them.
I wanted to take my teenage daughter to the ceremony but she (9) __________ come.
I promised (10) __________ her ice cream but she threatened (11) __________ cry all
night long. Well, in the end, I admitted to (12) __________ her stay at home and
watch TV. She also found another excuse and said she was suffering from stress and
(13) __________ so that staying at home would be better for her! What an excuse! It
is not creative at all, rather (14) __________ .
1. A) majority
B) innumerable
C) variety
D) thronging
2. A) acclaim
B) threats
C) challenges
D) confrontations
3. A) benefit
B) accomplishment
C) expert
D)
extol
4. A) vast
B) gigantic
C) trifle
D) tiny
5. A) put up with
B) come up with
C) break down
D)
oppose to
6. A) benefit
B) acclaim
C) accomplish
D) detriment
7. A)mind
B)appearance
C)behavior
D) whims
8. A) at risk
B) on edge
C) at ease
D) comfortable
9. A) agreed to
B) refused to
C) threatened to
D) persuade
10. A) buying
B) that I buy
C) to buy
D) exchange
11. A) to
B) for
C) that she
D) from
12. A) allow
B) letting
C) let
D) permit
13. A) fatigue
B) consent
C) fatal
D) depression
14. A) disease
B) formal
C) circumstances
D) trite

Cloze Test. 3.
In some countries, a machine known as a lie detector is used to ___1___ in criminal
investigation. The lie detector is used to determine ___2___ the person involved in
the crime is telling the truth or ___3___.
How does such a machine work ? When a person ___4___ an untruth, certain body
reactions may ___5___ . For example, his heart may ___6___ faster and his face may
flush. His blood pressure may ___7___ rise and his breathing may ___8___ quicker. It
is the ___9___ of the lie detector to record these reactions. Normally, the machine
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___10___ record reactions which the subject has no control ___11___ , such as his
blood pressure, respiration or pulse.
How reliable ___12___ these machines ? Some countries do not use lie detectors
___13___ they feel that these machines are not totally reliable. in fact, the success
___14___ of the lie detector depends greatly ___15___ the sensitivity of the machine.
The ability of the person ___16___ the test is also very important. The examiner
must know specifically ___17___ kinds of questions to ask his subjects. The
examiner would usually familiarize himself ___18___ the details of the case first. He
then asks his subjects ___19___ that are totally unrelated ___20___ the case. The
answers to these questions would ___21___ the examiner gauge what ___22___
'normal' reactions of the subject ___23___ . After this, the examiner would ask
questions of ___24___ kinds -- those that are important to the case and those which
have nothing to ___25___ with the case at all.
1. A. help
2. A. since
3. A. not
4. A. told
5. A. occur
6. A. bit
beat
7. A. can
8. A. result
9. A. work
10. A. will
11. A. on
12. A. actually
13. A. hence
14. A. rate
15. A. to

B.
B.
B.
B.
B.

16.
17.
18.
19.

A.
A.
A.
A.

20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.

A.
A.
A.
A.
A.
A.

need
whether
lie
tell
reveal
B. bite

C. aid
as if
fabrication
tells
exposed
C. beats

D. Support
D. because
D. wrong
D. foresee
D. disclosed
D.

B.
B.
B.
B.
B.

farther
be
task
can
over
B. indeed
B. so
B. bit
B. on

C. be
C. found
C. feature
C. would
C. in
C. are
C. that
C. path
C. from

D. also
D. become
D. duty
D. must
D. for
D. is
D. because
D. record
D. in

conducting
as
along with
questions

B. taking
B. which
B.
B. answers

C. forming
C. what
C. with
C. reply

on
helping
the
is
two
did

B. to

C. for

C.
C.
C.
C.

D. if
C. oppose
D. bit
C. were

B. hand
B. this
B. are
B. three
B. can

C. a
C. one
C. do

D. controlling
D. who
D.
D. question
D. help

D. none
D. Does

D. are

Cloze Test. 1. Key: 1.a, 2.b, 3.c, 4.c, 5.a, 6. b, 7.c, 8.a, 9.c, 10.a
Cloze Test. 2. Key: 1.b, 2.c, 3.a, 4.d, 5.a, 6.a, 7.a, 8.c, 9.b, 10. c, 11.a, 12. b,
13.a, 14.b

Cloze Test. 4.
"Would you like to buy a box of matchsticks, mister ?" the little girl asked. The man
___1___ she approached did not even ___2___ to answer her. He shuffled ___3___ in
his great coat, eager to get home ___4___ his cosy fireplace.
The girl was shivering ___5___ the cold. It had been ___6___ continuously for the past
two days. The girl's shoes, ___7___ were already thin were thoroughly soaked. Yet,
her sweet, angelic ___8___ did not lose ___9___ innocent smile. It only made her
___10___ more pathetic when she knitted her brows sometimes. Her feet ___11___
sore with painful chilblains.
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Someone shouted, "Watch ___12___, girl !"


It was too ___13___ ! The coach ws going too fast and the ___14___ had not seen her
earlier. There was barely enough ___15___ for the little girl to take a step back. In
her hurry to get to ___16___, the basket of matchsticks fell ___17___ the snow.
She ___18___ them up, wet and dirty from a puddle of melted snow. The matchstick
couldn't be used now. as she began to make her way ___19___, she realised that she
had lost ___20___ of her shoes in the snow.
1. whom
2. stop/bother
3. away
4. to
5. in
6. snowing
7. which
8. face
9. its
10. look
11. were
12. out
13. late
14. driver
15. time
16. safety
17. onto
18. picked
19. home
20. one
Cloze Test. 5.
It was midnight when the last guest left. I sighed heavily as I looked around. The
living room was ___1___ of cigarette smell and stale perfume. As I looked around, I
___2___ wet patches of spilt beer on my best Persian carpet. My antique vases were
totally smashed. They had even ___3___ my antique oak tables as ashtrays. These
guests of ___4___ had done their best to destroy my expensively decorated living
room ! What a night this had turned ___5___ to be.
I shook my head. The mess would ___6___ hours to clear. Getting ___7___ of the
smell would require days. My housekeeper would had resigned ___8___ the spot if
she saw the mess. i had to do ___9___ fast. I could not afford to lose her ___10___
she is the best cook I ___11___ ever had
I had no choice. I went to the bookshelf, took ___12___ the book 'The Evolution of
Man' by Charles Darwin and pressed on the wall behind ___13___ . A small hole in
the wall appeared ___14___ my right. I reached ___15___ and took out a long object.
Then I waved it in the ___16___. The room started to clean itself ___17___ . Even the
antique vases started fitting themselves ___18___ so well that one could not tell
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they had been ___19___. As you might have guessed by ___20___, the long object is
a wand, and I am what they call a witch.
1. full 2. saw 3. used 4. mine 5. out 6. take 7. rid 8. on 9. something 10.
as 11. have 12. out 13. it 14. on 15. in 16. air 17. up 18. together 19.
broken 20. now
Cloze Test. 6.
You must have heard of many ghost stories, but have you heard of this ___1___ from
Japan ? The story ___2___ like this; one moonlit night, a man was walking home
along the river ___3___ he saw a woman ___4___ on the bridge. He could not see her
___5___ because she was sitting with her back ___6___ him. However, he could see
that she was crying ___7___ hysterically that her whole body was shaking. The man
felt ___8___ for her. when he went ___9___ to comfort her, she suddenly ___10___
around. To his horror, the man I ___11___ that she had no eyes, no nose and no
mouth ___12___ her face ! ___13___ a while the man stood frozen. Then he turned
and ran away as ___14___ as he could until he ___15___ to the nearest inn.
Once ___16___, he began to stammer out what he had seen, for he was trembling
___17___ fear. The proprietor of the inn, who had been bending ___18___ to clean
the tables, straightened ___19___ and asked him, "Did she look ___20___ this ?" His
face, too, was egg-like.
The man fainted !
1. one 2. goes 3. when 4. crying 5. face 6. to 7. so 8. sorry 9. up/forward
10. turned 11. saw 12. on 13. For 14. fast 15. came 16. inside 17. with 18.
down 19. up 20. like

Cloze Test. 1. Key: 1.a, 2.b, 3.c, 4.c, 5.a, 6. b, 7.c, 8.a, 9.c, 10.a
Cloze Test. 2. Key: 1.b, 2.c, 3.a, 4.c, 5.a, 6.a, 7.a, 8.c, 9.b, 10. c, 11.a, 12. b,
13.a, 14.b

Cloze Test. 3.
1. help 2. whether/if 3. not 4. tells 5. occur 6. beat 7. also 8. become 9.
task/job 10. would 11. over 12. are 13. as/because 14. rate 15. on 16.
conducting 17. what 18. with 19. questions 20. to 21. help 22. the 23. are
24. two 25. do
In some countries, a machine known as a lie detector is used to help in criminal
investigation. The lie detector is used to determine whether/if the person involved
in the crime is telling the truth or not.
How does such a machine work ? When a person tells an untruth, certain body
reactions may occur . For example, his heart may beat faster and his face may
flush. His blood pressure may also rise and his breathing may become quicker. It is
thetask/job of the lie detector to record these reactions. Normally, the
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machine wouldrecord reactions which the subject has no control over , such as his
blood pressure, respiration or pulse.
How reliable are these machines ? Some countries do not use lie
detectorsas/because they feel that these machines are not totally reliable. in fact,
the successrate of the lie detector depends greatly on the sensitivity of the
machine.
The ability of the person conducting the test is also very important. The examiner
must know specifically what kinds of questions to ask his subjects. The examiner
would usually familiarize himself with the details of the case first. He then asks his
subjects questions that are totally unrelated to the case. The answers to these
questions would help the examiner gauge what the 'normal' reactions of the
subjectare . After this, the examiner would ask questions of two kinds -- those that
are important to the case and those which have nothing to do with the case at all.

Cloze Test. 4.
Answers
1. whom 2. stop/bother 3. away 4. to 5. in 6. snowing 7. which 8. face 9.
its 10. look 11. were 12. out 13. late 14. driver 15. time 16. safety 17.
onto 18. picked 19. home 20. one
"Would you like to buy a box of matchsticks, mister ?" the little girl asked. The man
whom she approached did not even stop/bother to answer her. He shuffled away in
his great coat, eager to get home to his cosy fireplace.
The girl was shivering in the cold. It had been snowing continuously for the past two
days. The girl's shoes, which were already thin were thoroughly soaked. Yet, her
sweet, angelic face did not lose its innocent smile. It only made her look more
pathetic when she knitted her brows sometimes. Her feet were sore with painful
chilblains.
Someone shouted, "Watch out, girl !"
It was too late ! The coach was going too fast and the driver had not seen her
earlier. There was barely enough time for the little girl to take a step back. In her
hurry to get to safety, the basket of matchsticks fell onto the snow.
She picked them up, wet and dirty from a puddle of melted snow. The matchstick
couldn't be used now. as she began to make her way home, she realised that she
had lost one of her shoes in the snow.

Cloze Test. 5.
Answers
1. full 2. saw 3. used 4. mine 5. out 6. take 7. rid 8. on 9. something 10.
as 11. have 12. out 13. it 14. on 15. in 16. air 17. up 18. together 19.
broken 20. now
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It was midnight when the last guest left. I sighed heavily as I looked around. The
living room was full of cigarette smell and stale perfume. As I looked around,
I saw wet patches of spilt beer on my best Persian carpet. My antique vases were
totally smashed. They had even used my antique oak tables as ashtrays. These
guests ofmine had done their best to destroy my expensively decorated living room
! What a night this had turned out to be.
I shook my head. The mess would take hours to clear. Getting rid of the smell
would require days. My housekeeper would had resigned on the spot if she saw the
mess. i had to do something fast. I could not afford to lose her as she is the best
cook Ihave ever had
I had no choice. I went to the bookshelf, took out the book 'The Evolution of Man' by
Charles Darwin and pressed on the wall behind it. A small hole in the wall
appeared on my right. I reached in and took out a long object. Then I waved it in
theair. The room started to clean itself up. Even the antique vases started fitting
themselves together so well that one could not tell they had been broken. As you
might have guessed by now, the long object is a wand, and I am what they call a
witch.

Cloze Test. 6.
Answers
1. one 2. goes 3. when 4. crying 5. face 6. to 7. so 8. sorry 9. up/forward
10. turned 11. saw 12. on 13. For 14. fast 15. came 16. inside 17. with 18.
down 19. up 20. like
You must have heard of many ghost stories, but have you heard of this one from
Japan ? The story goes like this; one moonlit night, a man was walking home along
the river when he saw a woman crying on the bridge. He could not see
her face because she was sitting with her back to him. However, he could see that
she was crying sohysterically that her whole body was shaking. The man felt
___sorry___ for her. when he went ___up/forward___ to comfort her, she suddenly
___turned___ around. To his horror, the man I ___saw___ that she had no eyes, no
nose and no mouth ___on___ her face ! ___For___ a while the man stood frozen.
Then he turned and ran away as fast as he could until he ___came___ to the
nearest inn.
Once ___inside___, he began to stammer out what he had seen, for he was
trembling ___with___ fear. The proprietor of the inn, who had been bending
___down___ to clean the tables, straightened ___up___ and asked him, "Did she look
___like___ this ?" His face, too, was egg-like.
The man fainted !

Cloze Test. 7.
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