Hot Open Cloze items

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 December, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 December, 2004, 12:00am
 

The following exercise is meant to familiarise you with some of the often-tested items, particularly in general and Open Cloze (Paper 2).


1. If parents leave their children unattended at home, they will put them in _________.


2. Fire broke _______ last night, but it was soon brought _________ control.


3. Mr Yiu hopes that the items in this exercise will be similar ________ those in the Open Cloze of the forthcoming examination paper.


4. Youngsters should join extra-curricular activities to make _________ with other people.


5. For ______ information, please visit www.ayiu.com


6. Students should spend their ______ time more meaningfully by taking up healthy hobbies.


7. It is ______ to the teacher to decide which of his students can have the reference books for free.


8. The students of ABC College organised a fun fair to ______ money for a home for the aged.


9. I am ____________ to swimming in the morning. This habit mainly accounts for my good health.


10. On public holidays, people prefer to stay home ____________ of going out.


11. ___________ our disappointment, our school picnic was cancelled because of the bad weather.


12. The ticketing system is completely automated _________ that a large number of passengers can be easily handled.


13. Adventurous people like _______ risks. If they go too far, they ______the risk of losing their life.


14. As ________ as they witnessed the crime, they called ________ police.


15. _________ if you feel tired, you should not go to sleep.


16. Crash diets usually do more _______________ than good. Ladies are reminded not to pursue beauty at the expense of health.


17. This is a very demanding job. The staff here work in shifts and never have a day ____________.


18. Although our government has done a lot to upgrade the living conditions of Hong Kong people, there is still much ______________ for improvement.


19. It is ____________ doubt that conserving our natural environment is the greatest mission in the new millennium. The effort we have put in so far is _______________ from enough. Whether our future generations have a decent place to live in depends ___________ our determination in the matter.


20. The suitable candidate for the job must be polite and pleasant in appearance. ________ addition, the ability to speak both English and Putonghua fluently is a _______________.


21. I have not _______________ finished the project. In _______________ to meet the deadline, I work day and night without taking any rest.


Answers


1. danger/jeopardy (in danger = at risk)


2. out; under (fire/war/epidemic/ plague + break out)


3. to ('similar to' but 'the same as'/'like')


4. friends/contact (make friends with/make contact with/make the acquaintance of)


5. further/more/detailed


6. spare/free/leisure


7. up (up to somebody = at somebody's discretion)


8. raise/collect


9. used/accustomed (talking about a habit)


10. instead (to stay home rather than go out = to stay home instead of going out)


11. to


12. so (so that + purpose or reason: adverb clause of purpose or reason )


13. taking; run


14. soon; the (as soon as = shortly after)


15. Even


16. harm (do more harm than good = have more disadvantages than advantages)


17. off (a day off = holiday)


18. room/space


19. beyond; far; on (beyond doubt = most certain; far from enough = very insufficient)


20. In; must (in addition = besides; a must = essential)


21. yet; order


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