Practise the specific areas of language that feature in the Multiple Choice Cloze task in the CAE Use of English paper.
Part 1 of the CAE Reading and Use of English Paper is called 'Multiple Choice Cloze'. Watch our short, 4 minute video explaining this task.
Part 1 of the Reading and Use of English Paper is the Multiple Choice Cloze.
The Multiple Choice Cloze contains a short text with 8 gaps, with an additional gap at the beginning that serves as an example. Candidates have to complete each gap with one of the four choices: A, B C or D.
The main focus in the Multiple Choice Cloze is vocabulary. Various aspects of vocabulary are likely to be tested but in general, you should focus on learning ‘chunks’ of vocabulary or set expressions, rather than simply individual words. Chunks include phrasal verbs, collocations and set expressions. Try some of the sentence-level quizzes below which are all in the Multiple Choice Cloze format.
Phrasal verbs are an example of a ‘chunk’ - a verb and a preposition. try some of the quizzes below.
Other common idiomatic expressions might appear in the text with one of the words gapped. Try these quizzes and see how well you do.
Collocations, or words that go together regularly appear in the CAE Multiple Choice Cloze. Here are some quizzes to test your knowledge of collocations.
Occasionally a linking word or what is sometimes called a discourse marker will be the gapped word. Try the quiz below.
You should always read the complete text before attempting to answer any questions. Having a ‘big picture’ or global understanding of the text will help you make decisions later.
A key tactic in this exercise is to look for clues around each gap. We’ve already noted the importance of learning set expressions and the word before or after the gap will often be part of a set phrase and will help you decide which of the choice of 4 words is the correct one.
If you find it difficult to make a choice eliminate those you know are wrong and if necessary make a guess as to the correct answer - you might be lucky!
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