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Cambridge English: Advanced

Learn the areas of grammar and vocabulary tested in the Open Cloze task

CAE Use of English: Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |

About Part 2 Open Cloze


You will read a short text which has 8 gaps. For each gap you have to fill in the missing word. In the exam you transfer your answer to a special answer sheet. Part 2 tests your knowledge of grammatical structure.
Open Cloze video tutorial

Now try our exercises


1. Pronouns
The missing word is sometimes a pronoun such as 'you', 'her', 'she'. Try this exercise to see how well you can identify them:
Online Exercise

2. Relative pronouns
Words like 'that', 'which', 'who' are often the missing word.
Online Exercise

3. Articles/Determiners
Articles, 'a', 'the' and determiners like 'much', 'many', 'all', 'enough' etc. are often required.
Online Exercise

4. Modal/Auxiliary Verbs
Verbs like 'must', 'can', 'be' and other modal or auxiliary verbs are often the missing word.
Online Exercise

Dos and don'ts


Read the title and text through before you start filling in the missing words. Make sure your spelling is correct or you won't get a mark.

How to improve


Learn and record phrases, not just individual words. Get a new collocation and phrasal verb expression every day from our FREE Word Bank exercise.

Try a test


Try an online Reading and Use of English Part 2 (Open Cloze) test in the 'Practice Tests' area.


Print off a mark sheet to keep a record of your scores.

When you've finished these exercises try an online Use of English Part 2 (Open Cloze) test in the 'Practice Tests' area.

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