Learn the areas of grammar and vocabulary tested in the Open Cloze task
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
The missing word is sometimes a pronoun such as 'you', 'her', 'she'. Try this exercise to see how well you can identify them:
2. Relative pronouns
Words like 'that', 'which', 'who' are often the missing word.
Articles, 'a', 'the' and determiners like 'much', 'many', 'all', 'enough' etc. are often required.
Verbs like 'must', 'can', 'be' and other modal or auxiliary verbs are often the missing word.
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.
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Try an online Reading and Use of English Part 2 (Open Cloze) test in the 'Practice Tests' area.
"I passed FCE, now I'm preparing to CAE. Thanks to all Flo-Joe's crew for creating this wonderful site."
Anna Karbowska, CAE student Bolesawiec, Poland.
"I think this a very interesting place for people who wants to improve their English. For me this is the best one."
Ariel Pertile, FCE Student, Argentina.