Monthly Cloze Exercises & Tests


The purpose of our cloze exercises is to present a small amount of important material in another format to enhance comprehension and retention, and reinforce vocabulary. Content is taken directly from articles in Easy English NEWS. For each exercise, ten words are removed, with blanks indicating the missing words. The words can be found in a word box at the bottom of the page. The student demonstrates understanding of content and sentence structure by writing the correct missing words in the blanks. There are many ways the exercises can be used. Students can check their own or others’ work by referring back to the articles.


October 2012 Cloze Exercises & Tests

Oct 05, 2012 - 0 comments
  • Election 2012: The Issues
  • The Parties and the Candidates
  • Some Ways to Prevent Fires
  • In Case of Fire at Home
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Halloween Customs
  • How Do Americans Decide Who to Vote For?
  • Popular Votes and Electoral Votes
  • Which Word Does Not Belong?


September 2012 Cloze Exercises & Tests

Sep 05, 2012 - 0 comments
  • What Does the President Do? Part One
  • What Does the President Do? Part Two
  • If an Earthquake Hits
  • Is This the Hottest Year Ever?
  • Does the U.S. Need Better Gun Control Laws?
  • The San Francisco Earthquake
  • Times Have Changed
  • Which Word Does Not Belong?


June 2012 Cloze Exercises & Tests

Jun 05, 2012 - 0 comments
  • The Summer Olympic Games
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Summer
  • Flag Day
  • The Star-Spangled Banner
  • Political Conventions
  • Washington Needs a Spy
  • Which Word Does Not Belong?


May 2012 Cloze Exercises & Tests

May 05, 2012 - 0 comments
  • The Health Care Law and the Supreme Court
  • Job Benefits
  • Asian and Pacific-Islander Heritage Month
  • I Missed the Race
  • Dr. Ali: Allergies
  • Shenandoah National Park
  • The Transcontinental Railroad
  • Which Word Does Not Belong?


April 2012 Cloze Exercises & Tests

Apr 05, 2012 - 0 comments
  • Earth Month: Trees
  • Laws About Work
  • Easter Events
  • Passover
  • Earth Day
  • From “The New Colossus”
  • The Statue of Liberty
  • Which Word Does Not Belong?


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