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.


January 2012 Cloze Exercises & Tests

Jan 05, 2012 - 0 comments
  • Primary Elections Begin
  • The Job Interview
  • Chinese New Year
  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Never Too Old
  • Steve Jobs: The First Personal Size Computers
  • Which Word Does Not Belong?


December 2011 Cloze Exercises & Tests

Dec 05, 2011 - 0 comments
  • We are Seven Billion Now
  • Looking for a Job
  • Preparing for Winter
  • New Year’s Eve
  • Dr. Ali: Eat Well for Long Life, Part Two
  • A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clark Moore
  • Which Word Does Not Belong?


November 2011 Cloze Exercises & Tests

Nov 05, 2011 - 0 comments
  • Where Are the Jobs?
  • The U.S. Postal Service
  • Thanksgiving
  • Veterans Day
  • The Mississippi River
  • American Indians
  • The Great American Smokeout: Smoking Kills
  • Which Word Does Not Belong?


October 2011 Cloze Exercises & Tests

Oct 05, 2011 - 0 comments
  • Getting Ready for the 2012 Election
  • The U.S. Postal Service
  • Columbus Day
  • Ask a Speech Coach: Linking Words
  • Dr. Ali: Eat Well for a Longer Life
  • Olympic National Park
  • Taxation Without Representation
  • Which Word Does Not Belong?


September 2011 Cloze Exercises & Tests

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  • The U.S. National Debt
  • Immigration
  • Hurricane Season
  • Everyone but Me
  • A Good Night’s Sleep
  • Dr. Jonas Salk and Polio
  • Which Word Does Not Belong?


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