Use of English PRO

Open Cloze - (C2) Certificate of Proficiency in English

For questions 1-8, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Record Entry (1)

A modern-day record of 144 horses has (0) BEEN entered for the Grand National at Aintree (1) ............ April, when the total prize will be £500,000. This amount is £150,000 (2) ............ than that for the season's other prestigious race, the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The (3) ............ highest number of entries for the National was 141 in 1984, but while that figure had endured for decades, a new record was only a matter of (4) ............ It is not merely the quantity of the contestants (5) ............ has improved in recent years. Changes to the course (6) ............ a number of very public equine fatalities in the late 1980s and early 1990s (7) ............ encouraged owners to participate, and the quality of the field (8) ............ improved significantly.

‹ Open Cloze Exercises

GO PRO!

Take hundreds of real Cambridge examinations including the English levels B2, C1 and C2

Use of English PRO (CPE) Use of English PRO ‹ Go back