VR Type 07 - Cloze (missing words)


Instructions

In each of the following questions, one word, which is in capitals, has had three consecutive letters taken out. These three letters will make one correctly spelt word without changing the order. Find the appropriate 3 letter word.

Method

To solve the question, try to find the answer by reading the whole sentence. The rest of the sentence might give you an indication of what the missing word should be. If you cannot find the answer, look at the options on the answer sheet and place each three letter word at different positions within the given word and see if it makes a real word. Again, it is easier to solve the question by eliminating all the incorrect answers first.

If you are doing a standard paper then keep trying to think of the answer. If you really can’t think of the answer then mark the question on the question paper so you can come back to it later. Don’t waste too much time on the one question.

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Examples

Part of word missing Variation

Example Question 1:

She said EWELL before she boarded the plane.

Answer: FAR

Explanation: FAR + EWELL = FAREWELL. She said FAREWELL before she boarded the plane.

Example Question 2:

Many families like to go camping to experience the fresh air of the country and escape the p_______ of the city.

Answer Options: power, psychological, pantry, phase, pollution

Answer: pollution

Explanation: Pollution is the only word that fits the sentence: Many families like to go camping to experience the fresh air of the country and escape the pollution of the city.

Whole word missing Variation

Example Question 3:

It is not uncommon for birds to __________ in search of warmer weather.

Answer Options: mutate, seek, migrate, surrender, hibernate

Answer: migrate

Explanation: Migrate means (of an animal, typically a bird or fish) move from one region or habitat to another according to the seasons.

It is not uncommon for birds to migrate in search of warmer weather.

Removing letters Variation

From the options provided, choose which word can have three consecutive letters removed to leave a new real word that will best complete the sentence.

Example Question 4:

It is almost the _________ of the day.

friendcondoneoption

Answer: friend 

Explanation: The three letters ‘fri’ can be removed to leave ‘end’ which completes the sentence.

Appropriate form Variation

This is where you choose the word that is in the appropriate form so that the sentence makes sense.

Example Question 5:

My Dad (own) a 1969 Rolls Royce.
A) ownership
B) owning
C) ownerless
D) owner
E) owned

Answer: owned

Explanation: My Dad owned a 1969 Rolls Royce.