Following are the exercises of open cloze passage and gap filling. These grammar exercises for class 9 and 10 are based on English modals exercises, verbs exercises, grammar tense exercises, modal auxiliary, simple past and other tense exercises. These gap fillers for beginners and cloze test will help you in first certificate in English (FCE). The following esl form filling exercises are specially designed for class IX and X. A printable version in PDF form is also available at the bottom of each exercise.
Choose the best word/phrase from the Options to complete the following passage:
Tokyo was rocked by its (a)…………….. earthquake in more than a year today but escaped with little damage because it (b)…………… centred far beneath the floor of the Pacific Ocean. The quake which struck shortly before Root) with a magnitude of 6.6, sent large buildings to sway back and forth. The intense (c)………….. for almost one minute caught many people (d)………….. guard in Tokyo and other cities towards the east
(a) (i) big (ii) bigger (iii) biggest (iv) very big
(b) (i) is (ii) was (iii) has (iv) have
(c) (i) shake (ii) shaker (iii) shaking (iv) shook
(d) (i) in (ii) on (iii) of (iv) off
(a) (iii) biggest
(b) (ii) was
(c) (iii) shaking
(d) (iv) off
Complete the following statements by choosing the correct options from those given.
(a) Petrol and diesel prices………… to be raised by about Rs. 1.25 per litre in view of seven dollars per barrel surge in crude oil prices.
(i) will likely (ii) will get (iii) are likely (iv) are bound
(b) The weapon used in the murder of Satyendra Dubey, Project Officer in NHAI, and his briefcase ……………. recovered by the CBI in Bihar’s Gaya district on Monday.
(i) was (ii) were (iii) have (iv) had
(c) A polytechnic university in China…………. a robot that can conduct surgeries.
(i) have developed (ii) has developed
(iii) is developing (iv) will be developing
(d) India’s medal tally went up when ace shooter Jaspal Rana……………. in the centrefire pistol .
(i) wins the gold medal
(ii) won the gold medal
(iii) has won the gold medal
(iv) winning the gold medal
(a) (iii) are likely
(b) (ii) were
(c) (ii) has developed
(d) (ii) won the gold medal