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.
Complete the following dialogue between an interviewer and Suresh by filling the gaps with the most suitable option.
Interviewer: When did you graduate and with what subjects?
Suresh: I graduated in 1994, Sir. My subjects were Economics, Accountancy; Maths and Personnel Management.
Interviewer: So, (a)……….. since then?
Suresh: No, Sir I started working in 1997 after I’d finished my MBA.
Interviewer: Why do you wish to leave your present job?
Suresh : (b) ……………I wish to improve my prospects and your firm has a good reputation and is progressive.
Interviewer : (c)…………… transferred from one place to another?
Suresh: Yes, I know it. But since yours is a multi-national firm, I suppose that it is not new.
Interviewer : (d) …………… apart from English and Hindi?
Suresh: I am fluent in French.
Interviewer: Thank you. Goodbye.
(a)(i) are you working (ii) have you worked
(iii) have you been working (iv) had you been working
(b)(i) I will quit if (ii) I have to quit because
(iii) I shall be quitting it unless (iv) I am quitting it because
(c) (i) Thu should be aware that you will be (ii) Are you aware that you will be
(iii)Have you been aware that you will be (iv) Were you aware that you can be
(d)(i) Will you speak any other language (ii) Can you speak any other language
(iii)Are you speaking any other language (iv) Don’t you speak all languages
(a) (iii) have you been working
(b) (iv) I m quitting it because
(c) (ii) Are you aware that you will be
(d) (ii)Can you speak any other language
Read this extract from an interview with someone who has returned to his hometown after living abroad for nearly twenty years. Choose the most appropriate option.
I’ve only been back a couple of days and already I (a)……….. lots of old friends.
(i)have met (ii) am meeting (iii) met (iv) should meet
They don’t appear to (b)………..very much.
(i) have changed (ii) change (iii) changes (iv) changing
They are as (c)……….as ever.
(i) friendlier (ii) friendly (iii) friends (iv) friendliest
And they say that I (d)……….the same as I always did.
(i) looking (ii) look (iii) looks (iv) looked
(a) (i) have met
(b) (i) have changed
(c) (ii) friendly
(d) (ii) look