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.
Read the given notes to complete the accompanying bio-sketch of R.K. Narayan by filling in the gaps by choosing the correct options.
Birth: October 10, 1906, Chennai
Occupation: Novelist, short-story writer
Brother: Famous cartoonist, R.K Laxman
Married: Rajam in 1939
Notable work(s): Swami and Friends
Died: May 13, 2001 (aged 94.)
The fatuous novelist and short-story writer, R.K Narayan (a)…………… His father (b)………….. and brother (c) ……………. R.K Laxman. In 1939, he married Rajam. One of (d)………….. Swami and Friends. He died on May 13, 2001, at the ripe-old-age of ninety-four.
(a)(i) was born in Chennai on October 10, 1906
(ii) born at Chennai on October 10, 1906
(iii) were born in Chennai on October 10, 1906
(iv) was born at Chennai in October 10, 1906
(b) (i) was a Headmaster (ii) was Headmaster
(iii) was the Headmaster (iv) is a Headmaster
(c)(i) is a famous cartoonist (ii) is the famous cartoonist
(iii) was the famous cartoonist (iv) was a famous cartoonist
(d) (i) his notable work is (ii) his notable works are
(iii) his notable works is (iv) their notable work is
(a) (i) was born in Chennai on October 10. 1906
(b) (ii) was a Headmaster
(c) (iii) was the famous cartoonist
(d) (iii) his notable works is
Complete the news stories accompanying the following headlines by filling in the blanks.
(i) Govt. orders construction halt at Vedanta refinery
Vedanta refinery……….. to halt the construction of its aluminium refinery in Orissa, as the company had not got the required environmental clearances.
(ii) Dengue Claims Hundreds of Lives Goo lives
600 lives in Delhi alone …………. by Dengue.
(iii) 4 nabbed for chain snatching
Four men who were about to fly to Mumbai…………. by the Delhi Police for chain snatching.
(iv)Now, earth-friendly plastic from plants
IBM researchers have said that earth-friendly plastic from plants ……………..
(i) has been ordered
(ii) have been taken
(iii) were nabbed/have been nabbed
(iv) has been developed/has been invented.