FCE Multiple Choice Cloze

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For questions 1- 8, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap. EXAM DESCRIPTION

Tourism

Tourism is one of the world's largest industries, and it is the fastest growing. It contributes over £50 billion to the economy annually, over £12 billion of it from overseas visitors. About 25 million overseas visitors (1) ... Britain each year. Tourism is one of the biggest employment (2) ... in the UK, too – it employs over 1.7 million people, which is more than in the construction or health service industries.

Around 20% of all new (3) ... are in this industry. These figures are very impressive, but how do they translate (4) ... job possibilities for you? There is room in this industry for all sorts of people, with different educational (5) ... , personal attributes, interests and career aims. A tourist is really a traveller – someone who (6) ... a journey, usually for recreation, (7) ... a holiday or sightseeing. (8) ... , tourism at its very simplest refers to the industry that provides travel and entertainment facilities for people away from their own homes.

  1. A) come from B) come to C) come away with D) come down to
  2. A) zones B) sections C) districts D) sectors
  3. A) works B) jobs C) employments D) vocations
  4. A) into B) from C) for D) at
  5. A) surroundings B) traditions C) backgrounds D) settings
  6. A) makes B) does C) performs D) breaks
  7. A) as B) such C) so D) like
  8. A) Although B) Despite C) Therefore D) Because

Answers

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CORRECT!

GAP 1 ... overseas visitors come to Britain each year. Tourism is one ... ↑_ _↑ COME + TO => PHRASAL VERB

COME TO => to reach (a place) while traveling.

INCORECT!

GAP 1 ... overseas visitors (1) ... Britain each year. Tourism is one ... ↑_ _↑ COME FROM => does not make sense here!

COME FROM means 'to have been born or raised in (a place)'!

INCORRECT!

GAP 1 ... overseas visitors (1) ... Britain each year. Tourism is one ... ↑_ _↑ COME AWAY WITH => does not make sense here!

COME AWAY WITH means 'to leave a place with a particular feeling or impression'!

INCORRECT!

GAP 1 ... overseas visitors (1) ... Britain each year. Tourism is one ... ↑_ _↑ COME DOWN TO => does not make sense here!

COME DOWN TO means 'to have (something) as the most important part'!

CORRECT!

GAP 2 ... the biggest employment sectors in the UK, too – it employs ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ EMPLOYMENT + SECTORS => COLLOCATION

EMPLOYMENT SECTORS => the industries and services in a country that are responsible for employment.

INCORECT!

GAP 2 ... the biggest employment (2) ... in the UK, too – it employs ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ EMPLOYMENT + NOUN => COLLOCATION

ZONES => does not collocate with EMPLOYMENT!

INCORRECT!

GAP 2 ... the biggest employment (2) ... in the UK, too – it employs ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ EMPLOYMENT + NOUN => COLLOCATION

SECTIONS => does not collocate with EMPLOYMENT!

INCORRECT!

GAP 2 ... the biggest employment (2) ... in the UK, too – it employs ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ EMPLOYMENT + NOUN => COLLOCATION

DISTRICTS => does not collocate with EMPLOYMENT!

CORRECT!

GAP 3 ... Around 20% of all new jobs are in this industry. These figures are ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ A JOB => A COUNTABLE NOUN

A JOB => The regular paid work that you do for an employer.

INCORECT!

GAP 3 ... Around 20% of all new (3) ... are in this industry. These figures are ... ↑_ _ _ _ _↑ You need to use a countable noun here!

WORKS => cannot be used here! Works means a 'factory'.

INCORRECT!

GAP 3 ... Around 20% of all new (3) ... are in this industry. These figures are ... ↑_ _ _ _ _↑ You need to use a countable noun here!

EMPLOYMENT does not have a plural form!

INCORRECT!

GAP 3 ... Around 20% of all new (3) ... are in this industry. These figures are ... ↑_ _ _ _ _↑ You need to use a countable noun here!

VOCATION does not make sense here!

CORRECT!

GAP 4 ... but how do they translate into job possibilities for you? ... ↑_ _ _↑ TRANSLATE + INTO => VERB + PREPOSITION

TRANSLATE INTO => to change something into a different form.

INCORECT!

GAP 4 ... but how do they translate (4) ... job possibilities for you? ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ TRANSLATE + PREPOSITION

TRANSLATE FROM does not fit the context here!

INCORRECT!

GAP 4 ... but how do they translate (4) ... job possibilities for you? ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ TRANSLATE + PREPOSITION

TRANSLATE FOR wouldn't make sense in this sentence!

INCORRECT!

GAP 4 ... but how do they translate (4) ... job possibilities for you? ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ TRANSLATE + PREPOSITION

TRANSLATE AT wouldn't make sense in this sentence!

CORRECT!

GAP 5 ... different educational backgrounds, personal attributes, ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _ _↑ EDUCATIONAL + BACKGROUNDS => COLLOCATION

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND => The details of a person's education.

INCORECT!

GAP 5 ... with different educational (5) ... , personal attributes, interests ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _↑ EDUCATIONAL + NOUN => COLLOCATION

SURROUNDINGS does not collocate with EDUCATIONAL!

INCORRECT!

GAP 5 ... with different educational (5) ... , personal attributes, interests ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _↑ EDUCATIONAL + NOUN => COLLOCATION

TRADITIONS does not fit the context!

INCORRECT!

GAP 5 ... with different educational (5) ... , personal attributes, interests ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ _↑ EDUCATIONAL + NOUN => COLLOCATION

SETTINGS does not collocate with EDUCATIONAL!

CORRECT!

GAP 6 ... a traveller – someone who makes a journey, usually for recreation, ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ MAKE + A JOURNEY => COLLOCATION

MAKE A JOURNEY => to travel from one place to another, especially over a long distance.

INCORECT!

GAP 6 ... a traveller – someone who (6) ... a journey, usually for recreation, ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ VERB + A JOURNEY => COLLOCATION

DOES does not collocate with A JOURNEY!

INCORRECT!

GAP 6 ... a traveller – someone who (6) ... a journey, usually for recreation, ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ VERB + A JOURNEY => COLLOCATION

PERFORMS does not collocate with A JOURNEY!

INCORRECT!

GAP 6 ... a traveller – someone who (6) ... a journey, usually for recreation, ... ↑_ _ _ _↑ VERB + A JOURNEY => COLLOCATION

BREAKS does not collocate with A JOURNEY!

CORRECT!

GAP 7 ... usually for recreation, like a holiday or sightseeing ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ LIKE => SUCH AS, FOR EXAMPLE

LIKE is used to introduce an example or series of examples.

INCORECT!

GAP 7 ... usually for recreation, (7) ... a holiday or sightseeing ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ You need to use a preposition in this gap!

AS wouldn't make sense in this gap.

INCORRECT!

GAP 7 ... usually for recreation, (7) ... a holiday or sightseeing ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ You need to use a preposition in this gap!

SUCH wouldn't make sense in this gap.

INCORRECT!

GAP 7 ... usually for recreation, (7) ... a holiday or sightseeing ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ You need to use a preposition in this gap!

SO wouldn't make sense in this gap.

CORRECT!

GAP 8 ... a holiday or sightseeing. Therefore, tourism at its very simplest ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ THEREFORE + COMMA

THEREFORE => FOR THAT REASON.

INCORECT!

GAP 8 ... a holiday or sightseeing. (8) ... , tourism at its very simplest refers to ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ You will need to use an adverb here!

ALTHOUGH is never directly followed by a comma!

INCORRECT!

GAP 8 ... a holiday or sightseeing. (8) ... , tourism at its very simplest refers to ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ You will need to use an adverb here!

DESPITE is never directly followed by a comma!

INCORRECT!

GAP 8 ... a holiday or sightseeing. (8) ... , tourism at its very simplest refers to ... ↑_ _ _ _ _ You will need to use an adverb here!

BECAUSE is never directly followed by a comma!

INCORRECT!

GAP 12 ... annual holiday (12) ... the seaside. More people go abroad more often ... ↑_ _ _ _ _↑ PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE

UNDER does not collocate with THE SEASIDE!

Multiple Choice Cloze

Task Type: Multiple-choice cloze.
Focus: Lexical/lexico-grammatical.
Format: A modified cloze test containing 8 gaps and followed by 8 four-option multiple-choice items.
Number of questions: 8.
How many marks are there: One mark for each correct answer.
What is testing: General Advice: