English Mania: Cloze Test

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Today we are presenting English Mania which is based on Cloze Test. Try to solve it.

English Mania: Cloze Test

Directions (Q.1-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

The world is going (_1_) a deep recession. At such a time, one thing we need in abundance is jobs for the semiskilled and unskilled. This is the only way in which equal (_2_) of wealth can take place. The healthcare industry is (_3_) poised to occupy this position. The IT industry hires people from the upper-middle strata and rich families, usually engineers, (_4_) the health care industry hires nurses, to the tune of eighty percent of jobs created, from the lower economic strata.

Global health care is a $ 4.5-trillion industry, (_5_) only to the agro industry. Even then health care (_6_) only eight percent of world's population. Policymakers should (_7_) at health care industry as not only an industry which addresses pain but also as one which can (_8_) the economy. The last century was driven by machines that addressed human toil and it is strongly (_9_) that this century will be driven by health care. This, however, will only happen if policymakers make a conscious effort to (_10_) the right policies in place soon.

a) past
b) against
c) through
d) across
e) on

a) earning
b) share
c) venture
d) delivery
e) distribution

a) commonly
b) ideally
c) indefinitely
d) preferably
e) invariably

a) whereas
b) unlike
c) besides
d) although
e) despite

a) encouraging
b) second
c) lesser
d) beating
e) greater

a) affords
b) cures
c) visits
d) reaches
e) provides

a) look
b) plan
c) weigh
d) admire
e) consider

a) persuade
b) ascertain
c) influence
d) impede
e) estimate

a) thought
b) credited
c) identified
d) believed
e) supposed

a) derive
b) frame
c) figure
d) consider
e) put


1. c) through
2. e) distribution
3. b) ideally
4. a) whereas
5. b) second
6. d) reaches
7. a) look
8. c) influence
9. d) believed
10. e) put
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