Gap Filling Exercises with Answers
Q. Fill in the blanks choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below:
Some people feel that (1) ________________ best way to take a vacation is to go (2) ________________ a cruise. There is a lot one can do while (3) ________________ across the sea. Besides the beautiful sights, the outdoor games (4) ________________ the variety of cuisines that make the cruise a memorable experience, there is always something (5) ________________ everyone to do. Going on a cruise (6) ________________ an expensive affair, but some holiday-makers are convinced that (7) ________________ is worth (8) ________________ money spent.
Q. Complete the passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below:
He (1) ________________ the session with a prayer, prolonging it (2) ________________ the others join and the valley (3) ________________ with the chants, (4) ________________ the cry of the jackals. Time was when he (5) ________________ his stories to the accompaniment of musical instruments, but now he (6) ________________ only on himself. The films (7) ________________ all the fiddlers and singers, who (8) ________________ no time now-a-days to stand at the back of an old story teller and fill his pauses with music.
- begins/began/has begun/is beginning
- echoed/was echoing/echoes/is echoing
- drowned/were drowned/are drowning/drowning
- has narrated/narrated/had narrated/was narrating
- depends/depended/has depended/was depending
- took away/have taken away/are taking away/took
- are having/have/had/has
- have taken away
Q. Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below:
The larvae of a species of fly (1) ________________ the Waitomo caves of New Zealand famous. The larvae cling to the roof and let down sticky strands (2) ________________ glow in the dark. Tiny insects attracted by the light, come (3) ________________ the threads. The larvae haul up the strands and eat the insects. Each larva may let (4) ________________ as many as seventy strands. This makes the caves glow with an eerie light.
- has made/made/have made/has been made
- investigate/to investigate/investigates/investigating
- have made
- to investigate
Q. Complete the following passage by choosing the correct options:
Confucius laid great stress (1) ________________ good character. He preached (2) ________________ people should respect (3) ________________ parents. He held a prominent place (4) ________________ philosophers and religious reformers. The syllabus (5) ________________his teaching was a wide one which (7) ________________ morals, family duties, social reforms and personal relationship. He knew (7) ________________ languages and arts. He has written about his experiences in life in a book (8) ________________ Chin Chinking.