Friday, 11 December 2015

SOLVE CLOZE TEST by English Short Cut Tricks

Cloze Test Introduction


Cloze test is a type of English comprehension exercise in which the reader is required to supply words that have been omitted from the text (passage). Other names of this exercise are:
  • I. Fill in the Blanks in passages and comprehensions, and
  • II. Choosing words in a running passage to maintain the sequence of various sentences in the paragraphs.

In the examination you will find a small passage with numbered blanks. Below the passage these numbers are repeated and against each number four or five choices of word are given. You are required to choose an appropriate word from the given choices to fill in the respective blanks in the passage. This test is designed to evaluate your knowledge of words and their correct grammatical usage so as to keep the meaning of the passage intact.

Tricks are the shortest way by which a candidate can't only score qualifying marks but can confirm name in cut-off list as well. These Tricks to score qualifying/maximum marks in English Section are describe below.

Cloze Test  is one of the mandatory part in English Section in SSC/IBPS Exams. It has found that most of the candidate are not able to even qualify rather than scoring qualifying or maximum mark in English Section.

Fastest English Short Cut Tricks -
It depends up on understanding of English Language and good command over vocabulary to sense the meaning of paragraph to solve it more effectively and efficiently. There are many ways/strategy to solve a cloze test of any comprehensive paragraph. Some of them are discussed on the basis of solving more than 100 cloze tests in an effective and efficient manner which will help you to get good score in entrance examination.

Four Remember Points to Solve Cloze Test  in English Language
It includes the following steps.

English Short Cut Tricks -Step 1: Read Complete Passage & mark the unknown words

Read the complete passage thoroughly and get the rough idea about the theme of the passage and mark the most difficult words or words about which you don’t know. Note them down in note book during practice with its meaning and always revise these words before solving any cloze test because these words may be revised.

English Short Cut Tricks - Step 2: Logical Relation between the provided options

Find the logical relationship to each other or all the sentences provided in the options. It is found that one or two words provided in the options are irrelevant to the described contents and rest two may be almost similar in meaning but a little change depends up on time, position etc.

English Short Cut Tricks - Step 3: Eliminations unnecessary words from provided options

Put these options in the sentence and try to find the sense of the sentence. If it fits then you will find the answer. Don’t get confused while answering any sentence. Go to the depth of your mind and take a peaceful and confident decision with taking care that it is right or wrong.

English Short Cut Tricks- Step 4: Practice Practice Practice

Check out your cloze test with answers and note your marks with date. Do the practice of at least 4-5 cloze every day and check your progress.
Practice can only the process by which any problem can be tackle. There is no short cut for success and only use of strategy can help you to get easy win.

English Short Cut Tricks- Step 5: Importance Of Cloze Test

Analyze the previous years questions paper of IBPS PO, Clerk, SBI PO/Clerk, SSC, Railway and any other examinations you will find  Cloze test is common in all the exams. Its one of important section of English. You can expect 5 to 10 question from this.

Tips to solve Cloze test

  • Read Thoroughly

  • Link the Sentences Together
  • Understand the flow and context of Sentence

Required skills for Cloze test

  • Good analytical skills
  • Good Vocabulary
  • Understanding of english grammar. 
IBPS Bank PO/SO and Clerk Exam Cloze Test Solved Example:
Tibet------(1)--------- up images of a mystic land. Snow-capped mountain peaks pierce the blue sky and fierce chilly winds sweep the rolling grasslands. Maroon-robed Buddhist monks pray in remote monasteries and---------(2)------- horsemen pound the rugged earth. People in this high plateau perform punishing rituals like prostrating hundreds of miles in tattered clothes on pilgrimage. Spirits, spells and flying apparitions are part of the Tibetan world. In short, Tibet remains an exotica. Such images are largely the result of books by Western travelers and explorers in the last century, which helped in keeping the mystique alive. And when the Communist rulers took over Tibet in the 1950s and began -------(3)-------------Chinese language and culture on the people, Tibet's own history started to -------(4)--------in the background. Thus, the only books available in English to Tsering Wangmo Dhompa as a young girl growing up in India and Nepal as a refugee -------(5)---------------those written by Westerners, and so she came to view the country as a forbidden land, a place where fantasy and fable collaborated against a dramatic backdrop of mountains, black magic and people with strange customs and appearances.

Q.1. (a) makes (b) conjures (c) puts (d) toil.
Q.2. (a) sturdy (b) wobbly (c) handsome (d) herculean.
Q.3. (a) implementing (b) evading (c) imposing (d) experimenting.
Q.4. (a) amplify (b) stretch (c) die (d) recede.
Q.5. (a) are (b) have been (c) was (d) were.

Answers:
1. (b). ‘Makes up’ would mean create by altering or modifying such as ‘making up a story.’ ‘Puts up’ is also an incorrect expression here as it means ‘stays.’ ‘Toil up’ is again incorrect option as it means to put hard work into. Option (b) ‘conjures’ is the right answer which means ‘to recall.’

2. (a). ‘Sturdy’ means ‘with strong built up’, ‘wobbly’ means ‘unsteady’, ‘herculean’ means ‘having great strength.’, ‘handsome’ means ‘good looking.’ Option (a) is the most appropriate here as a horseman is generally visualized as the one having strong built up.

3. (c). Since the sentence talks about communist rulers ‘taking over’, option (c) ‘imposing’ which means ‘to thrust.’

4. (d). ‘Amplify’ and ‘stretch’ both mean an increase. ‘Die’ would be a little extreme word here. ‘Recede’ which means ‘to move back’ matches up with the word background used in the sentence.

5. (e). The correct tense form here would be option (d) i.e.; ‘were.’

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