Revision of Cloze Test
A Jigsaw Puzzle Game
What’s the key to this game？
We need to find out the clues.
Cloze test is just like a jigsaw puzzle game. We need to find out the clues to solve cloze test.
A Short MV
Let’s appreciate a short MV and then try to finish the lyrics according to what you hear.
（Pay attention to the clues.）
Seasons in the Sun
Goodbye to you my trusted friend
We’ve know each __________
Since we were nine _________ ten
Together we’ve climbed hills __________ trees
Learned of love and abc’s
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees
Goodbye my friend it’s hard to die
When all the birds are __________ in the sky…
A Big Challenge!
1. Mr. White is a teacher， and he __________ English at school.
2. They were tired __________ happy at last.
3. It can’t be __________ in the cage， for there is a tiger in it.
How to Solve Cloze Test Correctly？
1. The right procedures
2. The proper techniques
3. The abundant practices
1. Pay attention to the first sentence and skip the passage to get the main idea.
2. Reread the passage and try to finish each blank by using some proper techniques.
3. Read the completed passage again and check the answers.
Summarize the techniques
Larry works with Transport Drivers， Inc. One morning in 2009. Larry was 1_______________ along 165 north after delivering to one of his 2________________. Suddenly， he saw a car with its bright lights on. 3_______________ he got closer， he found 4_______________ vehicle upside down on the road. One more look and he noticed 5_______________ shooting out from under the 6_______________ vehicle. Larry pulled over， set the brake and 7_______________ the fire extinguisher （灭火器）. Two good bursts from the extinguisher and the fire was put out.
Summarize the techniques
Larry works with Transport Drivers， Inc. One morning in 2009. Larry was 1_____ along 165 north after delivering to one of his 2_____. Suddenly， he saw a car with its bright lights on. 3_____ he got closer， he found 4_____ vehicle upside down on the road. One more look and he noticed 5_____ shooting out from under the 6_____ vehicle. Larry pulled over， set the brake and 7_____ the fire extinguisher （灭火器）. Two good bursts from the extinguisher and the fire was put out.
1. A. walking B. touring C．traveling D．rushing
2. A. passengers B.colleagues C. employers D. customers
3. A. Since B. Although C. As D. If
4. A. each B. another C. that D. his
5. A. flames B. smoke C. water D. steam
6. A. used B. disabled C. removed D. abandoned
7. A. got hold of B. prepared C. took charge of
3. Information in the previous sentence（上文信息）
4. Information in the following sentence（下文信息）
6. Word distinction（词汇辨析）
Discuss with your group members and analyze the techniques you use
Choose a representative to make the presentation
Each group has one practice
“Jane， please let me borrow a dollar，” Jenny asked as they stood in the school lunch line. “I have one in my jacket， but I don’t want to 41 and lose my place.”
“OK，” agreed Jane.
Jane waited all day for Jenny to 42 back the dollar she borrowed， but Jenny always seemed to be 43 . “She’s just forgotten，” thought Jane. “I don’t want to make her angry.” Still， her money didn’t go 44 . Some classmates， like Jenny， were 45 five dollars a week.
Weeks went by. At last Jane got up enough courage to tell her about the money.
“Oh Jane， I 46 !” Jenny said. “I’ll bring the dollar tomorrow.”
The next day Jenny seemed to have forgotten again. During the noon hour Jane saw her buying sweets for Mary and ann. Jenny saw Jane looking at her. 47 she said something in a low voice to the other two girls. Jane felt 48 and asked her teacher if she could go back to the classroom.
In the classroom， Jane saw two new pencils in Jenny’s desk. An 49 came to her. “Jenny’s not 50 lately， and anyway， she really owes me. Besides， she has all money to buy more. A dollar doesn’t mean anything to her， but it means a lot to me.”
Cloze test with 10 blanks
Try to finish the cloze test in NMET 2016 （II） without choices with your group members and let’s see which group can finish it first!
Hundreds of people have formed impressions of you through that little device（装置）on your desk. And they’ve never actually 41 you. Everything they know about you 42 through this device， sometimes from hundreds of miles away. 43 they feel they can know you 44 from the sound of your voice. That’s how powerful the 45 is.
Powerful， yes， but not always 46 . For years I dealt with my travel agent only by phone. Rani， my faceless agent whom I’d never met 47 ， got me rock-bottom prices on airfares， cars， and hotels. But her cold voice really 48 me. I sometimes wished to 49 another agent.
One morning， I had to 50 an immediate flight home for a family emergency. I ran into Rani’s office 51 . The woman sitting at the desk， 52 my madness， sympathetically jumped up. She gave me a 53 smile， nodded while listening patiently， and then printed out the 54 immediately. “What a wonderful lady!” I thought.
Rushing out 55 I called out over my shoulder， “By the way， what’s your name？” “I’m Rani，” she said. I turned around and saw a 56 woman with a big smile on her face waving to wish me a safe trip. I was 57 ! Why had I thought she was cold？ Rani was， well， so 58 .
Sitting back in the car on the way to the airport， I figured it all out. Rani’s 59 —her warm smile， her nods， her ‘I’m here for you’ 60 —were all silent signals that didn’t travel through wires.
What have we learned today？
Finish the cloze test with choices from NMET 2016 （II）.