English: Cloze Test(NEW PATTERN) for Upcoming Exams – Set 154

Directions(1-10): In the passage given below there are 10 blanks. Every blank has four alternative phrases given in options (A),(B),(C), and (D). You have to tell which phrase is APPROPRIATE according to the context. If all are appropriate then mark your answer as “E”.

Last year we decided to ___1___ of work so we could travel to Ecuador. After 3 flights we had finally arrived in Ecuador but had to stay in a hotel overnight. In the morning we had to ___2___ from our hotel at 9 AM so that we had enough time to go through security and get our tickets before our plane ___3___ at noon to reach our final destination on the coast.
Once we were in the air, high above the mountains, the plane started to make a strange noise. It sounded like one of the engines was ___4___. We were hoping nothing as going to go wrong but I was definitely thinking that the mechanics should ___5___ the source of the noise; because the entire flight I was ___6___ all of the horrible things that might happen if there was a problem with the engine of the airplane.
About halfway through the flight, I decided to ___7___ my jacket and use it as a pillow against the side of the airplane because I was feeling ___8___ after so much time traveling. Just as I was about to fall asleep, a little girl started to ___9___ and was crying. Although I’m complaining about the flight and the plane, I’m not trying to ___10___ the airline. The staff were really friendly and after all, we did arrive safely to our destination.

  1. go away
    take off
    put on
    end up
    All are Correct
    Option B
    (take time away from work)

     

  2. add on
    rid of
    take off
    abide by
    All are Correct
    Option C
    (leave)

     

  3. spruce up
    deck out
    dress up
    took off
    All are Correct
    Option D
    (left the ground)

     

  4. acting up
    carrying out
    carrying off
    carrying away
    All are Correct
    Option A
    (having a technical problem)

     

  5. fall short
    track down
    give up
    let go
    All are Correct
    Option B
    (find)

     

  6. chew over
    mull over
    thinking over
    turning over
    All are Correct
    Option C
    (think about)

     

  7. take with
    take away
    take off
    take under
    All are Correct
    Option C
    (remove)

     

  8. peter out
    track down
    put down
    run down
    All are Correct
    Option E
    (low on energy)

     

  9. act upon
    act up
    act in
    act up
    All are Correct
    Option D
    (misbehave)

     

  10. tick over
    put first
    used in
    run down
    All are Correct
    Option D
    (talking badly)

     


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