Open cloze 1. FCE
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There were very ______ people at the party when we arrived but half an hour later, it was crowded.
How was I to know that she would have an allergic reaction ______ the nuts in the cake? She should have said something!
Arthritis is a very painful _______ that affects not only the old but also many younger people making many everyday activities difficult.
He said he couldn't come to the meeting because of a previous engagement but I think he is just ______ excuses.
You were driving at over fifty miles _____ hour and the limit here is only forty.
I _____ to go to school now, otherwise I will be late.
I can eat almost _____ type of fish or seafood except for octopus which I can't stand.
The city is pretty safe although you may have some problems if you go into certain neighborhoods _____ night.
I gave up my seat on the bus ____ that an old woman could sit down.
The film was awful. The best thing ____ it was the photography which was beautiful. The film was shot in Cambodia.
What a strange looking dog! Do you know what ____ it is?
____ me a favour and pass me the cell phone that's on the newspaper, please.
First you will need to go to the post office, ____ you can buy all the stamps and envelopes you need.
If you haven't been to the doctor's for a check for over a year, you ____ go as soon as possible.
Madrid is a wonderful city but it has fewer parks ____ London which is a shame because of the hot and sunny weather there.
Turn the machine off! That alarm means it can't ____ working properly.
Excuse me. Could you not stand in _____ of me like that? I can't see anything!
_____ of the cold outside, she insisted on only wearing a light t-shirt.
Don't _____ fun of Mr. Peterson because of his crutches. He had a very nasty accident.
We don't have to play musical chairs at the party. There are _____ kinds of other games the children can play.
I didn't go to the dentist's because I wanted to. I went because I ____ to!
Go down this street for about three blocks, then turn right when you ____ the crossroads.
That new car of yours isn't at all similar ____ the one you had last year. Why did you buy such a different one?
When I arrived at the office and saw the boss in such a bad mood, I knew it was _____ to be a bad day for everyone.
Although Herman Tullock's book only came ____ a week ago, it has already been surrounded by controversy.
I am not angry at you because you failed the exam but because I don't think you tried your best. Sometimes, it seems as though you don't even ____ an effort and would prefer to ride around the neighborhood on your bike!
For the first few weeks, you have to do simple jobs such as photocopying and typing. Then, when you are used _____ the office, there will be other things you can do.
After arriving at the airport, come out of the main doors and you will see _____ pedestrian walkway above you. I will meet you there.
I wish you wouldn't make ____ so many stories. I never know when to believe you!
We are meeting at 6pm at Tony's house and then leaving for the theatre an hour _____.
She _____ stand it when people talk down to her. She says she hates people feeling superior.
I think your brother is very arrogant. He doesn't like me ____ either!
Don't forget to turn out all the lights when you leave and ____ sure the burglar alarm is switched on. Remember I showed you how to do it.
The church may look very old but ____ actually built only 25 years ago.
"You ____ walk any more than absolutely necessary on that leg", the doctor told him.
Your cousin Sammy first met me on August 5th last year, _____ was a very hot day as I remember.
When fingerprints were first discovered, it was believed that _____ two people had the same ones.
We got to the shop as early as possible but someone ______ obviously arrived there before us. The last copy of the book was gone!
What a gorgeous apartment you live in, Cathy! You have very original taste ____ furniture.
My husband and I just got back from a week in that mountain spa you recommended. It _____ us the world of good!
The company is very profitable even though it was only set _____ three years ago.
All passengers in a car ______ to wear seat-belts in the UK.
We don't know yet how successful the company will be this year. A lot depends _____ how our sales go in Asia.
If you see Mr. Gordon, can you tell _____ we need to speak as soon as possible.
It was an awful experience having to talk in front of the whole school ____ such a long time.
It was ___ a long beach that by the time we had walked to the end, it was starting to get dark!
I went on the bus to the city with my friend Amy this morning. Unfortunately, the bus was nearly full so we had to stand _____.
Richard isn't here. He ____ gone to lunch and won't be back for another forty minutes.
We wanted to ____ up smoking at the same time but Mark was given a pipe for Christmas and feels guilty not using it!
The furniture sold for so much money because of _____ uniqueness.
I don't trust the weather forecasters at all. If they say ____ will be sunny, then I know to expect rain!
Let's meet at 8 o'clock for tennis and bring your sister Pattie as ____.
That film is supposed to _____ very interesting. Shall we go and see it?
How could you walk out of the shop ____ paying? That's stealing!
She learnt to speak French so well _____ going to Marseilles and living there for four years.
The doctor has not only stopped me from drinking milk but also other dairy products _____ as cheese and yoghurt.
My husband's wage alone isn't enough for us to get ____, so I work part-time in a local store.
The children were saved when they built a huge fire that could be ____ for many miles.
The final exam will be about the invention of the radio and the basic principles of _____ it works.
We chose that name for her more ____ its sound than anything else. I didn't know it was French.
You can come to the party if you want, _____ you are not expected to come.
I can't make ______ my mind. Should I buy the red or the blue dress?
Why didn't I choose the blue dress? Look, Connie is wearing exactly the ______ color!
It wasn't ______ 1930 that the ninth planet Pluto was discovered.
The company will hold interviews next week in an ______ to fill the position of Overseas Sales Manager.
Landing _____ Miami airport for the first time, the first thing you notice is how lush the surrounding vegetation is.
_______ it's true your performance in the job has been great, you still have to work hard to improve your punctuality.
Do you remember that colleague of mine _____ wife divorced him last year?
He has had very short hair _____ his days in the army.
You will need to complete a Sales Agreement Forms for Evaluation, or "S.A.F.E." _____ we call them, before the close of business.
My aunt doesn't live far ____ and I get to visit her at least once a week.
I ______ forward a good idea at the meeting but it was totally ignored!
I used to travel around garage sales looking for antiques which owners were selling cheap. I had a good _____ of success as I used to read a lot of books about it.
London is a fantastic city, richer ______ parks and open spaces than just about any other city in the world.
This study will investigate _____ people who are left handed are more likely to have accidents in the home or not.
After visiting the cathedral, we will take half an hour in the riverside park so that you all have time _____ eat your lunch. Afterwards, we will catch the bus to the castle ruins.