Cloze Practice


The cloze practice on this page is to give you an idea as to what you will face on the actual Michigan English Test.

The cloze tests that are part of the practice exams available from this site, will help you succeed on the cloze section of any cloze test.

In fact, the cloze advice and practice you receive here can’t be found anywhere else.

My many years of experience in helping people pass these exams has led me to believe that people don’t get enough exercise in the cloze section of the test.

This lack of cloze practice produces two basic results.
  • Students do poorly on this section of the test.
  • Students don’t like this portion of the text.

Let’s face it. We often do worse on something we don’t like to do. Now, I’m not trying to get you to fall in love with the cloze section of the Michigan Proficiency Exams.

All I’m saying is that cloze practice leads to improved scores.

The following is similar to what you will see in the cloze section of your Michigan exam.


Humans are commonly believed to be __ 1 __ animals that can consume both plant and animal products. Evidence suggests that early Homo Sapiens employed Hunter-gatherer as their primary means of __ 2 __ collection. This involves combining stationary plant and fungal food sources (such as fruits, grains, roots, and mushrooms) with mobile animals, which must be __ 3 __ and killed in order to be consumed.

At least ten thousand years __ 4 __, humans developed agriculture, which has altered the kind of food people eat. This has led to a variety of important historical consequences, such as increased population, thedevelopment of cities, and the wider spread of infectious diseases.

A portion of food or the act of eating a portion of food is considered ameal. Often named and patterned, meals play a role in an important social occasion, such as the celebration of many key cultural and religious festivals. A __ 5 __ can be used as means for feeding a single individual or shared and eaten simultaneously by two or more people.

The number of meals consumed by __ 6 __ in a day, their size, composition, when and how they are prepared and eaten varies __ 7 __ around theworld. This __ 8 __ can be attributed to a number of local factors, including climate, ecology, economy, cultural traditions and industrialisation.

In societies where the availability of food has __ 9 __ above subsistence levels and beyond staple foods, meals are also sold pre-prepared for __ 10 __ consumption in restaurants and other similar retail premises.

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1. omnivorous

2. food

3. hunted

4. ago

5. meal

6. individuals

7. greatly

8. diversity

9. risen

10. immediate