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English Gap-Filling Exercises

Make your own gap-filling exercises from English texts.

Choose a short, interesting English text that is not too difficult (e.g. lyrics, text from your textbook, news, excerpt from a story/novel). Copy the text and delete some words in the copy, e.g.:

  • prepositions
  • adjectives
  • verbs in a certain tense

Try to fill the gaps correctly and then take the original text to check your answers.

This sure is more fun when doing it with friends. Everyone prepares a short text and gives a copy to the others, who will try to fill the gaps correctly.

To make things a bit easier, you can provide the words in a different order or as a translation.

Practice makes perfect.