English Daily Workout: Open Cloze Exercise on Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami 2011

Open Cloze Exercise on Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami 2011

 This is an open cloze exercise based on a news article about Japan's Tsunami.

  • The words you will need to complete the gaps with are:
aftershocks: small quakes after a main shock

epicenter: the point on the Earth's surface directly above an earthquake

offshore: away from or at a distance from the coast

shaken : past participle of "shake" => to move backwards and forwards or up and down in quick, short movements, or to make something or someone do this.

slam  to (cause to) move against a hard surface with force and usually a loud noise.

spawn to cause something new, or many new things, to grow or start suddenly.

stretch: to spread over a large area or distance.

sweep away :to remove and/or take in a particular direction, especially in a fast and powerful way.

death toll: the number of people who die because of an event such as a war or an accident.  

tremors : a slight earthquake.

widespreadexisting or happening in many places and/or among many people.

  • Now select the most appropriate word for each gap.





Answers:

1. spawned
2. slammed
3. sweeping  away
4. widespread
5. toll
6. fears
7. offshore
8. aftershocks
10. stretch
11. shaken
12. tremors
11. epicenter