cloze

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From closure (completion), with s changed to the phonetically identical z.

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cloze (plural clozes)

  1. (education) A form of written examination technique in which candidates are required to provide words that have been omitted from sentences, thereby demonstrating their knowledge and comprehension of the text.
    • 1994, Joseph Boyle, ‎Peter Falvey, English Language Testing in Hong Kong (page 8)
      The clozes, at least those used in the examinations, have the distinct advantage that they expose the students to continuous and reasonably authentic text []
    • 2013 March 13, “Lückentext - cloze”, German Language Blog, accessed on 2013-03-15:
      this time the cloze is about the declination of adjectives

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