cloze

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From close, with s changed to the phonetically identical z.

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cloze ‎(plural clozes)

  1. (education) A form of written examination 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”, in German Language Blog[1], retrieved 2013-03-15:
      this time the cloze is about the declination of adjectives

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