Cloze procedure

This is another well-known activity that is invaluable for introducing a new piece of material.

Young people are given a piece of text in which certain key words are blanked out. In pairs or groups, they try to guess what the missing word may be. When they have chosen a word to fill a gap, they can be asked to consult a thesaurus to find a better word, or to reassure themselves that the word they have chosen is indeed the most appropriate.

This develops sensitivity to nuances and gradations of meaning, and is a valuable stimulus to real discussion as different possibilities are compared and contrasted, and the final choice is chosen and justified.

All the activities in this pack can involve the use of cloze procedure.


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