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English Language Exercises

Missing Words Quiz # 2

This type of examination exercise is common to upper level English examinations such as Cambridge Examinations' FCE, as well as for the vocabulary section of the TOEFL examination.

The text extract was taken from the CIA's World Factbook and gives some background information on Ireland.

Choose the correct word from the multiple choices for each gap. Write down the word which correctly fills the gaps in the text below. When you have finished, click on the arrow to check to see if you have answered correctly.



A failed 1916 Easter Monday Rebellion touched

  • of
  • at
  • off
  • to
several years of guerrilla warfare that in 1921 resulted in
  • freeing
  • independent
  • independence
  • freedom
from the UK for the 26 southern ;
  • countries
  • areas
  • counties
  • counties
the six northern counties (Ulster) remained part
  • in
  • to
  • at
  • of
Great Britain. In 1948 Ireland
  • left
  • withdrew
  • went
  • opted out
from the British Commonwealth; it
  • joined
  • signed on
  • left for
  • signed
the European Community in 1973. Irish governments have
  • seeked
  • looked
  • observed
  • sought
the peaceful unification of Ireland and have
  • helped
  • cooperated
  • fought
  • talked
with Britain against terrorist groups. A peace settlement for Northern Ireland, approved in 1998, has not
  • still
  • yet
  • just
  • already
been implemented.