Posted by: crisdiaz24 | March 29, 2011

QI TV SHOW – CLOZE TEST

CLOZE TEST

Read the text and complete the chart below with a word from the list that comes after the text. Every word can only be used ONCE. There are FIVE words that you do not need to use. Question 0 has been answered as an example.

QI TV SHOW


Quite Interesting – or ‘QI‘ to its friends – could (0) __________ be described as a comedy panel [1]quiz. However, none of the stellar line-up of comedians is expected to be able to answer any questions, and if anyone ends up with a (1) __________ score, they can be very happy with their performance. Points are awarded for being interesting or funny (and, very (2) __________, right), but points are deducted for answers which merely repeat common (3) __________ and urban myth. (Alan Davies has turned this aspect of the game into somewhat of an art form.) It’s okay to be wrong, but don’t be obviously, (4) __________ wrong. In this way, QI tries to rid the world of the flotsam [2]of nonsense and old wives’ tales[3] that can build up in your mind. QI not only makes us look more (5) __________ at things, it encourages us to question all the received wisdom we have carried with us since childhood.

QI isn’t really about pointless information, or shoring up vast banks of (6) __________, It’s about finding (7) __________ connections and seeing hidden patterns, just like the best comedy. After all, curiosity is hardwired in all of us; we just lose the ability to (8) __________ it. “The lust of the mind”, Thomas Hobbes called it, “that exceedeth the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure”.

Having started in 2003 with all things ‘A’, QI is attempting to get all the way through the alphabet, and then possibly continue through the numbers which are, naturally, slightly more numerous.

QI is (9)  __________ by Stephen Fry who wields [4]autocratic power over the (10) __________. Stephen’s task is to gently encourage his guests to search for answers, avoid urban myths and reach deep into their comedic pockets to entertain us.

Permanently installed guest Alan Davies develops the intellectual counterpoint and, as Stephen puts it, “rushes headlong like a puppy into the wall of ignorance.” Far from being something to be ashamed of, Alan highlights, with his inimitable comedy style, that there are no stupid questions. Only funny ones.

Adapted from: © http://www.qi.com/tv/

BORINGLY                 INDULGE                             OCCASIONALY          SIMPLY

CLOSELY                    MISCONCEPTIONS            POSITIVE                   TRIVIA

ENTERTAINED         MISUNDERSTANDING     PUNCTUATION         UNDISCOVERED

HOSTED                      NEGATIVE                           SCORES                       WORDS

0 SIMPLY
1 6
2 7
3 8
4 9
5 10

[1] Panel: a small group of people chosen to give advice, make a decision, or publicly discuss their opinions as entertainment.

[2] Flotsam: anything or anyone that is unwanted or worthless.

[3] Old wives’ tales: a piece of advice or a theory, often related to matters of health, that was believed in the past but which we now know to be wrong.

[4] wield influence/power, etc.: to have a lot of influence or power over other people:

KEY

 

1. POSITIVE

2. OCCASIONALLY

3. MISCONCEPTIONS

4. BORINGLY

5. CLOSELY

6. TRIVIA

7. UNDISCOVERED

8. INDULGE

9. HOSTED

10. SCORES

 

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