Posted by: crisdiaz24 | April 25, 2017

EDINBURGH CASTLE – Cloze Test

CLOZE TEST

 

Fill in the gaps with ONE suitable word from the list below. There are FIVE extra words you do not need to use.

 

EDINBURGH CASTLE

With some 900 years of history 0) __________ it, it would almost be a surprise if Edinburgh Castle wasn’t one of Scotland’s most haunted sites. 1) __________ its construction as a military fortress in the early 12th century, the castle has 2) __________ surprise attacks, executions, and even a brief capture by the English. Reincarnated 3) __________ a tourist attraction, Edinburgh Castle now offers haunted tours of its dungeons, 4) __________ once hosted the 5) __________ of Duke Alexander Stewart of Albany (who escaped, stabbing his guards to death and then burning their bodies), Lady Janet Douglas of Glamis (accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake), and an unnamed piper who once wandered 6) __________ one of the castle’s underground passages and never returned.

In 2001, Edinburgh Castle became the site of the one of the largest paranormal investigations in history. A team of nine researchers and 7) __________ 200 members of the public explored the castle’s forgotten chambers and secret passages for signs of ghostly happenings. The public was not told which areas of the castle were 8) __________ to be haunted and which were not. 51% of participants in haunted areas reported paranormal experiences, 9) __________ only 35% did so in the non-haunted areas. 10) __________ figures, sudden drops in temperature and the feeling of something tugging on your clothes are all everyday experiences in Edinburgh.

If the castle’s paranormal activity isn’t enough, Edinburgh also 11) __________ the Mary Kings Close, an underground area of the city in which victims of the Black 12) __________ were quarantined and left to die.

Adapted from: http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1855221_1855285_1855267,00.html

AS                                 FROM                          PEST                             SINCE

ACROSS                      LIKE                              PLAGUE                      THAT

BEHIND                       LIKES                            RUMOURED              WHICH

BOASTS                       OTHER                         SAW                             WHILE

DOWN                        OVER                           SHADOWY                 WITNESSED

0 BEHIND 7
1 8
2 9
3 10
4 11
5 12

KEY

0. BEHIND

1. SINCE 

2. WITNESSED

3. AS

4. WHICH

5. LIKES

6. DOWN

7. OVER

8. RUMOURED

9. WHILE

10. SHADOWY

11. BOASTS

12. PLAGUE

 

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