Cloze Test Time (Feb 22-26)

21 February 2021 | Posted under

We’ve made this artcile a bit trickier by taking out 15 words. This is called a Cloze test. Read through the words in the Word Bank first and make sure you understand them. Then, read the article. Make sure you think about the best place to put a word, not the first place. Careful as you go, as some words may fit in more than one place, while other words will only suit one.

County Roscommon

County Roscommon is in the __________ (1) of Connacht, bordered by Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Offaly, Westmeath, Longford and Leitrim.

Although it is a landlocked county, Roscommon is three-quarters surrounded by ____________ (2). 

The longest stretch of the River Shannon, of the ten counties through which it __________ (3), is in Roscommon. The county gets its name, Ros Comáin, from St Coman, who built a __________ (4) there in the 6th century.

The landscape of Roscommon is mostly __________ (5), and forms part of the huge limestone plain of __________ (6) Ireland.

There are many bogs, but also good grazing land, along the courses of the __________ (7) Suck and Shannon. 

The Arigna Mountains and the Curlew Mountains are in the north of the __________ (8).

Among the many heritage __________ (9) in Roscommon are the Drumanone Dolmen and Roscommon Castle. 

Boyle Abbey is one of the __________ (10) surviving Cistercian churches in Ireland, and King House in the town is a beautifully restored Georgian mansion.


OK, for answering, here are your options: 

Get a sheet, or your Homework Club copy, and write down the 10 missing words in the correct order. Keep them safe until Friday, when we (you and I) correct them.
If you would like to enter the draw for the €25 voucher competition, imagine the comment box below is now your ENTRY BOX. Get typing, and don't forget to leave your name and email address along with your answers. 


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