PART III CLOZE
There are many superstitions in Britain, but one of the most (31 )held is that it is unlucky to walk under a ladder even if it means (32)the pavement into a busy street! (33)you must pass under a ladder you can (34)bad luck by crossing your fingers and (35)them crossed until you have seen a dog. (36), you may lick your finger and (37)a cross on the toe of your shoe, and not look again at the shoe until the (38)has dried.
Another common (39)is that it is unlucky to open an umbrella in the house-it will either bring (40)to the person who opened it or to the whole (41). Anyone opening an umbrella in fine weather is (42), as it inevitably brings rain!
The number 13 is said to be unlucky for some, and when the 13th day of the month (43)on a Friday, anyone wishing to avoid a bad event had better stay (44). the worst misfortune that can happen to a person is caused by breaking a mirror, (45)it brings seven years of bad luck! The superstition is supposed to (46)in ancient times, when mirrors were considered to be tools of the gods.
Black cats are generally considered lucky in Britain, even though they are (47)witchcraft…… it is (48)lucky if a black cat crosses your path-although in America the exact opposite belief prevails.
Finally, a commonly held superstition is that of touching wood (49)luck. This measure is most often taken if you think you have said something that is tempting fate, such as "my car has never (50), touch wood?"
31. A broadly B widely C quickly D speedily
32. A running from B jumping off C stepping off D keeping from
33. A If B As C Though D Unless
34. A erase B remove C avoid D ease
35. A keep B keeping C kept D to keep
36. A Consequently B However C Comparatively D Alternatively
37. A make B print C perform D produce
38. A label B symbol C mark D cut
39. A argument B superstition C opinion D idea
40. A loss B difficulty C tragedy D misfortune
41. A house B household C home D circle
42. A unwise B unintelligent C unpopular D unfortunate
43. A falls B arrives C drops D happens
44. A away B outdoors C indoors D far
45. A when B as C if D though
46. A have originated B be originating C be originated D originate
47. A concerned about B related with C associated with D connected in
48. A especially B specially C frequently D rarely
49. A as B for C in D of
50. A broken up B broken off C broken away D broken down