Cloze questions (spelled with a 'z') or gap-fill questions are some of Membean's hardest. Students initially answer fewer than 1 in 4 questions of this type correctly. Over time this ratio improves. A frequent complaint is that clozes don't have enough context clues to pick the right word; if you pay close attention, however, you will discover that there are multiple clues distributed on the cloze question page that give sufficient information to answer them.
All cloze questions have:
- A context clue included in the sentence.
- The initial letter of the tested word with an option to add another letter using the "Another hint" button.
- A quick definition hint of the tested word (on the top left):
Be prepared to get cloze questions incorrect, as most students do get them wrong initially. Clozes are NOT tested on quizzes, but nevertheless are very important in training.
Treat clozes like a challenging game; pay attention to them and you'll see that the words you answer correctly will frequently show up in your writing.