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Welcome to this dynamic and customizable cloze exercise, designed to test your comprehension and recall of the text, George Orwell. In this exercise, you will be presented with a passage that has words strategically removed, leaving you with the challenge of filling in the blanks with the appropriate words. The unique feature of this activity is its customizability: you, or your teacher, can choose the frequency of the missing words, ranging from every 5th to every 20th word. This allows you to adjust the difficulty level according to your skill or preference. As you complete the exercise, you will not only reinforce your understanding of the content and context of the George Orwell text but also improve your language and reading comprehension skills. This cloze exercise is an excellent way to challenge yourself and deepen your knowledge of the language and vocabulary in the George Orwell text.
The article provides an overview of the life and work of George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair), a renowned writer and political activist. Orwell was born in India and grew up in England, where he worked as a police officer in Burma before becoming a writer. He is best known for his novels "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four," which explore the darker side of human nature and the dangers of totalitarianism. Orwell's political writing focused on the rise of totalitarianism in Europe and he was a committed socialist who fought in the Spanish Civil War. He died of tuberculosis in 1950, leaving behind a legacy as a writer who offered a powerful critique of authoritarianism and a warning of the dangers of a surveillance state.
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Choose the spacing for the cloze. The default setting is every 8th word removed. You can chose from every 5th word up to every 20th.
/ dʒɔːdʒ ˈɔˌrwel wəz wʌn əv ðə məʊst ˌɪn.flʊ.ˈen.ʃl̩ ˈraɪt.əz əv ðə ˈtwen.tɪəθ ˈsen.tʃə.ri / bɔːn ɪn ˈɪn.dɪər ɪn wʌn ˈθaʊz.n̩d naɪn ˈhʌn.drəd ənd θriː / hi spent ɪz ˈɜː.li ˈjiəz ɪn ˈɪŋ.ɡlənd bɪ.ˈfɔː ˈhed.ɪŋ ɒf tə ˈbɜː.mə əz ə jʌŋ mæn tə ˈwɜːk əz ə pə.ˈliːs ˈɒf.ɪs.ə / ˈɑːf.tə ˈse.vrəl ˈjiəz ɪn ˈbɜː.mə / ˈɔˌrwel rɪ.ˈtɜːnd tu ˈɪŋ.ɡlənd ənd ɪm.ˈbɑːkt ɒn ə ˈraɪt.ɪŋ kə.ˈrɪə ðət wʊd ˈmeɪk ɪm ə ˈhaʊs.həʊld ˈneɪm /
/ ˈɔˌrwelz ˈɜː.li laɪf wəz mɑːkt baɪ ə sens əv ˌeɪ.liə.ˈneɪ.tʃn̩ ənd ə diːp ˌmɪs.ˈtrʌst əv ɔː.ˈθɒ.rə.ti / ðiːz θiːmz wʊd ˈpleɪ ə ˈmeɪ.dʒə rəʊl ɪn ɪz ˈraɪt.ɪŋ / wɪtʃ ˈɒf.n̩ ɪk.ˈsplɔːd ðə ˈdɑːkə saɪd əv ˈhjuː.mən ˈneɪ.tʃər ənd ðə ˈdeɪn.dʒəz əv ˌtəʊ.tæ.lɪ.ˈteə.rɪə.nɪ.zəm /
/ ˈɔˌrwelz ˈfɜːst bʊk / daʊn ən ˈaʊt ɪn ˈpæ.rɪs ənd ˈlʌn.dən / wəz ə nɒn.ˈfɪk.ʃn̩ əˈk.aʊnt əv ɪz ɪk.ˈspɪə.rɪən.sɪz əz ə ˈdɪ.ʃwɒ.ʃər ənd ˈveɪ.ɡrənt ɪn ˈtuː əv ˈjʊ.rəps ˈɡreɪt ˈsɪ.tɪz / ðə bʊk wəz ə ˈkrɪ.tɪk.l̩ sək.ˈses ənd helpt ɪ.ˈstæ.blɪʃ ˈɔˌrwel əz ə ˈraɪt.ər əv kiːn ˌɒb.zə.ˈveɪʃ.n̩ ənd ˈbruːt.l̩ ˈɒ.nɪ.sti /
/ bət ˈɪt wəz ˈɔˌrwelz pə.ˈlɪ.tɪk.l̩ ˈraɪt.ɪŋ ðət wʊd ɜːn ɪm ˈlɑːst.ɪŋ feɪm / ɪn ðə ˈjiəz ˈliːd.ɪŋ ʌp tə wɜːld wɔː tuː / hi bɪˈk.eɪm ɪn.ˈkriː.sɪŋ.li kən.ˈsɜːnd ə.ˈbaʊt ðə raɪz əv ˌtəʊ.tæ.lɪ.ˈteə.rɪə.nɪ.zəm ɪn ˈjʊə.rəp / hɪz ˈtuː məʊst ˈfeɪ.məs ˈnɒv.l̩z / ˈæ.nɪm.l̩ fɑːm ənd ˌnaɪn.ˈtiːn ˈeɪ.ti fɔː / wə ˈskeɪ.ðɪŋ krɪ.ˈtiːks əv ˈsəʊ.vɪət staɪl ˈkɒ.mjʊ.nɪ.zəm ənd ðə ˈdeɪn.dʒəz əv ə sɜː.ˈveɪ.ləns steɪt /
/ ˈæ.nɪm.l̩ fɑːm / ˈpʌ.blɪʃt ɪn wʌn ˈθaʊz.n̩d naɪn ˈhʌn.drəd ənd ˈfɔː.ti faɪv / telz ðə ˈstɔː.ri əv ə ɡruːp əv fɑːm ˈæ.nɪm.l̩z ˈhuː ˌəʊv.ə.ˈθrəʊ ðeə ˈhjuː.mən ˈəʊ.nər ənd ə.ˈtempt tə kriː.ˈeɪt ə juː.ˈtəʊ.pɪən sə.ˈsaɪə.ti / haʊ.ˈe.və / ðə pɪɡz ˈhuː ˈteɪk tʃɑːdʒ suːn bɪˈkʌm kə.ˈrʌpt ənd bɪ.ˈɡɪn tə rɪ.ˈzem.bl̩ ðə ˈhjuː.mənz ˈðeɪ rɪ.ˈpleɪst / ðə bʊk s ə ˈpaʊə.fəl ˈæ.lə.ɡə.ri fə ðə ˈsəʊ.vɪət ˈjuː.nɪən ˈʌnd.ə ˈstɑː.lən ənd ðə ˈdeɪn.dʒəz əv ˌʌn.ˈtʃekt ˈpaʊə /
/ ˌnaɪn.ˈtiːn ˈeɪ.ti fɔː / ˈpʌ.blɪʃt ɪn wʌn ˈθaʊz.n̩d naɪn ˈhʌn.drəd ənd ˈfɔː.ti naɪn / ɪ.ˈmæ.dʒɪnz ə ˈfjuː.tʃə wɜːld ɪn wɪtʃ ðə ˈɡʌ.vən.mənt həz ˈtəʊt.l̩ kən.ˈtrəʊl ˈəʊv.ər ˈev.ri ˈæ.spekt əv ˈsɪ.tɪ.zənz laɪvz / ðə bʊk ˌɪn.trə.ˈdjuːst ˈkɒn.septs sʌtʃ əz bɪɡ ˈbrʌð.ər ənd ˈθɔːt.ˌkraɪm ˈɪn.tə ðə ˈkʌl.tʃə.rəl ˈlek.sɪkən ənd həz rɪ.ˈmeɪnd ə ˈse.mɪn.l̩ ˈwɜːk əv ˈsaɪəns ˈfɪk.ʃn̩ /
/ ˈɔˌrwelz ˈraɪt.ɪŋ wəz ˈdiː.pli ɪn.ˈfɔːmd baɪ ɪz əʊn ɪk.ˈspɪə.rɪən.sɪz / hi ˈfɔːt ɪn ðə ˈspæ.nɪʃ ˈsɪ.vəl wɔːr ənd wəz ˈwuːn.dɪd waɪl ˈfaɪt.ɪŋ ə.ˈɡenst ðə ˈfæ.ʃɪst ˈfɔː.sɪz əv ˈdʒen.r̩əl ˈfræŋk.əʊ / hi wəz ə kə.ˈmɪ.tɪd ˈsəʊ.ʃə.lɪst / bət wəz ˈdiː.pli ˈskep.tɪk.l̩ əv ðə ˈsəʊ.vɪət ˈjuː.nɪən ənd ɪts brænd əv ˈkɒ.mjʊ.nɪ.zəm /
/ ɪn ðə ˈfaɪn.l̩ ˈjiəz əv ɪz laɪf / ˈɔˌrwel wəz pleɪɡd baɪ pʊə helθ ənd daɪd əv tju:.ˌbɜː.kjʊ.ˈləʊ.sɪs ɪn wʌn ˈθaʊz.n̩d naɪn ˈhʌn.drəd ənd ˈfɪf.ti / ət ði eɪdʒ əv dʒəst ˈfɔː.ti sɪks / bət ɪz ˈraɪt.ɪŋ kən.ˈtɪ.njuːz tə bi ˈstʌ.dɪd ənd ˈse.lɪ.breɪ.tɪd tə ðɪs ˈdeɪ / ənd ɪz ˈwɔː.nɪŋz ə.ˈbaʊt ðə ˈdeɪn.dʒəz əv ˌtəʊ.tæ.lɪ.ˈteə.rɪə.nɪ.zəm rɪ.ˈmeɪn əz ˈre.lə.vənt əz ˈev.ə /
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