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Welcome to this dynamic and customizable cloze exercise, designed to test your comprehension and recall of the text, Nancy Johnson’s Invention. 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 Nancy Johnson’s Invention 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 Nancy Johnson’s Invention text.
Nancy Johnson was an American inventor who is best known for her invention of the hand-cranked ice cream maker in 1846. Johnson was born in Philadelphia in 1795 and grew up on a farm in New Jersey. She married a farmer, and together they moved to New York, where they settled in the town of Utica. It was there that Johnson developed her hand-cranked ice cream maker, which made it possible for families to make homemade ice cream in the comfort of their own homes. Johnson was granted a patent for her invention in 1846, and she went on to sell her invention to the public. Today, Johnson is remembered as a pioneer in the ice cream industry and a testament to the power of innovation and perseverance.
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/ dɪə frendz /
/ ˈaɪ əm ˈraɪt.ɪŋ tə ʃeə wɪð ju ðə ˈstɔː.ri əv maɪ ɪn.ˈven.ʃn̩ / ðə hænd kræŋkt aɪs kriːm ˈmeɪk.ə / əz ju meɪ ˈnəʊ / maɪ ɪn.ˈven.ʃn̩ həz ˌre.və.ˈluː.ʃə.naɪzd ðə ˈweɪ ˈpiːp.l̩ ˈmeɪk aɪs kriːm / ˈmeɪk.ɪŋ ˈɪt ˈpɒ.səb.l̩ fə ðəm tə kriː.ˈeɪt ðɪs ˈfrəʊ.zən triːt ɪn ðə ˈkʌm.fət əv ðeər əʊn həʊmz /
/ ˈɪt ɔːl ˈstɑː.tɪd wʌn ˈsʌ.mə ˈdeɪ ɪn wʌn ˈθaʊz.n̩d eɪt ˈhʌn.drəd ənd ˈfɔː.ti θriː wen ˈaɪ wəz ˈtraɪ.ɪŋ tə ˈmeɪk aɪs kriːm fər ə ˈpɑː.ti / ˈaɪ həd biːn ˈjuːz.ɪŋ ðə trə.ˈdɪʃ.n̩əl ˈme.θəd əv ˈpækɪŋ aɪs ənd sɔːlt ə.ˈraʊnd ə ˈmet.l̩ kən.ˈteɪ.nə fɪld wɪð kriːm / ˈʃʊɡ.ə / ənd ˈfleɪ.və.rɪŋz / bət ˈɪt wəz ə ˈtiː.dɪəs ənd ˈtaɪmk.ən.ˈsjuː.mɪŋ ˈprəʊ.ses / ˈaɪ wəz dɪ.ˈtɜː.mɪnd tə faɪnd ə ˈbe.tə ˈweɪ /
/ əz ˈaɪ sæt ɪn maɪ ˈkɪtʃ.ən / ˈpɒn.dər.ɪŋ ðə ˈprɒ.bləm / ˈaɪ ˈnəʊ.tɪst maɪ əʊl ˈfæʃ.n̩d ˈbʌt.ə tʃɜːn / sʌd.n̩.li / ˈɪt hɪt miː waɪ nɒt ə.ˈdæpt ðɪs tə ˈmeɪk aɪs kriːm / ˈaɪ ˈstɑː.tɪd ˈsketʃ.ɪŋ ˈaʊt aɪ.ˈdɪəz ənd suːn həd ə plæn fər ə hænd kræŋkt aɪs kriːm ˈmeɪk.ə /
/ ˈaɪ spent ðə nekst fjuː mʌnθs ˈtɪŋk.ər.ɪŋ ɪn maɪ ˈwɜːk.ʃɒp / ˈtraɪ.ɪŋ tə pə.ˈfekt maɪ dɪ.ˈzaɪn / ˈɪt wəz ə ˈtʃæ.ləndʒ.ɪŋ ˈprəʊ.ses / bət ɪ.ˈven.tʃʊə.li / ˈaɪ həd ə ˈwɜːk.ɪŋ ˈprəʊ.tə.taɪp / ˈaɪ ɪn.ˈvaɪ.tɪd səm əv maɪ frendz ˈəʊv.ə tə ˈtraɪ ˈɪt ˈaʊt / ənd ˈðeɪ wər ə.ˈmeɪzd ət ˈhaʊ ˈiː.zi ˈɪt wəz tə ˈmeɪk aɪs kriːm ˈjuːz.ɪŋ maɪ ɪn.ˈven.ʃn̩ /
/ ˈaɪ njuː ˈaɪ wəz ɒn tə ˈsʌm.θɪŋ ənd dɪ.ˈsaɪ.dɪd tə ˈpeɪtnt maɪ ɪn.ˈven.ʃn̩ / ɪn wʌn ˈθaʊz.n̩d eɪt ˈhʌn.drəd ənd ˈfɔː.ti sɪks / ˈaɪ wəz ˈɡrɑːn.tɪd ə ˈpeɪtnt fə maɪ hænd kræŋkt aɪs kriːm ˈmeɪk.ə / ənd suːn ˈɑːf.tə / ˈaɪ ˈstɑː.tɪd ˈsel.ɪŋ maɪ ɪn.ˈven.ʃn̩ tə ðə ˈpʌ.blɪk /
/ ˈaɪ əm ˈsəʊ praʊd əv maɪ ɪn.ˈven.ʃn̩ ənd ðə ˈweɪ ˈɪt həz ˈmeɪd ˈɪt ˈpɒ.səb.l̩ fə ˈpiːp.l̩ tu ɪn.ˈdʒɔɪ ˈhomˈmeɪd aɪs kriːm / ˈaɪ bɪ.ˈliːv ðət ˈev.rɪ.wʌn ʃəd bi ˈeɪb.l̩ tu ɪn.ˈdʒɔɪ ðɪs dɪ.ˈlɪ.ʃəs triːt / ənd maɪ ɪn.ˈven.ʃn̩ həz ˈmeɪd ðət ˈpɒ.səb.l̩ / ˈɪt wɔːmz maɪ hɑːt tə ˈθɪŋk ðət ˈfæm.liz ɔːl ˈəʊv.ə ðə wɜːld ə ˈjuːz.ɪŋ maɪ hænd kræŋkt aɪs kriːm ˈmeɪk.ə tə kriː.ˈeɪt ðeər əʊn ˈspeʃ.l̩ ˈme.mə.rɪz /
/ θæŋk ju fə ˈteɪk.ɪŋ ðə ˈtaɪm tə riːd maɪ ˈstɔː.ri / ˈaɪ həʊp ˈɪt həz ɪn.ˈspaɪəd ju tə ˈne.və ɡɪv ʌp ɒn jə driːmz / nəʊ ˈmæ.tə ˈhaʊ ˈdɪ.fɪkəlt ˈðeɪ meɪ siːm /
/ sɪn.ˈsɪə.li /
/ ˈnæn.si ˈdʒɑːn.sən /
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Cloze exercises are a popular language learning and assessment technique where learners are given a passage with certain words or phrases removed and asked to fill in the blanks with the appropriate words. This technique helps learners to improve their comprehension of the text, vocabulary acquisition, and ability to use context clues. Cloze exercises are effective in reinforcing language skills and are used in a variety of settings, from language classrooms to standardized language tests. By practicing cloze exercises, learners can improve their reading and writing skills, as well as their ability to communicate effectively in the target language. With its simplicity and versatility, cloze exercises have become a popular tool for language learners and educators around the world.
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