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IJLLL 2024 Vol.10(2): 150-154
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2024.10.2.503

A Study of Cloze Test in TEM-4 from the Perspective of Cohesion Theory

Wan Liu and Yi Zhang*
School of Foreign Studies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China
Email: yizhang@nwpu.edu.cn (Y.Z.)
*Corresponding author

Manuscript received August 14, 2023; revised September 30, 2023; accepted December 3, 2023; published March 26, 2024

Abstract—Cloze test has now become one of the core questions in various language tests. In Test for English Majors-Band 4 (TEM-4), cloze test accounts for 10% of the total score. However, cloze is also the most time-consuming and lowest-scoring test type for students. Therefore, this research aims to explore in-depth and discuss the cohesion devices that cloze tests of TEM-4 involve and strategies for coping with cloze. Results show that there are a total of 112 occurrences of cohesion devices in cloze. And the lexical cohesion device is the dominant one with 62 instances. Substitution occurs the least frequently (3 instances). In addition, specific examples are used to explain how to solve cloze questions based on cohesion theory. What’s more, it is proposed that students should comprehend solving skills based on cohesion theory and consolidate the foundation of language learning to improve the capability of coping with cloze. It is expected that English major students can benefit from this study during the TEM-4 preparation.

Keywords—cloze test, cohesion theory, TEM-4


Cite:Wan Liu and Yi Zhang, "A Study of Cloze Test in TEM-4 from the Perspective of Cohesion Theory," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 150-154, 2024.

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