- Printable / saveable gapfill exercise generator for teachers
- Interactive gapfill tester for students (see 'Making an instant exercise')
Please note - there is now a new improved more printer-friendly version here.
With this generator you can make printable gapfill exercises with a variety of ways of showing the gapped words, or not showing them at all (for example for a listening).
You can choose yourself which words to gap, doing it manually. This will be considerably quicker if you use my Quick Gapmaker. There's a link to it in 3. Make the gaps ...
Or for an instant exercise, you can use the automatic gap maker. This makes random gaps or takes away selected groups of words, for example: articles. The buttons for the interactive exercise will not appear in the printed worksheet.
Probably the best way to see how it works is to play around with the examples and all the options for a few minutes.
Any piece of text can instantly become an interactive gapfill exercise, using the automatic gap maker. Just copy and paste the text into the box, use the automatic gap maker, select the type and press Generate.
For interactive exercises you can use the following options: Show words, No show and Anagrams. Or you can choose one of the other options and print it out. Click and Drop - In the Show words option, you can click on the words in the box and then on a suitable gap.
How to use - where you see ? mouse over for more details.
1. Enter the title and instructions (optional): ? Position:
2. Enter a text or a list of questions ? then add gaps ?
3. Make the gaps, manually or automatically Show details
4. Add required treatment to gapwords or text Show details
You can treat the missing words so they they appear differently in the exercise, but still show correctly in the answers.
|Gap word treatment|
|Show base word||[have been walking\walk] only shows 'walk'|
|Show part of answer 1||[chair>s] will only show 'chair'|
|Show part of answer 2||[how to <get] will only show 'get'|
|Show part of answer 3||[have been <walk>ing] will only show 'walk'|
|Show more than the first letter||[st_ring] will show st...........|
|To make something Bold||Surround it with these opening and closing tags<b>word</b>|
|To make something Italic||Surround it with these opening and closing tags<i>word</i>|
|To Underline something||Surround it with these opening and closing tags<u>word</u>|
5. Dividing a longer exercise into two or more. Show details
7. Select gap word option Show details and
Use the selector below to select what to do with the gap words:
|Show words||Shows the missing words in a box at the top|
|No show||Doesn't show the words at all - suitable for listenings etc|
|First letter||Shows only the first letter of the word|
|Dashes||Replaces the letters with dashes|
|Combo||Shows the first letter plus dashes|
|No vowels||Removes all vowels (+ y)|
|No consonants||Removes all consonants (except y)|
|Anagrams||Shows an anagram after the gap|
|In line||Shows only the base word (see 4. treating gap words, above)|
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