The main objective of the present study is to examine the relationship between different social psychological variables on the one hand and proficiency on the other. The author has found a significant correlation between scoring for exact responses versus acceptable included responses, suggesting the Cloze procedure would well be appropriate for use with non-native speakers. Except for the medium of instruction, resentment motivation and class-room anxiety, all other variables, namely age, sex, socio-economic status, exposure to English, schooling, attitude towards English-speaking Bangladeshis, attitude towards English, integrative motivation, instrumental motivation, manipulative motivation and parental support are significantly correlated with the Cloze scores. Cloze has shown a significant positive correlation with socio-economic status. This indicates that the learners who are from the lower rungs of society have not done well in the Cloze test even though they have a positive attitude towards English-speaking Bangladeshis and also have realized the importance of English in obtaining a better education and good jobs.