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Read the extract from a reading text below and complete it using a suitable modal verb from the choices given. Type the correct letter A-D in the spaces given.
The problem of dyslexia, the inability to read and write in the usual way, is today a commonly recognised problem. It is now confirmed that children suffering from this disorder 1. [A: must | B: must not | C: will | D: cannot] have more problems with their reading and writing than their classmates. In the past, dyslexia was not properly diagnosed and children with the condition were often dismissed as stupid; this 2. [A: must have | B: could | C: ought to have | D: cannot have] been very frustrating and upsetting for sufferers so wrongly categorised in this way. Research shows that a high proportion of children experiencing difficulties in class 3. [A: must | B: will not | C: will | D: should not] ask for help for fear of embarrassment; it is a difficult condition for non sufferers to understand but it 4. [A: must | B: should | C: will | D: cannot] be easy for a child to admit that they are different from their peers.
Nowadays, teachers are generally supportive of dyslexic students and additional support is available. Though limited evidence is currently available to show the effectiveness of new approaches, initial studies are favourable and this extra attention 5. [A: ought to | B: must | C: must not | D: cannot] benefit most students. If properly managed, the condition 6. [A: will | B: ought to | C: should not | D: can] interfere with the individual’s chance of success. The general public’s understanding of the condition 7. [A: must not | B: may not | C: will not | D: ought not] have been as informed as it is, had several famous people not admitted that they suffer from the condition, no one can measure for sure the influence that famous people can have bringing such matters to the forefront of public discussion.
Read the extract from a reading text below and complete it using a suitable modal verb. Type the correct answer A-C in the spaces provided.
Technology has impacted on our lives and abilities enormously. We 1. [A: CAN | B: WERE ABLE TO | C: CANNOT] do many things at speed in a variety of areas that previous generations 2. [A: WERE ABLE TO | B: WERE NOT ABLE TO | C: DID NOT KNOW HOW TO] do; making telephone calls from anywhere or sending messages to the other side of the world in a matter of seconds, for instance.
Young people are especially knowledgeable about technology. There are few children who 3. [A: CAN | B: ARE ABLE TO | C: CANNOT] use a computer. Some people however are concerned that technology can also have a negative impact on our society. Consider the tools available on a word processor, for example. Spell checks automatically correct spelling errors and some fear that we are becoming over reliant on such tools, it could be argued that in the future younger generations 4. [A: WILL NOT BE ABLE TO| B: WILL KNOW HOW TO | C: CANNOT] complete day to day tasks without relying on technology and that a situation could occur where people 5. [A: WILL BE ABLE TO| B: WILL NOT BE ABLE TO | C: WERE NOT ABLE TO] spell without assistance, or add up numbers without the help of a computerised spreadsheet.
One thing is certain and that is that technology will continue to develop and remain an enormous part of contemporary life. One day it will be hard to imagine that there was once a time when people 6. [A: COULD | B: DO NOT KNOW HOW TO | C: WERE NOT ABLE TO] use a computer. Who knows what we will be able to do in the future thanks to technology.
The older generation has not embraced the technological age with as much enthusiasm as younger members of society. There are considerably fewer older people who 7. [A: KNEW HOW TO | B: IS ABLE TO | C: KNOW HOW TO] use a computer; to its full potential at least. We must not forget that prior to the technological revolution, businesses and individuals 8. [A: WERE ABLE TO | B: WAS ABLE TO | C: WERE NOT ABLE TO] go about their day to day business successfully despite the lack of mobiles phones, personal computers, lap tops and tablet devices. It is difficult nowadays for a candidate, who 9. [A: CANNOT | B: ARE NOT ABLE TO | C: DO NOT KNOW HOW TO] operate at least a handful of computing packages in an adequate manner, to find employment; however, some may argue that the old way was the better way as at least in those days people 10. [A: COULD NOT | B: WERE NOT ABLE TO | C: KNEW HOW TO] spell and add up; not to mention the fact that professionals 11. [A: CAN | B: WERE ABLE TO | C: CANNOT] relax in their free time without interruptions from urgent emails and their mobile phone.