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Complete the paragraphs with the correct tense and modals.

     
1.   There a) ______ (be) many people at the funeral. They b) ______ (come) to pay their last respects to the deceased. One of the guests c) ______ (give) a small envelope that probably contained some money for the family.
     
2.   One of the reasons why university students fail in English is because they a) ______ (not, speak) the language regularly with friends or parents. Another reason is that they b) ______ (rarely, read) English novels or stories to improve their grammar and vocabulary. In addition, they c) ______ (not, take) the subject seriously. As a result, they d) ______ (still, not, acquire) proficiency in the language.
 
     
3.   Youngsters these days a) ______ (not, have) good manners when addressing the elderly when they b) ______ (be) together. They are ignorant on how to speak properly and how to respect the elderly. Some youngsters even dare to interrupt or disagree with their elders, if they dislike what the person is saying. Sometimes, youngsters c) ______ (not, even, bother) to practise common courtesy, such as offering a seat to the elderly on the bus.
     
4.   Students should help their parents financially by spending money wisely. First, they a) ______ (shall, plan) their daily budget based on their allowance. The budget b) ______ (shall, include) savings at the end of the month. Saving even a ringgit a month, helps during an emergency. Second, they c) ______ (shall, cut) their expenses on 'prepaid card phone' and accessories. Spending too much on clothes, shoes and phone bills d) ______ (burden) and e) ______ (add) to their parents' expenditure. Third, they should stop the habit of eating outside and eat more home-cooked meals. This f) ______ (keep) them healthy. Male students should stop smoking and the money saved can be g) ______ (use) to buy something more important than a pack of cigarettes.
     
5.   They a) ______ (be) the best cartoons ever... Mickey Mouse, Pink Panther, and even Transformers! They have been a popular cartoon series for more than 50 years. Recently, Superman, Ultraman, Spiderman and Batman have now b) ______ (make) into films and all these have an impact on children. Children c) ______ (tend) to imitate their superheroes. Today, new types of cartoon d) ______ (enter) the industry, such as Ben Ten, Angry Birds and our own local production, Upin and Ipin. There are many types of merchandise, such as stickers, school bags, key-chains, stationery, mugs and shirts e) ______ (portray) these cartoon characters. It f) ______ (be) good business even though we get more pirated stuff than the original on shelves.
     
6.   It is undeniable that entertainment has a direct effect on teens today. They tend to a) ______ (imitate) the actions, words and behaviour of characters portrayed in movies, dramas, manga and comics. Sometimes these teenagers b) ______ (appear) funny. But when adults begin to imitate characters, they c) ______ (be) downright ludicrous ! 
     

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1.   a) were   b) had come   c) gave
2.   a) do not speak   b) rarely read   c) do not take   d) still have not acquired / do not acquire
3.   a) do not have   b) are   c) do not even bother
4.   a) should plan   b) should include   c) should cut   d) will burden   e) add   f) keeps   g) used
5.   a) are   b) been made   c) tend   d) have entered   e) portraying   f) is
6.   a) imitate   b) appear   c) are
     
 
     
 

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