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Modal Exercises and Worksheets No. 9 & 10

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Rewrite the following sentences filling in the appropriate modal. Your choice should be from should, shouldn’t, may, may not, might and could.

1.[Pointing to a man]

 A: How old do you think he is?

 B: From his appearance, I think he————— is in his late fifties.

2. [Pointing to a woman]

A: How do you think she is?

B: She————— is more than thirty, going by her looks.

3. [In the USA you have to keep to your right.]

 You—————– find keeping to the right rather inconvenient.

4. They attend the meeting. They—————– were not happy with the dates.

5. This term he is working pretty hard. He————— even get an ‘A’ grade.

6. They—————- be arriving at any moment. The train has arrived already.

7. Let’s talk to him. He ————–finance the project.

8. The railways ————–be improved this year. They have made some provision in the budget.

9. A: How far is Mumbai from Delhi?

B: It———— is more than 1500 kilometres. It costs around four hundred rupees by a sleeper coach.

10. If I finish my work early, I —————come round to see you tonight.

11. Why not ask him? He———- lends you the money you need.

12. [There is somebody at the gate.]

A: Who —————it be?

 B: It ————– is the postman. He hasn’t been yet.


1.should           2. shouldn’t          

3. might           4. may not

5. May              6. should                

7. could            8. May

9. shouldn’t     10. May

11. might         12. could, could

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Keeping in view the context, rewrite the following sentences filling in the appropriate modal. Your choice should be from: will, must, have to, should, ought to, needn’t, don’t have to, shouldn’t and mustn’t.

1.I ————- leave otherwise I won’t get a bus.

2. I————– leave or else I will be late for work.

3. Candidates ————— write their roll number in figures and words clearly.

4. You———— smoke in public places.

5. You ————- cross the road only at the zebra crossing.

6. According to the agreement, we ——————pay the rent in advance.

7. You ———- pay attention to your physical fitness.

8. We ————- adopt the motto “Each one teaches one.”

9. She————- does this assignment if she doesn’t want to, but I think it will do her some good.

10. We ————– go to the office on the second and fourth Saturdays.

11. If you are riding a scooter or a motorbike, you ————– wear a helmet.

12. It is a horror film, children——————– be allowed in the hall.

13. [Doctor to Zareena]

Doctor: You —————– reduce your weight by 8 kilos.

 [Later Zareena to one of her friends]

Zareena: I ————– reduce my weight by 8 kilos.

14. We ————keep the noir city clean and green.

15. Prices are going up fast. The government ————– do something to control them.

16. Candidates —————- come for an interview at their own expenses.

17. We have got plenty of time. We —————-hurry


1.have to                     2. must

3. will                           4. shouldn’t

5. must                        6. have to, should

7. ought to,                  8. needn’t

9. don’t have to          10. shouldn’t

11. must                      12. mustn’t

13. must have to        14. ought to

15. should                   16. will

17. needn’t.

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Class 8 Reading Passage No-92. MINISTRY (300 Words Subjective Solved)

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The Commerce Ministry and the Agriculture Ministry differ on India’s negotiations at the recent WTO meeting. The Agriculture Ministry has prepared a note for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that says the WTO framework agreement that Commerce Minister signed in Geneva last month was a sellout. “Concessions” for India were still to be negotiated.

The agreement said the developed countries had agreed to eliminate all forms of Lxpon subsidies by an “end date”, which was not defined. The Agriculture Ministry’s contention is that in the absence of any “finality”, the developed countries’ commitments were meaningless.

Developed countries give subsidies of hundreds of billions of dollars every year to their farmers. resulting in artificially low prices for their agricultural exports.

 The “flexibility” given to India to continue with its export subsidies for a longer period is of no use because Indian exports and export subsidies are negligible.

India has, thus, agreed to open its border for US agricultural products, while the US has not said when its export subsidies will be taken out.

The Blue Box subsidies give US farmers incentive to keep their production within limits. While closing subsidies through one route, the US has got approval to continue them through another route. India gets nothing in the deal.

 Rich nations agreed they would cut domestic support to their farmers by 20 per cent “in the very first year itself’. Developing countries like India have been told they need not reduce the minimum support price to their “resource-poor” farmers.

 India was eligible to designate “an appropriate number of products as special products. based on the country’s food and livelihood security”. India could use the concession to put restrictions on the entry of such products. Pawar is telling the PM that without “specifying” the special products, the concession did not mean much.

1. On the basis of your reading of the above passage, make notes on it in points only, using headings and sub-headings. Also use recognizable abbreviations, wherever necessary. Supply a suitable title.

2. Write a summary of the above passage in about 50 words.


Title— Indian Agriculture

1. The agriculture ministry prepared a note

(a) For Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

(b) WTO framework agreement.

(c) Commerce minister’s decision in Geneva last month was a sellout.

2. The recent agreement.

(a) Scrutiny of the document

1. India had conceded.

2. US and EU made specific gains

 (b) Agreement by developed countries.

1. Hundreds of billions of dollars to farmers.

2. Resulting in artificially low prices.

3. Agricultural exports.

4. The flexibility is given to India to continue

(a) With export subsidies.

(b) For longer period is of no use, however.

 (c) Export subsidies are negligible.

4. Commerce Ministry Happy

 (a) India: Safe.

(b) Indian Tariffs are quite high.

 (c) Make India yield.

5. Rich nations agreed to cut domestic support

 (a) Farmers by 20%.

(b) Developing countries like India not to reduce the minimum support price.

(c) Resource-poor farmers.

2. Summary:

Agricultural Ministry is disturbed to note the performance of commerce minister at the recent WTO meet and has sent a representation to the Prime Minister. They objected to developed countries’ statement and called them meaningless as they were not properly defined. In India the subsidies given are negligible. India has agreed to open its borders for the US whereas the USA has not made its stance very clear. The terms ‘special product’ has also not been clearly defined. So in the absence of clearly defined terms, India is likely to face losses due to the agreement.

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