Use one of the modal verbs in
brackets to fill each gap.
be away for
the weekend but I'm not sure.
leave now if
you open the
window a bit, please?
Sheffield, judging by his accent.
Listen, please. You (may not/might not)
speak during this exam.
They (can't/may not)
You (couldn't/might not)
smoke on the bus.
With luck, tomorrow (can/could)
be a cooler day.
be right but
I'm going back to check the times.
Choose the correct MODAL:
are, can, could, do, does, has, have, must, should, would
Waiting for the Metro in Paris is a lot more pleasant nowadays, thanks
to a project orchestrated by transit officials.
As Jim Bittermann reports, it brings a whole new concept to the term
It may be rush hour in the Paris underground, but these days down here
there are good reasons to slow down a little when commuting is more than
just getting from A to B, when the transit #1________________ be too rapid.
Increasingly, the underground tunnels Parisians know as the Metro echo
with music worth being late for. That wasn't, and even today, isn't always
the case. There's never a shortage of those risking starvation by attempting
to sing for their supper, and there's always someone to appreciate an artist
In the past, without much success, authorities periodically
#2________________ tried to eject the would-be musicians who inflict
themselves on the travelling public. But with their numbers continually
growing, the situation seemed to be getting out of hand.
Transit officials came to the conclusion that if they #3________________
not beat the musicians at their game, perhaps they #4________________
perhaps join them, or at least organize it a little better. So just over a
year ago, they set up auditions to select the 300-or-so performers who
#5________________ become the official underground musicians of Paris.
And it is now an ongoing process. Every six months, all the officially
sanctioned musicians, minus those who #6_______________ found real work and
plus those looking for a underground gig, #7________________ appear at a
Antione Nazo, a one-time guitar plucker himself, video
tapes them all for approval by a music committee. "We
#8________________ not have the pretension that we
#9________________ selecting music virtuosos," Nazo says.
"We just put ourselves in the shoes of the riders. We want
good quality music, not too aggressive, and as diversified
Diversification #10________________ never been a problem
in Paris. A city which, as a current exhibition on street
musicians plainly illustrates, has more than two centuries
of encouraging the artists who work its boulevard.
For those selected to be the Metro's officially
sanctioned performers, there's a badge which ensures they
#11________________ work uninterrupted by transit authority
police, and which often guarantees as well a good well
travelled spot in a busy metro station, which some
musicians, when the mood of the travelling public is right,
#12________________ mean as much as 600 euros a day in
Of course, that #13________________ not happen every day
to everyone. But many down here are not looking for a
Paul Suzan said that "the people who play here play because they first of
all, they love the music. But it keeps you in shape and gives you some
After a year in operation, Metro authorities believe their official
musicians #14________________ raised the quality of underground performances
and the mood of the travelling public, and prove that there's more than one
way an underground #15________________ move people.
1: can 2: have 3: could 4: should 5: would 6: have 7: must
8: *do 9: are 10: has 11: can 12: can 13: does 14: have 15: can