Exercise 1: Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
(1)_______ in technology have made a lot of changes to our everyday lifestyles, but one of the biggest has got to be how we read books. Since the invention of the e–book, there has been a significant change to our reading habits. Given the choice between taking a couple of heavy paperbacks on holiday or an e–book device like a Kindle, most of us, including our parents and grandparents, would unsurprisingly opt (2) _______ the Kindle. But what would our lives be like with no books at all? It’s a (3) _______ question. Some educational specialists are making predictions that in the future we won’t even see books in classrooms – everything will be done online! (4) _______ of the idea of getting rid of books say that there will always be a need for paper–based versions of materials. However, to be realistic, we have to accept that there is a(5)_______ chance that in a decade’s time schools and classrooms will be book–free! What do you think of that?