In each of these questions, a paragraph is given that has blank in it. Five sentences (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) are suggested. Out of these, only one fits the blank in the context of the paragraph. Pick that sentence as the answer.

Why does being able to function in the English language, to read and write fluently and speak without a distinct accent, matter so much for career achievement in a country where English is one of many languages? ……………………………………………….. But partly, it’s a question, not so much of the utility of the language, but of the accompanying markers of family background and social status. ‘Command over the English language represents both a form of cultural capital as well as a structural marker of middle class identity.

A In diverse walks of life, English speakers, have an advantage, even among engineers recruited to fill back-office positions. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B Partly, no doubt, it’s because globalization has made English a universal language of business. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C It’s part of a larger system of beliefs and values that limit the prospects of poorer and rural people. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D It would be good, of course, if everyone could learn to speak English well. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E None of these Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


The correct answer is B

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