Reading & Use of English: Part 1
cloze (8 questions)
Read the text below and think of the word
which best fits each gap. Use only
word in each gap.
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you write today's date in figures? Current
practice varies considerably and a "great
debate" is now in to
establish a universally acceptable method.
In Britain one usually
puts the day first, followed by the month and
then the year, whereas in America it's the other
so that the nineteenth of June 2014 would be
such variations can cause confusion in the
computerised international world of industry,
businessmen are now pressing for a uniform
procedure for the numerical writing of dates.
The problem is: which country's method be
adopted? Britain's, America's or something
dreamed up by a committee? Understandably,
neither country is all
keen to give up its own tradition and adopt
somebody else's. The French International
Organisation for Standardisation has come up
with a possible solution. It proposes that
numerically written dates should appear in
with the year first, then the month and then the
day. The drawback here is that hardly any
countries seem in favour of this idea and the
majority are most
to implement it.