The Alexander Technique And Disability Reading Answers
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The Alexander Technique And Disability
You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-15, which are based on the Reading Passage below.
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|1||xii||Paragraph A puts forward the idea that ‘a technique for the elimination of ingrained habits of ‘misuse’ that interfere with the healthy and harmonious functioning of ourselves as a whole’ From the words ‘elimination of ingrained habits of misuse’ we can infer that this passage talks about techniques to change habits that are bad and difficult to change. Hence, the appropriate heading for this answer is “xii.”|
|2||x||In Paragraph B, the second last line suggests that this paragraph discusses “the technique that enables us to ‘use’ ourselves better, and in that sense, is concerned with helping anybody – that so called ‘able bodies’ as well as disabled people to overcome their disabilites.” The words ‘use ourselves better’ and ‘helping anybody – that so called ‘able bodies’’ indicate that this paragraph refers to better body ‘use’ for all. Hence, the appropriate heading for this answer is “x.”|
|3||iv||The first line of Paragraph D claims that “the approach and what results can be expected vary greatly depending on the disability.” Thus, these approaches or techniques differ in its results depending upon the disability of the individual. Hence, the appropriate heading for this answer is “iv.”|
|4||ii||The last line of Paragraph E conveys that “by looking at compensatory tension patterns, the teacher can, in many instances, help the disabled person find a new means whereby they can perform these everyday tasks.” From this information, we can deduce that this passage discusses the tension pattern and everyday tasks, which also means daily routine. Hence, the appropriate heading for this answer is “ii.”|
|5||viii||The initial line of Paragraph F states that “the lessons may extend to include the disabled person’s carer, for example, the person who regularly has to help someone in and out of a wheelchair.” From the phrase ‘ lessons may extend to include the disabled person’s career’, we can deduce that this technique is not only restricted to the disabled but it also extends to helping them through their carers or helpers. Hence, the appropriate heading for this answer is “viii.”|
|6||re-educated||The first line of Paragraph A mentions that “the Alexander Technique is a method of psychophysical re-education developed by F. Matthias Alexander more than a century ago”; thus, this technique aims to re-educate people in psychophysical ways.Hence, the correct answer is “re-educated.”|
|7||Reflex mechanisms/reflexes||The first few lines of Paragraph B mentions that ‘our natural reflex mechanisms for balance and posture are largely dependent on the coordination of the head, neck and back.’ It suggests that this technique work’s on the reflex mechanism of body coordination such as head, neck and back. Hence, the correct answer is “reflex mechanisms/reflexes.”|
|8||in harmony/harmoniously||Paragraph B discusses Alexander Technique in detail where it mentions that “when these mechanisms are allowed to work in harmony, ‘good use’ spontaneously returns, resulting in easier breathing, freer, lighter movement and a greater ability to control our reactions and our movements.” In the line mentioned above the words ‘work in harmony’ means to operate in harmony or harmoniously. Hence, the correct answer is “in harmony/harmoniously.”|
|9||eliminated||In Paragraph A, the first line mentions that “it is a – technique for the elimination of ingrained habits of ‘misuse’.” Likewise, in Paragraph D, there’s a line which states that “with a blind person, the work is likely to focus instead more directly on eliminating tension habits.” Both these lines suggest that this technique helps to eliminate bad habits. Therefore, as a result, bad habits are eliminated. Hence, the correct answer is “eliminated.”|
|10||use||In paragraph B, the writer states that “the technique enables us to ‘use’ ourselves better.” From this line, we can deduce that Alexander’s technique can help any of us to use ourselves better. Hence, the correct answer is “use.”|
|11||the disabled||According to Paragraph D, line one, ‘the approach and what results can be expected vary greatly depending on the disability.’ This information suggests that this technique result differs depending upon the disabled person. Hence, the correct answer is “the disabled.”|
|12||disability/requirements||The first line of paragraph D states that “the approach and what results can be expected vary greatly depending on the disability.” Similarly, in paragraph G, there’s a line that mentions that “some disabled pupils may need longer lessons, because of the time required to move them from the wheelchair, take off casts, slings and other movements aid, etc.” Both these lines suggest that either the expected result of this technique or the results vary according to the disability, or some people require more extended treatment according to their requirements. Hence, the correct answer is “disability/requirements.”|
|13||factors||The initial line of Paragraph G discusses more on the Alexandra technique where it mentions that ‘there are, of course, several factors which have to be taken into consideration when working with disabled pupils’ The phrase ‘several factors which have to be taken into consideration’ implies that there are a number of factors that have to be considered while dealing with a disabled client. Hence, the correct answer is “factor.”|
|14||A challenge/challenging||In the last line of Paragraph G, the author mentions that “Alexander teacher, both as far as practical arrangements and the approach to teaching are concerned, is a challenge that, in most cases, is greatly rewarded by the positive results.” Here, the author mentions the teachers’ challenges since they are often required to be very inventive. Hence, the correct answer is “a challenge/challenging.”|
|15||NOT GIVEN||The last line of Paragraph C states that “it is possible to enable the stroke patient to retain mobility of the paralysed part of the body.” From this information, we can infer that with the help of this technique, there is a possibility to cure stroke patients, but in the passage, there is nothing mentioned about its high success rate. Hence, the correct answer is “NOT GIVEN.”|
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