Home alone - PAU Andalucía 2005

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Home alone - adultWith marriage apparently in trouble, so many single-parent families and people living alone ready to dominate the country, Britain is currently going through one of the most dramatic social changes in its entire history. This is one more example of globalization, and many other countries around the world seem to be accompanying Britain in the same process.
The statistics are shocking. Since 1961, the number of UK homes occupied by one person has risen from 10 to 30 per cent, with predictions of 40 per cent for the year 2010. There are other fundamental social changes behind Britain’s single-household explosion. The increasing independence of the working woman, more orientated to her career than to personal relationships, has been essential. The prototypical Bridget Jones, thirtysomething, single, and in search of a man, is becoming a little old-fashioned.
These changing social attitudes and the higher divorce and separation figures are the causes of the growing numbers of single parents. More and more women, both in the UK and the USA, no longer think it necessary to have a man around to have a child. Such radical social changes inevitably have their side effects, which are often as interesting as the changes themselves. Obsession with work seems to have provoked a boom in online agencies for making friends.

RESPUESTAS

I. READING COMPREHENSION 

a) ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-2 ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION GIVEN IN THE TEXT. USE YOUR OWN WORDS.        
1) How is the family changing in Britain? 
2) What is the role of women in family changes? 

b) ARE THESE STATEMENTS TRUE OR FALSE? JUSTIFY YOUR ANSWERS WITH WORDS OR PHRASES FROM THE TEXT.        
3) Family changes are also observed throughout the world.
4) Many women are trying to imitate Bridget Jones.
5) The large numbers of single parents are only due to changing attitudes.
6) Even people obsessed with their careers need relationships.

II. USE OF ENGLISH


7) Give one opposite for INCREASING (adjective) (line 7)           
  • DECREASING                   
8) Find in the text a synonym for NOW (adverb)                             
9) Fill in the gap with a correct preposition:                                                                         
  • All my family was brought UP in England.                      
10) Give an adjective with the same root as CHILD (noun) (line 12)     
11) Join the following sentences using a relative pronoun.  Make changes if necessary.
Johnny Depp is starring in Finding Neverland. His portrait of Captain Sparrow is superb.
12) Turn the following sentence into reported speech:                                                           
Michael asked her: “Where did you find these trainers?
13) Complete the following sentence:                                                                                    
14) Use the words in the boxes to make a meaningful sentence. Use all and only the words in the boxes without changing their form.
too    carry    box    heavy     to     is     that

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