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  • 1. 

    Complete the text with one word in each gap. Family life  ………… changing a lot these days.  In some countries, all the members of a family ………… in the same place, sometimes in the same home. However, in other countries, people often have to move away from their home town to find a job when they are ready to start work. They get married and start ………… family away from their parents, and then their children do exactly the same thing. Grandparents sometimes live hundreds of miles away from their grandchildren. Sometimes they are even in  …………… different country! This can cause a lot of problems when people …………… older. Sons and daughters can’t help their parents when they are ill and they have to go into hospital or special homes. The grandparents are …………… there to help with the grandchildren when they are young. Some parents have to send ………… children to special schools at a young age if they need to go to work. In many countries, this problem is getting worse …………… people are worried that family life is never going to be the same again. Family life  ……………………… changing a lot these days. 

    Explanation
    The word "is" is the correct answer because it completes the sentence and agrees with the subject "Family life." The sentence is stating that family life is changing a lot these days.

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  • 2. 

    In some countries, all the members of a family  ……………………… in the same place, sometimes in the same home.

    Explanation
    In some countries, all the members of a family live in the same place, sometimes in the same home. This suggests that it is common for families in these countries to reside together, either in a single household or in close proximity to each other. This could be due to cultural norms, economic reasons, or a desire to maintain strong family bonds and support systems.

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  • 3. 

    However, in other countries, people often have to move away from their home town to find a job when they are ready to start work. They get married and start  ……………………… family away from their parents, and then their children do exactly the same thing.

  • 4. 

     Grandparents sometimes live hundreds of miles away from their grandchildren. Sometimes they are even in  ……………………… different country! 

    Explanation
    The question states that grandparents sometimes live far away from their grandchildren, and it even mentions that they can be in a different country. The given correct answer "a" implies that this statement is true.

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  • 5. 

    This can cause a lot of problems when people ……………………… older. Sons and daughters can’t help their parents when they are ill and they have to go into hospital or special homes. 

    Explanation
    As people get older, they may face various health issues that require medical attention or specialized care. In such situations, sons and daughters may not be able to provide the necessary help to their parents, especially if they are living far away or have their own responsibilities. Consequently, the elderly individuals may have to rely on hospitals or special homes for their care and treatment. This can create a lot of problems for both the elderly and their families, as they may not receive the same level of support and comfort as they would if they were able to stay with their loved ones.

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  • 6. 

    The grandparents are  ……………………… there to help with the grandchildren when they are young. 

    Explanation
    The word "not" indicates that the grandparents are not present to help with the grandchildren when they are young. The word "never" further emphasizes that the grandparents are never available for assistance in taking care of the grandchildren during their early years.

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  • 7. 

     Some parents have to send  ……………………… children to special schools at a young age if they need to go to work.

    Explanation
    Parents have to send their children to special schools at a young age if they need to go to work. This implies that the parents have a responsibility to ensure their children are taken care of while they are at work, and the best option for this is to send them to special schools. By using the possessive pronoun "their," it clarifies that it is the parents' children who are being sent to these schools.

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  • 8. 

    In many countries, this problem is getting worse ……………………… people are worried that family life is never going to be the same again. 

    Explanation
    The word "and" is the correct answer because it is used to connect the two parts of the sentence and indicate a continuation of the thought. The sentence suggests that there is a problem that is getting worse in many countries, and as a result, people are worried about the future of family life. The use of "and" helps to convey this cause-and-effect relationship between the two ideas.

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  • 9. 

    Read the article about a new kind of mobile phone. The headings are missing from the article. Choose from the headings A–E the one which fits each gap. Mobile    phones    are    an    important    part    of    our    lives    and    most    of    us    can’t    imagine    life    without    one.    They    keep    us    in    contact    with    friends    and    family    at    all    times    and    when    we    have    a    problem    we    can    call    immediately    for    help.    Now    parents    can    buy    a    special    mobile    phone    for    their    four-year-old    children.    Is    this    a    way    to    help    protect    our    young    children    or    is    it    a    silly    idea?    

    • A.

      Tell us what you think

    • B.

      A new mobile phone

    • C.

      Designed for children

    • D.

      Do children need mobile phones?

    • E.

      Good for parents and their children

    Correct Answer
    B. A new mobile phone
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A new mobile phone". This heading accurately summarizes the main topic of the article, which discusses the introduction of a new kind of mobile phone designed for children.

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  • 10. 

    The    phone    is    called    ‘My    Moby’    and    it    looks    like    a    toy,    but    it    isn’t.    It    comes    in    many    colours    and    young    children    love    it.    It    has    five    buttons    and    two    of    them    call    ‘Mum’    and    ‘Dad’.    Of    course,    the    parents    control    all    the    numbers    in    the    phone    and    the    idea    is    that    the    child    can    call    their    parents    when    they    want    to.    And    of    course    the    parents    can    call    the    child    too.    

    • A.

      Tell us what you think

    • B.

      A new mobile phone

    • C.

      Designed for children

    • D.

      Do children need mobile phones?

    • E.

      Good for parents and their children

    Correct Answer
    C. Designed for children
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Designed for children". This answer is supported by the description of the phone, which mentions that it comes in many colors and young children love it. It also states that the phone has buttons labeled "Mum" and "Dad", indicating that it is designed for children to easily contact their parents. Additionally, it mentions that parents control all the numbers in the phone, further emphasizing that it is intended for children's use.

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  • 11. 

    Many    parents    like    the    idea    and    they    think    it’s    good    for    their    children’s    safety.    For    example,    if    they’re    worried,    the    parents    can    phone    their    child,    and    if    the    child    gets    lost,    they    can    call    home!    They    also    think    it’s    a    good    idea    if    children    learn    how    to    use    modern    technology    like    mobile    phones.

    • A.

      Tell us what you think

    • B.

      A new mobile phone

    • C.

      Designed for children

    • D.

      Do children need mobile phones?

    • E.

      Good for parents and their children

    Correct Answer
    E. Good for parents and their children
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that parents believe that mobile phones are beneficial for both themselves and their children. They like the idea of having mobile phones for their children because it provides a sense of safety. For instance, if parents are worried, they can easily contact their child, and if the child gets lost, they can call home. Additionally, parents think that it is a good idea for children to learn how to use modern technology like mobile phones.

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  • 12. 

    However,    not    everyone    agrees    that    it’s    a    good    idea    and    some    people    are    angry    about    the    idea.    They    think    children    today    are    growing    up    too    fast.    They    want    to    be    like    adults    when    they    are    very    young    and    this    isn’t    good    for    them.    They    believe    that    children    need    to    enjoy    their    childhood    and    they    think    it’s    a    very    bad    idea    to    give    a    four-year-old    a    mobile    phone.    They    say    it’s    unnecessary    and    it    can    be    dangerous    for    their    health.    They    also    say    that    young    children    don’t    need    a    phone    because    they    are    always    with    an    adult.    

    • A.

      Tell us what you think

    • B.

      A new mobile phone

    • C.

      Designed for children

    • D.

      Do children need mobile phones?

    • E.

      Good for parents and their children

    Correct Answer
    D. Do children need mobile phones?
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Do children need mobile phones?" because it directly relates to the discussion about whether or not it is a good idea for children to have mobile phones. The passage presents arguments from people who believe that children growing up too fast and being like adults at a young age is not good for them. They argue that children should enjoy their childhood and that giving a four-year-old a mobile phone is unnecessary and potentially dangerous. Therefore, the question of whether children need mobile phones is a central point of the discussion.

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  • 13. 

    So,    is    it    a    good    idea    or    not?    Can    phones    be    good    for    protecting    our    children    or    are    they    just    good    for    the    phone    company?    What    do    you    think?    Send    us    your    comments.    

    • A.

      Tell us what you think

    • B.

      A new mobile phone

    • C.

      Designed for children

    • D.

      Do children need mobile phones?

    • E.

      Good for parents and their children

    Correct Answer
    A. Tell us what you think
    Explanation
    The answer "Tell us what you think" is the correct answer because it is the most appropriate response to the prompt given in the question. The question asks for the reader's opinion on whether phones are good for protecting children or if they are just good for the phone company. The answer "Tell us what you think" encourages the reader to share their thoughts and opinions on the matter.

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  • 14. 

    Read the article again and choose the best answers.The writer says mobile phones  .......

    • A.

      Are important for many people.

    • B.

      Protect young children.

    • C.

      Cause problems for many people.

    Correct Answer
    A. Are important for many people.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are important for many people." The writer states that mobile phones are important for many people, indicating that they play a significant role in people's lives.

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  • 15. 

    The writer says  ......... 

    • A.

      My Moby is a silly idea.

    • B.

      My Moby is a toy.

    • C.

      Children like My Moby.

    Correct Answer
    C. Children like My Moby.
    Explanation
    The given statements suggest that children like My Moby, which implies that it is not a silly idea and is instead a toy that is popular among children.

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  • 16. 

    The writer says children  ..... 

    • A.

      Can call their parents with My Moby.

    • B.

      Can’t make calls with My Moby.

    • C.

      Can call anyone with My Moby.

    Correct Answer
    A. Can call their parents with My Moby.
    Explanation
    The writer states that children can call their parents with My Moby. This implies that the purpose of My Moby is specifically for children to communicate with their parents. It suggests that the device may have certain features or restrictions that limit its usage to calling only parents.

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  • 17. 

    Many parents think My Moby ...... 

    • A.

      Will make them worry.

    • B.

      Will get lost.

    • C.

      Helps keep children safe.

    Correct Answer
    C. Helps keep children safe.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "helps keep children safe." This is because the parents believe that My Moby will ensure the safety of their children.

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  • 18. 

    Some people believe ......... 

    • A.

      Many children are angry.

    • B.

      It’s important to enjoy childhood.

    • C.

      Children don’t like adults.

    Correct Answer
    B. It’s important to enjoy childhood.
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that some people believe it is important to enjoy childhood. This implies that these individuals understand the significance of cherishing and making the most out of the early years of a person's life. They may recognize that childhood is a unique and precious time that should be filled with joy, exploration, and positive experiences. By emphasizing the importance of enjoying childhood, these people likely advocate for creating a nurturing and fulfilling environment for children to thrive in.

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  • 19. 

    These people also believe that ......... 

    • A.

      ​mobile phones can be bad for children’s health.

    • B.

      Young children need a mobile phone.

    • C.

      Young children don’t need adults.

    Correct Answer
    A. ​mobile phones can be bad for children’s health.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "mobile phones can be bad for children's health." This answer aligns with the belief of some people that mobile phones can have negative effects on the health of children. It suggests that these individuals believe that the use of mobile phones can be harmful to the well-being of young children.

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  • 20. 

    The writer asks readers to ........... 

    • A.

      ​protect their children.

    • B.

      Give their opinions.

    • C.

      Talk to their phone company.

    Correct Answer
    B. Give their opinions.
    Explanation
    The writer asks readers to give their opinions. This suggests that the writer wants the readers to actively participate and share their thoughts on a certain topic or issue. This could be in order to gather different perspectives, encourage discussion, or make informed decisions based on the collective input of the readers.

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