Posted by: crisdiaz24 | April 19, 2016

BRINGING UP CHILDREN – Cloze test

CLOZE TEST

 

Read the text and complete the chart below with a word from the list that comes after the text. Every word can only be used ONCE. There are five words that you do not need to use. Question 0 has been answered as an example.

 

BRINGING UP CHILDREN

 

Not only is 0) ________________ a child the hardest, most responsible and satisfying task a human being can face, but it is also the job for which people receive the least formal training.

Each person’s knowledge of how to bring up a child usually comes from their surroundings and their own 1) ________________. This may result in patterns from the parent’s own social experiences being repeated and passed on to their children.

Parents are the most influential role models children are 2) ________________ to have. Parents who pay compliments and show respect, kindness, honesty, friendliness, hospitality and generosity to their children will 3) ________________ them to behave in the same way.

Parents should express their unconditional love for their children, as well as provide them with the continued support they need to become self-assured and happy.

It’s also important that parents set reasonable expectations for their children and tell them in plain words what they expect 4) ________________ them.

Before having a child, it Is a good idea for both partners to understand each other’s attitudes to parenting.

You can do this by talking about the issues 5) ________________ in this article, talking to your friends and surfing the many parenting websites.

Discipline is crucial when bringing up a child. All children need and want reasonable 6) _______________. Through discipline your child learns that some kinds of behaviour are acceptable and others are not. Setting limits to children’s behaviour helps them to learn how to behave in society.

Discipline is difficult to deal with because it 7) ________________ consistency. Being a parent is a 24-hour job. The rules have to apply every day.

Inconsistency and 8) ________________ of discipline create confused and rootless children – who will test their parents constantly to find out what the world is all about. This is why parents, who put in the effort every day to provide consistent limits to their children, will (eventually!) 9) ________________ up with better behaved kids.

A child’s greatest need is quality time with their parents.

Finding time to spend together as a family can be difficult. In many 10) ________________, parents have to go to work, which limits the time they have to spend with their children. In addition, children are involved in school and other activities.

Adapted from: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/parenting/a4462/bringing-up-children/

 

ASKS                END                 HOUSEHOLDS    OF

BOUNDARIES   EXCESS            LACK               RAISED

DEMANDS        FINISH             LIKELY             RAISING

ENCOURAGE    FROM              MAKE              UPBRINGING

 

 

0 RAISING
1 6
2 7
3 8
4 9
5 10

KEY

 

0. RAISING

  1. UPBRINGING
  2. LIKELY
  3. ENCOURAGE
  4. FROM
  5. RAISED
  6. BOUNDARIES
  7. DEMANDS
  8. LACK
  9. END
  10. HOUSEHOLDS
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