Posted by: a2cristina | March 26, 2019

NEARLY A MILLION MORE YOUNG ADULTS NOW LIVE WITH PARENTS – Open Cloze Test – Homework for 27th / 28th March

NEARLY A MILLION MORE YOUNG ADULTS NOW LIVE WITH PARENTS

 

 

Number has 0) __________ from 2.4 million to 3.4 million in 20 years, report says

1) __________ a million more young adults are living with their parents than was the case two decades ago, a study has found.

The figures, in a report by the right-leaning thinktank Civitas, will fuel concerns that too 2) __________ is being done to protect young people from Britain’s housing crisis.

Not only 3) __________the report say the findings have profound implications for the government’s house building targets, it also notes a “collapse in single living” among those who do move 4) __________ of their parental home, as young people are now far more likely to be living with partners or friends.

“The report confirms what we feel anecdotally to be the case,” said Daniel Bentley, the editorial director of Civitas. “Younger people are beginning to live with their parents for 5) __________ and are finding it more difficult to be independent.

This has implications for how many homes will 6) __________ to be built in the future. The government develops its house building targets using household projections, calculating how many households are likely to be formed in the future by looking at patterns over recent decades. Bentley said if the government failed to acknowledge the drop 7) __________ the number of young people moving out or living alone, “it will reinforce an undersupply for housing for decades”.

“Jeffrey Patrick”, 26, who asked for his real name not to be published, moved 8) __________ in with his parents in north London six months ago after struggling to find a stable job. After six months of being on employment support allowance, he was 9) __________ he no longer qualified for the benefit.

“The most frustrating things about it is, one, you’re 26, you’re 10) __________ to have achieved so much at life, but you’re back at home living with your parents. It’s also unfair on my parents – they have to have a 26-year-old move back into the house, which creates all sorts of pressures on them,” he said.

“It has a massive effect on your social life. It’s difficult to sustain a relationship when you’re next door to your parents, you’re geographically distant from your friends and you’re in an area that’s really grim.”

 

Adapted from © The Guardian, February 2019

 

ON EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT ALLOWANCE or ESA: a benefit that you can be given if you have an illness or disability that affects your ability to work.

Spanish: subsidio de ayuda familiar; Renta mínima de Integración.

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

 

KEY

 

0. RISEN

  1. NEARLY / ALMOST / OVER
  2. LITTLE
  3. DOES
  4. OUT
  5. LONGER
  6. HAVE / NEED 
  7. IN
  8. BACK
  9. TOLD / NOTIFIED
  10. MEANT / SUPPOSED

 

NOTES

Difference between TO RISE and TO RAISE:

https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/cw-raise-rise.htm

 

Meaning of the word HOUSEHOLD:

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/household

 

UNFAIR + Collocations:

https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/unfair

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