Lesson Practice — Page 2 of 2
For each question, listen to the speaker reading a paragraph. Fill in the blanks with the exact words that the speaker says. You must use correct spelling. “Check Answers” will erase any incorrect answers and leave the correct ones.
The blanks in this paragraph all contain two words that are linked because they have either the same consonant sounds or similar consonant sounds.
I have an eight-month-, and I don’t know what I
without my TV. You know, looking after a baby is exhausting, but these
shows for babies give me the breaks that I need. If I
to get some
, or if I
some time to rest, I can turn on one of the special baby shows and my daughter will
in front of it for half an hour. The
is, I don’t have to feel guilty, like I’m not doing my best for my daughter, because the TV shows are actually making her smarter while she watches them. She’s learning colours, like she watches blue and yellow
green, and she watches a ball changing colour as it bounces; and she learns
and physics while she watches objects and
and rolling. She’s totally interested in the shows, and when the shows are over, I’ve had a rest so
energetic, and I can do more
with her again.
The blanks in this paragraph all contain two or three words that are linked because of consonant and vowel sounds.
true that the
and physical development, and for the
. That’s why so many
using educational media
television and computers with their babies. However, the
that babies benefit most from playing with people, not with
televisions. You have to remember that babies learn most by touching. Babies need to put
their mouth, they need to smell things, they need to feel
their skin. It’s through these rich sensory experiences that
and how to
The blanks in this paragraph all contain two words that are linked because of vowel sounds.
The results of my recent scientific study
that watching television damages the
with people. My
babies from homes where the TV was on for
or less daily, and babies from homes where the TV was on for more than ten hours daily.
— ninety-five percent — of the babies who were almost
to TV tended to look away when someone tried to make eye contact with them.
babies — the ones
had television exposure for
a day — were not as
. Only thirty-five percent of those babies tended to look away when someone tried to make eye contact.
discovered that babies
constantly watching TV are slower
language than other babies. I want to learn more about this, so I’ll be doing a new series of scientific studies
television can be in the development of babies.