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Lesson Review

Comprehension Check

Type short answers to the following questions in the spaces provided. Then, click on “Read the answer” to check your answer. If you do not understand some of the questions, review the lesson and listen to the presentation again.

  1. What is the problem that families are having today?

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    The population is aging. / There are a lot of old people and only a few young people to take care of them.

  2. Is this problem getting better or worse?

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    It is getting worse.

  3. Is Britain the only country with this problem?

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    No. Many countries have the same problem.

  4. Describe two ways that this problem is going to affect children.

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    1) Children will have less time with their parents. 2) Children's parents will have less money to spend on the children.

  5. How is this problem going to affect the future of today's workers?

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    Today's workers will have to keep working until they are very old. / Today's workers won't be able to save enough money for the future.

  6. What are two ways that seniors might suffer?

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    They might not be able to buy medicine or go to the dentist.