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British andAmerican Families

   British and American families aresmall. In fact the populations of both Britain and the USA have stoppedgrowing. The typical family has a father, mother and two children. Grandparentscome to visit, but do not usually live with their children.

   Most people get married between theages of 20 and 23 but many marriages end in divorce. This means that bothcountries have a large number of «single parent families», one fatheror mother looking after their children alone.

   The typical British family has a car,a colour TV set, a washing machine, and a cat or dog as well. They start theday at about 7 o'clock, have breakfast at 8. and are off to work by 8.30. Moreand more women now go out to work as well as men. The children have lunch atschool at about 12.30, and come home at 4 in the afternoon. Their parents areusually home by 6 o'clock, and the family eats together at 6.30 or 7. In theevenings, father may go to the pub for a drink, or stay at home and watch TVwith the others. Children go to bed early, at about 8 o'clock, two or threehours before their parents.

   The typical American family has moremoney than a British family. Many have two or three cars, large modern kitchensand more electrical goods. They eat more meat and spend more on clothes. Buttheir daily programme is nearly the same. Like British children, Americanchildren eat lunch at school, come home mid-afternoon, and go to bed earlierthan their parents.


1.           Is your family large?

2.           Have you a lot of relatives?

3.           What are your parents?

4.           Have you brothers, sisters?

5.           What do they do?

6.           How old are they?

7.           Have you grandparents?

8.           Do they live with you?

9.           Do you often visit yourgrandparents?

10.         Do you help your mother to takecare of your brothers, sisters?

11.         Is your family friendly?

12.         Do you spend free time together?

13.         Do you travel together?

14.         Do members of your family go infor sport?

15.         Have you cousins?

16.         How often do you visit yourrelatives?

17.         Would you like to have a largefamily?

18.         Have you pets?

19.         Who takes care of them in yourfamily?

20.       What holiday is a favourite one inyour family?

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