Read the following passage and mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
A trend that has emerged recently is the sharing of childcare (1) __________ between husband and wife. Young couples will try to arrange their work schedules so that they work opposite hours or shifts in order that one parent is always home with the children. Since childcare is expensive, this saves money for the young couple trying to establish themselves and provide a secure environment for the family. Husband and wife may also share household chores. Some fathers are just as capable as mothers at cooking dinner, changing and bathing the baby, and doing the laundry.
In some cases, the woman’s salary is for family (2) __________ and the father becomes the “househusband." These cases are still fairly rare. One positive trend, however, is that fathers seem to be spending more time with their children. In a recent survey, 41% of the children sampled said they spend equal time with their mothers and fathers. “This is one of our most significant cultural changes,” says Dr. Leon Hoffman, who co-directs the Parent Child Center at the New York Psychoanalytic Society. In practice, for over 30 years, Hoffman has found "a very dramatic difference in the involvement of the father in everything from care-taking to general decision (3) __________ around kids' lives.”
Another factor has recently been added to the childcare formula. The number of people who work from home nearly full-time rose 23% from the last decade. The (4) _________ of technology - computers, faxes, teleconferencing - has made it easier for at-home workers to be constantly in touch. Will this new flexibility in the workforce bring a positive change for the (5) __________ of children? Only time will tell.
Điền vào ô 3.
Đáp án A
Make a decision: đưa ra quyết định
Decision making: (quá trình) đưa ra quyết định
Dịch: Trong thực tế, trong hơn 30 năm, Hoffman đã tìm thấy "một sự khác biệt rất lớn trong sự can thiệp của người cha trong mọi thứ, từ chăm sóc đến đưa ra quyết định chung xung quanh cuộc sống của trẻ."
Mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.
“I’m sorry I’m late.” – “________.”
Mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Although he was able to do the job, he wasn’t given the position
CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
I knew he was only flattering me because he wanted to borrow some money.
They ________ have seen the play last night as they went to a football match instead.
Mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
My sister told me that she had met my teacher at the supermarket yesterday.
I have lived near the airport for so long now that I’ve grown ________ to the noise of the airplanes.
Mark the letter A,B,C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
My first impression of her was her impassive face.