Vocabulary: Strain:pull, draw or stretch tight Nurture:nourish, feed Onset:a beginning, a start Puberty:a stage of adolescence in which an individual becomes physiologically capable of sexual reproduction
Maternal:relating to or characteristic of a mother or motherhood Diffuse:make less soften Impetus:an impelling force, an impulse
You are going to hear a report on the relationships between mothers and daughters.
Key Lynn : a mother’s premature death on children the most perfect/wonderful/loving
Roni Cohen-Sandler Clinical psychologist The daughter’s puberty
Victoria Secunda Sociologist and author Widespread Much before the daughter’s puberty When You and Your Mother Can’t Be Friends
Listen again and focus on what causes the conflicts between mothers and daughters. What is the advice given by experts?
Key Mother: Everything personally Her own experience Daughter: Listening to me wrong
According to Victoria In her footsteps Looks, clothes, behavior, etc. Betrayed Daughter: Different life Mother:
Let go A good impetus for healthy change mediator
Part III A Vocabulary: Polygamy:the practice of having more than one wife at the same time Intact: whole because no part has been touched, spoilt, or broken
Listen to the passage and complete the outline with the information you hear on the tape.
Key B. Offering affectional joys I. A. Providing necessities of life C. Giving children to adulthood
II. A. Extended family B. Nuclear family C. Polygamous household E. brothers and sisters and sisters’ children F. Communal living group
III. A. Economic conditions B. Industrialization and urbanization C. Inheritance customs
B. vocabulary Disintegrate: become reduced to components, fragments or particles Therapist: one who specializes in the provision of a particular therapy
Listening to a report on family changes in the U.S.A. Focus on the kinds of American households.