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Family Structure listening exercise is a short answer, gap-fill and multiple choice type question to practise for the Cambridge English C1 Advanced and IELTS tests as well as the English Language B IB Diploma

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Family Structure Listening Exercise

You will hear a lecture on changes in family structure.

Complete the sentences. Write no more than three words for each answer.

1. Recent changes in society are eroding the traditional .

2. Slightly fewer than 50% of American children under 13 live in .

3. Statistics show that cohabiting couples are more liable than married couples.

4. DINKS focus on rather than having children.


Answer the questions below. Write no more than three words for each answer.

5. How many children in the UK now live in single-parent families?


6. According to some sociologists, who are responsible for the rise in single parenting?


7. What have the largest group of lone parents never done?


8. Where are single-parent families more likely to live?


 Choose the correct statement. 

9. Which point does the lecturer give as one of the disadvantages of living alone?


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