HOW TALK CAN CURB TEENAGE PREGNANCY
Эту статью мне посоветовал мой товарищ, который заказал себе и своим родителям телевизоры в виннице
, и они теперь радуют их всех своим качеством и прекрасным изображением. Parents are being urged to talk openly to their children about sex to try to reduce the number of teenage pregnancy and abortions. Tessa Jowell, the Public Health Minister, said that teenage mothers were more common in families where sex and relationships were not discussed. Britain has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in Western Europe, with one in every 100 girls under 16 becoming pregnant, and half having abortions. In a speech to mark the start of the family planning Association’s sexual health week, Ms Jowell said: "Openness in families about sex and relationships is a key factor in tackling teenage pregnancies.” Anne Weyman, chief executive of the association, said: "Recent research concludes that young people feel that their sex education is too little, too late and too biological, and that the people they most want to talk to about sex and relationships are parents and carers. However, talking about sex can make parents uncomfortable, often because of their own lack of sex education when young.” The aim of the week, called Get sexwise!, is to encourage parents or carers to overcome their fears about talking to children. A survey of 18,000 11 to 16 year-olds reveals that most young people think their parents should be the main source of sex education, followed by teachers. However, many parents shy away from the task as they feel embarrassed because of their own poor sex education.
Exercise 1 1. Choose the topic sentence of the fragment.
2. Place the following sentences in their logical succession:
a) Young people feel that their sex education is too little, too late and too biological.
b) Britain has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in Western Europe.
c) Many parents shy away from the task as they feel embarrassed because of their own poor sex education.
d) Talking about sex can make parents uncomfortable,
Exercise 2 Choose the correct answer:
1. Parents mostly don’t talk to their children about sex because: a) they don’t care about their sex education
b) they feel shy
c) they don’t know their children need it
d) they think their children must learn about sex from school teachers.
2. The organization trying to solve the problems of sex education is:
a) Home Affairs Department
b) Public Health Department
c) Educational Committee on School Social Problems
d) Parents Health Association
Exercise 3 Match the synonym to the following words:
a) tutors b) neighbours c) penpals
a) increase b) interest c) diminish
a) judging b) dealing c) objecting