Enter the correct verb tense into each box in the following passage. The base form of the verb is supplied in brackets. Then check your answers by clicking on the button next to each box.
Over the last twenty years, the average size of households has fallen (fall) dramatically. The number of one-person households has grown (grow) due largely to the ageing of the population, as has the number of one-parent families. Couples having smaller families contributed (contribute) to the fall in household size.
In 1976, 60% of families were (be) couples with children. By 1996, this had fallen (fall) to 51%. Part of this change can be attributed to the increase in one-parent families with dependent children, but most of the change is due to the increase in the proportion of couple-only families. People are having (have) children later in life, and are living longer. Therefore, they are spending (spend) more time living in couple-only families, both before they have families and after their children have left (leave) home. However, children are leaving home later. In 1981, 34% of children aged 20-24 are living (live) with their parents. By 1991, this had increased (increase) to 40%. This increase has, to some extent, countered the fall in the couples with non-dependent children only.
Take the following quiz and post your answers.
a- All of the answers are reasonable explanations.
b- She thinks she would be better able to defend herself AND would have more power to get away from this and other bad situations
On the one hand, Erik and Rachel have a lot to be. However, they do not belong to the same story. To begin with, they both are innocent, and young. Furthermore, both of them have a fear that they have to front. In rachel’s case, her fear is to say that the sweater doesn’t belong to her, but she couldn’t overcome her fear. Moreover, Erik also has a fear, which is that he is afraid of the pigman. In Erik´s case, he could overcome his fear because he sees the pigman face to face. In addition, they are shameful as well as childish and they are not self confident.
On the hand, they have don’t have things to do. Firstly, Erik could face his fear and move forward, however, Rachel couldn’t do it. In addition, Erik was not bullied at school, and Rachel was bullied. Moreover, Rache was eleven years old, and Erik was eight years old. Also, Rachel was impotent, and Erik doesn´t have so mature beliefs.
Task 4: Dialogue
Erik: How old are you?
The pigman: I have fifty four years old. Why did you ask me that?
Erik: Because you look as if you were eighty five.
The pigman: Oh,you are directly saying things. How old are you?
Erik: I’m eight. today, 26th, in one month I will have had nine years old, because my birthday is the 25th of August.
The pigman: How is your name?
Erik: My name Erik. But, what is your name?
The pigman: My name is John Cage. Why are you here?
Erik: Oh sorry John, If I’m bothering you I can leave. What were you doing before I came?
The pigman: It´s not necessary you to leave. I was working.
Erik: Why are you so ugly?
The pigman: Because I have been working for hours.
Erik: Don’t you think that you are old to still working?
The pigman: Yes, I do. But I need to work. If I hadn´t work, I wouldn´t have money to eat.
Erik: I imagined you as if you were half person and half pig.
The pigman: Oh no. I´m just a normal person who works with pigs.
Erik: Well John, thank you for everything. Tomorrow I’ll come again, and we will talk again.
The pigman: Okey Erik. Bye. See you tomorrow