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Men do not help enough around the house. An American university says it is rare for men to share housework. Researchers looked at working couples who became parents. Men did five hours a week less housework after their baby was born, even though both parents had jobs. They spent this time helping with the baby.



Becoming a parent added 21 hours per week to a mother's work, mostly looking after her baby. New fathers did not do extra work. They did not know the mother was doing more. After a baby is born, men let the mother look after the baby. This happens even when the mother is doing the same number of hours in her job.

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Sources
  • http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1352264-dual-earner-couples-share-housework-equally-until-first-baby-comes/
  • http://www.stwnewspress.com/cnhi_network/study-men-are-lazy-to-their-core/article_bbfd72ec-3be8-56e5-b4be-9f9bab767ed2.html
  • http://www.smh.com.au/business/parenthood-makes-men-even-lazier-says-study-20150508-ggwxnr.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Men do not help

a.

for men to share

2.

around the

b.

had jobs

3.

An American

c.

house

4.

it is rare

d.

couples

5.

working

e.

the baby

6.

Men did five hours a week

f.

enough

7.

both parents

g.

less housework

8.

helping with

h.

university



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Becoming a

a.

after her baby

2.

added 21 hours per

b.

is born

3.

mostly looking

c.

parent

4.

They did not

d.

week

5.

the mother was

e.

the baby

6.

After a baby

f.

number of hours

7.

look after

g.

know

8.

doing the same

h.

doing more

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Men do (1) ___________________ around the house. An American university (2) ___________________ for men to share housework. Researchers (3) ___________________ working couples who became parents. Men (4) ___________________ a week less housework (5) ___________________ was born, even though both parents had jobs. They (6) ___________________ helping with the baby.

Becoming a parent (7) ___________________ per week to a mother's work, (8) ___________________ after her baby. New fathers did not (9) ___________________. They did not know the mother (10) ___________________. After a baby is born, men let the mother look (11) ___________________. This happens even when the mother is doing the same number (12) ___________________ job.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Mendonothelpenougharoundthehouse.AnAmericanuniversitysaysiti
srareformentosharehousework.Researcherslookedatworkingcouple
swhobecameparents.Mendidfivehoursaweeklesshouseworkafterthe
irbabywasborn,eventhoughbothparentshadjobs.Theyspentthistime
helpingwiththebaby.Becomingaparentadded21hoursperweektoam
other'swork,mostlylookingafterherbaby.Newfathersdidnotdoextra
work.Theydidnotknowthemotherwasdoingmore.Afterababyisborn,
menletthemotherlookafterthebaby.Thishappensevenwhenthemoth
erisdoingthesamenumberofhoursinherjob.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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d)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about laziness for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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