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Women should have babies before 35 (13th September, 2013)

A doctor said women should have babies before they are 35. The doctor said 35 is when the "clock strikes 12". It is riskier to be pregnant after 35. It is difficult to help older women have a baby. She told doctors and nurses this at a science festival. She would worry if her daughter didn't have a baby by 35.


 
 

Many women have a baby when they are older. They do not want to stop working. They don't get married or settle down. The doctor said we must help younger women have children. A childcare worker said the same. She said people can't order babies. Young women don't always find a partner, a house, or "the right man".

 


 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Sources:
http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice/clinical-zones/midwifery-and-neonatal-nursing-/women-should-have-babies-before-35-warns-professor/5063112.article
http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/have-babies-by-age-of-35-say-experts-1-3086219

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MATCHING


 
 
 

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

have

a.

and nurses

2.

before they

b.

strikes 12

3.

when the clock

c.

festival

4.

It is

d.

are 35

5.

be pregnant

e.

women have a baby

6.

help older

f.

babies

7.

doctors

g.

riskier

8.

a science

h.

after 35

PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

when they

a.

married

2.

get

b.

worker

3.

settle

c.

a partner

4.

we must help younger

d.

man

5.

A childcare

e.

down

6.

people can't

f.

women

7.

find

g.

order babies

8.

the right

h.

are older

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

(1) ___________________ women should have babies before they are 35. The doctor said 35 is when                                  (2) ___________________ 12". It is riskier (3) _________________ after 35. It is (4) __________________ older women have a baby. She told (5) ___________________ this at a science festival. She (6) ___________________ her daughter didn't have a baby by 35.

Many women have a baby when (7) ___________________. They do not want (8) ___________________. They don't get married or settle down. The doctor said (9) ___________________ younger women have children. A (10) ___________________ said the same. She said people  (11) ___________________. Young women don't always find a partner, a house, or " (12) ___________________ ".

PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Adoctorsaidwomenshouldhavebabiesbeforetheyare35.Thedocto
rsaid35iswhenthe"clockstrikes12".Itisriskiertobepregnantafter3
5.Itisdifficulttohelpolderwomenhaveababy.Shetolddoctorsandn
ursesthisatasciencefestival.Shewouldworryifherdaughterdidn'th
aveababyby35.Manywomenhaveababywhentheyareolder.They
donotwanttostopworking.Theydon'tgetmarriedorsettledown.Th
edoctorsaidwemusthelpyoungerwomenhavechildren.Achildcare
workersaidthesame.Shesaidpeoplecan'torderbabies.Youngwom
endon'talwaysfindapartner,ahouse,or"therightman".

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).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

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

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