The Reading / Listening - Young Adults - Level 4

A new study reveals that most young adults now live with their parents. The number of 18- to 30-year-olds living at home has hit an 80-year high. Around 52 per cent are at home with one or both parents. Only in the Great Depression of the 1930s was the percentage higher. The recent rise in the number of young adults moving back in with their parents is due to the economic downturn and a rise in unemployment caused by coronavirus.



An analyst said adults were living with parents because of loan debts and a lack of jobs. He said this has been exacerbated by the pandemic. He said: "It may take...the better part of a decade for [this] to recover and be financially stable enough to leave home." He concluded: "For the most part, nobody wants to be living at home with mom and dad." Another analyst said young people not moving into cities could affect the property rental market.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Young Adults - Level 5 or  Young Adults - Level 6

Sources
  • https://money.yahoo.com/majority-of-us-adults-under-30-now-living-with-parents-study-finds-143957490.html
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/04/us/children-living-with-parents-pandemic-pew/index.html
  • https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2020/09/04/more-young-people-living-with-their-parents-than-in-the-great-depression-report-says/#4b2ad0ac51a3


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. A new study reveals
  2. hit an 80-year
  3. at home with one
  4. the Great Depression of
  5. The recent rise
  6. moving back in with
  7. due to the economic
  8. a rise in unemployment caused
  1. in the number
  2. or both parents
  3. by coronavirus
  4. high
  5. downtown
  6. the 1930s
  7. that
  8. their parents

Paragraph 2

  1. a lack
  2. exacerbated
  3. the better
  4. be financially stable enough
  5. For the most
  6. nobody wants to
  7. young people not
  8. affect the property
  1. be living at home
  2. part of a decade
  3. rental market
  4. part
  5. by the pandemic
  6. to leave home
  7. of jobs
  8. moving into cities

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A new (1) ___________________ most young adults now live with their parents. The number of 18- to 30-year-olds living at (2) ___________________ an 80-year high. Around 52 per cent are at home with (3) ___________________ parents. Only in the Great Depression of the 1930s was the percentage higher. (4) ___________________ in the number of young adults moving back in with their parents (5) ___________________ the economic downtown and a rise in unemployment (6) ___________________.

(7) ___________________ adults were living with parents because of loan debts and (8) ___________________ jobs. He said this has been exacerbated by the pandemic. He said: "It may take... (9) ___________________ of a decade for [this] to recover and be financially (10) ___________________ leave home." He concluded: "For (11) ___________________, nobody wants to be living at home with mom and dad." Another analyst said young people not moving into cities could affect the (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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enumberof18-to30-year-oldslivingathomehashitan80-yearhigh.A
round52percentareathomewithoneorbothparents.OnlyintheGreatD
epressionofthe1930swasthepercentagehigher.Therecentriseinthen
umberofyoungadultsmovingbackinwiththeirparentsisduetotheecon
omicdowntownandariseinunemploymentcausedbycoronavirus.Ana
nalystsaidadultswerelivingwithparentsbecauseofloandebtsandalac
kofjobs.Hesaidthishasbeenexacerbatedbythepandemic.Hesaid:"It
maytake...thebetterpartofadecadefor[this]torecoverandbefinancial
lystableenoughtoleavehome."Heconcluded:"Forthemostpart,nobod
ywantstobelivingathomewithmomanddad."Anotheranalystsaidyou
ngpeoplenotmovingintocitiescouldaffectthepropertyrentalmarket.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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Answers

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