The Reading / Listening - Young Adults - Level 6

A new study from the Pew Research Center has revealed that most adults under 30 years old are now living with their parents. The study says the number of 18- to 30-year-olds who live at home has hit an 80-year high. Around 52 per cent, or 26.6 million, of young people are at home with one or both of their parents. Researchers say that not since 1940 have so many of the younger generation lived with their parents. Only in the Great Depression of the 1930s was the percentage higher. The researchers say there has been a recent rise in the number of young adults moving back in with their parents. A contributory factor to this spike is the economic downturn and a rise in unemployment caused by coronavirus.



Regarding the economy, financial analyst Jeremy Sopko said: "You have to take into account two huge factors: massive student loan debt and a lack of available work." He added: "It's a difficult situation that's been exacerbated by the pandemic and it may take ...the better part of a decade for younger demographics to recover and be financially stable enough to leave home." Another commentator said the trend could have adverse effects on the property rental market. She said: "With a lot of young people not renting, not moving into cities...there is a lot of inventory coming onto the market." Mr Sopko concluded: "For the most part, nobody wants to be living at home with mom and dad."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Young Adults - Level 4  or  Young Adults - Level 5

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


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Warm-ups

1. YOUNG ADULTS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about young adults. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       study / research / young / adults / home / parents / younger generation / downturn /
       economy / analyst / student loan / debt / pandemic / stable / property rental / cities
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. LEAVE HOME: Students A strongly believe everyone should leave their family home before they are 21; Students B strongly believe the opposite. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. AGE GROUPS: What are the good and bad things about being these ages? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Good Things

Bad Things

3-8

 

 

18-30

 

 

30-40

 

 

40-50

 

 

50-60

 

 

85-100

 

 

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5. GENERATION: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "generation". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. LIVING AT HOME: Rank these with your partner. Put the best things about living at home at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Meals
  • Low / No rent
  • Being with family
  • Washing
  • Weekends
  • Chatting
  • Bedroom
  • Money

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. revealed a. A sharp increase in the number or size of something.
      2. hit b. All of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively.
      3. generation c. Having happened, begun, or been done not long ago or not long before.
      4. depression d. Made previously unknown or secret information known to others.
      5. recent e. Playing a part in bringing something about.
      6. contributory f. Reached a particular level, point, or figure.
      7. spike g. A long and severe downturn in an economy or market.

    Paragraph 2

      8. financial h. Money (or other things) that is owed or due.
      9. analyst i. Made a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling worse.
      10. huge j. The entire stock of a business, including materials, components, work in progress, and finished products.
      11. debt k. A person who examines numbers, facts and other information to inform others.
      12. exacerbated l. Harmful; unfavorable.
      13. adverse m. Very, very, very big.
      14. inventory n. Related to business numbers and economics.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The article says over half of adults worldwide live with their parents.     T / F
  2. Around 26 million young adults in the USA live with their parents.     T / F
  3. A greater percentage of young adults lived at home in the 1930s.     T / F
  4. More young people are living at home because if coronavirus.     T / F
  5. An analyst said a lack of student loans was a problem.     T / F
  6. It might take nearly 10 years for young adults to be able to leave home. T / F
  7. An analyst said the property rental market is being badly hit.     T / F
  8. An analyst said most young adults want to live with their parents.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. study
  2. hit
  3. factor
  4. unemployment
  5. spike
  6. financial
  7. exacerbated
  8. stable
  9. adverse
  10. inventory
  1. joblessness
  2. stock
  3. reached
  4. economic
  5. paper
  6. steady
  7. unfavorable
  8. increase
  9. worsened
  10. element

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. hit an 80-year
  2. so many of the younger
  3. a recent rise
  4. A contributory factor to
  5. a rise in unemployment
  6. financial
  7. take into
  8. massive student
  9. financially stable enough
  10. For the most
  1. analyst
  2. in the number
  3. this spike
  4. part
  5. account two huge factors
  6. high
  7. to leave home
  8. caused by coronavirus
  9. loan debt
  10. generation

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
generation
hit
downturn
study
factor
both
number
rise

A new (1) _____________________ from the Pew Research Center has revealed that most adults under 30 years old are now living with their parents. The study says the (2) _____________________ of 18- to 30-year-olds who live at home has (3) _____________________ an 80-year high. Around 52 per cent, or 26.6 million, of young people are at home with one or (4) _____________________ of their parents. Researchers say that not since 1940 have so many of the younger (5) _____________________ lived with their parents. Only in the Great Depression of the 1930s was the percentage higher. The researchers say there has been a recent (6) _____________________ in the number of young adults moving back in with their parents. A contributory (7) _____________________ to this spike is the economic (8) _____________________ and a rise in unemployment caused by coronavirus.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
exacerbated
stable
analyst
decade
inventory
part
massive
effects

Regarding the economy, financial (9) _____________________ Jeremy Sopko said: "You have to take into account two huge factors: (10) _____________________ student loan debt and a lack of available work." He added: "It's a difficult situation that's been (11) _____________________ by the pandemic and it may take ...the better part of a (12) _____________________ for younger demographics to recover and be financially (13) _____________________ enough to leave home." Another commentator said the trend could have adverse (14) _____________________ on the property rental market. She said: "With a lot of young people not renting, not moving into cities...there is a lot of (15) _____________________ coming onto the market." Mr Sopko concluded: "For the most (16) _____________________, nobody wants to be living at home with mom and dad."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  A new study from the Pew Research Center ______
     a.  has reveal that
     b.  has levelled that
     c.  has revelled that
     d.  has revealed that
2)  the number of 18- to 30-year-olds who live at home has ______ high
     a.  hid an 80-year
     b.  hit an 80-year
     c.  height an 80-year
     d.  hilt an 80-year
3)  Researchers say that not since 1940 have so many of the younger ______
     a.  generational lived
     b.  generate shun lived
     c.  generate shin lived
     d.  generation lived
4)  Only in the Great Depression of the 1930s was the ______
     a.  percentile higher
     b.  percent age higher
     c.  percentage higher
     d.  percent did higher
5)  A contributory factor to this spike is the ______
     a.  economics downturns
     b.  economically down turn
     c.  economic downturn
     d.  economic downtown

6)  You have to take into account two huge factors: massive ______
     a.  student loaned ate
     b.  student loan dead
     c.  student loaned it
     d.  student loan debt
7)  It's a difficult situation that's been exacerbated ______
     a.  by the pandemic
     b.  by the endemic
     c.  by the panda mic
     d.  by the pan dermis
8)  take the better part of a decade for younger ______
     a.  demographics to recover
     b.  reprographics to recover
     c.  them graphics to recover
     d.  demagogues to recover
9)  Another commentator said the trend could have ______
     a.  adversely effects
     b.  ad verse effects
     c.  ad verse affects
     d.  adverse effects
10)  With a lot of young people not renting, not moving into cities there is a ______
     a.  lot of inventory
     b.  lot of invent story
     c.  lot off inventories
     d.  lots off inventory

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A new study from the Pew Research Center (1) ____________________ most adults under 30 years old are now living with their parents. The study says the number of 18- to 30-year-olds who live at (2) ____________________ an 80-year high. Around 52 per cent, or 26.6 million, of young people are at home with (3) ____________________ of their parents. Researchers say that not since 1940 have so many of the (4) ____________________ with their parents. Only in the Great Depression of the 1930s was the percentage higher. The researchers say there has been a (5) ____________________ the number of young adults moving back in with their parents. A contributory factor to (6) ____________________ the economic downturn and a rise in unemployment caused by coronavirus.

Regarding the (7) ____________________ Jeremy Sopko said: "You have to take into account two huge factors: massive (8) ____________________ and a lack of available work." He added: "It's a difficult situation that's been exacerbated by the pandemic and it may take...the (9) ____________________ a decade for younger demographics to recover and be financially (10) ____________________ leave home." Another commentator said the trend could have (11) ____________________ the property rental market. She said: "With a lot of young people not renting, not moving into cities...there is a (12) ____________________ coming onto the market." Mr Sopko concluded: "For the most part, nobody wants to be living at home with mom and dad."

Comprehension questions

  1. What is the name of the research center that conducted the research?
  2. When was the last time so many young adults lived at home?
  3. How many young adults in the US now live with their parents?
  4. What happened in the 1930s?
  5. What did the article say had caused a rise in unemployment?
  6. What is Jeremy Sopko's job?
  7. What did Mr Sopko say there was a lack of?
  8. How long might it be before young adults are able to leave home?
  9. What did a commentator say there was a rise in the inventory of?
  10. Who did Mr Sopko say doesn't want to live with mom and dad?




Multiple choice quiz

1)  What is the name of the research center that conducted the research?
a) New
b) Pew
c) Few
d) Kew
2) When was the last time so many young adults lived at home?
a) 150 years ago
b) 100 years ago
c) 70 years ago
d) 80 years ago
3) How many young adults in the US now live with their parents?
a) 26.8 million
b) 28.6 million
c) 26.6 million
d) 28.8 million
4) What happened in the 1930s?
a) the Great Depression
b) the Roaring Twenties
c) the New Deal
d) the Wall Street Crash

5) What did the article say had caused a rise in unemployment?
a) immigration
b) coronavirus
c) the property market
d) market forces

6) What is Jeremy Sopko's job?
a) financial analyst
b) a pandemic expert
c) a youth counsellor
d) a property investor
7) What did Mr Sopko say there was a lack of?
a) trust
b) housing
c) work
d) young people
8) How long might it be before young adults are able to leave home?
a) the best part of a decade
b) the worst part of a decade
c) a whole decade
d) half a decade
9) What did a commentator say there was a rise in the inventory of?
a) bricks
b) mortar
c) baked beans
d) rental property

10) Who did Mr Sopko say doesn't want to live with mom and dad?
a) people in their thirties
b) teenagers
c) nobody
d) people in their 20s

Role play

Role  A – Food
You think food is the best thing about living at home. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least attractive of these (and why): low rent, washing or chatting.

Role  B – Low Rent
You think low rent is the best thing about living at home. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least attractive of these (and why): food, washing or chatting.

Role  C – Washing
You think washing is the best thing about living at home. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least attractive of these (and why): low rent, food or chatting.

Role  D – Chatting
You think chatting is the best thing about living at home. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least attractive of these (and why): low rent, washing or food.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'young'

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  • and 'adult'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • revealed
    • hit
    • both
    • only
    • recent
    • downturn
    • financial
    • debt
    • difficult
    • adverse
    • cities
    • nobody




    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 - Young Adults

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'young'?
    3. What do you think of young adults?
    4. What do you think of living at home?
    5. Why are more young people living at home?
    6. What are the good things about living with your parents?
    7. Should all young adults have to leave home?
    8. What do you know about the Great Depression?
    9. Has coronavirus affected you financially?
    10. How has coronavirus affected your country financially?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'adult'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you think of student loans?
    5. Why will it take a decade for young adults to be able to leave home?
    6. What are the bad things about living with your parents?
    7. Is it better to rent or buy an apartment?
    8. Would you prefer to live at home or on your own?
    9. What advice do you have for young adults?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    A new study from the Pew Research Center has (1) ____ that most adults under 30 years old are now living with their parents. The study says the number of 18- to 30-year-olds who live at home has (2) ____ an 80-year high. Around 52 per cent, or 26.6 million, of young people are at home with one or both of their parents. Researchers say that (3) ____ since 1940 have so many of the younger generation lived with their parents. Only in the Great Depression (4) ____ the 1930s was the percentage higher. The researchers say there has been a recent (5) ____ in the number of young adults moving back in with their parents. A contributory factor to this (6) ____ is the economic downturn and a rise in unemployment caused by coronavirus.

    Regarding the economy, financial analyst Jeremy Sopko said: "You have to take into (7) ____ two huge factors: massive student loan debt and a lack of available work." He added: "It's a difficult situation that's been (8) ____ by the pandemic and it may take ...the better (9) ____ of a decade for younger demographics to recover and be financially stable enough to leave home." Another commentator said the trend could have adverse effects (10) ____ the property rental market. She said: "With a lot of young people not renting, not moving into cities...there is a lot of (11) ____ coming onto the market." Mr Sopko concluded: "For the (12) ____ part, nobody wants to be living at home with mom and dad."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     levelled     (b)     rebelled     (c)     revelled     (d)     revealed    
    2. (a)     satisfied     (b)     taken     (c)     landed     (d)     hit    
    3. (a)     none     (b)     not     (c)     no     (d)     none    
    4. (a)     by     (b)     on     (c)     of     (d)     at    
    5. (a)     arise     (b)     raise     (c)     rise     (d)     riser    
    6. (a)     spike     (b)     spoke     (c)     pocks     (d)     speck    
    7. (a)     budget     (b)     account     (c)     balance     (d)     statistics    
    8. (a)     exacerbated     (b)     exaggerated     (c)     expunged     (d)     expurgated    
    9. (a)     role     (b)     part     (c)     bit     (d)     leave    
    10. (a)     of     (b)     at     (c)     on     (d)     as    
    11. (a)     invention     (b)     invalid     (c)     inventory     (d)     inviolate    
    12. (a)     some     (b)     more     (c)     many     (d)     most

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    2. many of the younger tnaenegiro
    3. Only in the Great espoDsreni of the 1930s
    4. the ceraeetgpn higher
    5. A ntcbrrtuyoio factor to this spike
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    Paragraph 2

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    2. massive student loan bedt
    3. rexaetbdeca by the pandemic
    4. younger pdchoeagrims
    5. the trend could have aseedrv effects
    6. there is a lot of rtovnyein

    Put the text back together

    (...)  both of their parents. Researchers say that not since 1940 have so many of the younger
    (...)  factor to this spike is the economic downturn and a rise in unemployment caused by coronavirus.
    (...)  demographics to recover and be financially stable enough to leave home." Another commentator said the trend could have
    (...)  an 80-year high. Around 52 per cent, or 26.6 million, of young people are at home with one or
    (...)  concluded: "For the most part, nobody wants to be living at home with mom and dad."
    1  ) A new study from the Pew Research Center has revealed that most adults under 30 years old are now
    (...)  factors: massive student loan debt and a lack of available work." He added: "It's a difficult situation that's been
    (...)  adverse effects on the property rental market. She said: "With a lot of young people not
    (...)  Regarding the economy, financial analyst Jeremy Sopko said: "You have to take into account two huge
    (...)  renting, not moving into cities...there is a lot of inventory coming onto the market." Mr Sopko
    (...)  living with their parents. The study says the number of 18- to 30-year-olds who live at home has hit
    (...)  exacerbated by the pandemic and it may take ...the better part of a decade for younger
    (...)  generation lived with their parents. Only in the Great Depression of the 1930s was the percentage higher. The researchers say there has
    (...)  been a recent rise in the number of young adults moving back in with their parents. A contributory

    Put the words in the right order

    1. parents   .   are   30   their   under   with   Adults   living
    2. home   with   of   one   At   both   parents   .   or
    3. younger   the   of   with   generation   parents   .   lived   Many
    4. rise   numbers   .   been   a   in   has   recent   There
    5. caused   coronavirus   .   rise   unemployment   A   in   by
    6. account   to   two   take   into   You   factors   .   have
    7. difficult   pandemic   .   that's   situation   exacerbated   by   the   A
    8. of   decade   .   It   a   takes   better   part   the
    9. lot   the   A   inventory   onto   coming   of   market   .
    10. part,   the   be   .   most   For   nobody   wants   to

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    A new studious / study from the Pew Research Center has revealed that most adults under 30 years old are now living within / with their parents. The study says the number / numeral of 18- to 30-year-olds who live at home has height / hit an 80-year high. Around 52 per cent, or 26.6 million, of young people are at home with one or both of their / them parents. Researchers say that not since 1940 have so many of the younger generation lived with their parents. Only in / at the Great Depression of the 1930s was the percentage higher / heighten. The researchers say there has been a recently / recent rise in the number of young adults moving back in with their parents. A contributory factor to this spine / spike is the economic downturn and a rise in unemployment caused by / to coronavirus.

    Regarding the economy, financial analysis / analyst Jeremy Sopko said: "You have to take into / onto account two huge factors: massive student loan debt and a lack of available / availability work." He added: "It's a difficult situation that's been exuberant / exacerbated by the pandemic and it may take ...the better part of a decade for younger reprographics / demographics to recover and be financially stable enough / plenty to leave home." Another commentator said the trend could have adverse affects / effects on the property rental market. She said: "With a lot of young people not renting, not moving into cities...there is a lot of inventory / invention coming onto the market." Mr Sopko concluded: "For the most / much part, nobody wants to be living / live at home with mom and dad."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    a new study from the pew research center has revealed that most adults under 30 years old are now living with their parents the study says the number of 18 to 30yearolds who live at home has hit an 80year high around 52 per cent or 266 million of young people are at home with one or both of their parents researchers say that not since 1940 have so many of the younger generation lived with their parents only in the great depression of the 1930s was the percentage higher the researchers say there has been a recent rise in the number of young adults moving back in with their parents a contributory factor to this spike is the economic downturn and a rise in unemployment caused by coronavirus

    regarding the economy financial analyst jeremy sopko said you have to take into account two huge factors massive student loan debt and a lack of available work he added its a difficult situation thats been exacerbated by the pandemic and it may take the better part of a decade for younger demographics to recover and be financially stable enough to leave home another commentator said the trend could have adverse effects on the property rental market she said with a lot of young people not renting not moving into cities there is a lot of inventory coming onto the market mr sopko concluded for the most part nobody wants to be living at home with mom and dad

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    AnewstudyfromthePewResearchCenterhasrevealedthatmostadults
    under30yearsoldarenowlivingwiththeirparents.Thestudysaysthenu
    mberof18-to30-year-oldswholiveathomehashitan80-yearhigh.Arou
    nd52percent,or26.6million,ofyoungpeopleareathomewithoneorbot
    hoftheirparents.Researcherssaythatnotsince1940havesomanyofth
    eyoungergenerationlivedwiththeirparents.OnlyintheGreatDepressi
    onofthe1930swasthepercentagehigher.Theresearcherssaytherehas
    beenarecentriseinthenumberofyoungadultsmovingbackinwiththeir
    parents.Acontributoryfactortothisspikeistheeconomicdownturnan
    dariseinunemploymentcausedbycoronavirus.Regardingtheeconom
    y,financialanalystJeremySopkosaid:"Youhavetotakeintoaccounttw
    ohugefactors:massivestudentloandebtandalackofavailablework."H
    eadded:"It'sadifficultsituationthat'sbeenexacerbatedbythepandemi
    canditmaytake...thebetterpartofadecadeforyoungerdemographicst
    orecoverandbefinanciallystableenoughtoleavehome."Anothercom
    mentatorsaidthetrendcouldhaveadverseeffectsonthepropertyrental
    market.Shesaid:"Withalotofyoungpeoplenotrenting,notmovinginto
    cities...thereisalotofinventorycomingontothemarket."MrSopkoconc
    luded:"Forthemostpart,nobodywantstobelivingathomewithmoman
    ddad."

    Free writing

    Write about young adults for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Everyone should leave the parental home by the age of 21. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. YOUNG ADULTS: Make a poster about young adults. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. LEAVING HOME: Write a magazine article about all young adults leaving home by the age of 21. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on young adults. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on how young adults can get on the housing ladder. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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