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Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

[The following is a news report.]   Parents worry about their kids' use of (a)_______ devices, but they often overlook their own bad behavior. Researchers went to fast food restaurants to (b)_______ how parents interact with their children. They found that 75% of parents used their cellphones during meals to text,  check  (c)_______, scroll through Facebook, read news and talk on the phone. The researchers found that parents on their phones often ignored their children's efforts to get their attention, even when the child was asking for (d)_______ with something.  If the parents did respond to their kids, their response was often mechanical or (e)_______.  The kids knew that their parents weren't paying attention to them.  When asked how they felt when their parents were using their phones, 55% said they were "mad," 23% said they felt "unimportant," and 12% said they were "sad."  So what should parents do? Ideally, they should put away devices whenever the kids are around. If that's (f)_______, they should focus on the important times:  when kids are getting ready for school, when they come home from (g)_______, and at meal times.    

 

overlook ~  = ~を見過ごす 

interact with ~ = ~と交流する 

mechanical = 機械的 

pay attention to ~ = ~に注意を払う 

 

 

Step 2: Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

オーディオを聞いて、空欄に入る語句を考えましょう。

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Step 3: Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

 

 [The following is a news report.]   Parents worry about their kids' use of (a)electronic devices, but they often overlook their own bad behavior. Researchers went to fast food restaurants to (b)study how parents interact with their children. They found that 75% of parents used their cellphones during meals to text, check (c)e-mail, scroll through Facebook, read news and talk on the phone. The researchers found that parents on their phones often ignored their children's efforts to get their attention, even when the child was asking for (d)help with something.  If the parents did respond to their kids, their response was often mechanical or (e)delayed.  The kids knew that their parents weren't paying attention to them.  When asked how they felt when their parents were using their phones, 55% said they were "mad," 23% said they felt "unimportant," and 12% said they were "sad."  So what should parents do? Ideally, they should put away devices whenever the kids are around. If that's (f)impossible, they should focus on the important times:  when kids are getting ready for school, when they come home from (g)school, and at meal times.     

 

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