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Advisers and other interested in the make-up of society occasionally use the term ‘Generation X’ to (1) ________ a certain section of the population. There (2) ____________ no strict definition for the term, but it usually (3) ___________ to those people born between 1964 and 1981. This is the generation (4) _________ parents were born at the end of or (5) _____________ the Second World War.
In America and Europe, the 1960s was a decade of big dreams. People believed that they could change the world for the better and that global problems could (6) ______________ through understanding and a belief in peace. However, during the 1970s many people began to realize that things were much more complicated than that. Children (7) _______________ up in the 70s and 80s saw that their parents’ ideals had failed. Divorce rates rose rapidly and many Generation Xers experienced the splitting up of their family. They blamed their parents (8) ____________ industrial, social and economic problems and had no ideals of their own to rely on.
Of course, this image of a Generation Xer is a stereotype. Not all people born into that generation are the same. However, it does seem possible to pick out a few features characteristic of them. One is a certain (9) _________ to work.
Generation Xers are likely to have spent some time doing a low-paid job, such as working in a fast food restaurant, and many have had a number of different jobs. They probably prefer to work on their own from home or (10) _____________ a risk and set up their own business, rather than work for a large company.
They are more likely to (11) ______________ divorced, although they are also more likely to say that they (12) ______________ marriage seriously. Generation Xers are likely to be cynical when it comes to politics. Generation X is also the generation that has seen technology become a big part of their lives and they are likely to be quite comfortable with using computers and the Internet.
1. a) tell b) say c) talk d) describe
2. a) be b) is c) are d) have been
3. a) discusses b) refers c) mentions d) means
4. a) who b) which c) whose d) how
5. a) during b) between c) while d) whenever
6. a) solve b) solved c) be solved d) were solved
7. a) growing b) turning c) bringing d) getting
8. a) in b) for c) as d) because
9. a) behaviour b) attitude c) mood d) impression
10. a) take b) catch c) gain d) carry
11. a) turn b) come c) get d) go
12. a) have b) take c) bring d) hold
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