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2020茂名一模阅读理解Screens during meals rob kids of opportunities

时间:2020-02-20 07:15  作者:Edmond  来源:www.2abc8.com

Screens during meals rob kids of opportunities to improve language and communication skills (storytelling, making jokes, etc.), as well as to develop patience and even imagination as they entertain themselves waiting for food to arrive.

Meals are an opportunity to connect, to learn more about and enjoy each other. They strengthen the bonds that will bring benefits to the rest of our lives. We squander that opportunity when we stick a screen in front of our kids during dinner.

Of course, we all want to have enjoyable family meals, which is why I love Bruce Feiller’s book The Secrets of Happy Families,in which he devotes an entire chapter to ways to make them fun and meaningful for everyone—such as “fill in the blank” sentences you make up. Sharing something good and something challenging makes for pleasant conversations, too. And l've had fun playing Uno with my daughters until the food arrives in a restaurant. “The game you’re going to try during your next family meal is         ."

The American Academy of Pediatrics (小儿科)also offers guidelines to help families manage children’s screen time. The academy recommends avoiding digital media for children under 2, except for video-chatting,and limiting screen time to just one hour a day of high-quality programming for children ages 2 to 5.

Fundamentally, we all benefit from more human connection, not less-and that’s especially true for children. Schools, airplane trips, most jobs, games, even “social” interaction were all once done without screens but now are filled with them. And while we have gained some advantages, including new connections, we have lost something fundamental, as well.

Less is always more when it comes to screens,even if they are effective at keeping kids quiet. But soon after complaining that they are “bored, ” kids have a natural tendency to fill the screenless void (空虚)with creative games, art, exploration and conversation. There are no studies that warn against having too many hours of those activities.

Let’s all work harder to keep family meals special by getting rid of the iPads and nourishing our personal connections as we nourish our bodies.

28. What’s the author’s attitude to the kids’ staring at screens during meals?

A. Disapproving. B. Favorable. C. Cautious. D. Unconcerned.

29. What does the underlined word “squander” in paragraph 2 probably mean?

A. Take. B. Waste. C. Expect. D. Create.

30. What will kids do if they have no access to screens?

A. Keep quiet.

B. Refuse to eat.

C. Feel bored all the time.

D. Find ways to entertain themselves.

31. What is the author’s purpose in writing this passage?

A. To introduce the iPads to the children.

B. To stress the importance of family meals.

C. To appeal for family meals without screens.

D. To teach parents how to punish their children.

答案 28-31.ABDC

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