Arguments Through Homework: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test
Homework can cause friction between parents and children, especially in middle-class families where concerns about a child's future can lead to a dangerous (1)________ of pressure to succeed, according to a recent report. Homework can also create anxiety, boredom, fatigue and emotional exhaustion in children, who resent the encroachment on their free time, (2)________ they think homework helps them do well at school. The resulting (3)________ to the parent-child relationship may (4)________ any educational advantage homework may (5)________ the Institute claimed. The report found that problems can (6)________ when parents try to help with homework, especially when they feel they (7)________ the knowledge or the time. Parents may inhibit their children's effectiveness in doing homework by trying to control the homework environment - telling children when and where to do homework or trying to eliminate distractions - instead of helping them (8)________ it to suit their learning styles, the body said. On the plus side, the report said, parental (9)________ in homework has been shown to be the strongest predictor of better grades. Report Author Dr Susan Hallam said:` Parents have the most positive influence when they (10)________ moral support, make appropriate resources available and discuss general issues. They should only actually help with homework when their children specifically ask them to` .
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1.D; 2.B; 3.A; 4.C; 5.A; 6.D; 7.C; 8.B; 9.A; 10.D