1.3 Preparation tasks for discussing online with your teacher
Be ready to discuss the following using speech patterns and extra vocabulary if necessary.
Choose phrases from the text which you agree with. Give reasons for your choice
Helena and Simone give arguments in favour of having only one child. Do you find these arguments convincing? Whose ideas would you support?
Nowadays many Europeans tend to marry late, so it becomes more common to have children at an older age (in some countries the average age of first-time mothers is 30). Do you think that age and health issues might be important factors preventing women from having more children? What other relevant factors can you think of?
Can you deduce the meaning of the phrase "lifestyle choice"? Comment on Simone’s words ‘It gives me an opportunity to do everything I want’