American Families Most American families are smaller than the families in other countries. They have two children at most(至多). Children in the U.S. will leave their parents’ home when they grow up. They usually live far from their parents. They often write to their parents or telephone them. And they often go to visit their parents on holidays. Parents usually let their children choose (选择) their own jobs. The Americans think it important for young people to decide on (决定) their lives by themselves. Children are asked to do some work around their house. And in many families, children are paid for (付给) doing some housework so that they learn how to make money for their own use.
Complete the following sentences according to the passage. 1. Most American families are _______ the families in other countries. 2. Children in the U.S. will leave their parents’ home when_______. 3. They often visit their parents __________. 4. Parents think it important for children to decide on their lives _____. 5. Some parents pay their children for doing some housework so that children can learn ______.