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ARE TIGER PARENTS THE BEST?

1 Pre-reading

Use your imagination to think about the typical things a strict parent would do. What kind of punishments would they give their kids? What would they do to ensure their kids did well at school? Make notes.

2 Reading I

Read or listen to the article once. Were any of your ideas mentioned?

3 Reading II

Read the article again. Then, answer the questions.

1. What term did Amy Chua coin and where?

2. What did Amy’s kids do in their free time?

3. What did Amy threaten to do to her daughter’s dollhouse?

4. According to Aha! Parenting, what could happen to children under controlling parents?

5. According to Amy, what is the best way to protect your children?

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The latest issue of Hot English (167 – the April issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Find out how body language can help you communicate more effectively. Plus, 6 useful expressions for interrupting someone, 6 ways to deal with an interruption, 15 useful expressions for talking about a musical festival, 8 useful expressions phrasal verbs for talking about work, 8 idioms for describing people, 8 useful phrases for giving your opinions... plus: • Language – prepositions of time: in, on, at. • Food – your favourite snacks. • Games – “interview” words crossword. • Travel – holiday complaints. • Fun – rude place names. • Grammar – the future passive with “be” + “going to”. • Animals – animal rights. • Education – Tiger Parents. • Humour – annoying things. • Music – songs from the ‘70s. • Sport – how to play cricket. • Psychology – how to persuade someone to do something. • Language learning – top tips from polyglots. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 300 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!
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