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Open cloze ‘Parents Baffled by tech-savy children’

Are you tech-savvy? Do you feel baffled by the technology you have to struggle with in your daily life or are you rather a person that always keeps up to date in terms of the most modern technological devices?
Here you can do a ‘Use of English (Use of English IS a nice new word for ‘grammar practice’) activity  adapted from an article published by the Daily Mail  dealing with how frustrated some parents feel about not being able to help their children in terms of technology.

Created by blogdeserena

Use of English

OPEN CLOZE Adults baffled by tech-savy children

Read the text and  fill the blanks with ONE word.

Adapted from The Daily Mail

Activity by Serena

Millions of parents are being left 1).... the dark by their tech-savvy children.  Many admit to being baffled at hearing infants talk  about 'hyperlinks', 'pop-ups' and 'downloads' and in some cases, young children are educating their parents. Words such as 'Password', 'software' and 'icons' are frequently used 2).... youngsters and although most parents have some knowledge of computers, a quarter admitted they are 3) ....their depth when it comes to helping with homework related to computer coding. More than half of 4) .... polled said that if their child did bring coding work home with them, they would just leave them to it. ‘British children are 5) .... the most advanced when it comes to their knowledge of computing and coding,' said a spokesperson for Fisher-Price. 'The UK paves the way 6).... terms of including coding on the curriculum.

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'Mums and dads are quick 7) .... recognise the benefits of their children learning coding at 8) .... a young age. 'With a large majority of parents saying the new curriculum will encourage their children to think creatively, logically, and independently. 'Parents also believe that learning coding and programming will benefit children in later years 9) .... they start job hunting.' 'But this rapid rise of the digital revolution means that some parents who aren't exposed to the same language on a daily basis could struggle to keep 10) .... with their little ones.' A third of parents admitted they don't have any understanding of coding and almost nine in 10 said they are completely baffled when their child talks about 'programming' at home.

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