Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to choose the word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 34 to 38
THE GENERATION GAP
People talk about the generation gap as a kind of division between young people and their parents. It is something (34) _______ is generally a problem when children enter their teenage years, and results in complaints on both sides. Parents, (35) _______, can often be heard to say that young people are disrespectful and disobedient and in addition, tend to be irresponsible when spending because they don’t (36) _______ the value of money. Adolescents, on the other hand, complain that their parents don’t understand them.
What has gone wrong? One explanation lies in how society has changed. In the past, children would typically continue the way of life of their parents. In today’s world, parents are very (37) _______ for their children because they want them to achieve more than they did. The problem is that the children often don’t agree with their parents’ plans. Teenagers also reach maturity at an earlier age than they used to and want their independence sooner. The resulting conflict is painful to (38) _______ sides.
(Adapted from Mastering Use of English by Georgia Graham and Ana Johnson)
Correct Answer: EASY
Relative pronoun: We use the relative pronoun which to replace the object noun something
It is something which is generally a problem when children enter their teenage years, and results in complaints on both sides.
(It’s generally a problem as children enter their teens, and leads to complaints on both sides.)