Home Alone

Home Alone
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There are sentences which were extracted from the text. Find the correct sentence to make a meaningful paragraph. Write A, B, C ,….. in the gap. There is an extra sentence.

A Set time limits for telephone conversations. 


C Gradually increase the length of your absences.

D Rather than stories about terrible things that may happen

E Age alone, however, is not a reliable guide.

F particularly at night.


Is it Okay to Leave My Child Home Alone? 

Question No. /

When to leave a child home alone is a difficult decision. Many parents struggle with the issue of when it is okay to leave a child at home alone. Before this happens in your family, think about these two questions.

First - How mature is my child? Children differ in their ability to follow directions, entertain themselves, and deal sensibly with unexpected situations. Generally speaking, many ten-year-olds are ready to handle being alone for short periods of time--an hour or so.

Second - How safe is my neighborhood? If a trusted neighbor is willing to check on the child or is available, it can ease your mind and be a sense of security for your child. If a neighbor is not available, you may want to rethink leaving your child alone. When you decide to take the first step, prepare your child in advance. Set clear rules. Discuss with your child if friends are allowed in the house, or if they can be outside. Talk about what they can have for meals or snacks.

Make a schedule of activities or things to do. Review important telephone numbers and post them by the telephone. Review safety rules in a way that does not leave your child fearful or overly anxious. , teach a few basic rules about what to do if something happens. Talk about what to do when the doorbell rings or when an unknown person calls on the telephone. Discuss what to do if a fire breaks out or if someone is hurt. When the time comes, help your child feel connected to you. Leave a special message or a surprise to let them know you are thinking about them when you are gone. Begin by leaving for short periods of time. Run an errand or visit a neighbor the first few times you leave your child alone.

Finally, a couple of reminders.

Even though your child is mature enough to be left alone for an hour or two, it does not mean that they are ready to be left in charge of a younger child.

Remember that no child under the age of 15 should be left alone for long periods of time,


Word Meaning Example


someone, especially a child or young person, who is maturebehavesin asensibleandreasonableway, as you wouldexpectanadultto behave

Laura is verymature forherage.


reasonable,practical, and showing goodjudgment.

It’s sensibleto keep a note of your passport number.


someone or something that is reliable can betrustedordependedon

a birth control method that is cheap and reliable.


preparedto do something, or having noreasonto not want to do it

I told them I was perfectly willing to help.


if somethingunpleasanteases, or if you ease it, it graduallyimprovesor becomes less

He’ll give you something to ease the pain.

in advance (of something)

before something happens or isexpectedto happen

I shouldwarnyouin advancethat I’m not a very good dancer.


too or very

I’m not overly fond of cats.

errand (noun)

a shortjourneyin order to do something for someone, for exampledeliveringorcollectingsomething for them

I seemed to spend my liferunning errandsfor people.


برای دسترسی به دروس بیشتر به لینک زیر مراجعه کنید.

گرامر صفر تا صد زبان انگلیسی

لسنینگ از مبتدی تا پیشرفته

لغات زبان انگلیسی به تفکیک موضوع

درک مطلب از سطح مبتدی تا پیشرفته

تمامی موضوعات آیلتس اسپیکینگ پارت یک، دو و سه همراه با جواب


آغاز دوره های آنلاین آموزش زبان توسط استاد خصوصی

اینجا کلیک کنید

ماژیک فسفری

با استفاده از ماژیک فسفری می توانید کلمات و بخش های مهم را برای خود علامت گذاری نمایید و هنگام پاسخ به آزمون از آنها استفاده کنید. برای از بین بردن بخش های رنگی دوباره روی آن کلیک نمایید.

دفترچه یادداشت

هر تعدادی که دوست دارید دفترچه یادداشت ایجاد کنید و نکات مهم را در آن بنویسید.
برای استفاده از دفترچه یادداشت بر روی قسمتی از درس یا آزمون که می خواهید در آنجا نکته ی مهمی را قرار دهید کلیک نمایید.سپس در آن قسمت یک دفترچه یادداشت جدید ایجاد میشود و با کلیک بر روی آن می توانید بازش کنید و نکته های مهم را بنویسید.