children, based on their own perceptions. However, young people don't always understand their parents'
points of views. Instead, they prefer to be free to make their own decisions on their future career.
Another factor lies in differences in musical tastes, fashion, and political views between young people
and their parents. For example, having a pierced nose might be viewed asfashionable by some teens, but
for many parents, it is considered to be an act of rebellion against social norms. Some parents may also
find their children's behaviour unacceptable and disrespectful to traditional values.
The major factor causing the generation gap is the lack of communication between parents and their
children. Parents tend to be dominant and not to trust their children to deal with crises. Also, they keep
talking too much about certain problems. That is the reason why young people seldom reveal their
feelings to their parents. When facing problems, young people prefer to seek help from their classmates
The above mentioned factors could lead to a generation gap. In order to bridge the gap between the old
generation and the younger one, mutual understanding is the vital key. The wisest solution would be for
parents and their children to treat each other as friends.
Tiêu đề phù hợp là C. Nguyên nhân của khoảng cách thế hệ
2 Read the text again and answer the following questions.
Đọc lại văn bản và trả lời các câu hỏi dưới đây.
1. How many causes of the generation gap are mentioned?
A. 2 B 3 C, 4
2. How do young people usually react when their parents impose career choices on them?
A. They want to make their own decisions.
B. They follow their parents'advice.
C. They try to understand their parents'goodwill.
3. What do parents often think about nose piercing?
A.They think that it is acceptable.
B.They think that it is fashionable.
C. They think that it is against social norms.
4. What do young people often do when they face problems?
A.They share the problems with their parents.
B.They ask their classmates or friends for help.
C. They ask their parents for help.
5. What would be the best way to narrow the generation gap?