Teens and kids are reading a lot less for fun, according to a recent report.
Although the decline(下降) in the past ten years is very surprising for teen readers, some data(数据) in the report shows that reading is still a big part of many children’s lives.
According to the report, the number or teens who hardly read has gone up from 8 percent to 25 percent today. The report data shows that kids’ reading ability remains almost the same. However, the amount of reading time has fallen, from about an hour every day to half an hour.
As for children’s e-reading, the report mentions little about its effects. But it says that many parents choose to control the time spent on e-books, mainly because they are worried about the increased screen time. After all, it is important to protect their kids’ eyes.
The most helpful part in the report is parents’ effects on their children. It shows that parents are examples and important guides for them in reading. If parents read more and find more time to read with their children, it turns out that their children actually read more often.
As summer vacation arrives, parents might take this chance to step in, make a reading list and enjoy the pleasant family reading time.
38．What do we know about children’s fun reading time?
A．It is much shorter. B．It stays the same.
C．It is much longer. D．It changes a little.
39．Why do many parents control e-reading?
A．It can waste kids’ time. B．E-books are not so important.
C．It can harm kids’ health. D．E-books are a waste of money.
40．How should parents encourage children’s reading?
A．By making reading plans. B．By setting good examples.
C．By praising kids’ reading. D．By offering different books.
41．What’s the writing purpose of the last paragraph?
A．To prevent e-reading. B．To encourage family reading.
C．To advise family trips. D．To describe vacation pleasure.