Last edited by cuchoangthi; 27-Dec-2008 at 10:59.
Let me share you my point of view.
- First, I agree with Sio's opinion. I'd choose B as answer to the first question. Well, the author mentions the traditional American family just once and there's no more clarifications for it in the following sentences.
- And I would choose D for the second question too. Though you guys find "wider" unclear in this answer but I feel it's not difficult to understand. The first paragraph seems to show the common thought that there are mainly two kinds of American families: the nuclear and the traditional family. But the next proves that this conception is not really right. There are more types of families than that: couples who either have no children or have none still living at home, single people, cohabiting couples, divorced parents.
If this is a sociological study of American families carried out by non-Americans from outside America, I think the following is acceptable.
D. There has always been a wider variety of family types in the US.
(a wider variety than we have previously thought).