American families are small. In fact the populations of both Britain and the
USA have stopped growing. The typical family has a father, mother and two
children. Grandparents come to visit, but do not usually live with their
get married between the ages of 20 and 23 but many marriages end in divorce.
This means that both countries have a large number of "single parent
families", one father or mother looking after their children alone.
British family has a car, a colour TV set, a washing machine, and a cat or dog
as well. They start the day at about 7 o'clock, have breakfast at 8. and are
off to work by 8.30 . More and more women now go out to work as well as men.
The children have lunch at school at about 12.30, and come home at 4 in the
afternoon. Their parents are usually home by 6 o'clock, and the family eats
together at 6.30 or 7. In the evenings, father may go to the pub for a drink,
or stay at home and watch TV with the others. Children go to bed early, at
about 8 o'clock, two or three hours before their parents.
American family has more money than a British family. Many have two or three
cars, large modern kitchens and more electrical goods. They eat more meat and
spend more on clothes. But their daily programme is nearly the same. Like
British children, American children eat lunch at school, come home
mid-afternoon, and go to bed earlier than their parents.
данной работы были использованы материалы с сайта http://english-language.chat.ru/