Упр.2b Уроки 5-6 Unit 3
New Millennium English 10 класс
1 Attitude towards children,
2 Who was top dog,
3 New rules of behaviour.
4 Children's attitude to family meals.
It has never been the tradition in Britain for children to be brought up close to their parents, If children had not been sent away to school or to work they ate in the kitchen or in the nursery. In Victorian times family meals were held on ,special occasions, but these again were occasions where power and Importance were demonstrated. The father took precedence over all others. Children were not alLowed to speak until spoken to and had to follow a set of rules relating to what was regarded as proper behaviour at the table. Today many parents still impose the rule that a child must ask-perllUSSion.1o leave the table. This rule certainly suggests that children have been forced to come to the table and would really prefer to eat elsewhere.