DAUGHTIRR Chen, 17 chart. like most parents in China, they put the needs of their only child, Chen, firs She is trying for a place at the prestigious Beijing University. Qu, a propage officer at the municipal services bureau, and Liu, who works at the No. 3 7 Work with a partner from the other group. Teach them your words. What do you think? The family have lived in their house in central Beijing for 70 years. It is in one of the capital's ancient Hutong allevw - In what ways are these families typical of one of the capital's ancient Hutong alleyways. These are known for their close-knit families and warm hospitality. The elderly sit outside and chat. their country? Qu, but he can see that this relaxed routine is increasingly out of step with a nation experiencing one of the most amazingly quick changes in human history, - What is a typical family in your country? fens of thousands of alleyways have been knocked down in the past few years, and their house is said to be next for demolition. And when the old communities go, the traditional family structure, in which children look after their elderly parents at home, goes too. But for now, the Qus keep the old ways. The grandfather, Qu Huanjun, 84 and frail, is the centre of the family. 'My father lives here so this is the come to visit most weekends. We are very close.' They are sad that their daughter has grown up alone because the onechild policy forbids them from having any more. 'Our daughter is lonely, says Liu. 'I always wanted to have two children.' Qu and Liu are proud of their daughter. Chen is bright and well-balanced. She wants to study archaeology. 'University will cost a great deal of money,' says her father. 'So we try to live frugally and save for our daughter THE FAMILY ARE HAPPIEST WHEN they are all together in the evening. FAMIL Y MOTTO Save money, live simply, care for your friends, tell the truth. Unit 1 • A world of difference 11 Can you solve the exercises on this page?