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How Baby Talk Gives Infant Brains A Boost IELTS Reading Answers
How Baby Talk Gives Infant Brains A Boost IELTS Reading Answers

How Baby Talk Gives Infant Brains A Boost IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘How Baby Talk Gives Infant Brains A Boost’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 14 – 26. Beyond the questions, you will find the answers along with the location of the answers in the passage and the keywords that  help you find out the answers.

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14 B ‘We also found that it really matters whether you use baby talk in a one-on-one context,’ she adds. ‘The more parents use baby talk one-on-one, the more babies babble, and the more they babble, the more words they produce later in life.’ Paragraph D;

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15 C Finding activation in motor areas of the brain when infants are simply listening is significant, because it means the baby brain is engaged in trying to talk back right from the start, and suggests that seven-month-olds’ brains are already trying to figure out how to make the right movements that will produce words,’ says co-author Patricia Kuhl. Paragraph F;

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16 A The idea is that a kid gets to practice a certain kind of speech with mom and another kind of speech with dad, so the kid then has a wider repertoire of kinds of speech to practice,’ says VanDam. Paragraph C;

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17 B Those children who listened to a lot of baby talk were talking more than the babies that listened to more adult talk or standard speech,’ says Nairan Ramirez-Esparza of the University of Connecticut. Paragraph D;

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18 Recording devices Mark Van Dam of Washington State University at Spokane and colleagues equipped parents with recording devices and speech-recognition software to study the way they interacted with their youngsters during a normal day. Paragraph C;

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19 dads/fathers But we found that dads aren’t doing the same thing. Dads didn’t raise their pitch or fundamental frequency when they talked to kids.’ Paragraph C;

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20 Bridge hypothesis Their role may be rooted in what is called the bridge hypothesis, which dates back to 1975. It suggests that fathers use less familial language to provide their children with a bridge to the kind of speech they’ll hear in public. Paragraph C;

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21 repertoire The idea is that a kid gets to practice a certain kind of speech with mom and another kind of speech with dad, so the kid then has a wider repertoire of kinds of speech to practice,’ says VanDam.

 

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22 (audio-recording) vests Scientists from the University of Washington and the University of Connecticut collected thousands of 30-second conversations between parents and their babies, fitting 26 children with audio-recording vests that captured language and sound during a typical eight-hour day. Paragraph D;

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23 vocabulary And when researchers saw the same babies at age two, they found that frequent baby talk had dramatically boosted vocabulary, Paragraph D;

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24 F Finding activation in motor areas of the brain when infants are simply listening is significant, because it means the baby brain is engaged in trying to talk back right from the start, and suggests that seven-month-olds’ brains are already trying to figure out how to make the right movements that will produce words,’ says co-author Patricia Kuhl. Paragraph F;

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25 A Most babies start developing their hearing while still in the womb, prompting some hopeful parents to play classical music to their pregnant bellies. Paragraph A;

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26 E Researchers from McGill University and Universite du Quebec a Montreal found that babies seem to like listening to each other rather than to adults – which may be why baby talk is such a universal tool among parents. Paragraph E;

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