Verb and Noun Contrast
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Print and review the following paragraph. Mark the stress where you think it will fall. Listen to my reading. After you have listened, you try reading the paragraph while recording yourself; remember to stress the syllables accordingly.
Sometimes, there is a conflict of interest between parents and teenagers. Young people feel the need to rebel, to become separate individuals in their own right. Parents often feel such conduct is not appropriate, especially when their sons or daughters isolate themselves from the family, or when they insult their elders. Young people advocate that they be permitted to set their own limits and not be obligated to follow their parents “rigid” ideas. However, most parents still prefer to exercise some control over their children until they graduate from high school. Perhaps children should feel fortunate to have parents who are willing to guide their offspring at the risk of losing their affection.