Welcome, everyone. Thank you for having me here today. My name is Amelia Smith, and I’m a university student and is currently studying social sciences and has previously studied at this high school.
I’m honored to have this opportunity to present this speech to you. I’ve just been on a study trip to Britain, which is why I have come here today to tell you about family life in Britain and the problems and changes that belong to this topic.
I'm going to start by telling you about family life in the UK, including the changes that have happened, and then I'm going to tell you about the problems of family life in Britain.
Now that you’re aware of the overview, let's start by getting a little wiser about family life in Britain.
More and more families in Britain also prefer to live together because young people cannot afford to move away from home and the elderly are at risk of being lonely and depressed.
So, in Britain, there is a rise in multigenerational life, which also means that a family under one roof pays one set of bills for council tax, internet, water, electricity, and gas. (Tapper, 2019)
The UK has the highest proportion of single parents in Europe. 2 out of 3 marriages end in divorce, and children grow up with just one parent.
So, while the traditional model of a family may no longer be true in Britain, the modern family continues to raise happy, successful children (NEWS, 2007).