HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Baby bump puts big squeeze on hospitals [November 8, 2016]

HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Baby bump puts big squeeze on hospitals [November 8, 2016]

1. an increase

2. C

3. A huge increase in the number of babies born in the next five years. /An extra 17 million births within the next five years.

4. The Year of the Monkey is seen as a lucky year to have a baby.

5. i) squeeze

ii) scarcity

iii) auspicious

6. Since the relaxation of the one-child policy, more women are having babies, so there aren't enough public hospital beds

7. i) F

ii) T

iii) NG

8. rent extra space and hire more staff

9. The fertility rate in China remains low.

10. i) rise

ii) older / ageing

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