Many post-80s couples are complaining that going to the movies, shopping or attending parties have become impossible since their kids were born. That’s the way most parents are living their lives, no weekends of their own, no time to visit friends, not even a chance of promotion in their jobs.
Asking help from their parents might be a way out, but problems are that some aging parents are not strong enough to take care of the kids, and that the kids may also become too spoiled by their grandparents.
Then, here comes a solution：families with kids can form a small group, and parents of each family can take turns to look after all the kids in this group on weekends. Thus, other parents can have some quiet time and feel free to do something they’ve been planning for a long time. At the same time, the kids can make new friends and won’t be hanging around their parents all day long. This is baby-pooling.
1.Many post-80s couples can’t go to the movies, shop or attend parties because( ).
A.they have to look after their kids
B.they have to look after their parents
C.they are busy with their work
D.they have no money
2.In Paragraph 2, “a way out” means( ).
A.out of date
【精析】B 根据第二段首句“Asking help from their parents might be a way out…”可知，寻求父母的帮助可能是一种办法，所以a way out应该与“方法、途径”意思接近。故选B。
3.According to the last paragraph, the solution to the problem of post-80s couples is that ( ).
A.families with kids form a small group
B.they ask their aging parents for help
C.they give up their jobs
D.they take their kids wherever they go
【精析】A 由最后一段第一句“Then, here comes a solution: families with kids can form a small group…”可知，冒号后面是对前面solution的具体解释，所以选A。
4. What is (are) the advantage(s) of baby-pooling?
A.The parents can have much more free time.
B.The kids can make new friends.
C.The kids won’t be hanging around their parents all day long.
D.All of the above.
5.The passage mainly discusses( ) .
A.post-80s couples and their friends
B.post-80s couples and baby-pooling
C.post-80s couples and their parents
D.kids and their grandparents