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The WHO has warned that a billion young people are damaging their hearing with loud music. Nearly half of young people in richer countries listen to "unsafe" levels of music. The WHO said a safe limit is to listen for one hour a day. The WHO said people do not talk about this problem enough. People can stop hearing loss.



Turning the volume down and listening for an hour a day can reduce hearing loss. The WHO said that, "even an hour can be too much if the volume is too loud". Loud sounds damage your hearing. They kill small hair cells in our ear that help us to hear. These cells break easily. Loud noise kills them forever. They never grow back.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31661789 http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/children-warned-to-not-listen-to-music-for-more-than-one-hour-a-day-10076200.html
  • http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/music-health-warning-listening-more-5244982


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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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a billion

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half

2.

damaging their hearing

b.

levels of music

3.

Nearly

c.

limit

4.

young people

d.

hearing loss

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listen to "unsafe"

e.

with loud music

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a safe

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problem enough

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people do not talk about this

g.

young people

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People can stop

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in richer countries



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Turning the volume

a.

in our ear

2.

reduce hearing

b.

grow back

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even an hour can

c.

easily

4.

Loud

d.

down

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small hair cells

e.

sounds

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These cells break

f.

them forever

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Loud noise kills

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loss

8.

They never

h.

be too much

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The WHO (1) ___________________ a billion young people are damaging their hearing (2) ___________________. Nearly half of (3) ___________________ richer countries listen to "unsafe" levels of music. The WHO said (4) ___________________ is to listen (5) ___________________ day. The WHO said people do not talk about this (6) ___________________. People can stop hearing loss.

Turning the volume down and listening (7) ___________________ day can (8) ___________________. The WHO said that, "even an hour can (9) ___________________ the volume is too loud". Loud sounds damage your hearing. They (10) ___________________ cells in our ear that (11) ___________________. These cells break easily. Loud noise kills them forever. They (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TheWHOhaswarnedthatabillionyoungpeoplearedamagingtheirheari
ngwithloudmusic.Nearlyhalfofyoungpeopleinrichercountrieslistento
"unsafe"levelsofmusic.TheWHOsaidasafelimitistolistenforonehoura
day.TheWHOsaidpeopledonottalkaboutthisproblemenough.Peoplec
anstophearingloss.Turningthevolumedownandlisteningforanhoura
daycanreducehearingloss.TheWHOsaidthat,"evenanhourcanbetoo
muchifthevolumeistooloud".Loudsoundsdamageyourhearing.They
killsmallhaircellsinourearthathelpustohear.Thesecellsbreakeasily.L
oudnoisekillsthemforever.Theynevergrowback.

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WRITING

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