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Using smaller plates helps stop people overeating. Many people use a large plate and they fill it with food. This means they eat too much. Cambridge University says if people use smaller plates, they will eat less. Americans could cut their calories by up to 29 per cent.



The researchers looked at many people. There was not a lot of research on food sizes and how much people eat. It is wrong to think that people who eat too much have no self-control. Restaurants can help to stop over-eating by using smaller plates. People can also do this at home.

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Sources
  • http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breakingnews/offbeat/smaller-tableware-could-help-reduce-overeating-and-obesity-31525875.html
  • http://www.medicaldaily.com/how-stop-overeating-starting-plates-cut-over-500-calories-day-using-smaller-tableware-352484
  • http://www.webmd.boots.com/diet/news/20150914/smaller-plates-tackle-obesity


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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helps stop people

a.

large plate

2.

Many people use a

b.

calories

3.

they fill it

c.

too much

4.

hey eat

d.

eat less

5.

if people use

e.

to 29 per cent

6.

they will

f.

overeating

7.

cut their

g.

smaller plates

8.

by up

h.

with food



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The researchers looked

a.

eat too much

2.

not a lot of research

b.

at many people

3.

how much people

c.

eating

4.

It is wrong to think

d.

eat

5.

people who

e.

this at home

6.

have no self-

f.

on food sizes

7.

help to stop over-

g.

control

8.

People can also do

h.

that

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Using smaller plates (1) ___________________ people overeating. Many people (2) ___________________ plate and (3) ___________________ food. This means (4) ___________________ much. Cambridge University says if people (5) ___________________, they will eat less. Americans could cut their calories (6) ___________________ per cent.

The researchers (7) ___________________ people. There was not a lot (8) ___________________ food sizes and how much people eat. It is (9) ___________________ that people who eat too much have (10) ___________________. Restaurants can help to stop (11) ___________________ using smaller plates. People can also do (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Usingsmallerplateshelpsstoppeopleovereating.Manypeopleuse
alargeplateandtheyfillitwithfood.Thismeanstheyeattoomuch.Cambr
idgeUniversitysaysifpeopleusesmallerplates,theywilleatless.Americ
anscouldcuttheircaloriesbyupto29percent.Theresearcherslookedat
manypeople.Therewasnotalotofresearchonfoodsizesandhowmuchp
eopleeat.Itiswrongtothinkthatpeoplewhoeattoomuchhavenoself-
control.Restaurantscanhelptostopover-eatingbyusingsmallerpla
tes.Peoplecanalsodothisathome.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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