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One in three British babies will suffer from dementia in old age. Dementia is when the brain no longer works because of illness or injury. People lose memories and forget things. Their personality changes. There could be a health crisis. There is nothing to slow down or stop dementia. We must do more research.



Dementia is a big problem. A doctor said: "More people will develop dementia in the future if action is not taken now." He said it was a big medical challenge and that we must find ways to stop it. About 36 million people worldwide have dementia. About 10 per cent of us will get it. This number will go up as we live longer.

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Sources
  • http://news.sky.com/story/1556117/looming-national-crisis-over-dementia
  • http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/21/one-third-of-people-born-in-2015-will-develop-dementia
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3242529/One-three-born-year-hit-dementia-Experts-warn-looming-national-health-crisis.html


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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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One in

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forget things

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suffer from dementia

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three British babies

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the brain no longer works

c.

crisis

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People lose memories and

d.

do more research

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Their personality

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in old age

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There could be a health

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changes

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There is nothing to slow down or

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because of illness

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We must

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stop dementia



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Dementia is a big

a.

dementia

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More people will develop

b.

to stop it

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if action is not

c.

we live longer

4.

He said it was a big medical

d.

worldwide

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we must find ways

e.

problem

6.

About 36 million people

f.

get it

7.

About 10 per cent of us will

g.

challenge

8.

This number will go up as

h.

taken now


LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

(1) ___________________ British babies will suffer from dementia (2) ___________________. Dementia is when the brain no longer works (3) ___________________ or injury. People lose memories (4) ___________________. Their personality changes. There could be (5) ___________________. There is nothing to slow down or stop dementia. We (6) ___________________ research.

Dementia (1) ___________________. A doctor said: "More people will develop dementia (2) ___________________ action is not taken now." He said (3) ___________________ medical challenge (4) ___________________ find ways to stop it. About 36 million people worldwide have dementia. About (5) ___________________ will get it. This number (6) ___________________ live longer.





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OneinthreeBritishbabieswillsufferfromdementiainoldage.Dementiai
swhenthebrainnolongerworksbecauseofillnessorinjury.Peoplelose
memoriesandforgetthings.Theirpersonalitychanges.Therecouldbea
healthcrisis.Thereisnothingtoslowdownorstopdementia.Wemustdo
moreresearch.Dementiaisabigproblem.Adoctorsaid:"Morepeoplewi
lldevelopdementiainthefutureifactionisnottakennow."Hesaiditwasa
bigmedicalchallengeandthatwemustfindwaystostopit.About36millio
npeopleworldwidehavedementia.About10percentofuswillgetit.This
numberwillgoupaswelivelonger.


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