The Reading / Listening - Level 0

A WHO report says processed and red meat cause cancer. It said the world should know about the dangers of bacon, hot dogs, ham and sausages. Many people eat these and get cancer. Just 50g of processed meat a day can increase the risk of cancer by 18 per cent. That's just two slices of bacon or one sausage.



The WHO also said meat had health benefits. It has many vitamins. People should eat less processed meat and more fruit and vegetables. People need a balanced diet. The meat industry said processed meat is not as harmful as alcohol or tobacco. It said the report will scare people.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/health-34615621
  • http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/26/health/who-processed-meat-cancer-social-reaction/
  • http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52370#.Vi7GAqRX_88


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

processed and red meat

a.

per cent

2.

the world should know

b.

cause cancer

3.

hot dogs, ham

c.

processed meat

4.

Many people eat these

d.

of bacon

5.

Just 50g of

e.

about the dangers

6.

increase the risk of

f.

and get cancer

7.

by 18

g.

and sausages

8.

two slices

h.

cancer



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

meat had health

a.

industry

2.

It has many

b.

and vegetables

3.

People should eat

c.

vitamins

4.

more fruit

d.

as alcohol

5.

People need a balanced

e.

benefits

6.

The meat

f.

scare people

7.

not as harmful

g.

less

8.

the report will

h.

diet

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A WHO report says processed and red meat (1) ___________________. It said the world (2) ___________________ about the dangers of bacon, hot dogs, ham (3) ___________________. Many people eat these and get cancer. (4) ___________________ processed meat a day can increase (5) ___________________ cancer by 18 per cent. That's (6) ___________________ of bacon or one sausage.

The WHO (7) ___________________ meat had (8) ___________________. It has many vitamins. People should eat less processed meat (9) ___________________ and vegetables. People need a (10) ___________________. The meat industry said processed meat (11) ___________________ harmful as alcohol or tobacco. It said the report (12) ___________________ people.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

AWHOreportsaysprocessedandredmeatcausecancer.Itsaidtheworld
shouldknowaboutthedangersofbacon,hotdogs,hamandsausages.M
anypeopleeattheseandgetcancer.Just50gofprocessedmeatadaycan
increasetheriskofcancerby18percent.That'sjusttwoslicesofbaconor
onesausage.TheWHOalsosaidmeathadhealthbenefits.Ithasmanyvit
amins.Peopleshouldeatlessprocessedmeatandmorefruitandvegeta
bles.Peopleneedabalanceddiet.Themeatindustrysaidprocessedmea
tisnotasharmfulasalcoholortobacco.Itsaidthereportwillscarepeople.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

Write about meat for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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