The Reading / Listening - Level 1

A report from the WHO says processed meat causes cancer. Processed meat includes bacon, hot dogs, ham and sausages. It also includes canned meat and meat sauces. It said the world should know about the dangers. Many people eat processed meat and get cancer. Just 50g of processed meat a day can increase the chance of getting cancer by 18 per cent. That's just two slices of bacon or one sausage. Eating red meat also carried a risk.



The WHO warned people about processed and red meat, but said meat had health benefits. It has many important vitamins. It said people should eat less processed meat and more fruit and vegetables. This gives people a balanced diet. The meat industry is not happy. It does not like the fact that the report put processed meat is in the same group as tobacco and alcohol. Processed meat is not as harmful as these. 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


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

A report from

a.

meat sauces

2.

processed meat causes

b.

getting cancer

3.

hot dogs, ham

c.

the WHO

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It also includes canned meat and

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a risk

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Just 50g of processed meat

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and sausages

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increase the chance of

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of bacon

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That's just two slices

g.

a day

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Eating red meat also carried

h.

cancer



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

health

a.

less

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It has many important

b.

harmful as these

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It said people should eat

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vitamins

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more fruit

d.

scare people

5.

The meat

e.

benefits

6.

he same group

f.

industry

7.

Processed meat is not as

g.

and vegetables

8.

the report will

h.

as tobacco

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A report from the WHO says processed (1) ___________________ cancer. Processed meat includes bacon, hot dogs, ham and sausages. (2) ___________________ canned meat and meat sauces. It said the world should (3) ___________________ the dangers. (4) ___________________ processed meat and get cancer. Just 50g of processed meat (5) ___________________ increase the chance of getting cancer by 18 per cent. That's just (6) ___________________ bacon or one sausage. Eating red meat also carried a risk.

The WHO (7) ___________________ about processed and red meat, but said meat had (8) ___________________. It has many important vitamins. It said people (9) ___________________ processed meat and more fruit and vegetables. This gives people (10) ___________________. The meat industry is not happy. It does not (11) ___________________ the report put processed meat in the same group as tobacco and alcohol. Processed meat is not (12) ___________________ these. It said the report will scare people.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

AreportfromtheWHOsaysprocessedmeatcausescancer.Processedm
eatincludesbacon,hotdogs,hamandsausages.Italsoincludescanned
meatandmeatsauces.Itsaidtheworldshouldknowaboutthedangers.
Manypeopleeatprocessedmeatandgetcancer.Just50gofprocessedm
eatadaycanincreasethechanceofgettingcancerby18percent.That'sj
usttwoslicesofbaconoronesausage.Eatingredmeatalsocarriedarisk.
TheWHOwarnedpeopleaboutprocessedandredmeat,butsaidmeatha
dhealthbenefits.Ithasmanyimportantvitamins.Itsaidpeopleshoulde
atlessprocessedmeatandmorefruitandvegetables.Thisgivespeoplea
balanceddiet.Themeatindustryisnothappy.Itdoesnotlikethefactthat
thereportputprocessedmeatisinthesamegroupastobaccoandalcohol
.Processedmeatisnotasharmfulasthese.Itsaidthereportwillscarepeo
ple.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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