The Reading / Listening - Level 2

A new report from the WHO says processed meat causes cancer. Processed meat includes bacon, hot dogs, ham, sausages, canned meat and meat-based sauces. The report was made by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. It said the world should know about the danger of processed meat because many people eat it and get cancer. The report says that eating 50g of processed meat a day can increase the chance of developing cancer by 18 per cent. Fifty grams is just two slices of bacon or one sausage. The WHO also said eating red meat also carried a risk.



The WHO warned people about eating too much processed and red meat, but also said meat had health benefits. It has many important vitamins and minerals. The WHO said people should eat less processed meat and more food that contains fibre, such as fruit and vegetables. People need a balanced diet. The meat industry is not happy with the report. It does not like the fact that processed meat is in the same group as tobacco and alcohol. Processed meat is not as harmful as alcohol or tobacco. The North American Meat Institute said the report would unfairly 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 meat

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about the danger

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canned

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developing cancer

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the world should know

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includes bacon

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many people eat it

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a risk

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eating 50g of processed meat

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of bacon

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increase the chance of

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a day

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Fifty grams is just two slices

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meat

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red meat also carried

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and get cancer



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

meat had health

a.

fibre

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It has many important vitamins

b.

industry

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more food that contains

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harmful as alcohol

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People need a balanced

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benefits

5.

The meat

e.

scare people

6.

in the same group

f.

and minerals

7.

Processed meat is not as

g.

as tobacco

8.

the report would unfairly

h.

diet

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A new report (1) ___________________ says processed meat causes cancer. Processed meat (2) ___________________, hot dogs, ham, sausages, canned meat (3) ___________________ sauces. The report was made by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. It said the world should know about the danger of processed meat because many people (4) __________________ cancer. The report says that eating 50g of processed meat a day can increase (5) ___________________ developing cancer by 18 per cent. Fifty grams is just (6) ___________________ bacon or one sausage. The WHO also said eating red meat carried a risk.

The WHO warned people about (7) ___________________ processed and red meat, but also said meat had health benefits. It has many important (8) ___________________. The WHO said people should eat less processed meat and more (9) __________________ fibre, such as fruit and vegetables. People need a balanced diet. The meat industry (10) ___________________ the report. It does not like the fact that processed meat is in the (11) ___________________ tobacco and alcohol. Processed meat is not as harmful as alcohol or tobacco. The North American Meat Institute said the report would (12) ___________________ people.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

AnewreportfromtheWHOsaysprocessedmeatcausescancer.Process
edmeatincludesbacon,hotdogs,ham,sausages,cannedmeatandmea
t-basedsauces.ThereportwasmadebytheInternationalAgencyforRe
searchonCancer.Itsaidtheworldshouldknowaboutthedangerofproce
ssedmeatbecausemanypeopleeatitandgetcancer.Thereportsaystha
teating50gofprocessedmeatadaycanincreasethechanceofdevelopin
gcancerby18percent.Fiftygramsisjusttwoslicesofbaconoronesausag
e.TheWHOalsosaideatingredmeatalsocarriedarisk.TheWHOwarned
peopleabouteatingtoomuchprocessedandredmeat,butalsosaidmeat
hadhealthbenefits.Ithasmanyimportantvitaminsandminerals.TheW
HOsaidpeopleshouldeatlessprocessedmeatandmorefoodthatcontai
nsfibre,suchasfruitandvegetables.Peopleneedabalanceddiet.Theme
atindustryisnothappywiththereport.Itdoesnotlikethefactthatproces
sedmeatisinthesamegroupastobaccoandalcohol.Processedmeatisn
otasharmfulasalcoholortobacco.TheNorthAmericanMeatInstitutesai
dthereportwouldunfairlyscarepeople.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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