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People could be in danger from superbugs in undercooked meat. The use of antibiotics in farming is making bugs stronger and our medicines weaker. The use of antibiotics in farming could be dangerous to people's health. Farmers should give fewer antibiotics to their animals so our life-saving medicines work well.



The head of the research said it was unbelievable that animals have more antibiotics than humans. This is a big risk. People could get ill from superbugs if they ate rare or undercooked meat. People need to make sure they cook meat properly. They should also know where the meat comes from.

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Sources
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12038056/Rare-steaks-could-put-diners-at-risk-of-superbugs.html
  • http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/dec/08/antibiotic-use-food-fuels-humans-resistance-vital-drugs-report
  • http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-antibiotics-livestock-idUKKBN0TR01W20151208


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The Activities

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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People could be

a.

of antibiotics

2.

superbugs in undercooked

b.

in farming

3.

The use of antibiotics

c.

meat

4.

making bugs

d.

antibiotics

5.

The use

e.

in danger

6.

dangerous to people's

f.

saving

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Farmers should give fewer

g.

stronger

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life-

h.

health



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The head of the

a.

sure

2.

This is a big

b.

know

3.

People could get ill

c.

risk

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rare or

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from

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People need to make

e.

properly

6.

cook meat

f.

from superbugs

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They should also

g.

research

8.

where the meat comes

h.

undercooked meat

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

People could (1) ___________________ from superbugs in undercooked meat. The use of antibiotics (2) ___________________ making bugs stronger (3) ___________________ weaker. The use of antibiotics in farming could (4) ___________________ people's health. Farmers should (5) ___________________ antibiotics to their animals so our life-saving medicines (6) ___________________.

The (7) ___________________ research said it was unbelievable that animals (8) ___________________ antibiotics than humans. This (9) ___________________. People could get ill from superbugs (10) ___________________ rare or undercooked meat. People (11) ___________________ sure they cook meat properly. They should also know (12) ___________________ comes from.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Peoplecouldbeindangerfromsuperbugsinundercookedmeat.Theuse
ofantibioticsinfarmingismakingbugsstrongerandourmedicinesweak
er.Theuseofantibioticsinfarmingcouldbedangeroustopeople'shealth
.Farmersshouldgivefewerantibioticstotheiranimalssoourlife-savi
ngmedicinesworkwell.Theheadoftheresearchsaiditwasunbelievable
thatanimalshavemoreantibioticsthanhumans.Thisisabigrisk.People
couldgetillfromsuperbugsiftheyaterareorundercookedmeat.People
needtomakesuretheycookmeatproperly.Theyshouldalsoknowwher
ethemeatcomesfrom.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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