The Reading / Listening - Level 1

Researchers say people could be in danger from superbugs if they eat undercooked meat. Antibiotics in our food are making bugs stronger. The use of antibiotics in farming is making our medicines weaker. There is a huge amount of antibiotics in farming. This could be dangerous to people's health. Farmers should reduce the amount of antibiotics they give to their animals. This is important if we want our life-saving medicines to work well.



Researchers want to reduce the antibiotics given to farm animals. The head of the research said it was unbelievable that in many countries animals have more antibiotics than humans. This is a big risk for everyone. People could get ill from superbugs if they ate rare or undercooked meat. People need to make sure they cook meat properly. If people do not cook meat well, they 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

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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Researchers say people could

a.

stronger

2.

if they eat undercooked

b.

medicines weaker

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making bugs

c.

farming

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The use of antibiotics in

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well

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making our

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antibiotics in farming

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There is a huge amount of

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saving

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life-

g.

be in danger

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medicines to work

h.

meat



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Researchers want to reduce

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comes from

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farm

b.

the research

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The head of

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for everyone

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This is a big risk

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animals

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People could get ill

e.

meat well

6.

People need to make

f.

the antibiotics

7.

If people do not cook

g.

from superbugs

8.

know where the meat

h.

sure

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Researchers say people (1) ___________________ danger from superbugs (2) ___________________ undercooked meat. Antibiotics (3) ___________________ are making bugs stronger. The use of antibiotics in farming is making our medicines weaker. There is (4) ___________________ of antibiotics in farming. This could be dangerous to people's health. Farmers (5) ___________________ amount of antibiotics they give to their animals. This is important if we want our (6) ___________________ medicines to work well.

Researchers (7) ___________________ the antibiotics given to farm animals. The (8) ___________________ research said it was unbelievable (9) ___________________ countries animals have more antibiotics than humans. This is a big risk for everyone. People could (10) ___________________ superbugs if they ate rare or undercooked meat. People need (11) ___________________ they cook meat properly. If people do not cook meat well, (12) ___________________ where the meat comes from.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Researcherssaypeoplecouldbeindangerfromsuperbugsiftheyeatund
ercookedmeat.Antibioticsinourfoodaremakingbugsstronger.Theuse
ofantibioticsinfarmingismakingourmedicinesweaker.Thereisahugea
mountofantibioticsinfarming.Thiscouldbedangeroustopeople'shealt
h.Farmersshouldreducetheamountofantibioticstheygivetotheirani
mals.Thisisimportantifwewantourlife-savingmedicinestoworkwe
ll.Researcherswanttoreducetheantibioticsgiventofarmanimals.Theh
eadoftheresearchsaiditwasunbelievablethatinmanycountriesanimal
shavemoreantibioticsthanhumans.Thisisabigriskforeveryone.Peopl
ecouldgetillfromsuperbugsiftheyaterareorundercookedmeat.Peopl
eneedtomakesuretheycookmeatproperly.Ifpeopledonotcookmeatw
ell,theyshouldknowwherethemeatcomesfrom.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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