The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Many old diseases are coming back. More people are getting diseases like tuberculosis (TB). It is more common in England than in some poor countries. It is increasing across the world. TB affects very poor people. It is an infectious disease that damages the lungs. People get bad coughs, fever, and they lose weight.



TB affects old people who do not have enough to eat. A UK doctor said we should do more to feed old people. She said: "It is totally unacceptable that…there are at least one million older people malnourished or at risk of malnourishment." She said we should try and give old people better food and medicine.

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Sources
  • http://www.newsquench.com /2015/12/victorian-age-diseases-on-the-rise-across-the-globe/
  • http://www.upi.com /Health_News/2015/12/24/Victorian-disease-resurgence-in-England-follows-global-pattern/3411450977111/
  • http://www.albanydailystar.com /health/common-diseases-in-the-19th-century-are-return-back-14728.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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Many old diseases

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lungs

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More people are getting diseases

b.

coughs

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It is more common

c.

disease

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It is increasing

d.

weight

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an infectious

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in England

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damages the

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are coming back

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People get bad

g.

like tuberculosis

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lose

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across the world



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

people who do not have

a.

million older people

2.

A UK doctor said we should do

b.

try

3.

feed

c.

enough to eat

4.

It is totally

d.

and medicine

5.

there are at least one

e.

unacceptable

6.

at risk of

f.

more

7.

She said we should

g.

malnourishment

8.

better food

h.

old people

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Many old diseases (1) ___________________. More people are getting diseases like tuberculosis (TB). (2) __________________ in England (3) ___________________ poor countries. It is increasing (4) ___________________. TB affects very poor people. It is an infectious disease (5) ___________________ lungs. People get bad coughs, fever, and (6) ________________.

TB affects old people (7) ___________________ enough to eat. A UK doctor (8) ___________________ do more to feed old people. She said: "It is totally unacceptable that… (9) ___________________ one million older (10) ___________________ (11) ___________________ malnourishment." She said we should try and give old people better (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Manyolddiseasesarecomingback.Morepeoplearegettingdiseaseslike
tuberculosis(TB).ItismorecommoninEnglandthaninsomepoorcountr
ies.Itisincreasingacrosstheworld.TBaffectsverypoorpeople.Itisaninf
ectiousdiseasethatdamagesthelungs.Peoplegetbadcoughs,fever,an
dtheyloseweight.TBaffectsoldpeoplewhodonothaveenoughtoeat.A
UKdoctorsaidweshoulddomoretofeedoldpeople.Shesaid:"Itistotally
unacceptablethat…thereareatleastonemillionolderpeoplemalnouris
hedoratriskofmalnourishment."Shesaidweshouldtryandgiveoldpeo
plebetterfoodandmedicine.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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