The Reading / Listening - Level 1

Many diseases that had almost disappeared are coming back. There is a big rise in the number of people with diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), cholera and measles. TB is now more common in England than in some less developed countries. It is also increasing across the globe. It mainly affects very poor people. TB is an infectious disease that damages the lungs. People suffer from bad coughs, fever and weight loss.



Researchers say that many of these diseases can be stopped. TB affects old people who do not have enough to eat. A UK doctor said she did not understand why society didn't do more to fight TB. She said: "Malnutrition is preventable. It is totally unacceptable that…there are at least one million older people malnourished or at risk of malnourishment." She said there should be a bigger focus on better nutrition and proper 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 diseases that had

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very poor people

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There is a big

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with diseases

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the number of people

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countries

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TB is now more common

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rise

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less developed

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the globe

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increasing across

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almost disappeared

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It mainly affects

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loss

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weight

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in England



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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many of these diseases

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on better nutrition

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TB affects

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medicine

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she did not understand

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million older people

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It is totally

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old people

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there are at least one

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malnourishment

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at risk of

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why

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there should be a bigger focus

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can be stopped

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proper

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unacceptable

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Many diseases (1) ___________________ disappeared are coming back. There is (2) ___________________ the number of people with (3) ___________________ tuberculosis (TB), cholera and measles. TB is now more common in England than in some less developed countries. It is also increasing (4) ___________________. It mainly affects very poor people. TB is an infectious (5) ___________________ the lungs. People suffer from bad coughs, fever (6) ___________________.

Researchers say (7) ___________________ these diseases can be stopped. TB (8) ___________________ who do not have enough to eat. A UK doctor said she did not understand why society didn't (9) ___________________ TB. She said: "Malnutrition is preventable. It is (10) ___________________ that…there are at least one million older people malnourished (11) ___________________ malnourishment." She said there should be a bigger focus on better nutrition and (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Manydiseasesthathadalmostdisappearedarecomingback.Thereisabi
griseinthenumberofpeoplewithdiseasessuchastuberculosis(TB),cho
leraandmeasles.TBisnowmorecommoninEnglandthaninsomelessde
velopedcountries.Itisalsoincreasingacrosstheglobe.Itmainlyaffects
verypoorpeople.TBisaninfectiousdiseasethatdamagesthelungs.Peo
plesufferfrombadcoughs,feverandweightloss.Researcherssaythatm
anyofthesediseasescanbestopped.TBaffectsoldpeoplewhodonothav
eenoughtoeat.AUKdoctorsaidshedidnotunderstandwhysocietydidn'
tdomoretofightTB.Shesaid:"Malnutritionispreventable.Itistotallyun
acceptablethat…thereareatleastonemillionolderpeoplemalnourishe
doratriskofmalnourishment."Shesaidthereshouldbeabiggerfocuson
betternutritionandpropermedicine.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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