The Reading / Listening - Level 2

Many diseases that had almost disappeared are making a comeback. Britain's National Health Service (NHS) reported a big rise in the number of people with diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), cholera and measles. The NHS said that TB is now more common in England than in some less developed countries. Tuberculosis is increasing across the globe. In 2013, it killed 1.5 million people worldwide, and that number is rising. It mainly affects very poor people. It is an infectious disease that affects the lungs. People suffer from bad coughs, fever and weight loss.



Researchers say that many of these diseases are both preventable and treatable. A big problem in England is that TB is affecting old people who do not have enough to eat. The number of elderly who have to go without food has doubled over three years. 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 almost

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poor people

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a big rise

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coughs

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in some less developed

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disappeared

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it killed 1.5 million people

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loss

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It mainly affects very

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countries

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It is an infectious

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worldwide

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People suffer from bad

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in the number

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weight

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disease



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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these diseases are both preventable

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why

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TB is affecting

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focus on better nutrition

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doubled over

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medicine

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she did not understand

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three years

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It is totally

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and treatable

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at risk

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old people

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there should be a bigger

g.

of malnourishment

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proper

h.

unacceptable

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Many diseases (1) ___________________ disappeared are making a comeback. Britain's National Health Service (NHS) reported a big (2) ___________________ of people with diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), cholera and measles. The NHS said that TB (3) ___________________ in England than in some less developed countries. Tuberculosis is increasing (4) ___________________. In 2013, it killed 1.5 million people worldwide, and that number is rising. It (5) ___________________ poor people. It is an infectious disease that affects the lungs. People suffer from bad coughs, fever (6) ___________________.

Researchers say that (7) ___________________ diseases are both preventable and treatable. A (8) ___________________ England is that TB is affecting old people (9) ___________________ enough to eat. The number of elderly who have to go without food has doubled over three years. A UK doctor said she did not understand why society didn't (10) ___________________ fight TB. She said: "Malnutrition is preventable. It is (11) ___________________ 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 (12) ___________________.





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ain'sNationalHealthService(NHS)reportedabigriseinthenumberofpe
oplewithdiseasessuchastuberculosis(TB),choleraandmeasles.TheN
HSsaidthatTBisnowmorecommoninEnglandthaninsomelessdevelop
edcountries.Tuberculosisisincreasingacrosstheglobe.In2013,itkille
d1.5millionpeopleworldwide,andthatnumberisrising.Itmainlyaffect
sverypoorpeople.Itisaninfectiousdiseasethataffectsthelungs.People
sufferfrombadcoughs,feverandweightloss.Researcherssaythatman
yofthesediseasesarebothpreventableandtreatable.AbigprobleminE
nglandisthatTBisaffectingoldpeoplewhodonothaveenoughtoeat.The
numberofelderlywhohavetogowithoutfoodhasdoubledoverthreeyea
rs.AUKdoctorsaidshedidnotunderstandwhysocietydidn'tdomoretofi
ghtTB.Shesaid:"Malnutritionispreventable.Itistotallyunacceptablet
hat…thereareatleastonemillionolderpeoplemalnourishedoratriskof
malnourishment."Shesaidthereshouldbeabiggerfocusonbetternutri
tionandpropermedicine.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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