The Reading / Listening - Level 4

The USA and UK are worried about how bad sugar is for public health. People eat too much sugar. This is harmful to people's health. The USA made new diet guidelines. They recommend people get less than 10 per cent of their calories from sugar. Britain's leader said he was thinking about a tax on sugar. Politicians in the UK are talking about how less sugar in food could lower rates of obesity in Britain.



Both governments looked at a study from Mexico. It showed how a tax on sugary drinks meant sales of sugary drinks went down by 12 per cent. Sales of mineral water went up by four per cent. Another idea is to reduce the level of sugar in drinks. A London university said that cutting the sugar in drinks by 40 per cent over five years could prevent one million cases of obesity in the U.K. The researchers say people might not even notice this.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 5 or  Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/01/sugar-is-the-new-public-health-enemy-1/423207/
  • http://www.sciencealert.com/gradually-reducing-sugar-in-sweet-drinks-could-prevent-1-million-cases-of-obesity-in-the-uk-study-finds
  • http://www.lfpress.com/2016/01/08/Sugar could be harmful to our health


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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worried about how bad

a.

are talking

2.

This is harmful to

b.

guidelines

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The USA made new diet

c.

people's health

4.

less than 10 per cent of their

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obesity in Britain

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thinking about a tax

e.

sugar is

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Politicians in the UK

f.

in food

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less sugar

g.

calories from sugar

8.

lower rates of

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on sugar



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

governments looked at

a.

went up by four per cent

2.

a tax

b.

of sugar in drinks

3.

sales of sugary drinks went

c.

of obesity

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Sales of mineral water

d.

a study from Mexico

5.

reduce the level

e.

even notice this

6.

cutting the sugar in drinks by 40%

f.

on sugary drinks

7.

prevent one million cases

g.

down by 12 per cent

8.

people might not

h.

over five years

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The USA and UK are worried (1) ___________________ sugar is for public health. People (2) ___________________ sugar. This is harmful to people's health. The USA made new (3) ___________________. They recommend people get less than 10 per cent (4) ___________________ from sugar. Britain's leader said he was thinking (5) ___________________ sugar. Politicians in the UK are talking about how less sugar in food could lower (6) ___________________ in Britain.

Both governments (7) ___________________ from Mexico. It showed how a tax on sugary drinks (8) ___________________ sugary drinks went down by 12 per cent. Sales of (9) ___________________ up by four per cent. Another idea is to (10) ___________________ of sugar in drinks. A London university said (11) ___________________ sugar in drinks by 40 per cent over five years could prevent one million cases of obesity in the U.K. The researchers say people might (12) ___________________ this.





SUGAR SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about sugar in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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b)

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c)

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d)

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f)

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g)

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FREE WRITING

Write about sugar for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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