The Reading / Listening - Level 1

The Japan Society for Eating Disorders (JSED) said people who eat too much or too little get no help. The JSED said many people are ill because they are overweight or underweight. The JSED president said: "Hundreds of thousands of people are suffering in silence. There are very few services available to help people." He said many people are very ill by the time they get to a hospital. He added that: "Sometimes they are even close to death."



Japan's Ministry of Health did not know how many people suffer from eating disorders. It said many women were too embarrassed to see a doctor or say they had a problem. The government is trying to give more information about eating disorders. It also wants to start support systems so people who are ill can get help sooner. In 2014, only 10,000 people in Japan got treatment for eating disorders. In the U.K., 725,000 people got help.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36095287
  • https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/
    2016/04/160420211132.htm
  • http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/04/21/Study-Girls-schools-affect-risk-of-eating-disorder-diagnosis/8521461246064/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

people who eat too much or

a.

available to help

2.

they are overweight

b.

to a hospital

3.

Hundreds of

c.

too little

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suffering

d.

death

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There are very few services

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in silence

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many people

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or underweight

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by the time they get

g.

are very ill

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close to

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thousands of people



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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Japan's Ministry

a.

embarrassed

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how many

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get help sooner

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women were too

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a problem

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say they had

d.

of Health

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The government is trying to give

e.

systems

6.

support

f.

for eating disorders

7.

people who are ill can

g.

people suffer

8.

people in Japan got treatment

h.

more information

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The Japan Society for Eating Disorders (JSED) said people who (1) ___________________ too little get no help. The JSED said many people (2) ___________________ they are overweight or underweight. The JSED president said: "(3) _________________ of people are suffering in silence. There are (4) ___________________ available to help people." He said many people are (5) ___________________ time they get to a hospital. He added that: "Sometimes (6) ___________________ to death."

Japan's Ministry of Health (7) ___________________ many people suffer from eating disorders. It said many women were  (8) ___________________ to see a doctor or say they had a problem. The government (9) ___________________ give more information about eating disorders. It (10) __________________ start support systems so people (11) ___________________ get help sooner. In 2014, (12) ___________________ in Japan got treatment for eating disorders. In the U.K., 725,000 people got help.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TheJapanSocietyforEatingDisorders(JSED)saidpeoplewhoeattoomu
chortoolittlegetnohelp.TheJSEDsaidmanypeopleareillbecausetheya
reoverweightorunderweight.TheJSEDpresidentsaid:"Hundredsofth
ousandsofpeoplearesufferinginsilence.Thereareveryfewservicesav
ailabletohelppeople."Hesaidmanypeopleareveryillbythetimetheyge
ttoahospital.Headdedthat:"Sometimestheyareevenclosetodeath."J
apan'sMinistryofHealthdidnotknowhowmanypeoplesufferfromeatin
gdisorders.Itsaidmanywomenweretooembarrassedtoseeadoctoror
saytheyhadaproblem.Thegovernmentistryingtogivemoreinformatio
nabouteatingdisorders.Italsowantstostartsupportsystemssopeople
whoareillcangethelpsooner.In2014,only10,000peopleinJapangottr
eatmentforeatingdisorders.IntheU.K.,725,000peoplegothelp.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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

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