The Reading / Listening - Level 2

A group in Japan is worried about people with eating disorders. The Japan Society for Eating Disorders (JSED) said people who eat too much or too little receive no support. The JSED said many people are ill because of being overweight or underweight. It said few of these people get medical help. The president of JSED said: "Hundreds of thousands of people are suffering in silence. There are very few services available to help people." He added: "It's often too late by the time the patient is seen in a hospital. Their condition is very severe. Sometimes they are even close to death."



Japan's Ministry of Health said it was difficult to find out how many people suffer from eating disorders. It said many women were too embarrassed to see a doctor and did not want to admit they had a problem. A spokesman said the government was trying to publish more information about eating disorders. He said: "We want to set up local systems of support where their illness can be picked up early, so people can be helped sooner." Figures show that in 2014, only 10,000 people in Japan got treatment for eating disorders, compared to 725,000 people in the U.K.

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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/


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:

1.

worried about people with

a.

very severe

2.

people who eat too much

b.

help

3.

few of these people get medical

c.

late

4.

people are suffering

d.

to death

5.

It's often too

e.

in silence

6.

the patient is seen

f.

eating disorders

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Their condition is

g.

in a hospital

8.

they are even close

h.

or too little



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

it was difficult

a.

doctor

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many women were too

b.

more information

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see a

c.

embarrassed

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admit they

d.

up early

5.

trying to publish

e.

to find out

6.

We want to set up local

f.

had a problem

7.

their illness can be picked

g.

got treatment

8.

10,000 people in Japan

h.

systems

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A group in Japan is worried (1) ___________________ eating disorders. The Japan Society for Eating Disorders (JSED) said people who (2) ___________________ too little receive no support. The JSED said many people are ill because (3) ___________________ or underweight. It said few of these people (4) ___________________. The president of JSED said: "Hundreds of thousands of people are (5) ___________________. There are very few services available to help people." He added: "It's often too late by the time the patient is seen in a hospital. Their condition (6) ___________________. Sometimes they are even close to death."

Japan's Ministry of Health said it was (7) ___________________ how many people suffer from eating disorders. It said many women were (8) ___________________ to see a doctor and did not want to admit they had a problem. A spokesman said the government was (9) ___________________ more information about eating disorders. He said: "We want to set up (10) ___________________ support where their illness can (11) ___________________, so people can be helped sooner." Figures show that in 2014, only 10,000 people in Japan (12) ___________________ eating disorders, compared to 725,000 people in the U.K.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

AgroupinJapanisworriedaboutpeoplewitheatingdisorders.TheJapan
SocietyforEatingDisorders(JSED)saidpeoplewhoeattoomuchortoolit
tlereceivenosupport.TheJSEDsaidmanypeopleareillbecauseofbeing
overweightorunderweight.Itsaidfewofthesepeoplegetmedicalhelp.T
hepresidentofJSEDsaid:"Hundredsofthousandsofpeoplearesufferin
ginsilence.Thereareveryfewservicesavailabletohelppeople."Headde
d:"It'softentoolatebythetimethepatientisseeninahospital.Theircond
itionisverysevere.Sometimestheyareevenclosetodeath."Japan'sMin
istryofHealthsaiditwasdifficulttofindouthowmanypeoplesufferfrome
atingdisorders.Itsaidmanywomenweretooembarrassedtoseeadocto
randdidnotwanttoadmittheyhadaproblem.Aspokesmansaidthegove
rnmentwastryingtopublishmoreinformationabouteatingdisorders.H
esaid:"Wewanttosetuplocalsystemsofsupportwheretheirillnesscanb
epickedupearly,sopeoplecanbehelpedsooner."Figuresshowthatin20
14,only10,000peopleinJapangottreatmentforeatingdisorders,comp
aredto725,000peopleintheU.K.

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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WRITING

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

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Answers

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