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Eggs and peanut allergies can kill. Giving eggs and peanuts to babies may stop these allergies. Researchers found that babies aged 4-to-6 months who ate eggs were 40% less likely to get an egg allergy. Babies aged four-to-11 months who ate food with peanuts were 70 per cent less likely to get a peanut allergy.



Egg and peanut allergies are the most common food allergies. Parents must be careful. Babies can choke on big nuts. Other food allergies are to soy, wheat and seafood. Giving these to babies may keep allergies away. Parents should check their baby after each new food. We need to find the best ages for babies to eat these foods.

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Sources
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/giving-babies-eggs-and-peanuts-may-prevent-later-allergies-to-those-foods/2016/09/23/7fdaa018-810b-11e6-b002-307601806392_story.html
  • http://www.sciencealert.com/introducing-peanuts-and-eggs-early-in-life-might-lead-to-less-allergies
  • http://blogs.babycenter.com/mom_stories/eating-eggs-and-peanuts-early-may-reduce-allergies/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. peanut allergies can
  2. stop
  3. babies aged 4-to-6 months
  4. get an
  5. ate food
  6. Babies aged four-
  7. 70 per cent less
  8. get a peanut
  1. likely
  2. with peanuts
  3. to-11 months
  4. allergy
  5. these allergies
  6. who ate eggs
  7. kill
  8. egg allergy

Paragraph 2

  1. the most
  2. Parents must
  3. Babies can choke
  4. Other food
  5. soy, wheat
  6. Giving these to babies may
  7. check their baby after each
  8. the best ages for babies
  1. allergies
  2. on big nuts
  3. keep allergies away
  4. be careful
  5. new food
  6. common food allergies
  7. to eat these foods
  8. and seafood

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Eggs and peanut (1) ___________________. Giving eggs and peanuts to babies (2) ___________________ allergies. Researchers (3) ___________________ babies aged 4-to-6 months who ate eggs were (4) ___________________ likely to get an egg allergy. Babies (5) ___________________-11 months who ate (6) ___________________ were 70 per cent less likely to get a peanut allergy.

Egg and peanut allergies (7) ___________________ common food allergies. Parents (8) ___________________. Babies can choke on big nuts. Other food allergies are to soy, (9) ___________________. Giving these to babies may keep (10) ___________________. Parents should check their baby after (11) ___________________. We need to find the best ages for babies to (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Eggsandpeanutallergiescankill.Givingeggsandpeanutstobabiesmay
stoptheseallergies.Researchersfoundthatbabiesaged4to6monthsw
hoateeggswere40%lesslikelytogetaneggallergy.Babiesagedfourto1
1monthswhoatefoodwithpeanutswere70percentlesslikelytogetapea
nutallergy.Eggandpeanutallergiesarethemostcommonfoodallergies
.Parentsmustbecareful.Babiescanchokeonbignuts.Otherfoodallergi
esaretosoy,wheatandseafood.Givingthesetobabiesmaykeepallergie
saway.Parentsshouldchecktheirbabyaftereachnewfood.Weneedtofi
ndthebestagesforbabiestoeatthesefoods.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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