The Reading / Listening - Size Zero - Level 0

Models must be very thin to get work. Modeling agencies tell models to be size zero or they will not get jobs. A study looked at the link between eating disorders among models and pressure from modeling agencies. We now know that eating disorders are a big problem in the fashion world.



Researchers found that 81% of models were underweight. They missed meals, used diet pills and made themselves throw up. Over half said their agency would not give them work without losing weight. Eating disorders lead to problems like heart damage, weak bones and even death. Sadly, many teenagers copy the models.

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Sources
  • https://www.buzzfeed.com/carolinekee/new-study-finds-eating-disorders-are-serious-problem-among-m
  • http://www.vogue.com/article/model-alliance-eating-disorder-study
  • http://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2017-02-01/eating-disorders-rampant-on-the-runway
  • http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eat.22682/full


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 :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Models must be very
  2. Modeling
  3. tell models to be size
  4. she will not
  5. A study looked at the
  6. We now
  7. eating disorders are a
  8. in the fashion
  1. zero
  2. big problem
  3. know that
  4. agencies
  5. world
  6. thin
  7. link
  8. get jobs

Paragraph 2

  1. 81% of models were
  2. made themselves throw
  3. Over
  4. losing
  5. Eating disorders lead
  6. heart
  7. weak
  8. Sadly, many teenagers
  1. to problems
  2. half
  3. copy the models
  4. up
  5. bones
  6. underweight
  7. weight
  8. damage

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Models must (1) ___________________ to get work. Modeling agencies (2) ___________________ be size zero or she will not get jobs. A study looked (3) ___________________ between eating disorders among models and (4) ___________________ modeling agencies. We (5) ___________________ that eating disorders are a big problem in the (6) ___________________.

Researchers found that 81% of models (7) ___________________. They missed meals, used (8) ___________________ made themselves (9) ___________________. Over half said their agency would not give them work (10) ___________________ weight. Eating disorders lead to problems like heart damage, (11) ___________________ and even death. Sadly, many teenagers (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Modelsmustbeverythintogetwork.Modelingagenciestellmodelstobe
sizezeroorshewillnotgetjobs.Astudylookedatthelinkbetweeneatingd
isordersamongmodelsandpressurefrommodelingagencies.Wenowk
nowthateatingdisordersareabigprobleminthefashionworld.Researc
hersfoundthat81%ofmodelswereunderweight.Theymissedmeals,us
eddietpillsandmadethemselvesthrowup.Overhalfsaidtheiragencyw
ouldnotgivethemworkwithoutlosingweight.Eatingdisordersleadtopr
oblemslikeheartdamage,weakbonesandevendeath.Sadly,manytee
nagerscopythemodels.

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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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