5-speed listening (Public Transport - Level 1)

UK might ban food on public transport






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The UK is thinking about banning food and drink on public transport. This is not popular with people. They say governments should not control what people can eat and drink on trains and buses. Many people said it is an example of the UK wanting to control everyone's life. The UK's Chief Medical Officer said the plan was necessary to halve obesity in children by 2030. It is also to help people live healthier lives.

The medical officer said there are two times more overweight schoolchildren today than in 1990. She said: "Today's children are drowning in a flood of unhealthy food and drink options." This is made worse because children do not exercise enough. She also wants a ban on fast food at soccer games. Many travelers are angry about the plan. A busy nurse said it would make her life worse. She said: "I need a sandwich on the train on my way home from work."

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