- What spices are popular in your country?
- What kind of food do you usually eat?
- consume /kuhn-SOOM/
- examine /ig-ZAM-in/
- individual /in-duh-VIJ-oo-uhl/
- sensation /sen-SEY-shuhn/
- previous /PREE-vee-uhs/
[verb] to eat or drink, especially a lot of something
Pandas consume 15,000 pounds of bamboo per year.
[verb] to look at or consider a person or thing carefully and in detail in order to discover something about them
The research examines the effects of prolonged gadget use in children.
[noun] a single person or thing, especially when compared to the group or set to which they belong
They are a group of talented, young, individuals.
[noun] the ability to feel something physically, especially by touching, or a physical feeling that results from this ability
The rare disease caused a loss of sensation in his fingers.
[adjective] happening or existing before something or someone else
The previous month’s sales performance was better than this month.
Previous studies found out that chilis have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer, and blood glucose regulating properties. This is because of “capsaicin” , an active component that gives the characteristics of spiciness and burning sensation in mammals. According to the cardiologist and senior author, Bo Xu, previous studies showed that people who consume chili peppers frequently have lower risks of getting certain diseases such as cancer and heart disease. But factors such as diet and lifestyle also affect the results. The research team continues to gather more data and hopes to publish the full paper in due time.
- What study was presented in the article?
- How many individual’s records were compared?
- What characteristics does capsaicin have?
- What is the name of the study’s lead author?
- What does the team hope for?
- Is this study significant or not? Explain your answer.
- Do you like eating spicy foods? Why or why not?
- Is there any food that should not have some spice in it?
- What foods do you like to eat? Why do you like them?
- What foods can you cook?