- Do you use artificial sweeteners?
- Do you think avoiding sugar can cause weight loss?
- reduce /ri-DOOS/
- effect /ih-FEKT/
- scientific /sahy-uhn-TIF-ik /
- suggest /suhg-JEST/
- natural /NACH-er-uhl/
[verb] – to become or to make something become smaller in size, amount, degree, importance, etc.
The homeowner decided to reduce energy consumption by installing energy-efficient appliances.
[ih-FEKT] – the result of a particular influence
Regular exercise has a positive effect on both physical and mental well-being.
[adjective] – relating to science, or using the organized methods of science
The journal article presented the findings of a scientific study on climate change.
[verb] – to mention an idea, possible plan, or action for other people to consider
The survey results suggest that the majority of respondents prefer online shopping.
[adjective] – as found in nature and not involving anything made or done by people
We enjoyed a refreshing swim in the natural lake, surrounded by untouched wilderness.
True or False:
- The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is a good idea to use sugar substitutes if you want to lose weight.
- The WHO looked at many studies and found that sugar substitutes don’t really help in the long run to reduce body fat.
- Sugar substitutes cause lasting weight loss.
- The WHO’s advice applies to most people, except those with diabetes.
- Sugar substitutes could have negative effects, like a slightly higher risk of diabetes and heart problems.
Fill in the blanks:
- The lotion is made from ______ ingredients like aloe vera and lavender oil.
- Taking short breaks throughout the workday can help ______ stress and increase productivity.
- The heavy rain had a harmful ______ on the crops, causing them to flood and rot.
- Various weather forecasts ______ a high chance of rain later in the day.
- The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art ______ equipment for accurate measurements.