Tag Archive: health – intermediate

Number of smokers worldwide has reached 1 billion all-time high

Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Can people smoke anywhere in your country? What is the youngest age that a person allowed to smoke in your country? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. rise /rahyz/ [verb] – to move upwards The COVID-19 cases in the city rose last week. decade /DEK-eyd/ [noun] – a period of ten years, especially a period such as 2010 to 2019 The internet went through a lot of progress in terms of speed and efficiency this decade. reduce /ri-DOOS/ [verb ] – to become or to make something become smaller in size,…
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Regular activity reduces the risk of having severe Covid-19 diseases

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What research have you read about Covid-19? Why is exercise important? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. publish /PUHB-lish/ [verb] – to make information available to people, especially in a book, magazine, or newspaper, or to produce and sell a book, magazine, or newspaper The names of the winners of the competition will be published in June. risk /risk/ [noun] – the possibility of something bad happening We want clean rivers and lakes, where we can swim without risk to our health. benefit /BEN-uh-fit / [noun] – a helpful or good…
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Climate change is worsening pollen season across the U.S.

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Have you ever had a pollen allergy before? What do you know about allergies? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. finding /FAHYN-ding/ [noun] – a piece of information that is discovered during an official examination of a problem, situation, or object These findings are inconsistent with those of previous studies. last /lahst/ [verb] – to continue to exist The documentary lasted almost two hours. annual /AN-yoo-uhl/ [adjective] – happening once every year The school festival is an annual event. extend /ik-STEND/ [verb] – to add to something in order to make…
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AstraZeneca vaccines in France to be given to people under 65 years

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© EPA via bbc.com Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What are the Covid-19 vaccines that you know of? How has Covid-19 change your life? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. approve /uh-PROOV/ [verb] – to accept, allow, or officially agree to something The committee has approved the suggestion discussed in the meeting. decision /dih-SIZH-uhn/ [noun] – a choice that you make about something after thinking about several possibilities As the company’s president, he has to make tough decisions. firm /furm/ [noun] – a company offering a professional service, for example a company of lawyers She works…
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Farmers, firemen, and airline employees for Covid-19 vaccine priority

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Is your country engaged in creating Covid-19 vaccine? In your country, who are going to receive the initial doses of Covid-19 vaccines? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. initial /ih-NISH-uhl/ [adjective] – of or at the beginning Initial reports say that seven people have been injured, though this has not yet been confirmed. challenging /CHAL-in-jing/ [adjective] – difficult, in a way that tests your ability or determination This has been a challenging time for us all. depend /dih-PEND/ [verb] – to be decided by or to change according to the stated…
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Community noise may affect dementia risk

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What do you do to remember things? What kind of things do you usually forget? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. neighborhood/NEY-ber-hood / [noun] – the area of a town that surrounds someone’s home, or the people who live in this area Luke’s family lived in a wealthy neighborhood in the north. risk /risk/ [noun] – the possibility of something bad happening Cigarette smokers have a higher risk of getting lung diseases. urban/UR-buhn/ [noun] – of or in a city or town Urban development projects are increasing. impact/IM-pakt/ [noun] – a…
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A Turkish-German power couple develops the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What do you know about Pfizer/BioNTech? What countries are developing vaccines for coronavirus at the moment? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. efficient /ih-FISH-uhnt/ [adjective] – working or operating quickly and effectively in an organized way Our country needs someone really efficient who can organize and make the economy run smoothly. declare /dih-KLAIR/ [verb] – to announce something clearly, firmly, publicly, or officially They declared their support for the project. infection /in-FEK-shuhn/ [noun] – a disease in a part of your body that is caused by bacteria or a virus The…
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People who regularly eat chili peppers have reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, study suggests

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What spices are popular in your country? What kind of food do you usually eat? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. consume /kuhn-SOOM/ [verb] to eat or drink, especially a lot of something Pandas consume 15,000 pounds of bamboo per year. examine /ig-ZAM-in/ [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. individual /in-duh-VIJ-oo-uhl/ [noun] a single person or thing, especially when compared to the group or set…
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Pfizer announces its COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Have you received any vaccinations? If so, what are they? If not, would you like to have one? How often do you go to the hospital for a medical check-up? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. drugmaker /DRUHG-mey-ker/ [noun] – a drug company My father manages a drugmaker branch in our city. analysis /uh-NAL-uh-sis/ [noun] – the study of something in detail Leah provided an accurate analysis of the current situation. dose /dohs/ [noun] – a measured amount of something such as medicine Make sure to take your daily dose of…
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Two new studies recommend that people with blood type O may have a lower chance of Coronavirus infection other critical illnesses

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What is your blood type? Do you believe that a person’s blood type protects him/her from any other infection? Why? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. recommend /rek-uh-MEND/ [verb] – to suggest that someone or something would be good or suitable for a particular job or purpose, or to suggest that a particular action should be done Our family doctor recommended cycling as the best all-round exercise. slightly /slahyt-li/ [adverb] – a little My brother is slightly taller than me. infection /in-FEK-shuhn/ [noun] – a disease in a part of your…
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