Tag Archive: Health & Lifestyle – Intermediate

Study reveals decline in sense of purpose after dementia diagnosis

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What does the term ‘sense of purpose in life’ mean to you personally? What is your current understanding of dementia and its impact on cognitive function and daily living? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. decline /dih-KLAHYN/ [noun] – a decrease or reduction The decline in her energy levels was noticeable after she started working longer hours. extensive /ik-STEN-siv/ [adjective] – covering a large area; having a great range The professor’s extensive knowledge in the field of astrophysics led to groundbreaking discoveries about the nature of the universe. significant /sig-NIF-i-kuhnt/ [adjective]…
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Study finds 1 in 4 people eating healthy meals also snack unhealthily

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. How do you define a ‘snack’? What are some considerations you take into account when choosing snacks for yourself or for others, such as nutritional content or taste preferences? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. concerning /kuhn-SUR-ning/ [adjective] – making you feel slightly worried The concerning news about the potential side effects of the medication led to a thorough review by medical experts. potentially /puh-TEN-shuh-lee/ [adverb] – possibly The company’s innovative approach to product development could potentially lead to a major breakthrough in the industry. emphasize /EM-fuh-sahyz/ [verb] – to show…
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Prenatal Mediterranean diet boosts 2-year-olds’ abilities

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What comes to mind when you hear about the Mediterranean diet? What do you know about the developmental milestones and skills that infants typically acquire during their first year of life? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. trial /TRAHY-uhl/ [noun] – a test, usually over a limited period of time, to discover how effective or suitable something or someone is The pharmaceutical company conducted a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the new drug in treating the disease. lack /lak/ [verb] – to not have or not have enough of…
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International Center for Genetic Disease and Abu Dhabi Health Department forge groundbreaking partnership in precision medicine advancements

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. How do you think precision medicine might differ from traditional approaches to healthcare? Is commitment to healthcare innovation crucial? Why or why not? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. disease /dih-ZEEZ/ [noun] – a disorder or condition affecting the body or mind The doctor diagnosed a rare disease in the patient. treat /treet / [verb] – to provide medical care or attention to alleviate a condition The nurse will treat the patient’s fever with medicine. genetic /juh-NET-ik/ [adjective] – relates to genes or heredity, particularly concerning the inheritance of traits from…
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Study shows turmeric may treat indigestion

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What is your initial impression or knowledge about ‘turmeric’? Have you ever experienced indigestion? What is a common cause of indigestion? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. remedy /REM-i-dee/ [noun] – a successful way of curing an illness or dealing with a problem or difficulty The herbal tea was considered a traditional remedy for soothing sore throats and coughs. scale /skeyl/ [noun] – a system or method of measurement The Richter scale is commonly used to measure the magnitude of earthquakes. assessment /uh-SES-muhnt / [noun] – the act of judging or…
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Report reveals major brands fueling Cambodia brick kilns with waste

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©Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for Unearthed Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What are some international brands that you know or are familiar with? When you think about purchasing products from international brands, what factors or qualities are important to you before deciding to buy from them? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. reveal /ri-VEEL/ [verb] – to make known or show something that is surprising or that was previously secret The investigation’s findings reveal significant discrepancies in the company’s financial records. highlight /HAHY-lahyt/ [verb] – to attract attention to or emphasize something important The speaker aimed…
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NHS England aims to end cervical cancer by 2040

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©GETTY IMAGES Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What knowledge or information do you have about ‘cancer’? Can you mention any risk factors or common causes associated with cancer that you’re aware of? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. launch /lawnch/ [verb] – an event to celebrate or introduce something new The company will launch its innovative product next month at the trade show. worldwide /wurld-WAHYD/ [adjective] – existing or happening in all parts of the world The company’s product launch received widespread attention and was marketed and distributed worldwide, reaching consumers in over 100 countries. overcome…
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New Delhi struggles with severe air pollution crisis

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©Arun Thakur / AFP – Getty Images Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What do you think are the most significant impacts or consequences of air pollution on the environment and human health? Can you describe some sources or factors contributing to air pollution that you are aware of? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. crisis /KRAHY-sis / [noun] – an extremely difficult or dangerous point in a situation The pandemic created a crisis, disrupting normal life worldwide. affect /uh-FEKT/ [verb] – to have an influence on someone or something, or to cause a change in someone…
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Morning workouts show weight loss promise, a new study suggests

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What comes to mind when you hear the term “morning exercise”? How do you think it differs from exercising at other times of the day? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. emphasize /EM-fuh-sahyz/ [verb] – to show that something is very important or worth giving attention to During the presentation, the speaker used bold visuals and repeated key points to emphasize the importance of environmental conservation. demonstrate /DEM-uhn-streyt/ [verb] – to show or make something clear The science experiment aimed to demonstrate how various factors affect plant growth, making the process…
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Cutting daily salt by one teaspoon lowers blood pressure

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What health benefits or drawbacks related to salt do you currently know or believe in? Do you manage or monitor your salt intake? Why or why not? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. significant /sig-NIF-i-kuhnt/ [adjective] – important or noticeable The discovery of a new treatment for a rare disease is a significant breakthrough in medical research. symptom /SIMP-tuhm/ [noun] – any feeling of illness or physical or mental change that is caused by a particular disease Persistent coughing is a symptom of various respiratory conditions, including bronchitis. crucial /KROO-shuhl/ [adjective]…
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