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French scientists think some foods might cause cancer. It can be food like chicken nuggets, ramen, chocolate bars and more.

A lot of people are not sure about the study. Experts say eating healthy is best. Doctors already know you have to be careful.

A group of people were studied for five years. The results showed that if a person ate 10% more bad foods, they found 12% more cancers. The researchers are worried these foods may cause many people to get cancer.

They also said that this test does not definitely mean that bad foods cause cancer. They said bigger studies should be done. This study is just a warning that people should eat healthy

 

Difficult words

Scientist: A person who studies Science.

Cancer: A very bad disease.

Study: Spending time trying to learn something.

Expert: A person who knows a lot about something.

Careful: Making sure to avoid danger.

Results: A thing that is caused by something else.

Activities

For listening practise, listen to the recorded article here:

British English:

American English:

Match the Synonym!

 1. Scientist  A. Cautious
 2. Study  B. Specialist
 3. Expert  C. Effect
 4. Careful  D. Learning
 5. Result  E. Researcher

True or False?

1. The Scientists are Japanese. T / F

2. Ramen is one of the bad foods. T / F

3. Experts say eating healthy is best. T / F

4. The study was for 10 years. T / F

5. There need to be more studies. T / F

Unscramble the sentence!

1. the / A / people / lot / of / study / about / are / not / sure

2. Experts / best / healthy / is / eating / say

3. group / of / years / five / were / A / for / people / studied

4. They / bigger / said / should / done / be / studies

5. be / said / done. / studies / They / bigger / should

Listening and Vocabulary

Listen to the article and fill in the words OR practice vocabulary and fill in the words.

British English:

American English:

 Healthy  Cancer Worried
 Sure  Studied Scientists

French __________ think some foods might cause cancer. It can be food like chicken nuggets, ramen, chocolate bars and more.

A lot of people are not ________ about the study. Experts say eating _________ is best. Doctors already know you have to be careful.

A group of people were _________ for five years. The results showed that if a person ate 10% more bad foods, they found 12% more cancers. The researchers are _________ these foods may cause many people to get cancer.

They also said that this test does not definitely mean that bad foods cause _________. They said bigger studies should be done. This study is just a warning that people should eat healthy.

Conversation Questions

Take turns speaking with a partner or try to answer on your own:

1. Did you find this article interesting? Why or why not?
2. Did you learn anything new from this article? If so, what?
3. What do you know about processed foods?
4. How often do you eat processed foods?
5. What are your favourite foods that you know are unhealthy?
6. Do you think people should be scared of processed foods?
7. How often do you cook?
8. What kinds of things can you cook?
9. Do you eat out or at home more?
10. How easy is it to get food delivered in your country?
11. What are popular delivery or fast foods in your country?
12. Do you worry about your diet?
13. What do you do to stay healthy?
14. Is it easy to stay healthy in your country?
15. Are gyms popular where you live?
16. Are gym memberships expensive in your country?
17. Have you ever had a gym membership?
18. Do you ever worry about cancer?
19. Do you think scientists will find a cure to cancer one day?
20. Do you think people worry too much about what causes cancer?