Monday, July 5

IELTS Reading Lesson: The Obesity Epidemic

This week's reading activity for IELTS students and Intermediate English learners is about obesity in the US.


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Why America is Fat
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1) What percentage of all Americans are overweight?

a) 25%
b) 32%
c) 67%

2) True or false? 30% of Americans don't get the recommended amount of physical activity.

a) True
b) False
c) The text doesn't say

3) How many calories do people need to burn to maintain body weight, on average?

a) 1850
b) 1900
c) 3750

4) How much do Americans spend on fast food annually?

a) $110 billion
b) $25 million
c) The text doesn't say

5) True or False? 85% of children watch less than 4 hours of television a day.

a) True
b) False
c) The text doesn't say

6) How much does the food industry spend per week, marketing unhealthy food to kids?

a) $25 million
b) $110 million
c) $175 million

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