English Homework of the Week #20 | Erika e Newton – Inglês por Skype

Mais um English Homework, e dessa vez trago a grande CINDI LAUPER, com uma música maravilhosa dos anos 80! E vamos estudar inglês porque inglês é DOIDIMAIS! 🙂 Um abraço do Prof. Newton

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COMPOSITION

“Prevention is better than cure”. Researching and treating diseases is too costly so it would be better to invest in preventative measures.  What do you think? Should we invest more in diseases prevention or in their treatment?

(150 to 250 words – 1 Paragraph)


 

READING AND LISTENING

Bacon, Hot Dogs Can Cause Cancer

Eating processed meat can cause cancer, World Health Organization experts said Monday.

Processed meat is meat that has been preserved by curing, salting, smoking, drying or canning.

Experts from the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, studied 800 cases. IARC researchers linked processed meat, such as hot dogs and ham, to bowel cancer, as well as pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer.

The IARC has included processed meat in its group 1 list, for which there is “sufficient evidence” of links to cancer. Tobacco, asbestos, and diesel fumes are also on the group 1 list.

WHO experts also called red meat, including beef, lamb and pork, “probably” carcinogenic to humans.

Dr. Kurt Straif is with the IARC. He said in a statement that the risk of cancer increases with the amount of meat a person eats. A person who consumes 50 grams of processed meat per day – about two pieces of bacon – increases his or her risk of bowel cancer by 18 percent.

Health experts in some countries already advise against eating large amounts of red and processed meat. But those advisories had been centered on the increased risks of heart disease and obesity.

Meat industry groups are protesting the WHO study. They say that meat is part of a balanced diet. They also say the causes of cancer are broad, and include environmental and lifestyle factors.

The WHO report cited the Global Burden of Disease project, which estimates that diets high in processed meat lead to 34,000 cancer deaths per year worldwide.

I’m Ashley Thompson.

Words in This Story

bowel – n. the long tube in the body that helps digest food and carries solid waste out of the body

sufficient – adj. having or providing as much as is needed

asbestos – n. a soft gray mineral that  was used especially as a building material in the past, and that can cause serious diseases of the lungs when people breathe its dust

diesel – n. a vehicle (such as a truck or bus) that has a diesel engine

carcinogenic – adj. likely or able to cause cancer

broad – adj. including or involving many things or people : wide in range or amount

EXTRA COMPOSITION

Do you eat a lot of meat in your diet?

Source:

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/bacon-hot-dogs-deemed-cancer-foods/3023769.html

Audio Download

http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2015/10/26/cae9d202-fc9a-462e-8da2-a02b61388a83_hq.mp3


 

ONLINE GRAMMAR EXERCISES

Infinitive and Gerund

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/question-tags/exercises


 

ENGLISH LEARNING LINKS

6,000 most frequently used English words!

http://www.insightin.com/esl/


 

ENGLISH VIDEO CLASSES

5 tips to improve your writing

https://youtu.be/GgkRoYPLhts


 

WORD OF THE WEEK

kill two birds with one stone

Meaning:

If you kill two birds with one stone, you achieve two things with the one action.

Examples:

I need to go to the bank, and if I drop the books off at the library on the way I’ll be killing two birds with one stone.

Jenny says that she kills two birds with one stone if she does her own housework because she gets the house clean and she gets some exercise at the same time.

Quick Quiz:  Sandra killed two birds with one stone by going to Paris. She practiced her French before her exam and she   

  1. got better at speaking French  
  2. read a book on French history  
  3. went to her friend’s wedding

 

MUSIC

True Colors – Cyndi Lauper

https://youtu.be/LPn0KFlbqX8

You with the sad eyes

Don’t be discouraged

Oh I realize

It’s hard to take courage

In a world full of people

You can lose sight of it all

And the darkness inside you

Can make you feel so small

 

But I see your true colors

Shining through

I see your true colors

And that’s why I love you

So don’t be afraid to let them show

Your true colors

True colors are beautiful,

Like a rainbow

 

Show me a smile then,

Don’t be unhappy, can’t remember

When I last saw you laughing

If this world makes you crazy

And you’ve taken all you can bear

You call me up

Because you know I’ll be there

 

And I see your true colors

Shining through

I see your true colors

And that’s why I love you

So don’t be afraid to let them show

Your true colors

True colors are beautiful,

Like a rainbow

 

I can’t remember

When I last saw you laughing

If this world makes you crazy

And you’ve taken all you can bear

You call me up

Because you know I’ll be there

 

And I see your true colors

Shining through

I see your true colors

And that’s why I love you

So don’t be afraid to let them show

Your true colors, true colors

True colors are shining through

I see your true colors

And that’s why I love you

So don’t be afraid to let them show

Your true colors

True colors are beautiful,

Like a rainbow

 

Translation:

http://www.vagalume.com.br/cyndi-lauper/true-colors.html


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