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dimanche 30 avril 2017

Invasive marketing and chilldren

            Parents of young children and teens have an important role to play protecting their children from invasive marketing and in educating them about advertising from an early age.
           According to Consumer Report magazine “young children have difficulty distinguishing between advertising and reality in ads, and ads can distort their view of the world.” Research has shown that children between the ages of two and five cannot differentiate between regular TV programming and commercials. Young children are especially vulnerable to misleading advertising and don’t begin to understand that advertisements are not always true until they’re eight.

samedi 29 avril 2017

obesity:causes and effects

Read the passage carefully then do the activities

In the United States, adult obesity rates have doubled, and teenage obesity rates have risen just as rapidly if not faster.  While medical treatments for obesity often focus on drugs and surgery, our epidemic of teenage obesity is not caused by a deficiency of diet pills or gastric bypasses. To truly solve the problem one must address the causes.

When any nation switches from a healthy unrefined diet to one of junk foods and fast foods, obesity rates increase dramatically, and continue to increase as the national diet worsens.  Why, does this happen?  Ultimately, weight management is about the classic equation of calories in, versus calories out.  When you start consuming processed foods, calorie intake goes up. 

advertising and society


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     While advertising can be seen as necessary for economic growth, it is not without social costs. Unsolicited commercial e-mail and other forms of spam have become so prevalent as to have become a major nuisance for users of these services, as well as being a burden on the Internet providers. Advertising is increasingly invading public spaces, such as schools…
       The impact of publicity is greater on the poor than on the average working class family. The first are in need of almost every kind of modern comfort, consumption goods, travels and to mention a few of their unsatisfied necessities. The latter, on the other hand, do not all escape the negative effects of publicity. They are the victims, too. They are the slaves of fashion, new products and consumer goods and can't live without them.

Organic food

Part One: Reading /A-Comprehension:                               

       Read the text carefully then do the following activities.

         Organic food is food which has been produced to standards designed to keep the production more 'natural'.  Fewer, if any, chemicals are used and most pesticides are banned - when they are used they are very carefully controlled.

          For example in the UK, there are various bodies to certify food and producers as organic. One of the main ones is the Soil Association which checks organic foods are organic, runs campaigns to educate the public, helps farmers switch to organic farming and carries out scientific research into organic farming.

mercredi 30 octobre 2013

Test On Style

1. What is style? Well, it’s a word with many meanings. It usually has something with the way you look. But is style the same as fashion?
2.Not exactly. If we say somebody is fashionable we mean they dress well and in the latest clothes. When we say someone ‘has style’ it is something more personal. A person can wear very old-fashioned clothes and still have style.
3.Someone once defined the difference like this: “People who follow fashion tell who they would like to be. People with style tell you who they are.”
4.The way we look tells other people a lot about us. This is true of everybody from the fashionable lady to the punk. A soldier’s uniform tells us about what he does. The elegant lady’s fur coat tells us that she is wealthy.

mercredi 23 octobre 2013

Internet Exam

Millions of people in the world make use of the internet . This medium will soon change the way we communicate, shop, study, conduct business and publish. The internet has unlimited possibilities. In an hour’s time, the users can send an important message to one hundred thousand people, visit beautiful places all over the world, buy a computer, look over official document, study the weather report and even get married. 
The most popular way of using the net is e-mail. The system enables the holder to send information to other people in just a second; of course on the condition that the addressee has also access to the internet. It costs only as much as a local telephone connection and is the fastest in the world. 

lundi 30 septembre 2013

Nutrition exam

Read the text carefully then do the activities.
          Nutrition is the science that deals with food and how the body uses it. People, like all living things, need food to live. Food supplies the energy for every action we perform, from reading a book to running a race. Food also provides substances that the body needs to build and repair its tissues and to regulate its organs and systems.
          What we eat directly affects our health. A proper diet helps prevent certain illnesses and aids in recovery from others. An improper or inadequate diet increases the risk of various diseases. Eating a balanced diet is the best way to ensure that the body receives all the food substances it needs. Nutrition