Saturday, October 30, 2010

Audio: childhood obesity in the USA

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Obesity is a growing problem in the western world, especially among children. In this audio programme from the VOA Special English site, you will hear what measures Michelle Obama has taken in the USA to combat this problem. The programme is written in simplified American English and the presenters speak slowly to help you with comprehension. American accents.  Audio time: 16 minutes. Total activity time: 20 to 45 minutes.



Task: Listen to the programme without reading the transcript and answer these questions:
  • Why does the problem exist?
  • What measures are the government taking? 
Then read the transcript and check your answers.
If you have problems understanding, listen with the transcript. Then cover the transcript, listen again and answer the questions.

Go to the activity here.

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