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A.

Young people know how to eat wisely and many do


though its hard to resist temptations.
Read these teens opinions.

Porscha Hall
I usually skip breakfast and have chips, cookies, candy and
soda for lunch. I buy it from school vending machines. After
school, I often go a take away restaurant for French fries, fried
rice and egg rolls. Dinner at home tends to be much healthier
baked chicken and rice, grilled fish, salads I know my mom
would prefer that I eat healthier meals, but the fact is that I
dont have much time and junk food is often the quickest way
to satisfy my hunger when Im on the go and thats common
among busy teenagers.

Roy Patel
I am a big fresh fruit eater, which is unusual, I admit, for a 15year-old. I love citrus fruit, apples, nectarines, kiwi and mango.
I never skip breakfast. For me its the most important meal of
the day. At school I only eat soup and sometimes an apple. I
usually come home around 3 oclock and I have a vegetable
salad. I know I do this thanks to my parents mealtime
routines. When I eat out, I also try to choose healthy dishes,
but sometimes I cant resist some delicious desserts.

Rashida Ross
I enjoy chips, pizza, candy and hot sausages, but my moms rule
of eating a salad with every meal sticks. I try to do what my
mom does with vegetables and stuff. I know its good for me.
Sometimes I could skip the salad, but I take it anyway. It has
become a habit I guess. Im not a big fried-food eater and my
parents try not to buy cookies and chocolates. We always have
fresh fruits and yoghurts in the house, which helps me to keep
good eating habits.

B. Go through the text and say who these statements

Source: Profile 8, Texto Editores (adapted)

refer to by ticking [] the appropriate box(es).


Porscha
Porscha

Roy
Roy

Rashida
Rashida

1) He/She loves fruit.


2) He/She always takes breakfast.
3) His/Her school sells junk food.
4) He/She never skips salad.
5) He/she has better eating habits thanks to his/her parents.
6) He/she always has soup for lunch on weekdays.

C. Now complete these sentences according to the text.


1. Although Porschas mother __________________________________________________
_____________________________, she eats a lot of __________________________________
2. According to Porscha, ____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________ are two of the

reasons why teens eat unhealthy food.


3. Unlike most teens, Roy _________________________________________________, especially
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4. Rashida enjoys _________________________________________________________; however,


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5. Rashidas parents avoid ___________________________________________________________


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D. In your opinion, which of these three teenagers has healthier eating habits? Why?
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E. Reread Porschas opinion and find words/


expressions in the text that mean the
same as these.
1. dont take _____________________________

F. Now reread Roys opinion


and say what these words
refer to in the text.

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1. which (line 1) ____________________

3. carry-out _____________________________

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4. cooked in the oven ______________________

2. me (line 3) ______________________

5. like better ____________________________

3. it (line 3) _______________________

6. fastest _______________________________

4. this (line 6) ______________________

2. fizzy drinks

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G. Find in text three examples of American


English words and write their equivalents
in British English.
AmE ___________________

AmE ___________________

AmE ___________________

BrE ____________________

BrE ____________________

BrE ____________________

H. Now its your turn. Write a similar text about your eating habits.

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