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In this radio conversation between Dave, a radio programme presenter, Anna, a listener, and Mick, a doctor, you are going to hear some new words. Read and listen to them. Make sure you know what they mean.
Give up = dejar (de fumar, por ejemplo)
Left out = marginado
Grown-up = maduro
Ban = prohibir
Advertising = publicidad
Decrease = disminuir
Here is the beginning of the interview.
Dave: You’re listening to Style UK and this is Dave Moody. And now we move on to the topic: “Smoking and young people”. I have with me Mick, the studio doctor, and on the line is Anna, one of our listeners, who’s recently managed to give up the habit. Mick, Anna welcome to the programme.
Now, read the questions carefully. After that, you are ready to listen
a. Giving up smoking is difficult because there is no nicotine in cigarettes.
b. Giving up smoking is not so difficult because of the nicotine.
c. Giving up smoking is hard because of the presence of nicotine.
a. Anna started smoking because she was left outside her friend’s house.
b. Anna started smoking because her friends invited her to smoke.
c. Anna started smoking because she didn’t want to feel left out by her friends.
a. Anna smoked because she didn’t feel shy.
b. Anna smoked because it made her feel more grown – up and confident.
c. Anna smoked two packets a day before she even knew it.
a. Tobacco companies have made cigarettes the symbol of maturity.
b. Tobacco companies have made cigarettes the symbol of shyness.
c. Tobacco companies know that smoking means uncomfortable feelings.
a. Governments say that smoking is something we have to learn to live with.
b. Mick says that governments should ban cigarette advertising.
c. Mick says that governments should allow cigarette advertising only in some sports.
a. If you have smoked for a long time the risks of being ill will decrease.
b. If you give up smoking the risks of being ill will never decrease.
c. If you give up smoking the risks of being ill begin to decrease.
a. If you give up smoking the risk of lung cancer disappears after five years.
b. If you give up smoking the risk of lung cancer is only half after five years.
c. If you give up smoking the risk of lung cancer is only half after fifteen years.
a. Anna gave up smoking very slowly, little by little.
b. Anna told her family she was going to give up smoking.
c. Anna made up her mind and began to smoke again.
a. Dave didn’t give up smoking because it is unpleasant for the first couple of weeks
b. Dave didn’t give up smoking because of the problem of addiction to nicotine.
c. Dave didn’t give up smoking because he saves his money
a. People find that when they give up smoking they eat more.
b. People find that if they don’t give up smoking they eat more and more.
c. People find that if they don’t smoke they worry too much.
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Writing: Can anybody tell us why smoking isn’t stupid?
Write as short paragraph about smoking: your attitude towards tobacco, your habits, your ideas, etc.