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Session 110

A new report says that red and processed meat may not be as bad for the body as previously believed. Neil and Catherine teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.

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    Activity 1

Activity 1

News Review

Is red meat really bad for you?

Red and processed meat may not be as harmful to health as previously claimed, says a new report.

Language challenge

What's bangers and mash?

a) chicken and rice
b) sausage and potatoes
c) fried leftovers

Watch the video and complete the activity



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The story

Sausages and bacon are back on the menu after an international team of experts concluded there's little evidence that eating red and processed meat increases the risk of cancer. Public health bodies say the findings undermine sensible eating advice.

Key words and phrases

back on the menu
available again

• The restaurant stopped doing my favourite curry, but now it's back on the menu.
• Can you please put News Review back on the menu? I can't believe you stopped it!

raising eyebrows
causing surprise and disbelief

• The claim red meat isn't bad for you has been raising eyebrows.
• The idea of Rob giving up biscuits raised a few eyebrows.

go cold turkey
give up a bad habit immediately and completely

• It's painful, but sometimes it's best to go cold turkey.
• Neil went cold turkey when he gave up caffeine completely.

To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

News Review quiz

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Now you've watched the video, try to answer these questions about the language in the news.

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Language challenge answer

b) sausage and potatoes


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