Presentation on theme: "1 The Greek islands make a perfect place to go on holiday. a) There are literally hundreds of islands to choose from. b) Athens is the rather overcrowded."— Presentation transcript:
1 The Greek islands make a perfect place to go on holiday. a) There are literally hundreds of islands to choose from. b) Athens is the rather overcrowded and polluted capital of Greece. c) Many of the Greek islands are still very unspoiled and quiet, retaining traces of a more peaceful pace of life. d) For those wanting more excitement, there are islands with plenty of bars and restaurants. e) Getting to the islands could not be easier; there are regular ferry connections to all the main islands from Athens and Raffina. f) Some people can feel rather unwell when travelling by boat.
2 Binge drinking is the new scourge of British society. a) Many town centers have become places to avoid on weekend evenings as hundreds of drunk and often violent people spill out onto the streets. b) More than 70 percent of casualty admissions on Friday and Saturday evenings are drink related. c) Casualty departments across the country have had their funding cut in the last few years. d) European Commission statistics show that the UK is the most drink-sodden society in Europe with more people admitting to 'binge drinking' than any other EU country. e) Hungary was the least drunken society in the Europe wide survey. f) Hungary generally has a more gentle and sophisticated society than the UK.
3 Indian food is becoming more and more popular in the UK. a) A recent poll indicated that chicken tikka masala is the nation's favorite dish. b) Chickens are usually reared on battery farms in conditions of very poor light and with restricted movement. c) Indian cookbooks have been selling in greater and greater numbers as more people want to experiment with this style of food. d) Due to consumer pressure, free-range chickens are becoming more and more popular. e) One reason for the increasing popularity of Indian food is the increased availability of the spices needed to give the food its distinctive flavor. f) There has also been an explosion in the number of Indian restaurants offering this exotic cuisine at reasonable prices.
4 It is vitally important to keep your teeth clean and healthy if you want to keep them into your old age. a) Dentists are paid very well for what they do. b) Regular brushing after meals is recommended. c) Most dentists now encourage us to floss between our teeth before going to sleep. d) False teeth can be a real problem to keep clean. e) The most common cause of decay in children's teeth is a high consumption of fizzy drinks with a high sugar content. f) Schools are spending more time on educational lessons about good oral hygiene.
5 Newspaper crosswords are becoming increasingly popular. a) There is good evidence that doing crosswords helps you to avoid mental degeneration in later life. b) Newspaper sales have been in decline for several years. c) Many editors blame the increase in television news for the decline in sales. d) Tests with retirees who regularly complete crosswords have shown higher levels of the chemicals associated with mental alertness. e) The participants in the survey reported feeling more alert and interested in life than a control group who did not do crosswords. f) All the participants agreed that The Sun is an awful paper.