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Paragraph Completion 6 - Health


Short ESL paragraphs on general human health with missing parts. Complete the paragraphs with the correct sentences.

1. Stress

If you are under stress, your eating habits are making the problem worse. ----. First, cut down on coffee, tea and cola drinks. They all contain caffeine, which makes you feel better for a few minutes, but which also destroys the vitamins in our bodies. Try not to eat sweets, biscuits and cakes as well.


A) In the long term, alcohol causes depression
B) The effects of stress can be lessened by following some simple advice
        related to your diet
C) They consume sweets, biscuits and cakes frequently
D) Remember to eat a good breakfast to start the day well
E) If you eat too quickly, you can have problems with your stomach in the
        long term


2. Snoring

Snoring cures usually involve clearing the blockage in the breathing passage. This is the reason snorers are advised to lose weight. ----o They are also advised to stop smoking (smoking weakens and clogs the throat), and to sleep on their side (to prevent the tongue from blocking the throat). But for many snorers those pieces of advice are not enough.

A) This stops fat from pressing on the throat
B) Surgery is the only option to cure snoring
C) Snoring is usually an involuntary act, but may also be produced
        voluntarily
D) Most of the time snoring is not a health risk to the snorer
E) Snoring is known to ruin the lives of many people


3. Influenza

Influenza develops after the virus enters a person's nose or mouth. It causes muscle pain, sudden high body temperature, breathing problems and weakness. ----. But it can be very dangerous. It is especially dangerous to the very young, the very old and those with weakened defences against disease.

A) The virus stopped spreading completely after the treatment
B) Generally, most people feel better after a week or two
C) Then, they changed the temperature and humidity levels
D) But they did not really know why until recently
E) They say it is because the virus remains in the air longer


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