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CO - CERTIFICATION TEST 2009

COMUNITAT VALENCIANA

TASK 1 (6 x 2 = 12 marks)

You will hear an interview with Tam Fry, honorary chairman of the British National Obesity Forum. For each questions 1 to 6 choose the best option (A, B or C). Write your answers in the chart below. You now have time to read the questions.

Example:

0. According to Tam Fry, a child is considered overweight when

A. he is quite fat.

B. he poses a threat to himself.

C. his lifestyle is unsuitable.

1. According to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence, radical surgery is appropriate

A. for children with insomnia.

B. only for children who won’t grow anymore.

C. for children who have problems to breathe.

2. For Tam Fry, reducing the size of the stomach through surgery

A. is less distressing nowadays.

B. is worse than remaining obese.

C. takes a long time to have effect.

3. After surgery, a child

A. can’t have the lifestyle of a non-obese child.

B. can eat whatever he wants.

C. will always have to watch what he/she eats.

4. For doctors the difficulty lies in the fact that

A. children have to be taken away from their homes.

B. there is no rapid solution.

C. most obese children suffer from diabetes.

5. The idea of removing severely obese children from their homes

A. is supported by official associations.

B. is unthinkable in Britain.

C. is only supported by the National Obesity Forum.

6. For Tam Fry, allowing children to be severely obese is _____ not giving them enough to eat.

A. not as bad as

B. worse than

C. just as bad as

SOURCE: BBC RADIO 4

Write your answers here:

 

 

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2

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