Is chocolate good for sport?
(0) Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like chocolate? Chocolate (1) are made from the seeds of the tropical cacao tree. It’s sweet, tasty and generally delicious — the average Briton (2) eats almost 10 kg of the stuff every year. The first British chocolate factory (3) was set up in London in 1657. The English firm Cadbury (4) has been making chocolate since 1831.
Facts say that we (5) have been enjoying it for centuries, and serious studies (6) were done to find the reasons of our chocolate passion. Chocolate can (7) have a place in a balanced diet, but it doesn’t contain many of the nutrients needed for a healthy lifestyle. So what is it that makes us (8) love sweets and chocolate and how much should we eat?
Chocolate (9) contains fat, so it (10) is not recommended. It has the carbohydrates that you need to replace lost energy, but rather than (11) eating sweets and chocolate, you should (12) eat bread and cereals.
Chocolate (13) is recommended as a treat — perhaps once or twice a week. It’s high in fat and sugar, so you shouldn’t (14) have it every day.
2. For questions 1-10, read the text below and decide which answer (a, b, c, or d) best fits each space. There is an example at the beginning (0).
Some children don’t like PE (0) lessons at school. But I think it is important to take (1) part in PE. PE is a great way to (2) keep you fit and healthy even if you don’t like it. (3) Consequently you may not do any exercise at home, I think it is important that you (4) have PE lessons. Taking (5) regular exercise is necessary. I believe it actually (6) leads to a better lifestyle.
The government plans to make children more (7) active, because a lot of kids are dangerously (8) overweight. Besides more sports have been introduced at school to help people to learn how to win, (9) lose and be part of the team. I think girls will enjoy PE more if they have a lot of (10) activities to choose from.
3. For questions 1-9, read the text below. Use the words given in capitals to form new words that fit in the same numbered space in the text. There is an example at the beginning (0).
Politicians think teachers should give you a mark for (0) fitness in your school report.
But I think it’s difficult to measure fitness, because there are (1) different types of fitness. For example, you may be able to sprint very fast, but not be very strong, or have good (2) coordination, but not be very flexible. You could be very (3) weighty, but very strong, so be good at sports like (4) athletic throwing events (javelin, discus, hammer). Also, some sports aren’t done in schools, and people have specific fitness — take the extreme example of a sumo (5) wrestling. They may not be able to shoot a ball, but they have unbelievable (6) strength.
Marks may teach children to be more (7) competitive when it comes to sport. But some children are not as fit or active as others because of (8) disability or (9) illness. And PE should be fun.