Sunday, February 8, 2015

Food Allergies are not by choice! English Conversation

English Conversation lesson about food allergies and the problems that people with food allergies have.

Yes, at my son's school, there was a boy who was allergic to all products related to peanuts.  In Israel, this can be serious because Bamba, the popular snack is made of peanuts.  Peanut and jelly sandwiches are not as popular though.  Many people grumble when they are told that they have to stop sending peanut snacks to the school for birthdays.  But this can be a serious problem for a child who is allergic to peanuts. if they smell peanuts they can get seriously ill.

Read this article and discuss it with your English teacher

Key Terms
 outstanding rants
unvaccinated
measles
chicken pox
mumps
meningitis
whopping cough
viral rant
medically diagnosed
immune system disease
cure
funding
 avoid the allergy
 Anaphylaxis shock
 steroid treatments.
airborne particles
vegetarian
references

Questions
According to the article, what are the effects of food allergies?
When can a person develop a food allergy?
Is there a cure for food allergies? 
How can a person cope with food allergies?
Why do some parents equate food allergies with vaccinations?
How do people with food allergies feel about their problem?
What is the government doing about this problem?
Is this a problem in your country?
Do you know of anyone with food allergies? 
Do you or a member of your family suffer from food sensitivities and allergies?
Do you think that the increase of food allergies has a correlation to the increase of fast food?
What do you think we can do to make people more aware of safe substitutes for wheat, dairy or nut products?


Lesson plan by Rachael Alice Orbach Professional English Teacher 



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