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IELTS Listening Exercise 15 – Obesity in UK

Difficulty level: Semi Hard

Listen to the news report about obesity in the UK, then fill the gaps in the text. Share and compare your answers in the “comments” area.

Obesity in UK

  1. Today’s survey shows that ______ ______ ______ in the East Midlands is overweight. The research found that the region ______ ______ ______ average Body Mass Index score in the country, bordering on obese.
  2. As a region, it means we’ve got a much ______ ______ ______ ______ type 2 diabetes; a much ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ and some forms of cancer. And of course, that all ______ ______ ______ ______ the National Health Service.
  3. Overall, the survey showed that 13 million adults in the UK are either overweight or obese. ______ ______ ______ the NHS an estimated 4.2 billion pounds a year.

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