Fast food: Bad for your brain?: BBC News Review 2022

January 22, 2023



The story :
Ultra-processed food affects people’s mental abilities.
That’s according to a new study in Australia which found older people were affected negatively by things like fast food and fizzy drinks.
Meanwhile, research in the UK found almost 75% of calories in school lunches come from ultra-processed food.
Health experts have called for there to be a limit on this type of food for schoolchildren.

Key words and phrases:

ultra-
– extremely
• She’s ultra-serious about becoming a famous singer.
• He’s ultra-sensitive. Any criticism will make him cry.

cap
– limit
• They put a cap on the number of people who can apply.
• There’s a cap on spending this year.

escape the cycle
– get away from a situation which keeps getting worse
• They escaped the cycle of poverty through education.
• It’s hard to escape the cycle of drug addiction.

Chapters:
0:00 – Introduction
0:23 – Story
1:17 – Headline 1: New Telegraph – Study Ties Ultraprocessed Foods To Poor Cognitive Function
3:20 – Headline 2: The Times – Junk food cap demanded for school lunches
4:40 – Headline 3: The House – Escaping the Junk Food cycle: is it possible?
6:15 – Language summary

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  2. BBC: bad for your brain! Always check independent sources!

  3. Indian Government should ban BBC completely from India

  4. Reply
    TECCareerTalks with Khaza January 22, 2023 at 8:20 am

    Are fast food and junk food the same? Please share some knowledge.

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  6. Hello
    Thanks for your ultra efforts ..
    Did I use it correctly ??

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    Keep moving on ❤

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  11. Key words and phrases:

    ultra-

    – extremely

    • She’s ultra-serious about becoming a famous singer.

    • He’s ultra-sensitive. Any criticism will make him cry.

    cap

    – limit

    • They put a cap on the number of people who can apply.

    • There’s a cap on spending this year.

    escape the cycle

    – get away from a situation which keeps getting worse

    • They escaped the cycle of poverty through education.

    • It’s hard to escape the cycle of drug addiction.

  12. Great video !!!

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  14. Hey i'm sufi khan from india. ,🇮🇳

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  17. It's english class or regarding junk food?

  18. For preservation of food for long time generally we mixed different types of poisonous chemicals. This types of foods are really dangerous for our health. This presentation is very apt tody.Thanks the BBC.

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  26. Reply
    Mạnh Tuấn Nguyễn January 22, 2023 at 8:20 am

    thanks for that. It is utra -grateful

  27. Absolutely useful…! Words in context..

  28. Thank God I never touch them and only eat plant-based

  29. This channel is ultra-useful for me to expand my vocabularies. I think I can escape the cycle of procrastination to learn English thanks to you!

  30. Reply
    Hà Trần Thị Minh January 22, 2023 at 8:20 am

    I like this video very much and be impressed by the teachers's expression with combination of body language. Thank you my teacher .Love!

  31. escape the cycle:)))

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  37. 26/10/22

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