US Life Expectancy Continues to Drop – Learn English with the News

Life expectancy varies around the world, but the US is unique among western countries due to its having the lowest life expectancy among them. It was already low before the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has since dropped even more.

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The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored.

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

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US Life Expectancy Continues to Drop | Definition Match

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US Life Expectancy Continues to Drop | Fill in the Blank

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US Life Expectancy Continues to Drop | True or False

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And that’s it for today’s English lesson, where you can improve your English with the news and current events. Do you have any comments or special requests for us for the next edition of Learn English with the News? Be sure to leave any feedback you have in the comments section below, as we would love to help you on your quest to learn the English language!

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Life expectancy in the United States dropped again in 2021, furthering a dramatic decline from 2020 that was the largest since World War II, according to a new report.
The study (which has not yet been peer-reviewed) found that after falling nearly 1.9 years in 2020, life expectancy in the US decreased another 0.4 years in 2021 as Covid-19 continued to spread.
In the decade before the pandemic, life expectancy in the US changed by an average of less than 0.1 years annually, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Changes to life expectancy amid the Covid-19 pandemic widened an existing gap between the US and other high-income countries, the new report shows. Among a set of 19 peer countries, life expectancy dropped only a third as much as in the US in 2020 (down 0.6 years, on average) and rebounded in 2021, with an average increase of about 0.3 years.
Life expectancy in the US fell from 78.9 years in 2019 to 76.6 years in 2021 — now more than five years less than the average among peer nations.
In the US, there was a disproportionate decrease in life expectancy for Black and Hispanic people in 2020. But in 2021, White people had the largest losses, with life expectancy holding steady for Hispanic people and rising slightly for Black people.

“The Very Lonely Firefly” by Eric Carle | Learn English with your Kids!

Two of the most highly requested areas in English language learning are English for preschoolers (ages 3 – 5) and Business English. Although these areas can seem like polar opposites, they don’t have to be! It often occurs that adults spending all of their time concentrating on Business English miss out on the foundational words and phrases that play an integral part in speaking the language – words which appear frequently in the English directed towards very young learners.

So, in order to help you improve your foundations of English, here are some activities you can do with your children to not only help you to improve your English basics, but also help you to begin introducing English to your young learner.

The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle



Read the book or listen to the video, then complete the quizzes with your preschooler!

The Very Lonely Firefly | Fill in the Blank

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The Very Lonely Firefly | Quiz 2

Choose the verbs related to light

The Very Lonely Firefly | Definition Match

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Did you enjoy learning a little English today? If you can make a habit of practicing at least a little bit every day, your overall level will improve significantly.  Here are a selection of other resources you can use to continue your English journey: : Also, check us out on Instagram or come to our English school in Milan to say hello!

Campus Estivo per Bambini a Milano

L’estate per i bambini è il momento del divertimento, del tempo trascorso all’aperto e dello sport.

Quanto sarebbe bello fare tutto questo nel centro di Milano… ma in inglese!

Scrambled Eggs offre un’esperienza di campo estivo di alto livello con sede nella sua scuola nel quartiere Navigli di Milano. Ogni attività, dall’inizio alla fine, si svolge in inglese, dagli sport che facciamo con gli istruttori, al pranzo con insegnanti madrelingua inglese, fino alle divertenti e interattive lezioni di inglese tenute nella nostra scuola.

Il campus si terrà dal lunedì al venerdì e avrà un itinerario diverso, offrendo una vasta selezione di attività che includono sportartegiochi e corsi accademici.

Ci sarà qualcosa per tutti!

I nostri qualificati insegnanti di madrelingua inglese saranno al fianco di tuo figlio mentre sperimenta queste nuove avventure e si diverte durante l’estate.


attività bambini

Alcune attività:

– Lezioni di inglese con insegnanti qualificati di madrelingua inglese

– Lezioni di tennis con istruttori qualificati

– Aiuto per coloro che hanno compiti durante l’estate

– Lezioni di nuoto e relax in piscina

– Lezioni d’arte che includono pittura e ceramica

– Un’estate all’insegna del sole, delle energie positive e di tanti sorrisi!

Ogni gruppo sarà seguito dal proprio insegnante madrelingua inglese. Durante le attività sportive e artistiche, invece, i campeggiatori avranno la possibilità di interagire con altri di tutte le età, lavorando in squadra e aiutandosi a vicenda, grandi e piccoli!

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