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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Full text:

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The study (which has not yet been peer-reviewed) found that after falling nearly 1.9 years in 2020, life expectancy in the US decreased another 0.4 years in 2021 as Covid-19 continued to spread.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.

Learn English with the News – Fossil Fuel Firms Sue Governments Claiming Climate Policies Hurt Profits

Oil companies blame individuals for climate change. Individuals blame the oil companies. But, we’re all in this together and finding a solution means working together without passing the blame around. Are companies ready to do something, or is just more talk?

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:

Adapted from this article.

Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

Fossil Fuel Firms Sue Governments Claiming Climate Policies Hurt Profits || Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Fossil Fuel Firms Sue Governments Claiming Climate Policies Hurt Profits || Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Fossil Fuel Firms Sue Governments Claiming Climate Policies Hurt Profits || True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.

 

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Full Text:

“Fossil fuel companies are suing governments across the world. They claim that action against climate change is threatening their profits.

How can they do this? The companies are exploiting a legal process that allows them to sue governments under international laws which control trade agreements and treaties. Because the treaties are international, the courts that govern the laws are also international. This means that a country, like Italy, can be fined for fighting against climate change by advocating alternative energy.

One company, Rockhopper, is suing the Italian government for $325m. Italy’s ban on offshore oil drilling close to the coastline, the company says, is hurting their profits.

These companies, which are major contributors to the climate crisis, are not trying to fix the problem. Instead they are looking for more money directly from governments.

The countries involved are convinced that an international tribunal will form an objective opinion.”

Make, Take, Do – Listening + English Grammar Exercises

Put your English listening skills to the test with this exercise.

The following video is from Family Ties, an American sit-com that will make you laugh a lot as well as help you practice your English.
Do you have trouble using the verbs make, take and do correctly? We’re coming to the rescue!
Watch the video and try the following exercises to practice and improve your skills.

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Make, take, do | Listening I

Fill in the blanks with either do, make, or take

Make, take, do | Fill in the Blank

Fill in the blank using the given words.

Make, take, do

Complete the sentences with the correct verb.

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