EOIDNA / Nivel Intermedio / Reading P2
Part 2 You are going to read a letter published in the newspaper. In it Janet tells usabout a problem she has. For questions 1-5
match each paragraph to thesentence (B–H) that best summarizes it, as in the example (
). There are twoextra sentences you do not need to use.Lifeclass: I want to stop my sister comfort eatingWhen a loved one starts putting on weight, it can be extremely difficult to broachthe subject - even though their health could be at risk, writes Lesley Garner Dear Lesley,
When to give helpful advice and when to mind one's own business? I have a sister who is seven years younger than me and married with her own family. We are not close, partly because of the age gap and partly because we don't live near each other.However, we have always got on well and keep in regular touch.
I have watched with increasing anxiety as she has grown fatter and fatter over theyears. She is now grossly overweight, moves with difficulty and is constantly run- downand unwell.
Yet she seems oblivious to the fact that she isoverweight. I don't think she knows any of thehealth risks she is running because she doesn'tread the books, articles and magazines that tell youthese things.[…]
We are not a fat family, but our father was adifficult, rather bullying man, and my sister began toeat in secret when she was still living at home.
My mother worries about her all the time but sheand I have both been reluctant to risk our relationship by saying anything. This is probably cowardly of us but I need to find theright words to express these thoughts and also offer some practical suggestions.
One idea would be to find the right kind of self-help book, though I know my sister will say she is too busy to go to the gym or to cook different food, and she couldn'tafford a personal trainer.Should I try to talk to her? And if so, what should I say?
Taken from© www. telegraph.co.uk 23/10/2007