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READING Comprehension -Two articles: E-mails - a sign of progress or of laziness? / Text messaging :-) OR :-(?
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
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"Bullying... WHY ME?!!" Reading/ Writing Worksheet for Intermediate students
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-17
Downloads: 3984

"Television - Benefits and Side Effects": a 90-minute-lesson with the focus on Reading + Writing skills for Intermediate Students
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 3934

"Shopping - Do you like it or hate it?" ( a 90-minute class) - Reading comprehension + writing for Intermediate or Upper elementary students
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-17
Downloads: 3121

100 READING GAMES - POSTER + Timesavers + Hippo Report + Suggestions + BW + tons of LINKS - ((11_PAGES)) - A1-C2 level
Level: elementary
Age: 6-17
Downloads: 2924

"Me and My family" - Reading comprehension for Upper elementary and Lower Intermediate students
Level: elementary
Age: 10-12
Downloads: 3102


Text Box: (1)Reading 1

1- Read the text below then, answer the following questions:

Text Box: (6)A burn is damage to the skin caused by wet or dry heat, chemicals or electricity. Most burns happen at home, and are caused by scalding water, hot oil and grease, or hot foods. Are you suffering from a burn? Not sure how best to treat it? Is it serious? This comprehensive guide will ensure you treat your burns effectively.

Is it a third degree burn?

Text Box: (14)The mildest burns are known as first-degree burns. They may be red and tender with some swelling. You can treat these yourself provided they cover an area no larger than your hand. More serious injuries may result from fire, steam or chemicals. These moderate, second-degree burns are red and painful with blistering and swelling. Severe, third-degree burns don't hurt to begin with due to nerve damage; the skin is charred or black, white or red. There is no blistering but serious swelling. Severe burns require urgent hospital treatment.

First aid for burns and scalds

Act fast. Even first-degree burns require medical attention if they cover a large area (bigger than the size of your hand). Deeper burns and those caused by electricity need emergency medical attention.

Text Box: (21)Text Box: (18)As soon as you can, put the burnt skin under cold running water if possible (running water stays cold), for at least 20 minutes. If there's no water available, use any other cold , non-irritating liquid such as milk or iced tea.

Text Box: (23)Quickly and carefully remove jewelry or clothes that may constrict the area if swelling occurs.

Cover the burn loosely with a temporary dressing of plastic wrap or a plastic bag (makes sure it's quite pliable and feels comfortable). Put a wet cloth on top to provide cooling…………..the initial 20 minutes of cold-water treatment.

Text Box: (26)Take great care not to break any blisters. They are nature's protective coating and prevent bacteria getting in. If a blister bursts, clean the area and apply some antiseptic cream before covering with a loose dressing. Leave the burn alone for at least 24 hours so it can begin to heal on its own.

Choose the correct answers.

1. What is the best title for the text?
2.  In line 11, what is the closest meaning to the underlined word “severe”?
3.   In line 25, what is the correct word that goes in the blank?
4.  What is the last step you should do to treat a burn?