News Exercise #130

No, that isn’t a homeless man being interviewed outside the Houses Of Parliament – it’s famous TV chef Jamie Oliver, government consultant on school meals.
Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled a tax on the makers of sugary soft drinks to tackle childhood obesity.

1. What expression did Oliver use to mean “very happy”?
2. What two groups of professionals did he give as an example of his supporters?
3. Complete this quote from 1:21
“So, I think ultimately, __ __ __ __ __ __, a __ __, you know, we want to be __ – __. But when we can mark and track ill health on our children, you know, __ __ __ __ __, in __ __ __ __, remain __, __, you know, __ __ __, __, __.”
4. There are many people who disagree with this plan. If you see this video in YouTube directly (not in this site), then you can read the comments below it. Can you find the opinions that say the sugar tax is bad?

Answers:
1. What expression did Oliver use to mean “very happy”?
He said that he was “over the moon”, at 1:42.
2. What two groups of professionals did he give as an example of his supporters?
He mentioned GPs (general practitioners, family doctors) and The Royal Society Of Surgeons.
3. Complete this quote from 1:21
“So, I think ultimately, when we live in a democracy, a capitalist society, you know, we want to be pro business. But when we can mark and track ill health on our children, you know, it’s important that our kids, in the next fifty years, remain relevant, intelligent, you know, full of energy, healthy, fit.”
4. There are many people who disagree with this plan. If you see this video in YouTube directly, then you can read the comments below it. Can you find the opinions that say the sugar tax is bad?
They say that drink manufacturers will continue to sell drinks that are sweet by adding more aspartame, which many people claim increases the risk of some kinds of cancer. Here is a US website describing it. The test results seem confusingly vague.
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