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  • Is Sugar Addictive? English Listening Exercise with TED

    I’ve been wondering about sugar lately, mainly because of my 3 year old. The more sugar she eats, the crazier she gets, and she’s never happy with the amount she gets. No matter how many cookies she eats, she’ll always want another.

    So the TED video below got my attention. It explains how sugar works in an interesting way, and provides a great English listening exercise with some interesting <a href=”https://www.skypeenglishclasses.com/verb/”>English phrasal verbs</a>. Watch the video below, then see if you can answer the questions in comments – we’ll respond to your answers.

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    Answer the listening questions below in comments, and we’ll correct them for you.

    1. ____ warm ___ cookies.

    2. What do the verb and adjective in the above sentence mean?

    3. These receptors ____ a signal __ to the brain stem, and from there, it ____ ___ into many area of the forebrain.

    4. What do the phrasal verbs in the above sentence mean?

    5. What question does our brain’s reward system answer?

    6. But over activating this reward system ____ _____ a series of unfortunate events.

    7. What does the phrasal verb above mean?

    8. Why is it “hard to get kids to eat their veggies?”

    9. How is sugar different from other foods?