by Cynthia Donson
Video: What does it mean to be allergic?
1. Before you watch the video, read the sentences and choose the best answer.
1) A person who protects famous or important people is a “”.
2) A large group of people who protect a nation is an “”.
3) Another word for “adversary” is “”.
4) The most common viral infection is called a “”.
5) Another word for “menace” is “”.
6) One of the green vegetables most unpopular with children is .
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Watch the video:

What does it mean to be allergic?
2. Read the questions and choose the correct answer.
1) What is your special bodyguard?
2) What does this “bodyguard” protect you against?
3) Which of the following is generally dangerous?
4) Why do you become allergic to something?
5) How does your body react to things it doesn’t like any more?
6) What are the symptoms of an allergy?
7) What do we call the things we are allergic to?
8) What example do they give on the video of something that is very dangerous for some people?
9) What can help your immune system to get used to food you are allergic to?
10) In your opinion, why do they mention spinach on the video?
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3. Complete the sentences using words from the list below. Click on the word from the box and then click again in the right blank space. The video and the above activities will help you.

1) Flowers produce , which some people are allergic to.

2) Did you know that grow under the ground?

3) Many politicians have a to protect them.

4) Some animals are in of extinction.

5) Popeye was famous for eating .

6) A runny nose can be a symptom of a .

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1) Work in groups of three. Ask each other questions and find out if the others or members of their family are allergic to anything. Make a note of what they are allergic to and what they do to remedy their allergy.

2) Present your findings to the class.