Hello, students. Now you will have the opportunity to read, and listen to a Health and Lifestyle article in American English. You are encouraged to carefully read the article and the vocabulary words, as well as listen to the article. Finally, you are invited to share what you learned by writing a short summary of the article in the comments section below.
Directions: Read the article and study the vocabulary below.
Directions: Listen to the audio recording of the article.
Directions: Share what you’ve learned from the article by writing a short summary in the comments section below.
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Hello, Hind from Iraq.
Health and life style us life Expectancy saw biggest drop in2020 since world wall.
The average life expectancy for people in the United States fell by on year and half in 2020.
The decrease marks the largest on year drop since world war 2 public health officials said.
Experts with U.S Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) released the report on life expectancy.
The decrease was mainly caused by the Covid-19 health crisis health official said the was responsible for close 74 percents of the life expectancy decline.
The decease Amani black Americans and Hispanic .American wad great than the national average the number for both populations dropped by three years
Lesson 2.47.3 Year 2
Health and Lifestyle
” US Life Expectancy Saw Biggest Drop in 2020 since World War 11”
The term ”Life Expectancy ” refers to the number of years a person can expect to live.
Public Health officials stated that in the United State, the average life expectancy for people decreased mainly caused of the COVID-19 health crisis and it is close to 74% of the life expectancy decline. For many years, U.S. life expectancy was rising, and the estimate was almost 78 years, 10 months. After spreading COVID-19, it dropped to about 77 years, and 4 months. Black Americans have not fallen so much in one year since the the1930s, but they dropped last year to 71 years and 10 months.
Hispanic American life expectancy, 15 years ago, has a longer life expectancy than white or black Americans. A big reason is the drug abuse problem drops the life expectancy among white Americans. Mark Hayward, a professor at the University of Texas said,” fall among all population is ”basically catastrophic”. Life expectancy in 2020 fell by nearly two years for men, but only about one year for women.
The above article, Ashley Thompson adapted for VOA Learning English.