2.49.3: Year 2 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

Hello, students. Now you will have the opportunity to read, listen, and take a quiz about 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 and take the quiz.  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: Take the quiz about the article.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/drug-use-deaths-increase-sharply-among-black-americans/5958303/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

Directions: Share what you’ve learned from the article by writing a short summary in the comments section below.

2 thoughts on “2.49.3: Year 2 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Hello, , hind from Iraq.
    Drug use deaths increase sharply among black Americans , in the United States , deals related to the use of the pain -killing drugs.
    Opioids have long been described as a problem for poor white people in small towns and rural communities . In the past several years , however opioid deaths have increased greatly across the country . And the Covid-19 pandemic has worsened opioid deaths in some at risk communities of black Americans.

  2. Lesson 2.49.3 Year 2
    Health and Lifestyle
    ” Drugs Use Deaths Increase Sharply Among Black Americans.”
    In past several years, In the United States, deaths related to use of the pain killing opioid has long been described as a problem for poor people in the small town and rural communities. Opioids are class of drugs used to reduce moderate to severe pain. Opioid can be made from the opium poppy plant or in the laboratory.
    According to a report of Association Press, in the city of St. Luiis Missouri deaths among black people increased at three times in the rate of white people last year during the Pandemic. Criag Eliazer, brother of Michail Branch, was a very bright student, but struggled to pay attention, but struggled all his life with anxiety, fear and nervousness, but never treated for it.So at a very young age, he started taking drugs and depend on them to calm himself. After his death, his sister Branch said,” Society failed him and I had a sense that he would finally been set free.
    .Fentanyl- a dangerous man-made opioid is a strong opioid painkiller. it is used to treat severe pain, for example during or after an operation or a serious injury or pain from cancer. it is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.
    Narcan is a medicine that can bring people back from a drug overdose before it is too late.

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