Healthy Food.

Reading comprehension.

1. Read the following text (and the words below it):

There are many fast food restaurants in my town. Lots of people eat fast food, but I think it isn't healthy. They eat this food because it's tasty, but everybody can have a tasty meal at home.

The only problem is that buying fresh products and cooking them takes time. And people prefer to spend time doing other activities, such as watching films, meeting friends, walking in the parks etc.

I also like to do these activities, but I am very careful with my diet. Fresh fruit and vegetables will always give me energy for the day. I like milk, eggs, roast chicken and mashed potatoes. Fried potatoes are nice but and unhealthy like all fried food. My favourite meal is fish. And for desert I'm afraid I eat too many sweet things: chocolate, candies, cakes, you know...

2. Now answer the questions:

  1. What does the writer think about fast food?
  2. Why do people eat fast food?
  3. What other activities do people like to do instead of cooking?
  4. What food will always give energy to the writer?
  5. Which food is unhealthy?

3. Finish the next sentences with ideas from the text:

  1. Fast food is not considered......................................
  2. People eat fast food because...............................
  3. The writer thinks that with a little effort, everybody can have a.............
  4. The writer pays a lot of attention to...........
  5. He likes to eat healthy food, but he is afraid that he eats.....................