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Not Making Your Bed Might Be Healthier READING - MULTIPLE CHOICE Scientists in England believe that (1) ____ tidying your bed after you wake up may be healthier for you. Their research suggests that the dust mites that live in our mattressesdo not like messy and (2) ____ beds. This could be good news for people with asthma. The research team, from Kingston University, said the tiny bugs could only survive in sheets and mattressesthat were (3) ____ damp – they live off the moisture and sweat from our bodies. If a bed is unmade, air circulates between the sheets and (4) ____ them out. Dry sheets means the creatures will die from dehydration – a lack (5) ____ water. The researchers said that the average bed contained around 1.5 million mites. They are less than a millimeter long and they feed (6) ____ the flakes of skin that fall from your body. Lead researcher Dr Stephen Pretlove said his research could cut the amount of money spent on (7) ____ illnessesthat are caused by mites. We breathe in the waste produced by bed bugs or get (8) ____ by them. Thesecan lead to asthma and other health problems. The British health service currently spends over $1 billion a year treating illnessescaused (9) ____ mites. Dr Pretlove believes his research could change the way our housesare designed. “Our findings could help building designers (10) ____ healthy homes and healthcare workers point out environments most (11) ____ risk from mites, he said. Allergy expert Professor Andrew Wardlaw agreed, saying: “It would be good if ways were found to modify the home so that mite [(1) ____] were reduced. Put the correct words from the table below in the above article. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

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(b) (b) (b) (b) (b) (b) (b) (b) (b) (b) (b) (b)

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(c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c)

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(d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d)

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c. T





f. F


a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j.

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SYNONYM MATCH: 1. 2 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

suggests messy bugs slightly circulates cut lead to currently findings modify

PHRASE MATCH: 1. 2 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j.

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10 - d

11 - c

12 - a

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