What is a calorie?


Listening — Intermediate Level
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Watch the video and answer the questions

  1. A healthy balance occurs when we put in as much   as we lose.

  2. Everything we consume has a calorie   .

  3. An average pizza slice contains   calories.

  4. Our energy is released during   .

  5. Around   of the energy supports the basic functions of our organs and tissues.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What kinds of food do you eat daily? processed? organic?

  2. Why should we maintain a balance between what we eat and how to burn the calories?

  3. What do you do to stay active?


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      • a unit of heat used to indicate the amount of energy that foods will produce in the human body
      • (consumed) use up; spend
      • the process by which food is changed to a simpler form after it is eaten
      • ability to be active : the physical or mental strength that allows you to do things
      • a chemical substance in animals and plants that helps to cause natural processes
      • the smallest amount of a particular substance
      • (stored) to place information in a person's or a computer's memory


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