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If you want to improve your English, you can learn English online here with this free lesson plan that has a listening based on a video clip. There is new vocabulary, comprehension and plenty of new idioms.

Robert Lustig is a specialist in pediatric hormone disorders, and childhood obesity. His lecture called 'Sugar, the bitter truth' has caused quite a controversy, as it asks the question, 'Is sugar a toxin?". Find out for yourself, and see if you agree with his findings!

How much sugar do you eat? Do you know which products you eat have added sugar? Do you know what effects this sugar is having on you? Do you know how many diseases sugar is actually responsible for? This video clip provides some surprising evidence about the culture of sugar that we live in.

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You can learn English online here if you are at upper-intermediate, advanced or proficiency level (B2, C1 and C2).

Language Focus

This lesson begins with some questions for you to think about. Is sugar bad for you? Do you eat a lot of sugar? Do you try and limit sugar in your diet?

There are then some new vocabulary words to learn, which have been taken from the video, as well as their synonyms. And then there are also some commonly used collocations. You then get to watch a very eye-opening video clip with some comprehension questions.

The lesson finishes off with some idioms with the word 'sweet'. Do you have a sweet tooth? If you are sweet on someone, do you whisper sweet nothings into their ear? I'll keep this description short and sweet and end it right here J

If you want to learn English online with some of my other reading and listening lessons, then have a look through some of my other free lessons.

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