Fast Food: Reading Practice 1 (analytical exposition)

By | May 7, 2015

Fast food nowadays is considered a normal eating venture. People are not just eating out on special occasions or weekends anymore. It means that all the time they mostly eat fast foods. However, is fast food good for health?

Fast food gained popularity in the 1940’s. Within a few years, fast-food operations popped up everywhere. With the compelling rise in fast-food restaurants since the 1940’s, oddly it started the rise in obesity and cancer during that same time period.

Fast food is highly processed with a wide array of additives. To ensure fast food’s low cost, the fast food products are made with highly-processed ingredients to give it shelf-life, to hold consistency, and to enhance flavor. Fast food is altered from its original healthy form.

It is not the calories in fast food which damage health and waistline. It is the chemical additives such as aspartame and MSG (monosodium glutamate). Studies show that the chemical additives lead to weight and disease issues.

So, there is absolutely nothing nutritional about fast food. Fast food simply feeds hunger and craving.

1. What is the topic?

A. Fast food
B. Eating habit
C. Fast food addict
D. Food risks
E. Unhealthy food

2. The writer persuades readers to believe that … .
A. bad eating habit is unhealthy
B. you should eat healthy food
C. fast food is not healthy
D. eating too much is risky
E. fast food is everywhere

3. What is the question that the writer tries to answer?
A. Is fast food dangerous?
B. Is bad eating habit bad for health?
C. Is eating too much good for health?
D. Is unhealthy food dangerous?
E. Is fast food good for health?

4. What is the first argument the writer proposes to say that fast food is bad for health?
A. Fast food operations popped up everywhere
B. Fast food began to be popular in 1940s.
C. Fast food has a long history
D. Fast food causes cancer and obesity
E. Fast food restaurants are everywhere

5. What is the second argument?
A. Calories in fast food damage health
B. Chemicals in fast food increase flavor
C. Additives have made fast food unhealthy
D. Low production cost makes fast food unhealthy
E. Flavor makes fast food even more dangerous

6. The writer states that obesity is caused by … .
A. chemical additives
B. too much eating
C. fast food ingredients
D. fast food flavor
E. any chemicals

7. What does the writer say about fast food at the end of the text?
A. It does not give you energy
B. There is no nutrition in it
C. You should avoid eating it
D. Its cheap price may kill you
E. Fast food is produced at low cost

8. Aspartame is an example of … .
A. chemical
B. preservative
C. addiction
D. additive
E. fast food

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