Short English story about harmful effects of smoking

Put the words in the appropriate gap

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1 ready 2 ago 3 outside 4 from 5 quit 6 for

Pam is a 42 year-old mother of two teenage children.She has smoked almost two packs of cigarettes a day for over 25 years. Her kids have asked her to many times. Two years ago she started smoking . She knew second-hand smoke was not good her children. She also knew smoking was not good for her own health, but she was not to quit.

Two months Pam’s daughter came home from school with a brochure the American Cancer Society. This information changed Pam’s outlook on smoking. Pam discovered that she was not doomed to a life of smoking-related illnesses. Her body could recover. The sooner she stopped smoking, the sooner her body could rid itself of the harmful effects of tobacco.

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1 smell 2 normal 3 better 4 heart 5 months 6 stop 7 increases

The following information convinced Pam to smoking. The changes that take place in the body when a person stops smoking are:

•Within 20 minutes your blood pressure drops to . Your pulse rate also drops to a normal rate. The body temperature of your hands and feet increases to normal.

•Within 8 hours the oxygen level in your blood to normal.

•Within 24 hours your chance of a attack decreases.

•Within 48 hours your nerve endings start regrowing. Your ability to and taste is enhanced.

•Within 72 hours your breathing is easier. Your lungs are functioning .

•Within 1 to 9 coughing and shortness of breath decreases. Your lungs are healthier and cleaner.

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1 fresher 2 in control of 3 benefits 4 be able to

Within 10 years your chances of dying from lung cancer drops to 12 in 100,000 –almost the rate of nonsmokers. Your risk of all other cancers also decreases. Pam has experienced other -- from quitting smoking. She now has breath and her teeth look whiter. She feels more her life. She does not have to worry where or when she’ll have a cigarette.





your general attitude to life and the world

He’s got a good outlook on life.



to make someone or something certain to fail, die, be destroyed etc

Many species are doomed to extinction.

The plan was doomed from the start.



feeling certain that something is true

Molly agreed, but she did not sound very convinced.

be convinced (that)

I was convinced that we were doing the right thing.




to fall to a lower level or amount, especially a much lower level or amount

drop suddenly/sharply/dramatically.

The number of deaths on the roads has dropped sharply.



the regular beat that can be felt, for example at your wrist, as your heart pumps blood around your body → heartbeat

His breathing was shallow and his pulse was weak.



improved or better

enhanced access to information.



1 to work in the correct or intended way SYN operate

function normally/correctly/properly etc.

Flights in and out of Taipei are functioning normally again.

Her legs have now ceased to function.



if you are short of something, you do not have enough of it

be short (of something)

Can you lend me a couple of dollars? I’m a little short.

be short of money/cash/funds.

Our libraries are short of funds.



the air that you send out of your lungs when you breathe

Leo could smell the wine on her breath.

Let your breath out slowly.



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