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A British teenager has been 'blinded' by eating a diet of nothing but chips, crisps and other junk food for the last 10 years. This has led to a vitam...

:2019-09-04T11:20:03+0000

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A British teenager has been 'blinded' by eating a diet of nothing but chips, crisps and other junk food for the last 10 years. This has led to a vitamin shortage and caused irreparable damage to his eyesight.

The story
Experts are warning about the dangers of fussy eating. It's after a medical journal reported the case of a 17-year-old who suffered severe damage to his eyesight after living on a diet of chips and crisps since leaving primary school. Tests have revealed he had severe vitamin deficiencies and malnutrition.

Key words and phrases
go (blind)
become (blind)

• I went blind due to a bike accident I had when I was younger.
• When she opened the fridge, the smell made her realise that the milk had gone off.

fussy
not easily pleased regarding certain things

• I can be very fussy about who I date. That's why I'm single. I don't want just anyone.
• He used to be such a fussy eater, but now he's an adult, he'll eat anything.

deficiency
not having enough of something

• Due to excessive use, the Earth could soon have a resource deficiency.
• Due to a deficiency in available staff, the shop will be closing early today.

Language challenge

In US English, they say ‘potato chips’. In UK English, we say:
a) French fries
b) chips
c) crisps

For the answer, watch this on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-11/session-106

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