练习 | 2022年世界卫生日:我们的星球与我们的健康

练习 | 2022年世界卫生日:我们的星球与我们的健康

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World Health Day 2022: Our Planet and Our Health

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2022年世界卫生日:我们的星球与我们的健康
World Health Day 2022: Our Planet and Our Health
刘立军 供稿

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Our Planet, Our Health

Our planet and our health are interrelated. For our health and wellbeing, we need:

Access to clean water;
Clean air;
Nutritious food;
An environment that facilitates our mental and physical wellbeing wherever we live; and
Quality health services for everyone, everywhere and at all times.

And we expect this on our planet to which we have not paid enough attention.

Our actions are depleting and polluting our natural resources, creating a crisis that threatens our health and very existence.

The Impact of Climate Change

Floods, forest fires, droughts, intense rainfall, rise in temperature are causing huge sufferings, displacing and killing people, impacting their health and livelihood.

Outbreaks of Infectious Diseases

Trauma, injuries, heat strokes, malnutrition and undernutrition resulting from food shortages due to crop failures are also related to climate change.

Today, climate change has emerged as the single biggest threat. Our ever-expanding unplanned cities and habitation areas, changing food habits, unhealthy lifestyles are contributing to the growing numbers of people affected by life-threatening and debilitating diseases such as diabetes, heart ailments, respiratory illness, obesity and road traffic injuries, to name a few.

Every year, 13 million lives are lost globally due to avoidable environmental causes. 
Air pollution alone causes 2.4 million deaths in our region every year. 
9.2 million people die from non-communicable diseases in the region every year. 
1.6 million people die from tobacco use in the region every year. 
Additionally, tobacco farming and tobacco packaging add to environment and health hazards.

These unfortunate deaths and sufferings also speak of the pressure and the state of our health systems.

The ongoing pandemic has exposed this inequitable and unsustainable systems in which we exist. The pandemic has also provided an opportunity to build back better and greener. 

We must act now for our planet, our health: 

Protect and preserve nature;
Promote afforestation;
Improve air quality;
Stop polluting agricultural practices;
Promote sustainable farming;
Protect drinking water supplies;
Build climate-resilient and environmentally-sustainable healthcare facilities;
Ensure water and sanitation are integral to primary healthcare services which are accessible to all;
Promote climate-resilient water sanitation and hygiene;
Promote environmentally-sustainable practices;
Ensure quick and healthy energy transition;
Rigorously enforce air quality standards;
Increase investment in public transport infrastructure;
Promote healthy and sustainable food systems;
Build healthy, livable cities with green and healthy spaces that promote physical activity;
Promote cleaner fuel for cooking.

On World Health Day, WHO is calling on one and all to act together to protect our health and our planet for a healthier tomorrow.

VOCABULARY

1.deplete v. to reduce sth. by a large amount so that there is not enough left 大量减少;耗尽;使枯竭。例如:Food supplies were severely depleted. 食物供应已严重不足。
2.ailment n. an illness that is not very serious 轻病;小恙。例如: childhood/common/minor ailments 儿童期 / 常见 / 轻微小病
3. respiratory adj. connected with breathing 呼吸的。例如:the respiratory system 呼吸系统
4.afforestation n. (technical 术语) the process of planting areas of land with trees in order to form a forest 植树造林

QUESTIONS

Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.

Our Planet, Our Health

Our planet and our health are (Q1) _________________. For our health and wellbeing, we need:

Access to clean water;
Clean air;
Nutritious food;
An environment that facilitates our mental and physical wellbeing wherever we live; and
Quality health services for everyone, everywhere and at all times.

And we expect this on our planet to which we have not paid enough attention.

Our actions are (Q2) __________________ our natural resources, creating a crisis that threatens our health and very existence.

The Impact of Climate Change

Floods, forest fires, droughts, intense rainfall, rise in temperature are causing huge sufferings, displacing and killing people, impacting their (Q3) __________________.

Outbreaks of Infectious Diseases

Trauma, injuries, heat strokes, malnutrition and undernutrition resulting from food shortages due to crop failures are also related to (Q4) ______________.

Today, climate change has emerged as the single biggest threat. Our ever-expanding unplanned cities and habitation areas, changing food habits, unhealthy lifestyles are contributing to the growing numbers of people affected by life-threatening and debilitating diseases such as diabetes, heart ailments, respiratory illness, obesity and (Q5) __________________, to name a few.

Every year, 13 million lives are lost globally due to avoidable environmental causes. 
Air pollution alone causes 2.4 million deaths in our region every year. 
9.2 million people die from non-communicable diseases in the region every year. 
1.6 million people die from tobacco use in the region every year. 
Additionally, tobacco farming and tobacco packaging add to (Q6) ___________________ hazards.

These unfortunate deaths and sufferings also speak of the pressure and the state of our health systems.

The ongoing (Q7) ____________ has exposed this inequitable and unsustainable systems in which we exist. The pandemic has also provided an opportunity to build back better and greener. 

We must act now for our planet, our health: 

Protect and preserve nature;
Promote (Q8) ___________________;
Improve air quality;
Stop polluting agricultural practices;
Promote sustainable farming;
Protect drinking water supplies;
Build climate-resilient and environmentally-sustainable healthcare facilities;
Ensure water and sanitation are integral to primary healthcare services which are accessible to all;
Promote climate-resilient water sanitation and hygiene;
Promote environmentally-sustainable practices;
Ensure quick and healthy energy transition;
Rigorously enforce air quality standards;
Increase investment in public transport infrastructure;
Promote (Q9) ____________________ food systems;
Build healthy, livable cities with green and healthy spaces that promote physical activity;
Promote cleaner fuel for cooking.

On World Health Day, WHO is calling on one and all to act together to protect (Q10) ____________ for a healthier tomorrow.

KEY 

Read the passage. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks with the information (words, phrases or sentences) you hear.

Our Planet, Our Health

Our planet and our health are (Q1) interrelated. For our health and wellbeing, we need:

Access to clean water;
Clean air;
Nutritious food;
An environment that facilitates our mental and physical wellbeing wherever we live; and
Quality health services for everyone, everywhere and at all times.

And we expect this on our planet to which we have not paid enough attention.

Our actions are (Q2) depleting and polluting our natural resources, creating a crisis that threatens our health and very existence.

The Impact of Climate Change

Floods, forest fires, droughts, intense rainfall, rise in temperature are causing huge sufferings, displacing and killing people, impacting their (Q3) health and livelihood.

Outbreaks of Infectious Diseases

Trauma, injuries, heat strokes, malnutrition and undernutrition resulting from food shortages due to crop failures are also related to (Q4) climate change.

Today, climate change has emerged as the single biggest threat. Our ever-expanding unplanned cities and habitation areas, changing food habits, unhealthy lifestyles are contributing to the growing numbers of people affected by life-threatening and debilitating diseases such as diabetes, heart ailments, respiratory illness, obesity and (Q5) road traffic injuries, to name a few.

Every year, 13 million lives are lost globally due to avoidable environmental causes. 
Air pollution alone causes 2.4 million deaths in our region every year. 
9.2 million people die from non-communicable diseases in the region every year. 
1.6 million people die from tobacco use in the region every year. 
Additionally, tobacco farming and tobacco packaging add to (Q6) environment and health hazards.

These unfortunate deaths and sufferings also speak of the pressure and the state of our health systems.

The ongoing (Q7) pandemic has exposed this inequitable and unsustainable systems in which we exist. The pandemic has also provided an opportunity to build back better and greener. 

We must act now for our planet, our health: 

Protect and preserve nature;
Promote (Q8) afforestation;
Improve air quality;
Stop polluting agricultural practices;
Promote sustainable farming;
Protect drinking water supplies;
Build climate-resilient and environmentally-sustainable healthcare facilities;
Ensure water and sanitation are integral to primary healthcare services which are accessible to all;
Promote climate-resilient water sanitation and hygiene;
Promote environmentally-sustainable practices;
Ensure quick and healthy energy transition;
Rigorously enforce air quality standards;
Increase investment in public transport infrastructure;
Promote (Q9) healthy and sustainable food systems;
Build healthy, livable cities with green and healthy spaces that promote physical activity;
Promote cleaner fuel for cooking.

On World Health Day, WHO is calling on one and all to act together to protect (Q10) our health and our planet for a healthier tomorrow.


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  • 来源:刘立军 2022-04-27