There's a difference
between a mould like the one in the cheese in picture A, which is part of the
food and completely edible, and dangerous microscopic bacteria like Salmonella
or E Coli (picture B), which cause food poisoning and which can kill people — particularly
babies and old people. Both bacteria are found in human waste and are often
transferred to food by dirty hands, so it is very important to wash your hands
after using the toilet. Salmonella is also found in raw eggs, milk and meat.
3How do you say
these words in your language?
1 mould 2 edible 3 food poisoning 4 toilet
4Work in pairs.
Discuss what's happening in the photos below.
5Read paragraph 1
of the article to check.
outdoor pop festival at Glastonbury continues to bring disaster to young fans.
We have all seen pictures of the terrible conditions after the torrential rain
at the two-day concert which turned the farmer's field into a sea of mud, and
we've also seen ones of kids rolling in the mud as well as enjoying their
favourite bands, including Sting, Kula Shaket; Supergrass and Radiohead.
6The next three
paragraphs are in jumbled order. Read them and put them into the correct order.
Her son added, 'The pain was so bad I wanted to die.' When asked about his
experience at the festival he said, 'It was fantastic. I saw Ocean Colour Scene
and Kula Shaker playing live. I didn't roll in the mud, but I got a bit muddy
walking to the shop area and one of my came off. I had to pick it up with my
hands but I went to wash them immediately I was a bit unlucky to get infected
One mother whose son got the infection after spending only three hours at
the festival said, 'I was terrified he was going to die. He had stomach ache
and a high temperature and he was vomiting a lot, then he collapsed six days
after the festival. '
Now there's a new disaster; a number of young pop fans have been infected
with the deadly E Coli bacteria and at least eight of them are in isolation
units in hospitals around Britain. They caught the infection from animal waste,
which was mixed with mud in the field.
[S] Dr Julian Weinberg, expert, said last night, 'We are investigating a
number of E Coli cases related to the Glastonbury Festival. Washing your hands
should normally avoid infection, but those who rolled in the mud exposed
themselves to more risk.' Before leaving us, Dr Weinberg gave this advice to