About 70,000,000 Americans are trying to lose weight. That is almost one out of every three people in the United States. Some people eat 1 food and they hardly have any fat or sweets. Others do running, exercise with machines, take medicines, or even have operations. 2 you can see losing weight is 3 work, and it will also cost a lot of money. But 4 do so many people in the United ?States want to lose weight?
Many people in the United States worry about their looks. For many people, looking nice also means to be 5 . Other people worry about their health as many doctors 6 overweight is not good.
Most people want to find a faster and 7 way to take off fat, and books of this kind are very popular. These books tell people how to lose weight. Each year a lot of new books like these are 8 . Each one says it can easily help people take fat away.
Losing weight can be 9 . Some overweight people go to health centers, like Lac Costa in California. Men and women 10 several hundred dollars a day at these health centers. People live there for one week or two, 11 exercise, eating different foods. Meals there may be just a little. All this works for losing weight.
12 4 days on the programme, one woman called Mrs Warren lost 5 pounds. At $400 a day, she spent $320 to lose each pound. But she said she was still 13 to do so.
Health centers, books, medicines, operations, running and exercise machines all 14 a lot of money. So in the United States, losing weight may mean losing 15 , too.
( )1.A. less B. more C. nice D. fast
( )2.A. For B. So C. Or D. And
( )3.A. good B. useful C. hard D. easy
( )4.A. why B. what C. how D. when
( )5.A. high B. short C. thin D. fat
( )6.A. talk B. say C. speak D. tell
( )7.A. dearer B. harder C. shorter D. easier
( )8.A. taken B. given C. written D. copied
( )9.A. cheap B. expensive C. easy D. safe
( )10.A. pay B. cost C. take D. have
( )11.A. making B. taking C. playing D. using
( )12.A. Before B. In C. After D. At
( )13.A. sorry B. angry C. sad D. glad
( )14.A. need B. have C. use D. get
( )15.A. health B. time C. food D. money