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Protecting Our Skin From The Sun


Read through the following text and look up any vocabulary you are not sure about before answering the questions.

We are told that our body produces vitamin D, which is essential for bone health when we are exposed to the sun. We are also told that the sun causes cancer and we should protect ourselves from the sun as much as possible.

These mixed messages can appear contradictory, and cause confusion over what is the best thing for us to do when it comes to sun exposure.


Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary
  • as a result of (something) (phrase)
  • experience (noun)
  • get away with (phrasal verb)
  • look after (phrasal verb)
  • take responsibility (phrase)
  • tan (noun)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
How important is it to protect our skin from the sun?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Protecting Our Skin From The Sun
  • Do you always use sun cream when out in the sun?
  • Do you worry about being vitamin D deficient?
  • Do you worry about damaging your skin through excessive sun exposure?
  • Do you think sun cream can be harmful?
  • In an ideal world how much sun exposure should we get?

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