English Paper 2 Form 3 End of Term 1 Examination 2019

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English Paper 2 Form 3 End of Term 1 Examination 2019
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ENGLISH PAPER 2 – FORM 3
I. Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow:-
THE DETOX DEBATE
Detox kits and supplements are recent health feds. But can they really help you lose weight fast? Online weight loss coach Andrew Cate investigates.
We’ve heard a lot about the need to detox lately. It is the term used to describe a strict program of elimination and supplementation that’s meant to rid your body of impurities, cleaning your liver and kidneys, and flushing your bowel. It’s suggested that toxins build up from consuming too much fat, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, preservatives, and pollution.
There’s no shortage of detox books, kits, and programs claiming to help you shed weight, improve your well being, cause your skin to radiate, and make you feel younger. The kits usually contain a dietary program, which is supplemented with a variety of vitamins, minerals, tonics, digestive aids, and laxatives. They are particularly popular in January as people feel the urge to begin the New Year afresh after overindulging during the festive season.
People will make drastic changes when they go on a detox diet and often feel better for starting a structured regime. However, detox kits made up of herbal laxatives and diuretics are unnecessary and have generally to have no blood of fats, alcohol, and other nasties – all without the help of a fancy box from your local pharmacy. There is no scientific evidence to support specific detox diets, programs, or supplement kits. However, there’s no debate about the fact that eating less junk food, cutting out cigarettes and your alcohol intake, etc will benefit your health. For example, drinking more water and cutting out caffeine will improve your hydration levels, while reducing your portion sizes and increasing your vegetable intake will improve bowel function. These changes will enhance your well-being, but there’s nothing magical about the detox diet itself. Rather, it’s the associated lifestyle changes that benefit your health.
Detox kits that contain laxatives and diuretics to encourage you to fast could, potentially, do more harm than good. Laxatives speed up your bowel motions, but also prevent the absorption of nutrients, while diuretics can result to partial dehydration.
The fasting components of a detox should only be minimal, and not extend beyond a day or two. By eating next to nothing, you are not getting enough nutrients for the essential functions of your body. Supplements are no substitute for real food, and relying solely on them can result in vitamin deficiencies. Fasting is also known to slow down your metabolic rate, which encourages your body to store fat, making it harder to lose body fat in the future.
If you’ve spent weeks, months or years overindulging drinking and smoking you can’t hope to fix yourself in a few days. Detox diets aren’t an instant cure to health and wellness. Short-term changes to your diet and lifestyle over the long term, there’s no point starting them, as they won’t have any serious impact upon your health.

(a) What is detoxing? (2 mks)


(b) From the information given in the passage, what builds up toxins in the body? (2 mks)


(c) Give the contents of the detox kit. (2 mks)


(d) When do detox kits sell most? (1 mk)

(e) In about 80 words, summarize the writer’s arguments on whether we need to detox or not. (5mks)

 

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