English Daily Workout: Japan Radiation Alert: Vegetables, Dairy, and Tap Water Contaminated

Japan Radiation Alert: Vegetables, Dairy, and Tap Water Contaminated


In this lesson you will find a report on Japan's radiation alert  and a quiz focusing on the use of prepositions.


Japan Radiation Alert: Vegetables, Dairy, and Tap Water Contaminated 

Radioctivity tests were carried out in food yesterday, and some vegetables, milk, and water have been found to be contaminated.

 Japanese authorities declared water supply in Tokyo is also contaminated.  The level of radiation found in water does not affect adults, but  is unfit for babies, who are especially vunerable to radiation.  Officials recommend babies should not drink tap water.

The tests also showed that the radioactivity levels  in green leafy vegetables produced in the Fukishima region has considerably increased.  The authorities have ordered the population not to eat a list of about 11 vegetables.

As a preventive measure, some types of food produced in Japan will no longer be exported abroad.  U.S. officials announced dairy produced in Japan will be blocked.  This will surely hurt Japan’s economy.

"Focus on Prepositions" Quiz:
Select the most appropriate preposition for each blank. (Some might need to be repeated more than once)