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Peeing in Pools
Published: 3.25.2017
Level: 5  |  Time: 3:08
Accent: Canadian
Source: Quirks & Quarks (3.04.2017)

A recent study about the amount of pee (urine) in public pools and the associated health risks.


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triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary.
  2. LISTEN to the audio.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • aerobic [adj] - exercise requiring oxygen
  • laps [n] - swimming the length of a pool one time
  • urine [n] - liquid human waste (pee)
  • artificial sweetener [n] - a manmade sugar substitute
  • recreational waters [n] - pools, hot tubs
  • human waste [n] - human urine (pee) and feces (shit)
  • one part per trillion [exp] - 1 in 1,000,000,000,000
  • taboo [adj] - an uncomfortable of forbidden subject
  • concentration [n] - percentage of volume
  • diluted [adj] - made thinner or weaker by adding water
  • quantify [v] - measure
  • implications [n] - effects
  • sterile [adj] - clean / no bacteria
  • inherent [adj] - existing in something
  • compound [n] - made of several elements
  • disinfection [n] - remove bacteria
  • chlorine [n] - a chemical used to clean pools
  • byproducts [n] - secondary product
  • volatile [adj] - a substance that changes quickly (dangerously)
  • irritation [n] - pain / discomfort
  • asthma [n] - a lung condition making breathing difficult
  • bottom line [n] - conclusion
  • reiterate [v] - restate / say again
  • outweigh [v] - be more important than

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Questions

  1. What type of exercise is swimming?

  2. How many people admit to peeing in public pools?
    about 1 in 5
    about 20
    about 5%

  3. How did they measure amount of urine in water?
    They compared the concentration to rivers and lakes.
    They measure the concentration of artificial sweeteners in pools.
    They measured the amount of human waste in pools.

  4. How many liters of urine were in the larger pool?
    30 liters
    75 liters
    840 000 liters

  5. How does she describe the amount of urine in pools?
    quite dangerous
    very high
    quite low

  6. Hot tubs had a ______ concentration of urine than/to pools.

  7. Lindsay describes urine (by itself) as ______.
    a big concern
    a little risky

  8. Urine can react with ______ to form a disinfection byproducts.

  9. Trichloramine in pools ____ the cause of eye irritation.
    may be

  10. Long-term exposure to trichloramine is linked to ____.
    eye irritation
    a type of asthma

  11. She advises people ____.
    to keep swimming to stay healthy
    to avoid public pools
    to wear eye protection is pools.

  12. She states occasional swimming in public pools _____ lead to health problems.
    will not

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