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Reading - Staying Safe in the Summer

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With summer in full swing, in the northern hemisphere, and temperatures soaring, let's look at what we should be doing to protect ourselves from the _1_ rays of the sun. Extreme temperatures mean extra care needs to be taken.

When your skin's been exposed to too many of these rays, you get what's known as _2_. Ouch!

Sun screens can help to protect you from damage from sun exposure and reduce the risk of skin cancer. Select an appropriate sunscreen. The SPF or "sun protection factor" number tells you how long it will keep you _3_ - the higher the number, the longer the protection. Experts suggest that you even wear sunscreen under your t-shirt.

As you slather on sunscreen to protect your skin this summer, don't _4_ sunglasses to protect your eyes.

Hats. Wear one! Hats should be _5_ of thick fabric to stop the sun's rays from getting _6_.

_7_ you can, avoid going out in the hottest part of the day (11am-3pm) and avoid strenuous activity.

Stay hydrated. Remember to drink _8_ of water. It's best to take frequent, moderate amounts.

Be careful and enjoy the summer.

Key Words

appropriate: (adjective) Suitable or right for a particular situation or occasion.

slather: (verb) To spread something thickly on something else.

strenuous: (adjective) Using a lot of physical energy.

hydrate(d): (verb) To give water to (a person, for example) so that he/she has enough water to stay healthy.

moderate: (adjective) Neither small nor large but between the two.

Now decide which missing word best fits in the spaces above.

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