FOOD ALLERGIES

Open Cloze Exercise 2

Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap.
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Have you ever suffered because 0) of something you ate? Are you scared of strawberries or terrified of shellfish? Well, if you are, you are not alone. Many people suffer 1) food allergies. For some unlucky people, even smelling or touching the food 2) are allergic to can cause a reaction. Common foods that people can 3) allergic to include milk, eggs, nuts and seafood. In general, food allergies are not life threatening, but you still need to be careful. For example, take peanut allergies. In really bad cases, peanuts can cause a condition known 4) anaphylaxis causing your airways to block and stopping you from breathing. When 5) happens, the person must be taken 6) ambulance to a hospital 7) once. There is no cure for food allergies other than staying 8) from the food that causes you to have reactions. This requires reading product ingredients carefully and making 9) that the food you order in a restaurant is safe. And if you have a friend 10) has a food allergy, be very careful of 11) you give them to eat. Their life could depend 12) it!