Alcohol Going Up – level 2
Scientists study how much people drink between 1990 and 2017. The study is global, and it includes everyone older than 15.
In 1990, the average person drank 5.9 litres of pure alcohol per year. In 2017, the number was up to 6.5 litres a year. For 2017, such amount of alcohol is a drink every day. If this trend continues, the average person will drink eight drinks a week.
Not only are people drinking more, more people are drinking, too. Around 45% of people drank in 1990, and 47% of people drank in 2017. This can rise to 50% by 2030.
Drinking alcohol can be dangerous. The World Health Organisation says that 3 million people die because of alcohol every year.
Difficult words: global (about the whole world), the average person (‘typical’ or ‘usual’), pure alcohol (only alcohol, not an alcoholic drink).
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