British Prime Minister Theresa May has created the “minister for loneliness” position and appointed representative Tracey Crouch as the one in charge of creating public policies to address the isolation of people, especially those over 75.

“For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life,” said Theresa. “I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by carers, by those who have lost loved ones – people who have no one to talk to or share their thoughts and experiences with.”

According to a study by the British government, nine million people feel lonely in the United Kingdom. This can be as harmful to health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day. The government wants society to get involved to try to beat loneliness.

Questions – level III

Which of the sentences below is true according to the article above?
a. Nine million people are over 60 in the United Kingdom.
b. The British government is concerned about families that have a loved one who is over 75.
c. The British government wants to create public policies to help people who suffer from loneliness.
d. None of the above.

According to the article, what will the minister of loneliness, a position that was non-existent before, be responsible for?

 

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