英語を聞く: Disney bans junk food adverts

From BBC Learning English
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by Paul Adams

The Walt Disney Company has said it will be the first major media company to ban advertisements for certain foods. The company, which runs TV and radio stations, as well as its famous theme parks, says it is setting new standards in an effort to tackle the country’s growing problem of childhood obesity.

(…)Part of the problem is advertising. Manufacturers of junk food and sugary drinks spend around a billion dollars a year on commercials directed at children under twelve years old. The Walt Disney Company says it will no longer be a part of this. Under new rules, its TV and radio channels, as well as its websites, will have to abide by new standards.

Homework
After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. If you owned a TV channel, would you ban some kind of commercials? If yes, what kind? If no, why?
2. In what way does advertising influence what you buy?
3. Make your own sentences with the words written in bold.

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