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Fake Xanax – Anxiety drug deaths an ‘escalating crisis’

This B2-C1 reading, listening, vocabulary and pronunciation worksheet practises related to Fake Xanax – Anxiety drug deaths an ‘escalating crisis’.

Level: B2 C1  
Sector: medicine, nursing, pharmacy 
Medical Area: symptoms, diseases and conditions 
Skill focus: reading, listening, vocabulary/idiom, pronunciation 

Vocabulary check: Do you understanding the following terms?

Match the terms to their correct meanings. Draw a line from the term to the correct meaning.

 altercation

sudden period of severe anxiety in which the heart beats fast, a person has trouble breathing and feels as if something bad is going to happen

black market

type of drug that affects the mind

escalating

object made to look real or valuable in order to deceive people

counterfeit

similar to a temporary mental condition in which someone is not completely conscious

fake

aloud argument or disagreement

trance-like

increasing in price, amount or rate

psychoactive

made to look like the original usually for dishonest purposes (often refers to money)

panic attack

illegal trading of goods that are not allowed to be bought and sold

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