The Reading / Listening - Level 4

There is good news for coffee lovers. A new report says coffee helps you live longer. Studies show that coffee reduces the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, other life-threatening illnesses, and suicide. Researchers looked at over 200,000 people who drank up to five cups of coffee a day. Researcher Dr Frank Hu said this much coffee may have health benefits in terms of reducing premature death from several diseases.



Scientists have been looking at why coffee provides so many health benefits. Many reports highlight the positive effects it has on the body. Dr Hu said it was still unclear why. He said: "Coffee is a complex beverage. It's very difficult to pinpoint which component of coffee is responsible for which benefit." Researchers said that while coffee has health benefits, things added to it, such as cream, sugar and sweeteners, do not.

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    Level 5 or  Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.cbsnews.com/news/coffee-drinking-linked-to-a-longer-life/
  • http://www.medicaldaily.com/cup-joe-may-lower-risk-death-disease-benefits-drinking-coffee-extend-lifespan-361780
  • http://cnnphilippines.com/lifestyle/2015/11/17/Coffee-could-literally-be-a-lifesaver.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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There is good news for coffee

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live longer

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coffee helps you

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have health benefits

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coffee reduces the risk

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death

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life-threatening

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to five cups of coffee

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Researchers looked at

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of heart disease

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people who drank up

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lovers

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this much coffee may

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over 200,000 people

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reducing premature

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illnesses



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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Scientists have been looking

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unclear why

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highlight the positive

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to it

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Dr Hu said it was still

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for which benefit

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Coffee is a complex

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at why

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It's very difficult to

e.

and sweeteners

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which component of coffee is responsible

f.

effects it has

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things added

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beverage

8.

such as cream, sugar

h.

pinpoint

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

There is (1) ___________________ coffee lovers. A new report says coffee helps (2) ___________________. Studies shows that coffee reduces the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, other (3) ___________________ illnesses, and suicide. Researchers (4) ___________________ 200,000 people who (5) ___________________ five cups of coffee a day. Researcher Dr Frank Hu said this much coffee may have health benefits in terms of reducing premature death from (6) ___________________.

Scientists have been (7) ___________________ coffee provides so many health benefits. Many reports highlight (8) ___________________ it has on the body. Dr Hu said it was (9) ___________________. He said: "Coffee is a complex beverage. It's very difficult (10) ___________________ component of coffee is responsible (11) ___________________." Researchers said that while coffee has health benefits,
(12) ___________________, such as cream, sugar and sweeteners, do not.





COFFEE SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about coffee in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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FREE WRITING

Write about coffee for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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