The Reading / Listening - Level 4

A new report says a lack of sleep can cause long-term health issues and even death. Women are more likely to have problems sleeping than men. Researchers from the Sleep Apnoea Trust Association questioned 4,100 adults. Apnoea is when breathing stops for a short time during sleep. Almost half of the women did not sleep enough. This compared to 36 per cent of men. Women were also more likely than men to wake up at night.



Health experts warn that feeling exhausted due to little sleep could be a sign of a serious problem. Many women do not know about the dangers. Only a quarter see a doctor about this. A sleep expert said: "Often women think that feeling exhausted is just part of modern life when in fact it could be something more serious….It leaves women at risk of reduced quality of life. Bad cases of sleep apnoea can cause heart attacks and strokes.

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Sources
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/01/26/half-of-women-in-uk-sleep-deprived_n_9076030.html
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/health/half-of-women-face-serious-health-problems-due-to-not-getting-en/
  • http://www.techtimes.com/articles/128095/20160127/half-of-women-at-risk-of-serious-health-conditions-because-they-do-not-sleep-enough.htm


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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a lack of sleep can cause long-

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the women

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Women are more

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than men

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questioned

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term health issues

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breathing stops for a short

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at night

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Almost half of

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likely to have problems

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This compared to

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time during sleep

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more likely

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4,100 adults

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wake up

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36 per cent of men



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

feeling

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at risk

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a sign of

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of sleep apnoea

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women do not know

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expert

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A sleep

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and strokes

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It leaves women

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exhausted

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reduced quality

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about the dangers

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Bad cases

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of life

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cause heart attacks

h.

a serious problem

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A (1) ___________________ a lack of sleep can cause long-term health issues and even death. Women are (2) ___________________ have problems (3) ___________________. Researchers from the Sleep Apnoea Trust Association questioned 4,100 adults. Apnoea (4) ___________________ stops for a short time during sleep. Almost half of the women did (5) ___________________. This compared to 36 per cent of men. Women were also more likely than men (6) ___________________ night.

Health experts warn that feeling exhausted (7) ___________________ sleep could (8) ___________________ serious problem. Many women do not know about the dangers. Only (9) ___________________ a doctor about this. A sleep expert said: "Often women think that feeling exhausted (10) ___________________ modern life when in fact it could be something more serious….It leaves women at (11) ___________________ quality of life. Bad cases of sleep apnoea (12) ___________________ attacks and strokes.





SLEEP SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about sleep 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)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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FREE WRITING

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

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