The Reading / Listening - Level 0

People who sit down a lot must exercise for one hour a day to live longer. Sitting down a lot makes our life shorter. It is like smoking or being overweight. Sitting for eight hours increases the risk of dying early by 60 per cent. But, one hour's exercise each day means we may not die early, even if we sit down all day.



Researchers hope this news will get people to exercise more. Watching TV all day is also unhealthy because we eat snacks. No exercise increases the risk of heart disease. People should get out of their seat more. They should take breaks every hour, or walk upstairs. We need to add more physical activity into our daily life.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 1 Level 2   or  Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/health-36895789
  • http://gizmodo.com/how-much-you-need-to-exercise-to-make-up-for-sitting-al-1784399171
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/27/office-workers-must-exercise-for-an-hour-a-day-to-counter-death/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. People who sit
  2. exercise for one
  3. Sitting down a lot makes
  4. It is like smoking or
  5. Sitting for eight hours
  6. dying
  7. one hour's exercise
  8. even if we sit down all
  1. increases the risk
  2. being overweight
  3. early
  4. hour a day
  5. each day
  6. down a lot
  7. day
  8. our life shorter

Paragraph 2

  1. get people to
  2. Watching TV
  3. unhealthy because
  4. increases the risk of heart
  5. People should get out of
  6. They should take
  7. walk
  8. our daily
  1. upstairs
  2. disease
  3. all day
  4. their seat more
  5. breaks every hour
  6. exercise more
  7. life
  8. we eat snacks

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

People (1) ___________________ a lot must exercise for one hour a day (2) ___________________. Sitting down a lot makes our life shorter. It is like smoking or (3) ___________________. Sitting for eight hours (4) ___________________ of dying early by 60 per cent. But, one hour's exercise                                  (5) ___________________ we may not die early, even if we sit (6) ___________________.

Researchers (7) ___________________ will get people to exercise more. Watching TV all (8) ___________________ unhealthy because (9) ___________________. No exercise increases the risk of heart disease. People should                     (10) ___________________ seat more. They                        (11) ___________________ every hour, or walk upstairs. We need to add more physical activity (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Peoplewhositdownalotmustexerciseforonehouradaytolivelonger.Sit
tingdownalotmakesourlifeshorter.Itislikesmokingorbeingoverweigh
t.Sittingforeighthoursincreasestheriskofdyingearlyby60percent.Bu
t,onehour'sexerciseeachdaymeanswemaynotdieearly,evenifwesitd
ownallday.Researchershopethisnewswillgetpeopletoexercisemore.
WatchingTValldayisalsounhealthybecauseweeatsnacks.Noexercisei
ncreasestheriskofheartdisease.Peopleshouldgetoutoftheirseatmore
.Theyshouldtakebreakseveryhour,orwalkupstairs.Weneedtoaddmo
rephysicalactivityintoourdailylife.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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

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Answers

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