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People who read live longer. Thirty minutes a day is good. Reading keeps our mind busy. It lowers our stress. Books are better than newspapers and magazines. Researchers looked at the lifestyles and reading habits of 3,500 men and women for 12 years. Everyone was over 50 years old at the start of the research.



People who read for up to 3.5 hours a week are 17 per cent less likely to die than people who do not read. Older people live longer when they read. A researcher said it didn't matter if you were male or female, healthy, rich or went to a good school. People over 65 years old watch too much TV. They should read more.

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Sources
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3726386/Why-reading-help-live-longer-Immersing-good-story-mind-active-ease-stress.html
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/those-who-read-books-live-longer-than-those-who-dont-study-finds_us_57a358c8e4b0104052a17cd2
  • https://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/a-new-study-has-found-that-avid-readers-appear-to-live-a-longer-life/


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 read
  2. Thirty minutes a
  3. Reading keeps
  4. It lowers our
  5. Books are better
  6. Researchers looked
  7. reading
  8. at the start
  1. stress
  2. our mind busy
  3. of the research
  4. at the lifestyles
  5. habits
  6. live longer
  7. than newspapers
  8. day is good

Paragraph 2

  1. People who read for
  2. 17 per cent less
  3. Older
  4. A researcher said it
  5. male
  6. went
  7. People over 65 years old
  8. They should read
  1. didn't matter
  2. watch too much TV
  3. or female
  4. more
  5. up to 3.5 hours a week
  6. people
  7. likely to die
  8. to a good school

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

People (1) ___________________ longer. Thirty minutes a day is good. Reading (2) ___________________ busy. It lowers our stress. Books (3) ___________________ newspapers and magazines. Researchers (4) ___________________ lifestyles and (5) ___________________ 3,500 men and women for 12 years. Everyone was over 50 years old (6) ___________________ the research.

People who (7) ___________________ 3.5 hours a week are 17 per cent (8) ___________________ die than people who do not read. Older people live longer (9) ___________________. A researcher said (10) ___________________ if you were male or female, healthy, rich or (11) ___________________ school. People over 65 years old (12) ___________________ TV. They should read more.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Peoplewhoreadlivelonger.Thirtyminutesadayisgood.Readingkeeps
ourmindbusy.Itlowersourstress.Booksarebetterthannewspapersan
dmagazines.Researcherslookedatthelifestylesandreadinghabitsof3,
500menandwomenfor12years.Everyonewasover50yearsoldatthest
artoftheresearch.Peoplewhoreadforupto3.5hoursaweekare17perce
ntlesslikelytodiethanpeoplewhodonotread.Olderpeoplelivelongerw
hentheyread.Aresearchersaiditdidn'tmatterifyouweremaleorfemale
,healthy,richorwenttoagoodschool.Peopleover65yearsoldwatchtoo
muchTV.Theyshouldreadmore.

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)

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(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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