The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Help is here if you want to keep away wrinkles and grey hair and stay younger looking. New research says that eating broccoli, avocado and other fruit and vegetables can delay aging. They have a compound called NMN, which helps slow down the aging process and can refresh the metabolism. It also helps restore levels of energy production in our body that weaken as we age. NMN also helps to slow weight gain and the worsening of our eyes.



Professor Shinichiro Imai from the Washington University School of Medicine said: "We have shown a way to slow the…decline that we see in aging mice. This means older mice have metabolism and energy levels resembling…younger mice." He said NMN reduced the usual signs of aging, like weaker muscles, poor liver function, lower bone density and poorer eyesight. The reason our metabolism changes over time has puzzled scientists for decades.

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Sources
  • http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/10/28/compound-in-broccoli-may-slow-signs-aging.html
  • http://www.techtimes.com/articles/184088/20161029/natural-compound-derived-from-broccoli-avocado-shows-promise-in-reducing-signs-of-aging.htm
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3879000/Why-BROCCOLI-reverse-signs-aging-Compound-vegetable-slows-vision-loss-middle-age-spread.html


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. keep away wrinkles and
  2. stay younger
  3. other fruit and vegetables can delay
  4. helps slow down the aging
  5. It also helps restore levels
  6. weaken as
  7. helps to slow weight
  8. the worsening
  1. aging
  2. gain
  3. grey hair
  4. of our eyes
  5. we age
  6. of energy
  7. looking
  8. process

Paragraph 2

  1. We have shown a way to
  2. metabolism and energy
  3. resembling younger
  4. NMN reduced the usual signs
  5. weaker
  6. poorer
  7. The reason our metabolism
  8. puzzled
  1. muscles
  2. changes
  3. of aging
  4. levels
  5. scientists for decades
  6. mice
  7. eyesight
  8. slow the decline

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Help is here if you want to (1) ___________________ and grey hair and stay younger looking. New research (2) ___________________ broccoli, avocado and other fruit and vegetables (3) ___________________. They have a compound called NMN, (4) ___________________ down the aging process and can refresh the metabolism. (5) ___________________ restore levels of energy production in our body that weaken as we age. NMN also helps to slow (6) ___________________ the worsening of our eyes.

Professor Shinichiro Imai from the Washington University School of Medicine said: "We have (7) ___________________ to slow the…decline that we see in aging mice. This means older mice (8) ___________________ and energy levels (9) ___________________ mice." He said NMN reduced usual signs of aging, like weaker muscles, (10) ___________________, lower bone density and poorer eyesight. (11) ___________________ metabolism changes over time has puzzled (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Helpishereifyouwanttokeepawaywrinklesandgreyhairandstayyoung
erlooking.Newresearchsaysthateatingbroccoli,avocadoandotherfrui
tandvegetablescandelayaging.TheyhaveacompoundcalledNMN,whi
chhelpsslowdowntheagingprocessandcanrefreshthemetabolism.Ita
lsohelpsrestorelevelsofenergyproductioninourbodythatweakenasw
eage.NMNalsohelpstoslowweightgainandtheworseningofoureyes.Pr
ofessorShinichiroImaifromtheWashingtonUniversitySchoolofMedici
nesaid:"Wehaveshownawaytoslowthe…declinethatweseeinagingmi
ce.Thismeansoldermicehavemetabolismandenergylevelsresemblin
g…youngermice."HesaidNMNreducedusualsignsofaging,likeweaker
muscles,poorliverfunction,lowerbonedensityandpoorereyesight.Th
ereasonourmetabolismchangesovertimehaspuzzledscientistsfordec
ades.

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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

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Free writing

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