The Reading / Listening - Level 3

There are calls to end the semi-annual practice of putting our clocks backwards and forwards an hour. It is done by forwarding clocks by one hour in the spring so that evening daylight lasts an hour longer and then putting them back in the autumn. This is done in many parts of the world and is called Daylight Saving Time (DST). Scientists are questioning the value of tinkering with time. They say changing the clocks could actually be harmful to our health and increase energy costs. The States of California and Massachusetts in the USA are considering unilaterally abandoning DST. Lawmakers there feel it has no relevance today when we have electric lights and people work around the clock.



Those in support of DST argue that it saves energy because lights are turned on later. They argue it promotes outdoor leisure activities in the summer evening, and is therefore good for physical and psychological health. They also say it reduces traffic accidents and crime. People who tend to support DST are city workers, retail businesses, outdoor sports enthusiasts and businesses, tour operators, and others who benefit from increased light during the evening in summer. Opponents say it increases energy costs and causes health risks. The incidence of heart attacks and strokes can increase due to changes in the circadian cycle (our body clock). With less rest, people make more mistakes, so accidents increase.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Level 0 Level 1   or  Level 2

Sources
  • http://europe.newsweek.com/few-benefits-daylight-saving-time-scrap-it-516694
  • http://www.gjsentinel.com/lifestyle/articles/daylight-saving-a-dim-idea-whose-time-should-end
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time


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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. SAVING TIME: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about saving time. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       practice / backwards / forwards / daylight / value / time / harmful / energy / electric /
       argue / physical / traffic accidents / crime / evening / heart attacks / mistakes / rest

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. 24 HOURS: Students A strongly believe there are enough hours in the day; Students B strongly believe there aren't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. TIME: What are the best things to do at these times? Talk about this with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

  • 3am
  • 7am
  • 11am
  • 3pm
  • 8pm
  • midnight
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5. CLOCK: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "clock". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. MORE TIME: Rank these with your partner. Put the people who most need more time at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • children
  • old people
  • sports stars
  • charity workers
  • students
  • home-makers
  • business people
  • world leaders

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. With Daylight Saving Time (DST), clocks change twice a year.     T / F
  2. Clocks go forward in the autumn and back in the spring.     T / F
  3. Scientists say Daylight Saving Time can damage people's health.     T / F
  4. All states in the USA are happy with Daylight Saving Time.     T / F
  5. People say Daylight Saving Time saves energy.     T / F
  6. People say DST increases the number of traffic accidents.     T / F
  7. DST reduces the number of people who have heart attacks.     T / F
  8. DST leads to people making more mistakes.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. practice
  2. forwarding
  3. value
  4. harmful
  5. considering
  6. argue
  7. leisure
  8. reduces
  9. causes
  10. mistakes
  1. damaging
  2. free time
  3. claim
  4. advancing
  5. cuts
  6. usefulness
  7. creates
  8. custom
  9. errors
  10. thinking about

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. forwarding
  2. evening daylight lasts
  3. changing the clocks could actually be
  4. Lawmakers there feel it has no
  5. people work
  6. lights are turned
  7. leisure
  8. physical and psychological
  9. The incidence of heart attacks
  10. our body
  1. health
  2. harmful to our health
  3. clock
  4. activities
  5. an hour longer
  6. relevance today
  7. and strokes
  8. clocks by one hour
  9. around the clock
  10. on later

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
back
value
feel
practice
evening
clock
done
costs

There are calls to end the semi-annual (1) ____________ of putting our clocks backwards and forwards an hour. It is done by forwarding clocks by one hour in the spring so that (2) ____________ daylight lasts an hour longer and then putting them (3) ____________ in the autumn. This is (4) ____________ in many parts of the world and is called Daylight Saving Time (DST). Scientists are questioning the (5) ____________ of tinkering with time. They say changing the clocks could actually be harmful to our health and increase energy (6) ____________. The states of California and Massachusetts in the USA are considering unilaterally abandoning DST. Lawmakers there (7) ____________ it has no relevance today when we have electric lights and people work around the (8) ____________.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
crime
promotes
health
attacks
mistakes
benefit
support
causes

Those in (9) ____________ of DST argue that it saves energy because lights are turned on later. They argue it (10) ____________ outdoor leisure activities in the summer evening, and is therefore good for physical and psychological (11) ____________. They also say it reduces traffic accidents and (12) ____________. People who tend to support DST are city workers, retail businesses, outdoor sports enthusiasts and businesses, tour operators, and others who (13) ____________ from increased light during the evening in summer. Opponents say it increases energy costs and (14) ____________ health risks. The incidence of heart (15) ____________ and strokes can increase due to changes in the circadian cycle (our body clock). With less rest, people make more (16) ____________, so accidents increase.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  There are calls to end the semi-annual practice of putting ______
     a.  our clocks back words
     b.  our clocks buck words
     c.  our clocks black wards
     d.  our clocks backwards

2)  Scientists are questioning the value of ______
     a.  stinking with time
     b.  tinkering with time
     c.  tingling with time
     d.  ticking with time

3)  They say changing the clocks could actually be harmful ______
     a.  to our health
     b.  to our healthiest
     c.  to our healthy
     d.  to our healthier

4)  California and Massachusetts in the USA are considering unilaterally ______
     a.  abandon in DST
     b.  abandon inn DST
     c.  abandoning DST
     d.  disbanding DST

5)  no relevance today when we have electric lights and people work ______
     a.  around a clock
     b.  around the clocks
     c.  around the chock
     d.  around the clog

6)  Those in support of DST argue that it saves energy because lights are ______
     a.  turned in later
     b.  turned on later
     c.  turned an later
     d.  turned and later

7)  People who tend to support DST are city workers, retail businesses, outdoor ______
     a.  sports enthusiasm
     b.  sports enthusiastic
     c.  sports enthusiastically
     d.  sports enthusiasts

8)  tour operators, and others who benefit from increased light ______
     a.  jury the evening
     b.  joining the evening
     c.  dew ring the evening
     d.  during the evening

9)  heart attacks and strokes can increase due to changes in the circadian cycle (______)
     a.  our bodily clock
     b.  our body clock
     c.  our embody clock
     d.  our bodice clock

10)  With less rest, people make more mistakes, ______
     a.  so accidents sink crease
     b.  so accident ink creases
     c.  so accident sing keys
     d.  so accidents increase

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There (1) ___________________ the semi-annual practice of putting our clocks backwards and forwards an hour. It is done by forwarding clocks by one hour (2) ___________________ that evening daylight lasts an hour longer and then putting them back in the autumn. (3) ___________________ many parts of the world and is called Daylight Saving Time (DST). Scientists are questioning the value of tinkering with time. They say changing the clocks (4) ___________________ harmful to our health and increase energy costs. The states of California and Massachusetts (5) ___________________ considering unilaterally abandoning DST. Lawmakers there feel it has no relevance today when we have electric lights and people work (6) ___________________.

Those in support of DST (7) ___________________ saves energy because lights are turned on later. They (8) ___________________ outdoor leisure activities in the summer evening, and is therefore good for physical and psychological health. They (9) ___________________ reduces traffic accidents and crime. People who tend to support DST are city workers, retail businesses, outdoor sports enthusiasts and businesses, tour operators, and (10) ___________________ from increased light during the evening in summer. Opponents say it increases energy costs (11) ___________________ risks. The incidence of heart attacks and strokes can increase due to changes in the circadian cycle (our body clock). (12) ___________________, people make more mistakes, so accidents increase.

Comprehension questions

  1. When do clocks go forward with Daylight Saving Time?
  2. Who is questioning the value of Daylight Saving Time?
  3. What could changing the clocks be harmful to?
  4. What are California and Massachusetts thinking of doing?
  5. When do people work nowadays?
  6. What happens to lights during Daylight Saving Time?
  7. What do supporters say DST reduces, besides traffic accidents?
  8. What kind of workers are mentioned in the article?
  9. What is another way of saying 'circadian cycle'?
  10. What do people get less of during Daylight Saving Time?




Multiple choice quiz

1) When do clocks go forward with Daylight Saving Time?
a) in the spring
b) after lunch
c) the first Monday of April
d) the first full moon of April

2) Who is questioning the value of Daylight Saving Time?
a) the boss of Rolex
b) school students
c) scientists
d) doctors

3) What could changing the clocks be harmful to?
a) daylight
b) our health
c) the profits of Rolex
d) California

4) What are California and Massachusetts thinking of doing?
a) letting people choose
b) joining DST
c) adding 2 hours
d) abandoning DST

5) When do people work nowadays?
a) around the clock
b) 9 to 5
c) when they want
d) after breakfast

6) What happens to lights during Daylight Saving Time?
a) they become brighter
b) they are dimmed
c) they go dark
d) they get turned on later

7) What do supporters say DST reduces, besides traffic accidents?
a) light
b) crime
c) profit
d) stress

8) What kind of workers are mentioned in the article?
a) light makers
b) clock makers
c) farmers
d) city workers

9) What is another way of saying 'circadian cycle'?
a) racing bike
b) 24 hours
c) body clock
d) stopwatch

10) What do people get less of during Daylight Saving Time?
a) money
b) rest
c) stress
d) leisure time

Role play

Role A — Students

You think students are the people who most need more time. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their people have enough time. Also, tell the others which people the least time (and why): housewives / househusbands, business people or charity workers.

Role B — Housewives / Househusbands

You think housewives / househusbands are the people who most need more time. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their people have enough time. Also, tell the others which people the least time (and why): students, business people or charity workers.

Role C — Business People

You think business people are the people who most need more time. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their people have enough time. Also, tell the others which people the least time (and why): housewives / househusbands, students or charity workers.

Role D — Charity Workers

You think charity workers are the people who most need more time. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their people have enough time. Also, tell the others which people the least time (and why): housewives / househusbands, business people or students.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'body'

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  • and 'clock'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • later
    • physical
    • crime
    • tour
    • heart
    • rest
    • calls
    • longer
    • parts
    • value
    • harmful
    • around




    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 - Calls for Daylight Saving Time to be scrapped

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What springs to mind when you hear the word 'time'?
    3. What would you do with one hour of extra time?
    4. What do you think about what you read?
    5. How important is time?
    6. What do you do when the evenings are lighter?
    7. How do dark mornings and evenings make you feel?
    8. What's the best time of the day for you?
    9. Why might moving the clocks forward by an hour damage our health?
    10. Why does daylight make us feel better?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. Do you think Daylight Saving Time is a good or bad idea?
    3. Why do you think city workers support DST?
    4. Who do you think the opponents of DST are?
    5. How would you describe your body clock?
    6. Why do you think DST could increase heart attacks?
    7. Are you a night person or a day person?
    8. How much sleep do you need?
    9. Do you make more mistakes when you don't rest enough?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the scientists?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    There are calls to (1) ____ the semi-annual practice of putting our clocks backwards and forwards an hour. It is (2) ____ by forwarding clocks by one hour in the spring so that evening daylight (3) ____ an hour longer and then putting them back in the autumn. This is done in many parts of the world and is called Daylight Saving Time (DST). Scientists are questioning the value (4) ____ tinkering with time. They say changing the clocks could actually be harmful to our health and increase energy costs. The states of California and Massachusetts in the USA are (5) ____ unilaterally abandoning DST. Lawmakers there feel it has no relevance today when we have electric lights and people work (6) ____ the clock.

    Those in support of DST argue that it saves energy because lights are turned (7) ____ later. They argue it promotes outdoor leisure activities in the summer evening, and is therefore good for physical and psychological (8) ____. They also say it reduces traffic accidents and crime. People who tend (9) ____ support DST are city workers, retail businesses, outdoor sports enthusiasts and businesses, tour operators, and others who benefit from increased light (10) ____ the evening in summer. Opponents say it increases energy costs and causes health risks. The incidence of heart attacks and strokes can increase (11) ____ to changes in the circadian cycle (our body clock). With (12) ____ rest, people make more mistakes, so accidents increase.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     mend     (b)     send     (c)     end     (d)     tend    
    2. (a)     done     (b)     doing     (c)     does     (d)     do    
    3. (a)     lasts     (b)     finishes     (c)     comes     (d)     times    
    4. (a)     of     (b)     at     (c)     as     (d)     if    
    5. (a)     considerate     (b)     considering     (c)     considered     (d)     considers    
    6. (a)     in     (b)     over     (c)     up     (d)     around    
    7. (a)     over     (b)     up     (c)     on     (d)     off    
    8. (a)     dearth     (b)     stealth     (c)     wealth     (d)     health    
    9. (a)     to     (b)     too     (c)     two     (d)     thru    
    10. (a)     during     (b)     while     (c)     between     (d)     under    
    11. (a)     also     (b)     due     (c)     how     (d)     because    
    12. (a)     small     (b)     few     (c)     less     (d)     just

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (    )     Those in support of DST argue that it saves energy because lights are turned on later. They argue it promotes outdoor

    (    )     leisure activities in the summer evening, and is therefore good for physical and psychological

    (    )     in the USA are considering unilaterally abandoning DST. Lawmakers there feel it has no

    (    )     health. They also say it reduces traffic accidents and crime. People who tend to support DST are city

    (    )     relevance today when we have electric lights and people work around the clock.

    (    )     forwards an hour. It is done by forwarding clocks by one hour in the spring so that evening daylight lasts an hour

    1  )     There are calls to end the semi-annual practice of putting our clocks backwards and

    (    )     from increased light during the evening in summer. Opponents say it increases energy

    (    )     costs and causes health risks. The incidence of heart attacks and strokes can increase due

    (    )     longer and then putting them back in the autumn. This is done in many parts of the world and is called

    (    )     workers, retail businesses, outdoor sports enthusiasts and businesses, tour operators, and others who benefit

    (    )     to changes in the circadian cycle (our body clock). With less rest, people make more mistakes, so accidents increase.

    (    )     clocks could actually be harmful to our health and increase energy costs. The states of California and Massachusetts

    (    )     Daylight Saving Time (DST). Scientists are questioning the value of tinkering with time. They say changing the

    Put the words in the right order

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    5. the   have   and   around   We   lights   work   clock   electric   people   .
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    7. summer   leisure   evening  activities   It   in   promotes   the  outdoor  .
    8. are   tend   city   to   workers   support   People   DST   who   .
    9. from   evening   increased   Others  light   who   during   benefit   the   .
    10. rest   less   With   mistakes   more   make   ,  people   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    There are calls to end the semi-annual practice of put / putting our clocks backwards and forwards an hour. It is doing / done by forwarding clocks by one hour in the spring so that evening daylight lasts / lasting an hour longer and then putting them back in the autumn. This is done in / on many parts of the world and is / be called Daylight Saving Time (DST). Scientists are questioning the valued / value of tinkering with time. They say changing the clocks could actually be harm / harmful to our health and increase energy costs / cost. The states of California and Massachusetts in the USA are considering unilaterally abandon / abandoning DST. Lawmakers there feel it has no relevance today when we have electric lights and people work around the watch / clock.

    Those in / on support of DST argue that it saves energy because lights are turned on / in later. They argue it promotes / promotions outdoor leisure activities in the summer evening, and is therefore well / good for physical and psychological health. They also say it reduces traffic accidents and crime. People who tend / bend to support DST are city workers, retail businesses, outdoor sports enthusiasm / enthusiasts and businesses, tour operators, and others who benefit from / of increased light during the evening in summer. Opponents say / speak it increases energy costs and causes health risks. The incidence of heart attacks and strokes can increase due / dew to changes in the circadian cycle (our body clock). With less rest, people make more mistakes, so accidents / accident increase.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    there are calls to end the semi-annual practice of putting our clocks backwards and forwards an hour it is done by forwarding clocks by one hour in the spring so that evening daylight lasts an hour longer and then putting them back in the autumn this is done in many parts of the world and is called daylight saving time (dst) scientists are questioning the value of tinkering with time they say changing the clocks could actually be harmful to our health and increase energy costs the states of california and massachusetts in the usa are considering unilaterally abandoning dst lawmakers there feel it has no relevance today when we have electric lights and people work around the clock

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    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    dentsincrease.

    Free writing

    Write about Daylight Saving Time for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    There are enough hours in the day. We don't need more. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about Daylight Saving Time. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. SAVING TIME: Make a poster about saving time. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. MORE HOURS: Write a magazine article about the idea of having more hours in the day. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against it.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on saving time. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on how to save time. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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