The Reading / Listening - Shopping - Level 4

Older people should carry their own shopping to stay stronger. Physiotherapists say this is important for the over-65s to maintain their strength. Millions of people risk falling over and injuring their hips if they do not maintain their strength. Nearly a quarter of over-65s don't keep their muscles strong. A spokesperson said over-65s can also do activities that involve stepping and jumping, like dancing, or chair aerobics.



The physiotherapists warned that the rise of Internet shopping means older people are not getting a "shopping workout". Research shows that getting stronger makes people healthier, so it is important that people focus on their strength as they age. Older people can also do gardening, vacuuming and standing up regularly. A physiotherapist said: "We must move past the idea that becoming weaker and frailer is inevitable as we get older."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Shopping - Level 5 or  Shopping - Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41430301
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4929536/Online-food-shopping-RUINING-muscles.html
  • http://www.csp.org.uk/press-releases/2017/09/28/too-many-people-letting-muscle-waste-they-age-physiotherapists-warn


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. the rise of
  2. people are not getting a shopping
  3. getting stronger makes
  4. focus on their strength
  5. Older people can also
  6. standing up
  7. becoming weaker and
  8. inevitable as we
  1. do gardening
  2. frailer
  3. Internet shopping
  4. get older
  5. people healthier
  6. as they age
  7. workout
  8. regularly

Paragraph 2

  1. carry their own shopping
  2. Physiotherapists says this
  3. maintain their
  4. Millions of people risk
  5. injuring their
  6. Nearly a quarter of
  7. keep their muscles
  8. do activities that
  1. strong
  2. strength
  3. hips
  4. over-65s
  5. to stay stronger
  6. involve stepping
  7. is important
  8. falling over

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Older people should (1) ___________________ shopping to stay stronger. Physiotherapists say this is important for the over-65s (2) ___________________ strength. Millions of people risk falling over and (3) ___________________ if they do not maintain their strength. Nearly a quarter of over-65s don't (4) ___________________ strong. A spokesperson said over-65s can also do activities (5) ___________________ and jumping, like dancing, (6) ___________________.

The physiotherapists warned that (7) ___________________ Internet shopping means older people (8) ___________________ a "shopping workout". Research (9) ___________________ stronger makes people healthier, so it is important that people (10) ___________________ strength as they age. Older people can (11) ___________________, vacuuming and standing up regularly. A physiotherapist said: "We must move past the idea that becoming weaker and frailer is inevitable (12) ___________________ older."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Olderpeopleshouldcarrytheirownshoppingtostaystronger.Physiothe
rapistssaythisisimportantfortheover-65stomaintaintheirstrengt
h.Millionsofpeopleriskfallingoverandinjuringtheirhipsiftheydonotma
intaintheirstrength.Nearlyaquarterofover-65sdon'tkeeptheirmus
clesstrong.Aspokespersonsaidover-65scanalsodoactivitiesthatinvol
vesteppingandjumping,likedancing,orchairaerobics.Thephysiother
apistswarnedthattheriseofInternetshoppingmeansolderpeoplearen
otgettinga"shoppingworkout".Researchshowsthatgettingstronger
makespeoplehealthier,soitisimportantthatpeoplefocusontheirstren
gthastheyage.Olderpeoplecanalsodogardening,vacuumingandstan
dingupregularly.Aphysiotherapistsaid:"Wemustmovepasttheideath
atbecomingweakerandfrailerisinevitableaswegetolder."

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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Free writing

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Answers

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