The Reading / Listening - Shopping - Level 5

Older people should carry their own shopping to stay stronger and live longer. A physiotherapy group in the UK says this is important for the over-65s to keep active to maintain their strength. Millions of people risk falling because they do not maintain their strength. This causes most hip injuries. The group says nearly a quarter of over-65s don't exercise to keep their muscles strong. A physiotherapy group spokesperson said: "For those 65 and over, they can also include activities that involve stepping and jumping, like dancing, or chair aerobics."



The physiotherapist group said the over-65s should carry shopping home. It warns against Internet shopping. It said the rise of Internet shopping means fewer people are getting a "shopping workout". The group said: "Research shows getting stronger brings a whole host of health benefits so it is incredibly important that people don't overlook strengthening when being active." It also suggested gardening, vacuuming and regularly standing up out of a chair. It added: "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 4 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


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. Older people should carry
  2. Millions of people risk
  3. This causes most hip
  4. nearly a quarter
  5. exercise to keep
  6. For those 65
  7. activities that
  8. chair
  1. their muscles strong
  2. involve stepping
  3. falling
  4. aerobics
  5. their own shopping
  6. of over-65s
  7. injuries
  8. and over

Paragraph 2

  1. physiotherapist
  2. It warns
  3. the rise of Internet
  4. getting a shopping
  5. a whole host of
  6. regularly standing
  7. becoming weaker
  8. inevitable as
  1. health benefits
  2. and frailer
  3. group
  4. we get older
  5. shopping
  6. workout
  7. up out of a chair
  8. against Internet shopping

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Older people should (1) ___________________ shopping to stay stronger and live longer. A physiotherapy group in the UK says this is important for the over-65s (2) ___________________ to maintain their strength. Millions of people risk falling because they (3) ___________________ their strength. This causes most hip injuries. The group says (4) ___________________ of over-65s don't exercise to keep their muscles strong. A physiotherapy group spokesperson said: "For those 65 and over, they (5) ___________________ activities that involve (6) ___________________, like dancing, or chair aerobics."

The physiotherapist group said the over-65s should carry shopping home. (7) ___________________ Internet shopping. It said the rise of Internet shopping means (8) ___________________ getting a "shopping workout". The group said: "Research shows getting stronger brings (9) ___________________ of health benefits so it is incredibly important that people don't overlook strengthening (10) ___________________." It also suggested gardening, vacuuming and (11) ___________________ out of a chair. It added: "We must move past the idea that becoming weaker and frailer is inevitable (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Olderpeopleshouldcarrytheirownshoppingtostaystrongerandlivelon
ger.AphysiotherapygroupintheUKsaysthisisimportantfortheover-65
stokeepactivetomaintaintheirstrength.Millionsofpeopleriskfallingbe
causetheydonotmaintaintheirstrength.Thiscausesmosthipinjuries.T
hegroupsaysnearlyaquarterofover-65sdon'texercisetokeeptheirm
usclesstrong.Aphysiotherapygroupspokespersonsaid:"Forthose65a
ndover,theycanalsoincludeactivitiesthatinvolvesteppingandjumpin
g,likedancing,orchairaerobics."Thephysiotherapistgroupsaidtheove
r-65sshouldcarryshoppinghome.ItwarnsagainstInternetshopping.I
tsaidtheriseofInternetshoppingmeansfewerpeoplearegettinga"sho
ppingworkout".Thegroupsaid:"Researchshowsgettingstrongerbring
sawholehostofhealthbenefitssoitisincrediblyimportantthatpeopledo
n'toverlookstrengtheningwhenbeingactive."Italsosuggestedgarden
ing,vacuumingandregularlystandingupoutofachair.Itadded:"Wemu
stmovepasttheideathatbecomingweakerandfrailerisinevitableaswe
getolder."

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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