The Reading / Listening - Shopping - Level 6

There is new advice for older people to keep their strength up and live longer – carry your own shopping. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) in the UK says it is imperative for the over-65s to keep active to maintain their strength as they age. It warns that millions of people risk falling over or injuring themselves because they are failing to maintain their strength. Falls among the elderly cause the vast majority of hip injuries. The CSP says nearly a quarter of over-65s don't do any exercises to keep their muscles strong. A CSP spokesperson said: "For those 65 and over, they can also include activities that involve stepping and jumping, like dancing, or chair aerobics."



One recommendation the CSP made to the over-65s is to carry shopping home from the supermarket. It warns against Internet shopping, noting that while it is convenient, the rise of Internet shopping means fewer people are getting their "shopping workout". Professor Karen Middleton, chief executive of CSP, 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." She also suggested gardening, vacuuming and standing up out of a chair 10 times. Professor Middleton 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 easier levels:

    Shopping - Level 4  or  Shopping - Level 5

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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Warm-ups

1. BEING OVER 65: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about being over 65. 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?

       advice / strength / risk / age / majority / exercises / injuries / quarter / dancing /
       recommendation / supermarket / convenient / benefits / active / gardening / older

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

3. OLD AGE: Students A strongly believe old age is the best time of our lives; Students B strongly believe it is the worst.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. EXERCISE: How good are these activities for young people and old people? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Old People

Young People

Shopping

 

 

Dancing

 

 

Aerobics

 

 

Gardening

 

 

Running

 

 

Vacuuming

 

 

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5. OLD: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "old". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. ACTIVITIES: Rank these with your partner. Put the best activities for old people at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • gardening
  • watching TV
  • reading
  • swimming
  • dancing
  • aerobics
  • shopping
  • hiking

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. The article says the advice given to over-65s is not new.     T / F
  2. The article says a billion old people are at risk from not shopping.     T / F
  3. Most hip injuries are because people fall over.     T / F
  4. A physiotherapist said aerobics is bad for old people.     T / F
  5. A physiotherapy group warned old people about the Internet.     T / F
  6. The group said fewer older people get a "shopping workout".     T / F
  7. A professor advised older people not to vacuum.     T / F
  8. The professor advised older people to stand up from a chair 10 times.     T / F

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

  1. advice
  2. maintain
  3. vast
  4. spokesperson
  5. include
  6. recommendation
  7. noting
  8. host
  9. overlook
  10. inevitable
  1. huge
  2. ignore
  3. representative
  4. incorporate
  5. mentioning
  6. guidance
  7. unavoidable
  8. suggestion
  9. keep up
  10. lot

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

  1. advice for older people to keep
  2. it is imperative
  3. millions of people risk
  4. the vast majority
  5. include activities
  6. It warns
  7. fewer people are getting their
  8. brings a whole host of
  9. standing up out
  10. becoming weaker and frailer
  1. falling over
  2. that involve stepping
  3. of a chair 10 times
  4. for the over-65s
  5. against Internet shopping
  6. health benefits
  7. their strength up
  8. is inevitable
  9. of hip injuries
  10. "shopping workout"

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
imperative
exercises
advice
chair
maintain
include
age
hip

There is new (1) ____________ for older people to keep their strength up and live longer – carry your own shopping. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) in the UK says it is (2) ____________ for the over-65s to keep active to maintain their strength as they (3) ____________. It warns that millions of people risk falling over or injuring themselves because they are failing to (4) ____________ their strength. Falls among the elderly cause the vast majority of (5) ____________ injuries. The CSP says nearly a quarter of over-65s don't do any (6) ____________ to keep their muscles strong. A CSP spokesperson said: "For those 65 and over, they can also (7) ____________ activities that involve stepping and jumping, like dancing, or (8) ____________ aerobics."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
host
idea
against
incredibly
frailer
fewer
vacuuming
convenient

One recommendation the CSP made to the over-65s is to carry shopping home from the supermarket. It warns (9) ____________ Internet shopping, noting that while it is (10) ____________, the rise of Internet shopping means (11) ____________ people are getting their "shopping workout". Professor Karen Middleton, chief executive of CSP, said: "Research shows getting stronger brings a whole (12) ____________ of health benefits so it is (13) ____________ important that people don't overlook strengthening when being active." She also suggested gardening, (14) ____________ and standing up out of a chair 10 times. Professor Middleton added: "We must move past the (15) ____________ that becoming weaker and (16) ____________ is inevitable as we get older."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  There is new advice for older people to keep their strength ______ longer
     a.  up and lively
     b.  up and lived
     c.  up and lives
     d.  up and live

2)  it is imperative for the over-65s to keep active to maintain their strength ______
     a.  as they age
     b.  as they aged
     c.  as they ages
     d.  as they aging

3)  It warns that millions of people risk falling over or ______
     a.  injure in themselves
     b.  injuring themselves
     c.  injuries themselves
     d.  injured in themselves

4)  Falls among the elderly cause the vast majority ______
     a.  off hip injuries
     b.  of hip injuries
     c.  for hip injuries
     d.  oft hip injuries

5)  For those 65 and over, they can also include activities that ______
     a.  involved stepping
     b.  involves stepping
     c.  involve stepping
     d.  involving stepping

6)  One recommendation the CSP made to the over-65s is to ______ home
     a.  carry shop in
     b.  carry shop ping
     c.  carry shop pin
     d.  carry shopping

7)  the rise of Internet shopping means fewer people are getting their ______
     a.  shopping worked out
     b.  shopping worker out
     c.  shopping workout
     d.  shopping workouts

8)  Research shows getting stronger brings a whole ______ benefits
     a.  host of health
     b.  heist of health
     c.  haste of health
     d.  hostage of health

9)  She also suggested gardening, vacuuming and standing up ______ 10 times
     a.  out of the chair
     b.  out off a chair
     c.  outer of a chair
     d.  out of a chair

10)  We must move past the idea that becoming weaker and ______ inevitable
     a.  frail are is
     b.  flail are is
     c.  frailer is
     d.  frillier is

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There is new advice for older people to (1) ___________________ up and live longer – carry your own shopping. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) in the UK says (2) ___________________ for the over-65s to keep active to maintain their strength as they age. It warns that millions of people (3) ___________________ or injuring themselves because they are failing to maintain their strength. Falls among (4) ___________________ the vast majority of hip injuries. The CSP says nearly a quarter of over-65s don't (5) ___________________ to keep their muscles strong. A CSP spokesperson said: "For those 65 and over, they can also include activities that involve (6) ___________________, like dancing, or chair aerobics.""

One recommendation the CSP made to the over-65s is (7) ___________________ home from the supermarket. It warns against Internet shopping, noting that while (8) ___________________, the rise of Internet shopping (9) ___________________ are getting their "shopping workout". Professor Karen Middleton, chief executive of CSP, said: "Research shows getting stronger brings a (10) ___________________ health benefits so it is incredibly important that people don't overlook strengthening when being active." She also suggested gardening, (11) ___________________ standing up out of a chair 10 times. Professor Middleton added: "We must move past the idea that becoming weaker and frailer (12) ___________________ we get older."

Comprehension questions

  1. Whose shopping did the CSP suggest old people should carry?
  2. How many people are at risk from not maintaining muscle strength?
  3. What kind of injuries do falls by the elderly cause?
  4. What proportion of over-65s doesn't do muscle-strengthening exercises?
  5. What did a physiotherapy group suggest doing in a chair?
  6. What did the CSP warn against?
  7. What are fewer people not getting because of the Internet?
  8. How many benefits did the CSP say getting stronger brings?
  9. How many times did the CSP suggest old people get out of a chair?
  10. What did a professor say was inevitable as we age?




Multiple choice quiz

1) Whose shopping did the CSP suggest old people should carry?
a) their neighbours'
b) their children's
c) each other's
d) their own

2) How many people are at risk from not maintaining muscle strength?
a) a billion
b) millions
c) thousands
d) 280,000

3) What kind of injuries do falls by the elderly cause?
a) head injuries
b) back injuries
c) hip injuries
d) hand injuries

4) What proportion of over-65s doesn't do muscle-strengthening exercises?
a) almost 25%
b) half
c) around a third
d) roughly two-fifths

5) What did a physiotherapy group suggest doing in a chair?
a) relaxing
b) watching TV
c) aerobics
d) sleeping

6) What did the CSP warn against?
a) long walks
b) Internet shopping
c) jumping
d) gardening

7) What are fewer people not getting because of the Internet?
a) enough food
b) sleep
c) rest
d) a shopping workout

8) How many benefits did the CSP say getting stronger brings?
a) a whole host
b) an entire world
c) a total amount
d) a complete turn

9) How many times did the CSP suggest old people get out of a chair?
a) 20
b) 15
c) 10
d) 5

10) What did a professor say was inevitable as we age?
a) memory loss
b) becoming weaker
c) money worries
d) a loss of friends

Role play

Role  A – Shopping

You think shopping is the best activity for old people. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their activities. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): dancing, gardening or watching TV.

Role  B – Dancing

You think dancing is the best activity for old people. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their activities. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): shopping, gardening or watching TV.

Role  C – Gardening

You think gardening is the best activity for old people. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their activities. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): dancing, shopping or watching TV.

Role  D – Watching TV

You think watching TV is the best activity for old people. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their activities. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why):  dancing, gardening or shopping.

After reading / listening

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

'strong'

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  • and 'strength'.

  • ________________
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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:

    • recommendation
    • warns
    • fewer
    • host
    • standing
    • weaker
    • advice
    • imperative
    • risk
    • vast
    • quarter
    • involve




    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 - Carrying the shopping makes over-65s stronger

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'shopping'?
    3. What is your advice for over-65s to live longer?
    4. How good is shopping for you?
    5. What health problems do the over-65s have?
    6. Why do the over 65s not maintain their strength?
    7. How do you keep your muscles strong?
    8. Who is the healthiest over-65-year-old you know?
    9. How strong do you think you'll be when you're 65?
    10. What other everyday activities can keep old people strong?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'strong'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What good does carrying shopping do for you?
    5. How bad is shopping for you?
    6. Do you like to get a 'shopping workout'?
    7. What do you think of Internet shopping?
    8. What do you think of gardening and vacuuming?
    9. How will technology make old people stronger?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

    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 is new (1) ____ for older people to keep their strength up and live longer – carry your own shopping. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) in the UK says it is (2) ____ for the over-65s to keep active to maintain their strength as they age. It warns that millions of people (3) ____ falling over or injuring themselves because they are failing to maintain their strength. Falls among the elderly cause the (4) ____ majority of hip injuries. The CSP says nearly a (5) ____ of over-65s don't do any exercises to keep their muscles strong. A CSP spokesperson said: "For those 65 and over, they can also include (6) ____ that involve stepping and jumping, like dancing, or chair aerobics."

    One recommendation the CSP made to the over-65s is to carry shopping home from the supermarket. It warns against Internet shopping, (7) ____ that while it is convenient, the (8) ____ of Internet shopping means fewer people are getting their "shopping workout". Professor Karen Middleton, chief executive of CSP, said: "Research shows getting stronger brings a (9) ____ host of health benefits so it is incredibly important that people don't (10) ____ strengthening when being active." She also suggested gardening, vacuuming and standing (11) ____ out of a chair 10 times. Professor Middleton added: "We must move past the idea that becoming weaker and (12) ____ is inevitable as we get older."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     advise     (b)     advisory     (c)     advice     (d)     avarice    
    2. (a)     imperative     (b)     comparative     (c)     reparative     (d)     superlative    
    3. (a)     risk     (b)     risky     (c)     risqué     (d)     riskiness    
    4. (a)     vast     (b)     mast     (c)     past     (d)     haste    
    5. (a)     quartered     (b)     quarter     (c)     quarters     (d)     quarterly    
    6. (a)     activties     (b)     activates     (c)     active     (d)     actively    
    7. (a)     notching     (b)     nothing     (c)     noting     (d)     knotting    
    8. (a)     risen     (b)     raising     (c)     rising     (d)     rise    
    9. (a)     whole     (b)     holy     (c)     holed     (d)     while    
    10. (a)     overcook     (b)     overlook     (c)     overtook     (d)     overbook    
    11. (a)     on     (b)     up     (c)     down     (d)     in    
    12. (a)     frillier     (b)     folio     (c)     frailer     (d)     falter

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Put the text back together

    (    )     active." She also suggested gardening, vacuuming and standing up out of a chair 10 times. Professor Middleton

    (    )     their muscles strong. A CSP spokesperson said: "For those 65 and over, they can also include

    (    )     shopping. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) in the UK says it is imperative

    (    )     activities that involve stepping and jumping, like dancing, or chair aerobics."

    1  )     There is new advice for older people to keep their strength up and live longer – carry your own

    (    )     of Internet shopping means fewer people are getting their "shopping workout". Professor Karen Middleton, chief

    (    )     falling over or injuring themselves because they are failing to maintain their strength. Falls among the elderly cause the vast

    (    )     One recommendation the CSP made to the over-65s is to carry shopping home from the

    (    )     majority of hip injuries. The CSP says nearly a quarter of over-65s don't do any exercises to keep

    (    )     for the over-65s to keep active to maintain their strength as they age. It warns that millions of people risk

    (    )     benefits so it is incredibly important that people don't overlook strengthening when being

    (    )     supermarket. It warns against Internet shopping, noting that while it is convenient, the rise

    (    )     added: "We must move past the idea that becoming weaker and frailer is inevitable as we get older."

    (    )     executive of CSP, said: "Research shows getting stronger brings a whole host of health

    Put the words in the right order

    1. to  up  people  advice  There  their  for  is  strength  older  new  keep   .
    2. over   of   It   people   warns   risk   that   falling   millions   .
    3. injuries   vast   The   majority   elderly   of   cause   hip   the   .
    4. of   over-   exercises   any   quarter   a   Nearly   65s   don't   do   .
    5. activities   include   also   can   They   stepping   involve   that   .
    6. One   CSP   the   65s   the   to   over-   recommendation   made   .
    7. workout"  .  It   fewer  are   their  means   people  getting  "shopping   .
    8. health   a   benefits   whole   Getting   host   stronger   of   brings   .
    9. don't   incredibly   overlook   important   that   that   It   people   is   .
    10. up   a   times   standing   of   10   and   out   chair   Vacuuming   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    There is new advice / advise for older people to keep their strength up and live longer – carry our / your own shopping. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) in the UK says it is comparative / imperative for the over-65s to keep active to maintain / maintenance their strength as they age. It warns that millions of people risk failing / falling over or injuring themselves because they are failing to maintain their strength. Falls among the elderly cause the past / vast majority of hip injuries. The CSP says nearly a quarter / quarterly of over-65s don't do any exercises to keep their muscles strong. A CSP spokesperson said: "For those / them 65 and over, they can also include activities that involving / involve stepping and jumping, like dancing, or chair / chairing aerobics."

    One recommendation / recommending the CSP made to the over-65s is to carry shopping home from the supermarket. It warnings / warns against Internet shopping, noting that while it is convenient, the raise / rise of Internet shopping means fewer people are getting their "shopping workout". Professor Karen Middleton, chief executive of CSP, said: "Research shown / shows getting stronger brings a hole / whole host of health benefits so it is incredibly / incredible important that people don't overlook strengthening when being actively / active." She also suggested gardening, vacuuming and standing down / up out of a chair 10 times. Professor Middleton added: "We must move passed / past the idea that becoming weaker and frailer / frillier is inevitable as we get older."

    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)

    Th_r_ _s n_w _dv_c_ f_r _ld_r p__pl_ t_ k__p th__r str_ngth _p _nd l_v_ l_ng_r – c_rry y__r _wn sh_pp_ng. Th_ Ch_rt_r_d S_c__ty _f Phys__th_r_py (CSP) _n th_ _K s_ys _t _s _mp_r_t_v_ f_r th_ _v_r-65s t_ k__p _ct_v_ t_ m__nt__n th__r str_ngth _s th_y _g_. _t w_rns th_t m_ll__ns _f p__pl_ r_sk f_ll_ng _v_r _r _nj_r_ng th_ms_lv_s b_c__s_ th_y _r_ f__l_ng t_ m__nt__n th__r str_ngth. F_lls _m_ng th_ _ld_rly c__s_ th_ v_st m_j_r_ty _f h_p _nj_r__s. Th_ CSP s_ys n__rly _ q__rt_r _f _v_r-65s d_n't d_ _ny _x_rc_s_s t_ k__p th__r m_scl_s str_ng. _ CSP sp_k_sp_rs_n s__d: "R_s__rch sh_ws g_tt_ng str_ng_r br_ngs _ wh_l_ h_st _f h__lth b_n_f_ts s_ _t _s _ncr_d_bly _mp_rt_nt th_t p__pl_ d_n't _v_rl__k str_ngth_n_ng wh_n b__ng _ct_v_."

    Th_r_ _s n_w _dv_c_ f_r _ld_r p__pl_ t_ k__p th__r str_ngth _p _nd l_v_ l_ng_r – c_rry y__r _wn sh_pp_ng. Th_ Ch_rt_r_d S_c__ty _f Phys__th_r_py (CSP) _n th_ _K s_ys _t _s _mp_r_t_v_ f_r th_ _v_r-65s t_ k__p _ct_v_ t_ m__nt__n th__r str_ngth _s th_y _g_. _t w_rns th_t m_ll__ns _f p__pl_ r_sk f_ll_ng _v_r _r _nj_r_ng th_ms_lv_s b_c__s_ th_y _r_ f__l_ng t_ m__nt__n th__r str_ngth. F_lls _m_ng th_ _ld_rly c__s_ th_ v_st m_j_r_ty _f h_p _nj_r__s. Th_ CSP s_ys n__rly _ q__rt_r _f _v_r-65s d_n't d_ _ny _x_rc_s_s t_ k__p th__r m_scl_s str_ng. _ CSP sp_k_sp_rs_n s__d: "F_r th_s_ 65 _nd _v_r, th_y c_n _ls_ _ncl_d_ _ct_v_t__s th_t _nv_lv_ st_pp_ng _nd j_mp_ng, l_k_ d_nc_ng, _r ch__r __r_b_cs."

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    there is new advice for older people to keep their strength up and live longer – carry your own shopping the chartered society of physiotherapy (csp) in the uk says it is imperative for the over-65s to keep active to maintain their strength as they age it warns that millions of people risk falling over or injuring themselves because they are failing to maintain their strength falls among the elderly cause the vast majority of hip injuries the csp says nearly a quarter of over-65s don't do any exercises to keep their muscles strong a csp spokesperson 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"

    there is new advice for older people to keep their strength up and live longer – carry your own shopping the chartered society of physiotherapy (csp) in the uk says it is imperative for the over-65s to keep active to maintain their strength as they age it warns that millions of people risk falling over or injuring themselves because they are failing to maintain their strength falls among the elderly cause the vast majority of hip injuries the csp says nearly a quarter of over-65s don't do any exercises to keep their muscles strong a csp spokesperson said "for those 65 and over they can also include activities that involve stepping and jumping like dancing or chair aerobics"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    ntthatpeopledon'toverlookstrengtheningwhenbeingactive."Shealso
    suggestedgardening,vacuumingandstandingupoutofachair10times
    .ProfessorMiddletonadded:"Wemustmovepasttheideathatbecomin
    gweakerandfrailerisinevitableaswegetolder."

    Free writing

    Write about shopping for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    What are the best three ways for old people to keep fit and strong? Why?

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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 this news. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. BEING OVER 65: Make a poster about being over 65. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. HEAVY SHOPPING: Write a magazine article about over-65s putting weights in their shopping bags to get a better workout. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.

    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 being over 65. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on how over-65s can stay strong. 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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