The Reading / Listening - Sleeping Late - Level 0

Going to bed late could shorten our life. A study looked at 430,000 adults aged from 38 to 73. Researchers said people who went to bed late were 10 per cent more likely to die earlier. People who sleep late might also have more health problems. People who sleep early and wake up early had fewer health problems.



A researcher said working times should change. People should start and finish work later so they can sleep more. Late sleepers have a higher risk of mental and health problems. They also smoke more, drink more alcohol and take more drugs. Different sleeping patterns at weekends also cause more health problems.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Sleeping Late - Level 1 Sleeping Late - Level 2   or  Sleeping Late - Level 3

Sources
  • http://abcnews.go.com/Health/bad-news-night-owls-people-bed-higher-risk/story?id=54430501
  • https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bad-news-for-night-owls-late-risers-may-die-sooner-study-finds/
  • https://www.livescience.com/20880-morning-people-happier.html


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. Going to bed
  2. shorten our
  3. A study looked at 430,000
  4. aged from
  5. 10 per cent more likely
  6. People who
  7. sleep early and
  8. fewer health
  1. adults
  2. wake up early
  3. to die
  4. problems
  5. sleep late
  6. late
  7. life
  8. 38 to 73

Paragraph 2

  1. working times
  2. start and finish
  3. they can sleep
  4. have a higher
  5. drink more
  6. take more
  7. Different sleeping patterns
  8. cause more
  1. drugs
  2. should change
  3. health problems
  4. alcohol
  5. at weekends
  6. more
  7. risk
  8. work later

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Going to bed (1) ___________________ our life. A study looked at 430,000 (2) ___________________ 38 to 73. Researchers said (3) ___________________ to bed late were 10 per cent more likely to die earlier. People who sleep late (4) ___________________ more health problems. People (5) ___________________ and wake up (6) ___________________ health problems.

A researcher said working (7) ___________________. People should start and finish work (8) ___________________ can sleep more. Late sleepers (9) ___________________ risk of mental and health problems. They (10) ___________________, drink more alcohol and (11) ___________________. Different sleeping patterns at weekends (12) ___________________ health problems.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Goingtobedlatecouldshortenourlife.Astudylookedat430,000adultsa
gedfrom38to73.Researcherssaidpeoplewhowenttobedlatewere10p
ercentmorelikelytodieearlier.Peoplewhosleeplatemightalsohavemo
rehealthproblems.Peoplewhosleepearlyandwakeupearlyhadfewerh
ealthproblems.Aresearchersaidworkingtimesshouldchange.Peoples
houldstartandfinishworklatersotheycansleepmore.Latesleepershav
eahigherriskofmentalandhealthproblems.Theyalsosmokemore,drin
kmorealcoholandtakemoredrugs.Differentsleepingpatternsatweek
endsalsocausemorehealthproblems.

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

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

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Answers

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