The Reading / Listening - Sleeping Late - Level 1

Going to bed late may be bad for us. It could shorten our life. A study in the UK looked at 430,000 adults between the ages of 38 and 73. Researchers compared the deaths of people who went to bed early to those who went to bed late. People who go to bed late were 10 per cent more likely to die earlier. People who sleep late were at a higher risk of health problems or an early death compared to people who sleep early and wake up early.



A researcher said working hours should change. He said this was a public health issue that we need to look at. He said people should start and finish work later in the day so they can sleep more. Late sleepers have a higher risk of mental problems, diabetes, and breathing problems. They also smoke, drink alcohol and take drugs more. Different sleeping patterns at weekends could also cause health problems for late sleepers.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Sleeping Late - Level 0 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 late may
  2. between the ages
  3. Researchers compared
  4. People who go
  5. more likely
  6. a higher risk of health
  7. people who
  8. wake up
  1. to die earlier
  2. sleep early
  3. of 38 and 73
  4. early
  5. the deaths
  6. to bed late
  7. problems
  8. be bad for us

Paragraph 2

  1. working hours should
  2. this was a public
  3. finish work later in
  4. have a higher
  5. mental
  6. take drugs
  7. Different sleeping patterns
  8. cause health problems
  1. problems
  2. the day
  3. for late sleepers
  4. change
  5. at weekends
  6. risk
  7. health issue
  8. more

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Going to bed late may (1) ___________________ us. It could shorten our life. A study in the UK looked at 430,000 adults between (2) ___________________ 38 and 73. Researchers compared (3) ___________________ people who went to bed early to those who went to bed late. People who go to bed late were 10 per cent more (4) ___________________ earlier. People who sleep late were at (5) ___________________ of health problems or an early death compared to people who sleep (6) ___________________ up early.

A researcher said working (7) ___________________. He said this was a public health issue that we (8) ___________________ at. He said people should start and finish work (9) ___________________ day so they can sleep more. Late sleepers have a higher risk of mental problems, diabetes, (10) ___________________. They also smoke, drink alcohol and (11) ___________________. Different sleeping patterns at weekends (12) ___________________ health problems for late sleepers.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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Klookedat430,000adultsbetweentheagesof38and73.Researchersco
mparedthedeathsofpeoplewhowenttobedearlytothosewhowenttobe
dlate.Peoplewhogotobedlatewere10percentmorelikelytodieearlier.
Peoplewhosleeplatewereatahigherriskofhealthproblemsoranearlyd
eathcomparedtopeoplewhosleepearlyandwakeupearly.Aresearcher
saidworkinghoursshouldchange.Hesaidthiswasapublichealthissuet
hatweneedtolookat.Hesaidpeopleshouldstartandfinishworklaterint
hedaysotheycansleepmore.Latesleepershaveahigherriskofmentalp
roblems,diabetes,andbreathingproblems.Theyalsosmoke,drinkalco
holandtakedrugsmore.Differentsleepingpatternsatweekendscoulda
lsocausehealthproblemsforlatesleepers.

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)

(i) ________________

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(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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