The Reading / Listening - Nuts - Level 0

Harvard University says nuts could be a slimming aid. It said we could replace unhealthy snacks with nuts to slow down weight gain. People who ate 14g of nuts every day gained less weight than those who ate unhealthy snacks. However, eating nuts and not unhealthy snacks reduced weight gain by just 0.4 to 0.7kg over four years.



The researchers' looked at the lifestyles of 190,000 health workers and nurses over twenty years. Researchers asked them questions every four years about their weight, exercise, and how often they ate nuts. A researcher said nuts might help reduce weight gain as we get older. It might also lower the chances of obesity.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Nuts - Level 1 Nuts - Level 2   or  Nuts - Level 3

Sources
  • https://news.sky.com/story/eating-more-nuts-could-slow-weight-gain-researchers-say-11817911
  • https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7495177/Eating-half-ounce-nuts-day-cuts-odds-gaining-weight.html
  • https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326422.php


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. a slimming
  2. slow
  3. People who ate 14g
  4. gained less
  5. those who
  6. unhealthy
  7. reduced weight
  8. 0.7kg over
  1. gain
  2. weight
  3. four years
  4. down weight gain
  5. snacks
  6. of nuts every day
  7. aid
  8. ate unhealthy snacks

Paragraph 2

  1. the lifestyles of 190,000
  2. Researchers asked
  3. every four
  4. how often
  5. A researcher said nuts might
  6. reduce weight
  7. as we get
  8. lower the chances
  1. help
  2. older
  3. health workers
  4. of obesity
  5. them questions
  6. they ate nuts
  7. years
  8. gain

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Harvard University (1) ___________________ be a slimming aid. It (2) ___________________ replace unhealthy snacks with nuts to slow (3) ___________________. People who ate 14g of nuts every day gained (4) ___________________ those who ate unhealthy snacks. However, eating nuts (5) ___________________ snacks reduced weight gain by just 0.4 to 0.7kg (6) ___________________.

The researchers' (7) ___________________ lifestyles of 190,000 health workers (8) ___________________ twenty years. Researchers (9) ___________________ every four years about their weight, exercise, (10) ___________________ they ate nuts. A researcher said (11) ___________________ reduce weight gain as we get older. It might also lower (12) ___________________ obesity.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

HarvardUniversitysaysnutscouldbeaslimmingaid.Itsaidwecouldrepl
aceunhealthysnackswithnutstoslowdownweightgain.Peoplewhoate
14gofnutseverydaygainedlessweightthanthosewhoateunhealthysn
acks.However,eatingnutsandnotunhealthysnacksreducedweightgai
nbyjust0.4to0.7kgoverfouryears.Theresearchers'lookedatthelifest
ylesof190,000healthworkersandnursesovertwentyyears.Researche
rsaskedthemquestionseveryfouryearsabouttheirweight,exercise,a
ndhowoftentheyatenuts.Aresearchersaidnutsmighthelpreduceweig
htgainaswegetolder.Itmightalsolowerthechancesofobesity.

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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Free writing

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