The Reading / Listening - Live Concerts - Level 0

People who go to concerts live longer than those who don't. Researchers looked at 6,700 British people for 15 years to see how often they went out. The over-50s who went to concerts were 30 per cent less likely to die early. They could live longer by going to galleries, museums, musicals, and the opera, and have fun.



People need money to go to concerts. Over 40 per cent of the poorest people never experience art. The researchers said it is important to find new things that change our health. The arts could help things like mental health, ageing and loneliness. The UK will use the arts to improve people's health.

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Sources
  • https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10583762/oaps-extend-lives-14-gigs/
  • https://www.radiox.co.uk/news/music/over-50s-brits-see-live-gigs-shows-live-longer/
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/theatre-museums-art-long-life-health-cultural-activities-british-medical-journal-a9252171.html


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Researchers looked at 6,700
  2. see how often they
  3. The over-50s who went
  4. 30 per cent less likely
  5. They could live
  6. going to
  7. museums, musicals
  8. have
  1. galleries
  2. to die early
  3. fun
  4. went out
  5. and the opera
  6. longer
  7. British people
  8. to concerts

Paragraph 2

  1. People need money
  2. 40 per cent of the poorest
  3. experience
  4. The researchers said it
  5. find new
  6. The arts could
  7. mental health, ageing
  8. improve people's
  1. art
  2. things
  3. and loneliness
  4. health
  5. help things
  6. to go to concerts
  7. people
  8. is important

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

People (1) ___________________ concerts live longer than (2) ___________________. Researchers looked at 6,700 British people for 15 years (3) ___________________ often they went out. The over-50s (4) ___________________ concerts were 30 per cent less likely (5) ___________________. They could live longer by going to galleries, museums, musicals, and the opera, (6) ___________________.

People need money to (7) ___________________. Over 40 per cent of (8) ___________________ never experience art. The researchers said (9) ___________________ to find new things that (10) ___________________. The arts could help things like mental health, (11) ___________________. The UK will use the arts to (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Peoplewhogotoconcertslivelongerthanthosewhodon't.Researchersl
ookedat6,700Britishpeoplefor15yearstoseehowoftentheywentout.
Theover-50swhowenttoconcertswere30percentlesslikelytodieea
rly.Theycouldlivelongerbygoingtogalleries,museums,musicals,andt
heopera,andhavefun.Peopleneedmoneytogotoconcerts.Over40per
centofthepoorestpeopleneverexperienceart.Theresearcherssaiditisi
mportanttofindnewthingsthatchangeourhealth.Theartscouldhelpthi
ngslikementalhealth,ageingandloneliness.TheUKwillusetheartstoi
mprovepeople'shealth.

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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Answers

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