The Reading / Listening - Live Concerts - Level 1

Researchers found that people who go to concerts live longer than those who don't. Experts looked at 6,700 British people for 15 years to see how often they went out and where they went. The over-50s who regularly went to concerts were 30 per cent less likely to die in the next 14 years. The over-50s could live longer by going to art galleries, concerts, museums, musicals, and the opera and theatre. Also, concertgoers could have more fun.



Researchers said people needed money to go to concerts. One wrote: "Over 40 per cent of people in the least wealthy group...never accessed cultural activities." They added: "Our results highlight the importance of continuing to explore new social factors that affect our health." The UK Health Secretary said the arts could improve things like mental health, ageing and loneliness. The UK will use the arts to improve people's wellbeing and health.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Live Concerts - Level 0 Live Concerts - Level 2   or  Live Concerts - Level 3

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


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. people who go
  2. how often they went out and
  3. The over-50s who regularly
  4. 30 per cent less
  5. The over-50s could live
  6. going to art
  7. the opera
  8. concertgoers could have
  1. longer
  2. and theatre
  3. where they went
  4. more fun
  5. galleries
  6. to concerts
  7. likely to die
  8. went to concerts

Paragraph 2

  1. people needed money
  2. people in the least
  3. cultural
  4. Our results highlight
  5. social
  6. the arts could
  7. mental health, ageing and
  8. improve people's wellbeing
  1. loneliness
  2. activities
  3. and health
  4. to go to concerts
  5. the importance
  6. wealthy group
  7. improve things
  8. factors

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Researchers found that people (1) ___________________ concerts live longer (2) ___________________ don't. Experts looked at 6,700 British people for 15 years to (3) ___________________ they went out and where they went. The over-50s who regularly went to concerts were 30 per cent (4) ___________________ die in the next 14 years. The over-50s could live longer by going (5) ___________________, concerts, museums, musicals, and the opera and theatre. Also, concertgoers (6) ___________________ fun.

Researchers said people needed (7) ___________________ to concerts. One wrote: "Over 40 per cent of people in (8) ___________________ group...never accessed cultural activities." They added: "Our (9) ___________________ importance of continuing to explore (10) ___________________ that affect our health." The UK Health Secretary said the arts could (11) ___________________ mental health, ageing and loneliness. The UK will (12) ___________________ to improve people's wellbeing and health.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Researchersfoundthatpeoplewhogotoconcertslivelongerthanthose
whodon't.Expertslookedat6,700Britishpeoplefor15yearstoseehowo
ftentheywentoutandwheretheywent.Theover-50swhoregularlyw
enttoconcertswere30percentlesslikelytodieinthenext14years.Theo
ver-50scouldlivelongerbygoingtoartgalleries,concerts,museums,m
usicals,andtheoperaandtheatre.Also,concertgoerscouldhavemoref
un.Researcherssaidpeopleneededmoneytogotoconcerts.Onewrote:
"Over40percentofpeopleintheleastwealthygroup...neveraccessedc
ulturalactivities."Theyadded:"Ourresultshighlighttheimportanceofc
ontinuingtoexplorenewsocialfactorsthataffectourhealth."TheUKHea
lthSecretarysaidtheartscouldimprovethingslikementalhealth,agein
gandloneliness.TheUKwillusetheartstoimprovepeople'swellbeingan
dhealth.

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

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Answers

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