The Reading / Listening - Live Concerts - Level 2

Researchers found that people who go to live concerts and museums live longer than those who do not. Experts from a London university looked at over 6,700 British people for 15 years. They examined how often the people went out and where they went. They found that over-50s who regularly went to concerts were around 30 per cent less likely to die in the next 14 years. The over-50s could lengthen their life by looking at "receptive arts". These include art galleries, concerts, museums, musicals, and the opera and theatre. In addition, concertgoers could have more fun.



The lead researcher said money was important in whether or not people went to concerts. She wrote: "Over 40 per cent of people in the least wealthy group reported that they never accessed cultural activities." The UK Health Secretary believes the research. He said arts and culture could improve things like mental health, ageing and loneliness. The UK's National Health Service will use the arts to improve people's wellbeing and health. The researchers said: "Our results highlight the importance of continuing to explore new social factors that affect our health."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Live Concerts - Level 0 Live Concerts - Level 1   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 to
  2. Experts from a
  3. how often the people
  4. less likely to die in
  5. The over
  6. lengthen their
  7. art
  8. concertgoers could
  1. the next 14 years
  2. -50s
  3. have more fun
  4. London university
  5. galleries
  6. live concerts
  7. life
  8. went out

Paragraph 2

  1. whether or not people
  2. people in the least wealthy
  3. arts and culture could
  4. mental health, ageing and
  5. improve people's wellbeing
  6. Our results highlight the
  7. continuing to explore new
  8. affect our
  1. loneliness
  2. social factors
  3. and health
  4. health
  5. group
  6. improve things
  7. importance
  8. went to concerts

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Researchers (1) ___________________ who go to live concerts and museums live (2) ___________________ who do not. Experts from a London university (3) ___________________ 6,700 British people for 15 years. They examined how often the people went out and where they went. They found that over-50s (4) ___________________ to concerts were around 30 per cent less likely to die in the next 14 years. The over-50s could lengthen their life by looking at "receptive arts". These (5) ___________________, concerts, museums, musicals, and the opera and theatre. In addition, concertgoers could (6) ___________________.

The lead researcher said money was (7) ___________________ or not people went to concerts. She wrote: "Over 40 per cent of people in the (8) ___________________ reported that they never accessed cultural activities." The UK Health Secretary (9) ___________________. He said arts and culture could improve (10) ___________________ health, ageing and loneliness. The UK's National Health Service will (11) ___________________ to improve people's wellbeing and health. The researchers said: "Our results highlight the importance of continuing (12) ___________________ social factors that affect our health."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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ongerthanthosewhodonot.ExpertsfromaLondonuniversitylookedato
ver6,700Britishpeoplefor15years.Theyexaminedhowoftenthepeopl
ewentoutandwheretheywent.Theyfoundthatover-50swhoregularl
ywenttoconcertswerearound30percentlesslikelytodieinthenext14y
ears.Theover-50scouldlengthentheirlifebylookingat"receptiveart
s".Theseincludeartgalleries,concerts,museums,musicals,andtheop
eraandtheatre.Inaddition,concertgoerscouldhavemorefun.Thelead
researchersaidmoneywasimportantinwhetherornotpeoplewenttoco
ncerts.Shewrote:"Over40percentofpeopleintheleastwealthygroupr
eportedthattheyneveraccessedculturalactivities."TheUKHealthSecr
etarybelievestheresearch.Hesaidartsandculturecouldimprovething
slikementalhealth,ageingandloneliness.TheUK'sNationalHealthSer
vicewillusetheartstoimprovepeople'swellbeingandhealth.Theresear
cherssaid:"Ourresultshighlighttheimportanceofcontinuingtoexplore
newsocialfactorsthataffectourhealth."

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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