The Reading / Listening - Daytime Exercise - Level 4

Paris is taking extra action to stop the rise in COVID-19 infections. Parisians can no longer exercise outdoors between the hours of 10am and 7pm. This is because people went into the streets in recent good weather. They broke lockdown rules. There have been over 10,000 deaths in France. It is in fourth place on the world fatalities list. The mayor of Paris said the new rule would help stop the virus from spreading. It could also help to flatten the curve.



Scientists said there is more of the virus in the air when people exercise. When cyclists or joggers sneeze, cough or exhale, micro-particles stay longer in the air and spread farther. People behind them have to walk through a cloud of droplets. People should avoid those who exercise. They should give walkers four metres, runners 10 metres and cyclists at least 20 metres. The message is simple - stay at home and follow social distancing rules when outside.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Daytime Exercise - Level 5 or  Daytime Exercise - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/reports/a32071543/paris-ban-outdoor-exercise-daytime/
  • https://www.france24.com/en/20200407-paris-bans-daytime-jogging-as-virus-deaths-hit-new-high
  • https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8196759/Paris-bans-outdoor-exercise-threatens-hit-joggers-120-fines-amid-coronavirus-lockdown.html


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Paris is taking extra action
  2. recent
  3. They broke lockdown
  4. There have been over 10,000
  5. fourth place on the world
  6. The mayor
  7. help stop the virus from
  8. It could also help to
  1. deaths in France
  2. of Paris
  3. flatten the curve
  4. good weather
  5. rules
  6. spreading
  7. fatalities list
  8. to stop the rise

Paragraph 2

  1. Scientists said there is
  2. virus in the air when people
  3. When cyclists or
  4. cough or
  5. micro-particles stay longer
  6. walk through a cloud
  7. The message is
  8. follow social distancing
  1. joggers sneeze
  2. in the air
  3. rules
  4. more
  5. of droplets
  6. simple
  7. exhale
  8. exercise

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Paris is (1) ___________________ to stop the rise in COVID-19 infections. Parisians can (2) ___________________ outdoors between the hours of 10am and 7pm. This is because people went into the (3) ___________________ good weather. They (4) ___________________. There have been over 10,000 deaths in France. It is in fourth place on the (5) ___________________. The mayor of Paris said the new rule would help stop the virus from spreading. It could also help to (6) ___________________.

Scientists said there is more of the (7) ___________________ air when people exercise. When cyclists or joggers sneeze, (8) ___________________, micro-particles (9) ___________________ the air and spread farther. People behind them have to walk through a (10) ___________________. People should avoid those who exercise. They should give walkers four metres, runners 10 metres and (11) ___________________ 20 metres. The message is simple - stay at home and follow social distancing (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ParisistakingextraactiontostoptheriseinCOVID-19infections.Parisia
nscannolongerexerciseoutdoorsbetweenthehoursof10amand7pm.T
hisisbecausepeoplewentintothestreetsinrecentgoodweather.Theyb
rokelockdownrules.Therehavebeenover10,000deathsinFrance.Itisi
nfourthplaceontheworldfatalitieslist.ThemayorofParissaidthenewru
lewouldhelpstopthevirusfromspreading.Itcouldalsohelptoflattenthe
curve.Scientistssaidthereismoreofthevirusintheairwhenpeopleexer
cise.Whencyclistsorjoggerssneeze,coughorexhale,micro-particless
taylongerintheairandspreadfarther.Peoplebehindthemhavetowalkt
hroughacloudofdroplets.Peopleshouldavoidthosewhoexercise.They
shouldgivewalkersfourmetres,runners10metresandcyclistsatleast2
0metres.Themessageissimple-stayathomeandfollowsocialdistan
cingruleswhenoutside.

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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