The Reading / Listening - Sumo Wrestler - Level 0

The heaviest ever sumo wrestler gave some health advice. He warned wrestlers to take better care of themselves and eat less. Sumo wrestlers eat a lot. Orora said wrestlers should think carefully about their diet and reduce their calories. He said: "It's never easy to stay healthy as long as you're living the life of a sumo wrestler."



Orora weighed 292kg. He put on weight by eating over 7,000 calories a day. He ate 200 pieces of sushi with beer and extra bowls of rice. This gave him hypertension. He would sleep right after eating. He said: "Just walking or moving was really troublesome." Wrestlers should eat more vegetables and fewer snacks.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Sumo Wrestler - Level 1 Sumo Wrestler - Level 2   or  Sumo Wrestler - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/26/sumos-heaviest-ever-wrestler-urges-others-to-keep-eating-habits-in-check
  • http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13424497
  • https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/16/heaviest-sumo-wrestler-history-accuses-sport-not-caring-athletes/


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. health
  2. He warned
  3. take better care
  4. Sumo wrestlers eat
  5. think carefully
  6. reduce their
  7. It's never easy to
  8. living the life of
  1. a lot
  2. stay healthy
  3. wrestlers
  4. a sumo wrestler
  5. of themselves
  6. about their diet
  7. calories
  8. advice

Paragraph 2

  1. He put on
  2. He ate 200 pieces
  3. extra bowls
  4. This gave him
  5. He would sleep right
  6. moving was really
  7. Wrestlers should eat
  8. fewer
  1. after eating
  2. of rice
  3. more vegetables
  4. of sushi
  5. troublesome
  6. snacks
  7. hypertension
  8. weight

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The heaviest ever sumo wrestler (1) ___________________ advice. He warned wrestlers to (2) ___________________ of themselves (3) ___________________. Sumo wrestlers eat a lot. Orora said wrestlers should think carefully (4) ___________________ and reduce their calories. He said: "It's never (5) ___________________ healthy as long as you're living (6) ___________________ a sumo wrestler."

Orora weighed 292kg. He (7) ___________________ by eating over 7,000 (8) ___________________. He ate 200 pieces of sushi with beer and (9) ___________________ rice. This gave him hypertension. He (10) ___________________ after eating. He said: "(11) ___________________ moving was really troublesome." Wrestlers should eat more vegetables (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Theheaviesteversumowrestlergavesomehealthadvice.Hewarnedwr
estlerstotakebettercareofthemselvesandeatless.Sumowrestlerseat
alot.Ororasaidwrestlersshouldthinkcarefullyabouttheirdietandredu
cetheircalories.Hesaid:"It'snevereasytostayhealthyaslongasyou'rel
ivingthelifeofasumowrestler."Ororaweighed292kg.Heputonweightb
yeatingover7,000caloriesaday.Heate200piecesofsushiwithbeerand
extrabowlsofrice.Thisgavehimhypertension.Hewouldsleeprightafte
reating.Hesaid:"Justwalkingormovingwasreallytroublesome."Wres
tlersshouldeatmorevegetablesandfewersnacks.

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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