The Reading / Listening - Sumo Wrestler - Level 1

The heaviest ever sumo wrestler gave some health advice. Orora weighed 292kg when he retired in 2018. He has warned wrestlers to take better care of themselves. Orora told a newspaper that Japan's sumo wrestlers should eat less. Sumo wrestlers have big appetites. Orora said wrestlers should think about their diet. He said they should 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 said a sumo wrestler's lifestyle can be unhealthy. He put on weight by eating two big meals a day that contained over 7,000 calories. He ate 200 pieces of sushi with lots of beer. He also ate extra bowls of rice. This gave him hypertension. He said: "I would lie down and nap right after eating, which wasn't good. Just walking or moving was really troublesome." Japan's sumo association said wrestlers should eat more fish and vegetables and avoid snacks.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Sumo Wrestler - Level 0 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. Orora weighed 292kg
  2. take better care
  3. Japan's sumo wrestlers
  4. Sumo wrestlers have big
  5. wrestlers should think
  6. they should reduce
  7. It's never easy to
  8. you're living the life
  1. appetites
  2. stay healthy
  3. of themselves
  4. of a sumo wrestler
  5. should eat less
  6. about their diet
  7. their calories
  8. when he retired

Paragraph 2

  1. a sumo wrestler's lifestyle can
  2. He put on
  3. eating two big
  4. contained over
  5. He ate 200 pieces
  6. This gave him
  7. I would lie down
  8. avoid
  1. and nap
  2. meals a day
  3. 7,000 calories
  4. be unhealthy
  5. hypertension
  6. snacks
  7. of sushi
  8. weight

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The heaviest ever sumo wrestler (1) ___________________ advice. Orora weighed 292kg (2) ___________________ in 2018. He has warned wrestlers to (3) ___________________ of themselves. Orora told a newspaper that Japan's sumo wrestlers should eat less. Sumo wrestlers (4) ___________________. Orora said wrestlers should think about their diet. He said they should (5) ___________________. He said: "It's never easy to stay healthy as long as you're (6) ___________________ of a sumo wrestler."

Orora said a sumo wrestler's lifestyle (7) ___________________. He put on weight by eating two big meals a day that contained over 7,000 calories. He ate 200 (8) ___________________ with lots of beer. He also (9) ___________________ of rice. This gave him hypertension. He said: "I would lie (10) ___________________ right after eating, which wasn't good. Just (11) ___________________ was really troublesome." Japan's sumo association said wrestlers should eat more fish and vegetables (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Theheaviesteversumowrestlergavesomehealthadvice.Ororaweighe
d292kgwhenheretiredin2018.Hehaswarnedwrestlerstotakebetterc
areofthemselves.OroratoldanewspaperthatJapan'ssumowrestlerss
houldeatless.Sumowrestlershavebigappetites.Ororasaidwrestlerss
houldthinkabouttheirdiet.Hesaidtheyshouldreducetheircalories.Hes
aid:"It'snevereasytostayhealthyaslongasyou'relivingthelifeofasum
owrestler."Ororasaidasumowrestler'slifestylecanbeunhealthy.Hepu
tonweightbyeatingtwobigmealsadaythatcontainedover7,000calorie
s.Heate200piecesofsushiwithlotsofbeer.Healsoateextrabowlsofrice.
Thisgavehimhypertension.Hesaid:"Iwouldliedownandnaprightafter
eating,whichwasn'tgood.Justwalkingormovingwasreallytroublesom
e."Japan'ssumoassociationsaidwrestlersshouldeatmorefishandvege
tablesandavoidsnacks.

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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