The Reading / Listening - Sumo Wrestler - Level 2

The heaviest ever sumo wrestler gave health advice to other wrestlers. Orora, from Russia, weighed 292kg before he retired in 2018. He has warned other wrestlers to take care of themselves. This followed the death of a 28-year-old sumo wrestler this year. Orora told a newspaper that Japan's sumo wrestlers should eat less. Sumo wrestlers have enormous appetites. Orora said it was time for wrestlers to think carefully 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 told reporters a sumo wrestler's lifestyle can be unhealthy. He explained how he put on weight. He ate two big meals a day that contained over 7,000 calories. He used to eat 200 pieces of sushi with a crate of beer. He also ate extra bowls of rice. His diet led to hypertension and fatigue. 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 gave 10 guidelines for wrestlers. It said they should eat more fish and vegetables. They should also chew food properly and avoid snacks.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Sumo Wrestler - Level 0 Sumo Wrestler - Level 1   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/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. he retired
  2. take care
  3. Japan's sumo wrestlers
  4. Sumo wrestlers have enormous
  5. it was time for wrestlers to
  6. He said they should
  7. It's never easy
  8. you're living the life
  1. reduce their calories
  2. of a sumo wrestler
  3. in 2018
  4. of themselves
  5. to stay healthy
  6. should eat less
  7. think carefully
  8. appetites

Paragraph 2

  1. a sumo wrestler's lifestyle
  2. He explained how he put
  3. He ate two big meals
  4. contained over
  5. His diet led to hypertension
  6. walking or moving was
  7. They should also chew food
  8. avoid
  1. really troublesome
  2. properly
  3. and fatigue
  4. can be unhealthy
  5. snacks
  6. a day
  7. on weight
  8. 7,000 calories

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The heaviest ever sumo wrestler (1) ___________________ to other wrestlers. Orora, from Russia, weighed 292kg (2) ___________________ in 2018. He has warned other wrestlers to take care of themselves. This (3) ___________________ of a 28-year-old sumo wrestler this year. Orora told a newspaper that Japan's sumo wrestlers should eat less. Sumo wrestlers (4) ___________________. Orora said it was time for wrestlers to think carefully 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 told reporters a sumo wrestler's (7) ___________________ unhealthy. He explained how he (8) ___________________. He ate two big meals a day (9) ___________________ 7,000 calories. He used to eat 200 pieces of sushi with a crate of beer. He also ate (10) ___________________ rice. His diet led to hypertension and fatigue. He said: "I would lie (11) ___________________ right after eating, which wasn't good. Just walking or moving was really troublesome." Japan's sumo association gave 10 guidelines for wrestlers. It said they should eat more fish and vegetables. They should also chew food (12) ___________________ snacks.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Theheaviesteversumowrestlergavehealthadvicetootherwrestlers.O
rora,fromRussia,weighed292kgbeforeheretiredin2018.Hehaswarn
edotherwrestlerstotakecareofthemselves.Thisfollowedthedeathofa
28-year-oldsumowrestlerthisyear.OroratoldanewspaperthatJap
an'ssumowrestlersshouldeatless.Sumowrestlershaveenormousapp
etites.Ororasaiditwastimeforwrestlerstothinkcarefullyabouttheirdie
t.Hesaidtheyshouldreducetheircalories.Hesaid:"It'snevereasytosta
yhealthyaslongasyou'relivingthelifeofasumowrestler."Ororatoldrep
ortersasumowrestler'slifestylecanbeunhealthy.Heexplainedhowhep
utonweight.Heatetwobigmealsadaythatcontainedover7,000calorie
s.Heusedtoeat200piecesofsushiwithacrateofbeer.Healsoateextrabo
wlsofrice.Hisdietledtohypertensionandfatigue.Hesaid:"Iwouldliedo
wnandnaprightaftereating,whichwasn'tgood.Justwalkingormoving
wasreallytroublesome."Japan'ssumoassociationgave10guidelinesf
orwrestlers.Itsaidtheyshouldeatmorefishandvegetables.Theyshoul
dalsochewfoodproperlyandavoidsnacks.

Student survey

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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