The Reading / Listening - Sumo Wrestler - Level 3

The world's heaviest ever sumo wrestler has given health advice to other wrestlers. The wrestler's fighting name was Orora. He is from Russia and his real name is Anatoly Mikhakhanov. He weighed 292kg before he retired in 2018. Orora has warned other wrestlers to take better care of themselves after the death of a 28-year-old sumo wrestler earlier this year. Orora told the Asahi newspaper that Japan's sumo wrestlers should eat less. Sumo wrestlers are famous for having enormous appetites and for eating a lot. Orora said it was time for wrestlers to think more about their diet and reduce their calorie intake. He said: "It's never easy to stay healthy as long as you're living the life of a sumo wrestler."



Orora told reporters that a sumo wrestler's lifestyle can be unhealthy. He described how he put on so much weight. He ate two huge meals a day. He had a daily diet containing over 7,000 calories. He said he used to eat 200 pieces of sushi and drink a crate of beer in one sitting. He also ate extra bowls of rice when other wrestlers offered them to him. 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." The Japan Sumo Association has published 10 health guidelines for wrestlers. It said they should eat fish and vegetables, in addition to meat. They should also chew food properly and avoid snacks.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Sumo Wrestler - Level 0 Sumo Wrestler - Level 1   or  Sumo Wrestler - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. SUMO: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about sumo. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       heaviest / health / advice / wrestlers / take care / newspaper / appetite / calorie /
       lifestyle / unhealthy / weight / sushi / hypertension / fatigue / troublesome / sumo
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. ADVICE: Students A strongly believe we should be getting more advice about healthy eating; Students B strongly believe we get enough advice. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. MARTIAL ARTS: What do you know about these martial arts? How interesting are they? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What I Know

How Interesting

Sumo

 

 

Karate

 

 

Judo

 

 

Aikido

 

 

Kendo

 

 

Taekwondo

 

 

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5. WEIGHT: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "weight". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. HEALTH: Rank these with your partner. Put the best things for your health at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Laughter
  • Water
  • Sleep
  • Fresh air
  • Vegetables
  • Friends
  • Exercise
  • Vitamin pills

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. advice a. Known about by many people.
      2. retired b. Make smaller or less in amount, degree, or size.
      3. famous c. Good ideas people give to help others.
      4. appetite d. Having left one's job and stopped working.
      5. diet e. A natural desire to satisfy a bodily need, especially for food.
      6. reduce f. The kinds of food that a person or animal usually eats.
      7. calorie g. One unit of energy in food.

    Paragraph 2

      8. lifestyle h. Being very, very, very tired because of mental or physical effort or illness.
      9. huge i. The way in which a person or group lives.
      10. crate j. Very high blood pressure.
      11. hypertension k. Bite food in the mouth with the teeth, especially to make it easier to swallow.
      12. fatigue l. Extremely large.
      13. chew m. Keep away from or stop oneself from doing something.
      14. avoid n. A square metal or plastic container used for transporting or storing bottles.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The sumo wrestler is from Russia.     T / F
  2. The sumo wrestler retired last year.     T / F
  3. A 28-year-old sumo wrestler died this year.     T / F
  4. The heaviest sumo wrestler told other wrestlers to cut their calories.     T / F
  5. The sumo wrestler could eat 200 pieces of sushi in one sitting.     T / F
  6. The sumo wrestler said he never ate rice from bowls.     T / F
  7. The sumo wrestler suffered from hypertension.     T / F
  8. The Japan Sumo Association said wrestlers should eat more meat.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. advice
  2. retired
  3. famous
  4. reduce
  5. easy
  6. described
  7. extra
  8. fatigue
  9. nap
  10. avoid
  1. stay away from
  2. cut
  3. explained
  4. gave up work
  5. additional
  6. tiredness
  7. guidance
  8. sleep
  9. well known
  10. simple

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. The wrestler's fighting
  2. He weighed 292kg before
  3. warned other wrestlers to take better
  4. famous for having enormous
  5. reduce their calorie
  6. a sumo wrestler's lifestyle can
  7. He had a daily diet containing
  8. His diet led to hypertension
  9. nap right
  10. avoid
  1. after eating
  2. appetites
  3. and fatigue
  4. he retired
  5. be unhealthy
  6. over 7,000 calories
  7. name was Orora
  8. snacks
  9. care of themselves
  10. intake

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
weighed
appetites
better
intake
life
given
fighting
earlier

The world's heaviest ever sumo wrestler has (1) ___________________ health advice to other wrestlers. The wrestler's (2) ___________________ name was Orora. He is from Russia and his real name is Anatoly Mikhakhanov. He (3) ___________________ 292kg before he retired in 2018. Orora has warned other wrestlers to take (4) ___________________ care of themselves after the death of a 28-year-old sumo wrestler (5) ___________________ this year. Orora told the Asahi newspaper that Japan's sumo wrestlers should eat less. Sumo wrestlers are famous for having enormous (6) ___________________ and for eating a lot. Orora said it was time for wrestlers to think more about their diet and reduce their calorie (7) ___________________. He said: "It's never easy to stay healthy as long as you're living the (8) ___________________ of a sumo wrestler."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
really
calories
fatigue
lifestyle
sitting
avoid
much
guidelines

Orora told reporters that a sumo wrestler's (9) ___________________ can be unhealthy. He described how he put on so (10) ___________________ weight. He ate two huge meals a day. He had a daily diet containing over 7,000 (11) ___________________. He said he used to eat 200 pieces of sushi and drink a crate of beer in one (12) ___________________. He also ate extra bowls of rice when other wrestlers offered them to him. His diet led to hypertension and (13) ___________________. He said: "I would lie down and nap right after eating, which wasn't good. Just walking or moving was (14) ___________________ troublesome." The Japan Sumo Association has published 10 health (15) ___________________ for wrestlers. It said they should eat fish and vegetables, in addition to meat. They should also chew food properly and (16) ___________________ snacks.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1) The world's heaviest ever sumo wrestler has given health ______ wrestlers
     a.  advise to other
     b.  ad vice to other
     c.  add vice to other
     d.  advisor to other
2)  He weighed 292kg before he ______
     a.  retried in 2018
     b.  retired in 2018
     c.  retread in 2018
     d.  littered in 2018
3)  Orora has warned other wrestlers to take better ______
     a.  cares of themselves
     b.  cared of themselves
     c.  careful themselves
     d.  care of themselves
4)  Sumo wrestlers are famous for having ______
     a.  enormous upper tights
     b.  enormous app and tights
     c.  enormous appetites
     d.  enormous appetizers
5)  it was time for wrestlers to think more about their diet and reduce ______
     a.  their calorific intake
     b.  their calorie intake
     c.  their calories intake
     d.  their colouring intake

6)  He said he used to eat 200 ______
     a.  piece of sushi
     b.  pies of sushi
     c.  Pisces of sushi
     d.  pieces of sushi
7)  His diet led to hypertension ______
     a.  and fatigue
     b.  end far teak
     c.  and fat egg
     d.  and fort egg
8)  The Japan Sumo Association has published 10 health ______
     a.  guideline for wrestlers
     b.  guided lines for wrestlers
     c.  guide line for wrestlers
     d.  guidelines for wrestlers
9)  It said they should eat fish and vegetables, in ______
     a.  subtraction to meat
     b.  division to meat
     c.  addition to meat
     d.  multiplication to meat
10)  They should also chew food properly ______
     a.  avoidance snacks
     b.  avoid end snacks
     c.  end avoid snacks
     d.  and avoid snacks

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The world's (1) ___________________ wrestler has given health advice to other wrestlers. The wrestler's fighting name was Orora. He is from Russia and his (2) ___________________ Anatoly Mikhakhanov. He weighed 292kg before he retired in 2018. Orora (3) ___________________ wrestlers to take better care of themselves after the death of a 28-year-old sumo wrestler earlier this year. Orora told the Asahi newspaper that Japan's sumo wrestlers should eat less. Sumo wrestlers are (4) ___________________ enormous appetites and for eating a lot. Orora said it was time for wrestlers to think more about their (5) ___________________ their calorie intake. He said: "It's never easy to stay healthy (6) ___________________ you're living the life of a sumo wrestler."

Orora told reporters that a sumo wrestler's (7) ___________________ unhealthy. He described how he (8) ___________________ much weight. He ate two huge meals a day. He had a daily diet containing over 7,000 calories. He said he (9) ___________________ 200 pieces of sushi and drink a crate of beer in one sitting. He also ate extra bowls of rice when other wrestlers (10) ___________________ him. 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 (11) ___________________." The Japan Sumo Association has published 10 health guidelines for wrestlers. It said they should eat fish and vegetables, in addition to meat. They should also chew food properly (12) ___________________.

Comprehension questions

  1. Where is the sumo wrestler from?
  2. How much did he weigh before he retired?
  3. What did the article say sumo wrestlers were famous for?
  4. What did the sumo wrestler say other wrestlers should reduce?
  5. What did the wrestler say it wasn't easy for sumo wrestlers to do?
  6. How many meals a day did the sumo wrestler eat?
  7. How many pieces of sushi did the sumo wrestler eat at one sitting?
  8. What did the sumo wrestler suffer from besides hypertension?
  9. What did the sumo wrestler do right after eating?
  10. What did the Japan Sumo Association say wrestlers should avoid?




Multiple choice quiz

1) Where is the sumo wrestler from?
a) Japan
b) Mongolia
c) Russia
d) Bulgaria
2) How much did he weigh before he retired?
a) 292kg
b) 229kg
c) 302kg
d) 313kg
3) What did the article say sumo wrestlers were famous for?
a) their flexibility
b) fighting
c) muscle
d) enormous appetites
4) What did the sumo wrestler say other wrestlers should reduce?
a) training
b) calories
c) fighting time
d) their hair length
5) What did the wrestler say it wasn't easy for sumo wrestlers to do?
a) sleep
b) practice
c) stay healthy
d) have a long career

6) How many meals a day did the sumo wrestler eat?
a) 3
b) 2
c) 5
d) 4
7) How many pieces of sushi did the sumo wrestler eat at one sitting?
a) 230
b) 250
c) 220
d) 200
8) What did the sumo wrestler suffer from besides hypertension?
a) diabetes
b) fatigue
c) anaemia
d) asthma
9) What did the sumo wrestler do right after eating?
a) nap
b) drink
c) run
d) shower
10) What did the Japan Sumo Association say wrestlers should avoid?
a) cycling
b) arguments
c) alcohol
d) snacks

Role play

Role  A – Laughter
You think laughter is the best thing for our health. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least effective of these (and why): sleep, vegetables or vitamin pills.

Role  B – Sleep
You think sleep is the best thing for our health. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least effective of these (and why): laughter, vegetables or vitamin pills.

Role  C – Vegetables
You think vegetables are the best thing for our health. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least effective of these (and why): sleep, laughter or vitamin pills.

Role  D – Vitamin Pills
You think vitamin pills are the best thing for our health. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least effective of these (and why): sleep, vegetables or laughter.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'sumo'

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  • and 'wrestler'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • ever
    • real
    • 2018
    • 28
    • famous
    • easy
    • reporters
    • huge
    • 200
    • lie
    • 10
    • properly




    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 - Sumo Wrestler

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'sumo'?
    3. What do you know about sumo?
    4. How healthy do you think sumo wrestlers are?
    5. How interesting is watching sumo?
    6. What training do sumo wrestlers do?
    7. Are the heaviest wrestlers the best?
    8. What would life be like if you were 292kg?
    9. How big is your appetite?
    10. What do you do to stay healthy?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'wrestler'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you think of sumo?
    5. How much do you worry about your weight?
    6. How much do you worry about your health?
    7. What do you think of eating 200 pieces of sushi?
    8. What advice do you have for hypertension?
    9. How difficult is it for you to avoid snacks?
    10. What questions would you like to ask a sumo wrestler?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    The world's heaviest ever sumo wrestler has (1) ____ health advice to other wrestlers. The wrestler's fighting name was Orora. He is from Russia and his (2) ____ name is Anatoly Mikhakhanov. He weighed 292kg before he retired in 2018. Orora has warned other wrestlers to (3) ____ better care of themselves after the death of a 28-year-old sumo wrestler earlier this year. Orora told the Asahi newspaper that Japan's sumo wrestlers should eat (4) ____. Sumo wrestlers are famous for having enormous appetites and for eating a lot. Orora said it was time for wrestlers to think more about their diet and (5) ____ their calorie intake. He said: "It's never easy to stay healthy as long as you're living the (6) ____ of a sumo wrestler."

    Orora told reporters (7) ____ a sumo wrestler's lifestyle can be unhealthy. He described how he put on (8) ____ much weight. He ate two huge meals a day. He had a daily diet containing over 7,000 calories. He said he used to eat 200 (9) ____ of sushi and drink a crate of beer in one sitting. He also ate extra bowls of rice when other wrestlers offered them to him. His diet led to hypertension and (10) ____. He said: "I would lie down and nap right after eating, which wasn't good. Just walking or moving was (11) ____ troublesome." The Japan Sumo Association has published 10 health guidelines for wrestlers. It said they should eat fish and vegetables, in addition (12) ____ meat. They should also chew food properly and avoid snacks.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     gives     (b)     given     (c)     gave     (d)     giving    
    2. (a)     really     (b)     real     (c)     realism     (d)     reality    
    3. (a)     know     (b)     do     (c)     give     (d)     take    
    4. (a)     small     (b)     less     (c)     few     (d)     little    
    5. (a)     redact     (b)     reduce     (c)     reduction     (d)     radiate    
    6. (a)     live     (b)     living     (c)     life     (d)     lifetime    
    7. (a)     what     (b)     which     (c)     that     (d)     for    
    8. (a)     such     (b)     real     (c)     so     (d)     heavy    
    9. (a)     nuggets     (b)     swims     (c)     fishes     (d)     pieces    
    10. (a)     fugue     (b)     figure     (c)     fatigues     (d)     fatigue    
    11. (a)     really     (b)     much     (c)     such     (d)     for    
    12. (a)     much     (b)     that     (c)     to     (d)     by

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. before he teeirrd in 2018
    2. take better care of tsehselvme
    3. rleiare this year
    4. famous for having umonesor appetites
    5. reduce their eoircal intake
    6. It's never easy to stay ehahlty

    Paragraph 2

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    2. hypertension and aitugfe
    3. moving was really eoormltebsu
    4. 10 health euesgdiinl
    5. They should also chew food rlrpoype
    6. ivdao snacks

    Put the text back together

    (...)  name was Orora. He is from Russia and his real name is Anatoly Mikhakhanov. He weighed
    (...)  to eat 200 pieces of sushi and drink a crate of beer in one sitting. He also ate extra bowls
    (...)  of a 28-year-old sumo wrestler earlier this year. Orora told the Asahi newspaper that Japan's sumo wrestlers should eat
    (...)  of rice when other wrestlers offered them to him. His diet led to hypertension and fatigue. He said: "I would lie
    (...)  lot. Orora said it was time for wrestlers to think more about their diet and reduce their calorie
    (...)  vegetables, in addition to meat. They should also chew food properly and avoid snacks.
    (...)  Orora told reporters that a sumo wrestler's lifestyle can be unhealthy. He described how he put on so much
    (...)  intake. He said: "It's never easy to stay healthy as long as you're living the life of a sumo wrestler."
    (...)  weight. He ate two huge meals a day. He had a daily diet containing over 7,000 calories. He said he used
    1  ) The world's heaviest ever sumo wrestler has given health advice to other wrestlers. The wrestler's fighting
    (...)  292kg before he retired in 2018. Orora has warned other wrestlers to take better care of themselves after the death
    (...)  less. Sumo wrestlers are famous for having enormous appetites and for eating a
    (...)  down and nap right after eating, which wasn't good. Just walking or moving was really troublesome." The Japan Sumo Association
    (...)  has published 10 health guidelines for wrestlers. It said they should eat fish and

    Put the words in the right order

    1. has   given   health   ever   advice   .   The   wrestler   heaviest
    2. he   retired   weighed   He   before   292kg   in   2018   .
    3. appetites   .   enormous   wrestlers   Sumo   famous   having   for   are
    4. to   wrestlers   for   about   think   diet   .   their   Time
    5. of   sumo   wrestler   .   the   living   a   life   You're
    6. can   lifestyle   unhealthy   .   sumo   wrestler's   be   A
    7. daily   containing   7,000   A   over   calories   .   diet
    8. after   and   nap   I'd   right   down   eating   .   lie
    9. Japan's   guidelines  .   published   sumo   association   10   health   has
    10. food   they   should   It   properly   .   chew   said   also

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The world's heaviest / heavy ever sumo wrestler has given health advice to other wrestlers. The wrestler's fighting / fought name was Orora. He is from Russia and his really / real name is Anatoly Mikhakhanov. He weighed 292kg before he retried / retired in 2018. Orora has warned other / another wrestlers to take better / well care of themselves after the death of a 28-year-old sumo wrestler earliest / earlier this year. Orora told the Asahi newspaper that Japan's sumo wrestlers should eat small / less. Sumo wrestlers are famous for having enormous appetites and for eating a lot. Orora said it was time for wrestlers to think more about their dietary / diet and reduce their calorie intake. He said: "It's never easy to stay healthy as long as you're living the life / live of a sumo wrestler."

    Orora told reporters that a sumo wrestler's lifestyle can / should be unhealthy. He described how he put in / on so much weight. He ate two huge / hugest meals a day. He had a daily diet contents / containing over 7,000 calories. He said he used to eat 200 pieces of sushi and drink a crater / crate of beer in one sitting. He also ate extra bowl / bowls of rice when other wrestlers offered them to them / him. His diet led to hypertension and fatigue. He said: "I would lie down and nap / napped right after eating, which wasn't good. Just walking or moving was really troublesome." The Japan Sumo Association has published 10 health guidelines to / for wrestlers. It said they should eat fish and vegetables, in / on addition to meat. They should also chew food properly and avoid snacks.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    O r_r_ t_l d r_p_r t_r s t h_t _ s_m_ w r_s t l_r ' s l_f_s t y l_ c_n b_ _n h__ l t h y . H_ d_s c r_b_d h_w h_ p_t _n s_ m_c h w__ g h t . H_ _t_ t w_ h_g_ m__ l s _ d_y . H_ h_d _ d__ l y d__ t c_n t__ n_n g _v_r 7 , 0 0 0 c_l_r__ s . H_ s__ d h_ _s_d t_ __ t 2 0 0 p__ c_s _f s_s h_ _n d d r_n k _ c r_t_ _f b__ r _n _n_ s_t t_n g . H_ _l s_ _t_ _x t r_ b_w l s _f r_c_ w h_n _t h_r w r_s t l_r s _f f_r_d t h_m t_ h_m . H_s d__ t l_d t_ h y p_r t_n s__ n _n d f_t_g__ . H_ s__ d : " I w__ l d l__ d_w n _n d n_p r_g h t _f t_r __ t_n g , w h_c h w_s n ' t g__ d . J_s t w_l k_n g _r m_v_n g w_s r__ l l y t r__ b l_s_m_. " T h_ J_p_n S_m_ A s s_c__ t__ n h_s p_b l_s h_d 1 0 h__ l t h g__ d_l_n_s f_r w r_s t l_r s . I t s__ d t h_y s h__ l d __ t f_s h _n d v_g_t_b l_s , _n _d d_t__ n t_ m__ t . T h_y s h__ l d _l s_ c h_w f__ d p r_p_r l y _n d _v__ d s n_c k s .

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the worlds heaviest ever sumo wrestler has given health advice to other wrestlers the wrestlers fighting name was orora he is from russia and his real name is anatoly mikhakhanov he weighed 292kg before he retired in 2018 orora has warned other wrestlers to take better care of themselves after the death of a 28yearold sumo wrestler earlier this year orora told the asahi newspaper that japans sumo wrestlers should eat less sumo wrestlers are famous for having enormous appetites and for eating a lot orora said it was time for wrestlers to think more about their diet and reduce their calorie intake he said its never easy to stay healthy as long as youre living the life of a sumo wrestler

    orora told reporters that a sumo wrestlers lifestyle can be unhealthy he described how he put on so much weight he ate two huge meals a day he had a daily diet containing over 7000 calories he said he used to eat 200 pieces of sushi and drink a crate of beer in one sitting he also ate extra bowls of rice when other wrestlers offered them to him his diet led to hypertension and fatigue he said i would lie down and nap right after eating which wasnt good just walking or moving was really troublesome the japan sumo association has published 10 health guidelines for wrestlers it said they should eat fish and vegetables in addition to meat they should also chew food properly and avoid snacks

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    Theworld'sheaviesteversumowrestlerhasgivenhealthadvicetoother
    wrestlers.Thewrestler'sfightingnamewasOrora.HeisfromRussiaand
    hisrealnameisAnatolyMikhakhanov.Heweighed292kgbeforeheretir
    edin2018.Ororahaswarnedotherwrestlerstotakebettercareofthems
    elvesafterthedeathofa28-year-oldsumowrestlerearlierthisyear.Oro
    ratoldtheAsahinewspaperthatJapan'ssumowrestlersshouldeatless.
    Sumowrestlersarefamousforhavingenormousappetitesandforeatin
    galot.Ororasaiditwastimeforwrestlerstothinkmoreabouttheirdietan
    dreducetheircalorieintake.Hesaid:"It'snevereasytostayhealthyaslo
    ngasyou'relivingthelifeofasumowrestler."Ororatoldreportersthatas
    umowrestler'slifestylecanbeunhealthy.Hedescribedhowheputonso
    muchweight.Heatetwohugemealsaday.Hehadadailydietcontainingo
    ver7,000calories.Hesaidheusedtoeat200piecesofsushianddrinkacra
    teofbeerinonesitting.Healsoateextrabowlsofricewhenotherwrestler
    sofferedthemtohim.Hisdietledtohypertensionandfatigue.Hesaid:"I
    wouldliedownandnaprightaftereating,whichwasn'tgood.Justwalkin
    gormovingwasreallytroublesome."TheJapanSumoAssociationhasp
    ublished10healthguidelinesforwrestlers.Itsaidtheyshouldeatfishan
    dvegetables,inadditiontomeat.Theyshouldalsochewfoodproperlyan
    davoidsnacks.

    Free writing

    Write about sumo for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Everyone in every sport should eat a very healthy diet. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. SUMO: Make a poster about sumo. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. CALORIES: Write a magazine article about restaurants and food makers having a limit on calories. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on sumo. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your opinions on sumo. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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