The Reading / Listening - Full Moon - Level 0

If you can't sleep, it could be the full moon. Scientists say the Moon could change sleeping patterns. On nights before a full moon, people have problems sleeping. This could be because of the Moon's brightness. The scientists say moonlight is "so bright" it could change our sleep patterns at night.



The scientists studied the sleep of over 500 people. They looked at 98 people from a village that had no electricity and 464 people living in a U.S. city. The people in the village and in the big city got less sleep on nights before the full moon. The light in cities did not change sleeping patterns. The Moon changed sleeping patterns.

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    Full Moon - Level 1 Full Moon - Level 2   or  Full Moon - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/13875791/how-the-moon-affects-sleep/
  • https://www.futurity.org/moon-sleep-lunar-cycle-2509072/
  • https://www.ladbible.com/news/news-scientists-claim-you-may-be-struggling-to-sleep-because-of-the-moon-20210128


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. If you
  2. it could
  3. change sleeping
  4. On nights before
  5. people have
  6. because of the Moon's
  7. moonlight is so
  8. change our sleep patterns
  1. patterns
  2. bright
  3. a full moon
  4. at night
  5. can't sleep
  6. problems sleeping
  7. brightness
  8. be the full moon

Paragraph 2

  1. over 500
  2. a village that had no
  3. The people in
  4. in the big
  5. got less
  6. on nights before
  7. The light in cities did
  8. The Moon changed
  1. city
  2. not change
  3. electricity
  4. sleeping patterns
  5. people
  6. sleep
  7. the full moon
  8. the village

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

If you can't sleep, (1) ___________________ the full moon. Scientists say the Moon (2) ___________________ patterns. On nights (3) ___________________ moon, people have problems sleeping. This (4) __________________ of the Moon's brightness. The scientists say moonlight (5) ___________________ it could change our sleep (6) ___________________.

The scientists (7) ___________________ of over 500 people. There (8) ___________________ people from a village that (9) ___________________ and 464 people living in a U.S. city. The people in the village and in the (10) ___________________ less sleep on nights before (11) ___________________. The light in cities did not change sleeping patterns. The Moon (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Ifyoucan'tsleep,itcouldbethefullmoon.ScientistssaytheMooncouldc
hangesleepingpatterns.Onnightsbeforeafullmoon,peoplehaveprobl
emssleeping.ThiscouldbebecauseoftheMoon'sbrightness.Thescienti
stssaymoonlightis"sobright"itcouldchangeoursleeppatternsatnight.
Thescientistsstudiedthesleepofover500people.Therelookedat98peo
plefromavillagethathadnoelectricityand464peoplelivinginaU.S.city.
Thepeopleinthevillageandinthebigcitygotlesssleeponnightsbeforeth
efullmoon.Thelightincitiesdidnotchangesleepingpatterns.TheMoonc
hangedsleepingpatterns.

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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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