The Reading / Listening - Full Moon - Level 1

If you can't sleep, it could be because of a full moon. Scientists say there is a link between the Moon and our sleeping patterns. They say that on nights before a full moon, people have more problems sleeping. This could be because of the Moon's brightness. This makes sleeping more difficult. The scientists said moonlight is "so bright" that even if there is no other light, moonlight could change our sleep patterns at night.



The scientists studied the sleep patterns of over 500 people. There were 98 people from a village that had no electricity or other lights. Scientists compared their sleep patterns to 464 people living in a U.S. city. The scientists said people in the village and in the big city got less sleep on nights before the full moon. The light in cities does not seem to affect sleeping patterns. The scientists said human sleep is linked to the changing of the Moon.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Full Moon - Level 0 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 be because
  3. Scientists say there is a
  4. on nights before
  5. This could be because of the Moon's
  6. This makes sleeping more
  7. moonlight is so
  8. our sleep patterns
  1. link
  2. brightness
  3. at night
  4. difficult
  5. of a full moon
  6. bright
  7. can't sleep
  8. a full moon

Paragraph 2

  1. scientists studied the sleep
  2. There were 98 people
  3. no electricity or other
  4. Scientists compared their
  5. 464 people living
  6. people in the
  7. on nights before
  8. linked to the changing
  1. in a U.S. city
  2. lights
  3. the full moon
  4. from a village
  5. village
  6. patterns
  7. of the Moon
  8. sleep patterns

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

If you can't sleep, it could (1) ___________________ a full moon. Scientists say there is (2) ___________________ the Moon and our sleeping patterns. They say (3) ___________________ before a full moon, (4) ___________________ problems sleeping. This could be because of the Moon's brightness. This makes sleeping more difficult. The scientists said moonlight (5) ___________________ that even if there is no other light, moonlight could change our sleep (6) ___________________.

The scientists (7) ___________________ patterns of over 500 people. There were 98 people from a village that had no electricity (8) ___________________. Scientists compared their sleep patterns to 464 (9) ___________________ a U.S. city. The scientists said people in the village and in the (10) ___________________ less sleep on nights before the full moon. The light in cities does not (11) ___________________ sleeping patterns. The scientists said human sleep (12) ___________________ the changing of the Moon.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Ifyoucan'tsleep,itcouldbebecauseofafullmoon.Scientistssaythereis
alinkbetweentheMoonandoursleepingpatterns.Theysaythatonnight
sbeforeafullmoon,peoplehavemoreproblemssleeping.Thiscouldbeb
ecauseoftheMoon'sbrightness.Thismakessleepingmoredifficult.The
scientistssaidmoonlightis"sobright"thatevenifthereisnootherlight,
moonlightcouldchangeoursleeppatternsatnight.Thescientistsstudie
dthesleeppatternsofover500people.Therewere98peoplefromavillag
ethathadnoelectricityorotherlights.Scientistscomparedtheirsleeppa
tternsto464peoplelivinginaU.S.city.Thescientistssaidpeopleinthevil
lageandinthebigcitygotlesssleeponnightsbeforethefullmoon.Thelig
htincitiesdoesnotseemtoaffectsleepingpatterns.Thescientistssaidh
umansleepislinkedtothechangingoftheMoon.

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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(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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