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New research shows that office workers and other people who sit down a lot must exercise for one hour a day. If they do this, they will increase their chances of living longer. Doctors have been telling us for a long time that sitting down all day will shorten our life. Researchers now say that sitting in a chair all day is as dangerous to our health as smoking or being overweight. Research on over one million adults found that sitting for at least eight hours a day could increase the risk of dying early by up to 60 per cent. However, there is good news for those who sit at a desk all day. An hour's "brisk exercise" each day can cancel out the risk of an early death linked to sitting all day.



The research was published in time for people to read before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Researchers hope this will encourage people to exercise more. They say that being inactive increases the risk of getting heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Watching TV all day is one of the worst things we can do as that also means we get no exercise and are likely to eat unhealthy snacks. One researcher said office workers should find opportunities to get out of their seat more often. Professor Ulf Eklund advised people to: "Take a five-minute break every hour, go to the next office, go upstairs to the coffee machine, go to the printer." He added: "Build physical activity into your everyday life."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Level 0 Level 1   or  Level 2

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/health-36895789
  • http://gizmodo.com/how-much-you-need-to-exercise-to-make-up-for-sitting-al-1784399171
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/27/office-workers-must-exercise-for-an-hour-a-day-to-counter-death/


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. EXERCISE: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about exercise. 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?

       research / office workers / doctors / dangerous / health / overweight / risk / desk /
       published / Olympic Games / heart disease / snacks / opportunities / break / activity

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. HOSPITAL: Students A strongly believe people who do not exercise should pay more for treatment at hospitals; Students B strongly believe this is totally wrong.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: How can we do more physical activity during our day? Talk about this with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

  • At breakfast
  • Studying
  • At train stations
  • Watching TV
  • Lunch times
  • At work
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5. LIFE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "life". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. EXERCISING: Rank these with your partner. Put the best exercises at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • sit-ups
  • playing soccer
  • aerobics
  • dancing
  • jogging
  • swimming
  • weights in the gym
  • cycling

Before reading / listening

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

  1. People who sit down a lot need to exercise for an hour a day.     T / F
  2. Smoking is a lot more dangerous than sitting down all day.     T / F
  3. Research was done on 10,000 adults.     T / F
  4. An hour's exercise a day can cancel out the harm done by sitting all day. T / F
  5. The research will be published after the Olympic Games.     T / F
  6. Not exercising increases the chances of getting cancer.     T / F
  7. The article says watching TV all day is the worst thing we can do.     T / F
  8. A professor advised people to go to the printer more often.     T / F

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

  1. increase
  2. chances
  3. shorten
  4. early
  5. linked
  6. encourage
  7. inactive
  8. unhealthy
  9. find
  10. everyday
  1. cut
  2. harmful
  3. too soon
  4. push
  5. think of
  6. improve
  7. daily
  8. connected
  9. possibility
  10. lazy

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

  1. other people who
  2. they will increase their chances
  3. sitting down all day will shorten
  4. as dangerous to our
  5. cancel out the risk of
  6. The research was published in
  7. this will encourage people to
  8. increases the risk of getting heart
  9. find opportunities to get out
  10. your everyday
  1. our life
  2. life
  3. an early death
  4. time
  5. of living longer
  6. disease
  7. of their seat
  8. sit down a lot
  9. exercise more
  10. health as smoking

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
dangerous
chances
early
lot
linked
shorten
desk
least

New research shows that office workers and other people who sit down a (1) ____________ must exercise for one hour a day. If they do this, they will increase their (2) ____________ of living longer. Doctors have been telling us for a long time that sitting down all day will (3) ____________ our life. Researchers now say that sitting in a chair all day is as (4) ____________ to our health as smoking or being overweight. Research on over one million adults found that sitting for at (5) ____________ eight hours a day could increase the risk of dying (6) ____________ by up to 60 per cent. However, there is good news for those who sit at a (7) ____________ all day. An hour's "brisk exercise" each day can cancel out the risk of an early death (8) ____________ to sitting all day.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
means
time
machine
snacks
encourage
everyday
disease
seat

The research was published in (9) ____________ for people to read before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Researchers hope this will (10) ____________ people to exercise more. They say that being inactive increases the risk of getting heart (11) ____________, diabetes and cancer. Watching TV all day is one of the worst things we can do as that also (12) ____________ we get no exercise and are likely to eat unhealthy (13) ____________. One researcher said office workers should find opportunities to get out of their (14) ____________ more often. Professor Ulf Eklund advised people to: "Take a five-minute break every hour, go to the next office, go upstairs to the coffee (15) ____________, go to the printer." He added: "Build physical activity into your (16) ____________ life."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  office workers and other people who sit down a lot must exercise ______ day
     a.  for the hours a
     b.  for one hour the
     c.  for one hour a
     d.  for one hourly the

2)  If they do this, they will increase their chances ______
     a.  off live in longer
     b.  of living in longer
     c.  of living longer
     d.  off living longer

3)  Doctors have been telling us for a long time that sitting down all day will ______
     a.  shorten our life
     b.  shorter our life
     c.  shorter your life
     d.  shorten hour life

4)  Researchers now say that sitting in a chair all day is ______
     a.  as dangerously
     b.  was dangers
     c.  as dangerous
     d.  was dangerous

5)  However, there is good news for those who sit at ______
     a.  the desk all day
     b.  a desk all daily
     c.  the desk all days
     d.  a desk all day

6)  The research was published in time for people to ______ Olympics
     a.  read before the
     b.  read front the
     c.  read pre the
     d.  read afore the

7)  They say that being inactive increases the risk of getting ______
     a.  hearts disease
     b.  heart's disease
     c.  heart disease
     d.  heart diseased

8)  we can do as that also means we get no exercise and ______
     a.  are likely to eat
     b.  are likely too eat
     c.  are likely to eats
     d.  are likelihood to eat

9)  workers should find opportunities to get out of ______ often
     a.  their seat more
     b.  there seat more
     c.  they're seat more
     d.  they seat more

10)  He added: "Build physical activity into your ______."
     a.  every day life
     b.  every daily life
     c.  every days life
     d.  everyday life

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

New research shows that office workers and (1) ___________________ sit down a lot must exercise for one hour a day. If they do this, they will increase their chances (2) ___________________. Doctors have been telling us for a long time that sitting down all day will (3) ___________________. Researchers now say that sitting in a chair all day is as dangerous to our health as smoking or (4) ___________________. Research on over one million adults found that sitting for at least eight hours a day could increase the risk (5) ___________________ up to 60 per cent. However, there is good news for those who sit at a desk all day. An hour's "brisk exercise" each day can cancel out the risk of an early death linked (6) ___________________.

The research was published (7) ___________________ people to read before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Researchers hope this will encourage people to exercise more. They (8) ___________________ inactive increases the risk of getting heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Watching TV (9) ___________________ the worst things we can do as that also means we get no exercise and are (10) ___________________ unhealthy snacks. One researcher said office workers should find opportunities to get out of their (11) ___________________. Professor Ulf Eklund advised people to: "Take a five-minute break every hour, go to the next office, go upstairs to the coffee machine, go to the printer." He added: "Build (12) ___________________ into your everyday life."

Comprehension questions

  1. What will people increase their chances of if they exercise more?
  2. Who has been telling us for a long time that sitting down all day is bad?
  3. What is sitting down all day as bad as, besides smoking?
  4. How many adults did researchers do research on?
  5. By what percentage could sitting all day increase the risk of dying early?
  6. What was the research published in time for?
  7. What does being inactive increase the risk of, besides heart disease?
  8. What might we eat if we sit down and watch TV all day?
  9. What did a professor say people should get out of more?
  10. What did the professor say we should build into our everyday lives?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What will people increase their chances of if they exercise more?
a) physical activity
b) living longer
c) sitting
d) becoming unhealthier

2) Who has been telling us for a long time that sitting down all day is bad?
a) journalists
b) exercisers
c) researchers
d) doctors

3) What is sitting down all day as bad as, besides smoking?
a) being overweight
b) eating
c) physical activity
d) diabetes

4) How many adults did researchers do research on?
a) exactly one million
b) just under a million
c) over one million
d) around a million

5) By what percentage could sitting all day increase the risk of dying early?
a) just over 60%
b) up to 60%
c) exactly 60%
d) around 60%

6) What was the research published in time for?
a) the Olympics
b) physical activity
c) exercise
d) research

7) What does being inactive increase the risk of, besides heart disease?
a) watching TV
b) sitting at a desk
c) diabetes and cancer
d) working hard

8) What might we eat if we sit down and watch TV all day?
a) unhealthy snacks
b) fruit
c) too much
d) TV dinners

9) What did a professor say people should get out of more?
a) their seat
b) the house
c) the city
d) their routine

10) What did the professor say we should build into our everyday lives?
a) coffee
b) working
c) sitting
d) physical activity

Role play

Role A —Jogging

You think jogging is the best way to exercise. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their ways. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): swimming, aerobics or dancing.

Role B —Swimming

You think swimming is the best way to exercise. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their ways. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): jogging, aerobics or dancing.

Role C —Aerobics

You think aerobics is the best way to exercise. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their ways. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): swimming, jogging or dancing.

Role D —Dancing

You think dancing is the best way to exercise. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their ways. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why):  swimming, aerobics or jogging.

After reading / listening

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

'office'

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  • and 'worker'.

  • ________________
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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:

    • read
    • inactive
    • worst
    • likely
    • five
    • build
    • other
    • longer
    • shorten
    • smoking
    • 60
    • cancel




    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 - Office workers need one hour of exercise a day

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What springs to mind when you hear the word 'exercise'?
    3. What do you think of exercise?
    4. How healthy is your lifestyle?
    5. What do you think of sitting down all day?
    6. Would you rather have a desk job or a moving-about job?
    7. Why is it difficult for some people to exercise for an hour a day?
    8. What is you your favourite kind of exercise?
    9. What do you do every say that means sitting down?
    10. How can you exercise while sitting?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. How interested are you in the Olympics?
    3. Will the Olympics encourage you to exercise more?
    4. What would make you exercise more?
    5. How bad is watching TV all day?
    6. What should companies do to get workers to exercise?
    7. Why are some people lazy when they know it is bad for them?
    8. Should elevators not accept requests to move one floor?
    9. How could you build more physical activity in your life?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

    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)

    New research shows that office workers and other people who sit down a lot must exercise for one hour a day. If they (1) ____ this, they will increase their chances of living (2) ____. Doctors have been telling us for a long time that sitting down all day will (3) ____ our life. Researchers now say that sitting in a chair all day is as dangerous to our health as smoking or being overweight. Research (4) ____ over one million adults found that sitting for at least eight hours a day could increase the risk of dying (5) ____ by up to 60 per cent. However, there is good news for those who sit at a desk all day. An hour's "brisk exercise" each day can cancel (6) ____ the risk of an early death linked to sitting all day.

    The research was published in (7) ____ for people to read before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Researchers (8) ____ this will encourage people to exercise more. They say that being inactive increases the risk of getting heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Watching TV all day is (9) ____ of the worst things we can do as that also means we get no exercise and are (10) ____ to eat unhealthy snacks. One researcher said office workers should find opportunities to get out of their seat more often. Professor Ulf Eklund advised people to: "Take a five-minute break every hour, go to the (11) ____ office, go upstairs to the coffee machine, go to the printer." He added: "Build (12) ____ activity into your everyday life."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     done     (b)     doing     (c)     do     (d)     did    
    2. (a)     longer     (b)     lengthen     (c)     longing     (d)     longs    
    3. (a)     shorten     (b)     shorter     (c)     short     (d)     shorts    
    4. (a)     on     (b)     at     (c)     to     (d)     by    
    5. (a)     fast     (b)     early     (c)     soonest     (d)     late    
    6. (a)     up     (b)     on     (c)     in     (d)     out    
    7. (a)     turn     (b)     tune     (c)     time     (d)     trip    
    8. (a)     hop     (b)     hopes     (c)     hoping     (d)     hope    
    9. (a)     one     (b)     much     (c)     two     (d)     on    
    10. (a)     liking     (b)     likely     (c)     liked     (d)     likes    
    11. (a)     previous     (b)     next     (c)     first     (d)     last    
    12. (a)     physics     (b)     physique     (c)     physical     (d)     physically

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    2. they will rsiaceen their chances
    3. retonhs our life
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    5. increase the risk of gynid early
    6. cencal out the risk of an early death

    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (    )     time that sitting down all day will shorten our life. Researchers now say that sitting in a chair all

    (    )     adults found that sitting for at least eight hours a day could increase the risk of dying early by up to 60

    (    )     per cent. However, there is good news for those who sit at a desk all day. An hour's "brisk

    (    )     disease, diabetes and cancer. Watching TV all day is one of the worst things we can do as that also

    (    )     a day. If they do this, they will increase their chances of living longer. Doctors have been telling us for a long

    (    )     find opportunities to get out of their seat more often. Professor Ulf Eklund advised

    (    )     The research was published in time for people to read before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Researchers hope this will

    (    )     day is as dangerous to our health as smoking or being overweight. Research on over one million

    1  )     New research shows that office workers and other people who sit down a lot must exercise for one hour

    (    )     encourage people to exercise more. They say that being inactive increases the risk of getting heart

    (    )     machine, go to the printer." He added: "Build physical activity into your everyday life."

    (    )     means we get no exercise and are likely to eat unhealthy snacks. One researcher said office workers should

    (    )     exercise" each day can cancel out the risk of an early death linked to sitting all day.

    (    )     people to: "Take a five-minute break every hour, go to the next office, go upstairs to the coffee

    Put the words in the right order

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    10. life   into   Build   your   physical   everyday   activity   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    New research shows that office workers and others / other people who sit down a lot must exercise for one hour a / the day. If they do this, they will increase their changes / chances of living longer. Doctors have been telling us for a long / length time that sitting down all day will shorter / shorten our life. Researchers now say that sitting in a chair all day is as dangerous to our health has / as smoking or being overweight. Research on over one million adults found that sitting for at / that least eight hours a day could increase the risky / risk of dying early by up to 60 per cent. However, there is good news for those / them who sit at a desk all day. An hour's "brisk exercise" each day can cancel out the risk of an early death linked at / to sitting all day.

    The research was published in time for people to read ahead / before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Researchers hope this will encourage / encouraging people to exercise more. They say that being / been inactive increases the risk of getting / get heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Watching TV all day is one of the worst things we can do has / as that also means we get not / no exercise and are likely to eat unhealthy snacks. One researcher said office workers should find opportunities to get out of their / there seat more often. Professor Ulf Eklund advice / advised people to: "Take / Do a five-minute break every hour, go to the next office, go upstairs to the coffee machine, go to the printer." He added: "Build physical activity into your everyday life / live."

    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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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    new research shows that office workers and other people who sit down a lot must exercise for one hour a day if they do this they will increase their chances of living longer doctors have been telling us for a long time that sitting down all day will shorten our life researchers now say that sitting in a chair all day is as dangerous to our health as smoking or being overweight research on over one million adults found that sitting for at least eight hours a day could increase the risk of dying early by up to 60 per cent however there is good news for those who sit at a desk all day an hour's "brisk exercise" each day can cancel out the risk of an early death linked to sitting all day

    the research was published in time for people to read before the olympics in rio de janeiro researchers hope this will encourage people to exercise more they say that being inactive increases the risk of getting heart disease diabetes and cancer watching tv all day is one of the worst things we can do as that also means we get no exercise and are likely to eat unhealthy snacks one researcher said office workers should find opportunities to get out of their seat more often professor ulf eklund advised people to "take a five-minute break every hour go to the next office go upstairs to the coffee machine go to the printer" he added "build physical activity into your everyday life"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    opleto:"Takeafive-minutebreakeveryhour,gotothenextoffice,goups
    tairstothecoffeemachine,gototheprinter."Headded:"Buildphysicala
    ctivityintoyoureverydaylife."

    Free writing

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

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    Academic writing

    People who do not exercise should pay more at hospitals. 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 the dangers of office work. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. EXERCISE: Make a poster about exercise. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. 5-MINUTE EXERCISE: Write a magazine article about making all offices get their workers to exercise for 5 minutes every hour. 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 exercise. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on how to get people to exercise more. 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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