The Reading / Listening - Weekend Warriors - Level 4

There is good news for 'weekend warriors' – those who only exercise at weekends. Weekend exercise is enough to help you live longer. Researchers found that the benefits from exercising daily or at the weekends were almost the same, as long as enough calories are burnt. Weekend warriors can lower their risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases by 41 per cent and from cancer by 18 per cent.



The article is based on a survey of 64,000 adults. Researchers recommended 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity once or twice a week. They said: "The…study suggests that less frequent bouts of activity, which might be more easily fit into a busy lifestyle, offer considerable health benefits." They added that: "Physical activity frequency as low as one or two sessions per week was associated with lower mortality."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Weekend Warriors - Level 5 or  Weekend Warriors - Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/health-38560616
  • http://www.livescience.com/57425-weekend-warrior-exercise-health.html
  • http://www.heart.co.uk/news/uk-world/weekend-warriors-exercising-even-just-once-a/


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. good
  2. those who only exercise
  3. Weekend exercise is
  4. help you live
  5. the benefits from
  6. almost the
  7. as long as enough calories
  8. cardiovascular
  1. enough
  2. diseases
  3. exercising daily
  4. at weekends
  5. are burnt
  6. longer
  7. same
  8. news

Paragraph 2

  1. The article is based on a
  2. Researchers recommended
  3. moderate
  4. vigorous activity
  5. less frequent bouts
  6. be more easily fit
  7. considerable health
  8. associated with lower
  1. into a busy lifestyle
  2. once or twice a week
  3. 150 minutes
  4. mortality
  5. survey
  6. of activity
  7. activity
  8. benefits

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There is good news (1) ___________________ warriors' – those who only exercise at weekends. Weekend exercise (2) ___________________ help you live longer. Researchers found (3) ___________________ from exercising daily or at the weekends were almost the same, (4) ___________________ calories are burnt. Weekend warriors (5) ___________________ risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases by 41 per cent and (6) ___________________ 18 per cent.

The article (7) ___________________ survey of 64,000 adults. Researchers recommended 150 (8) ___________________ activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity once (9) ___________________. They said: "The…study suggests that less frequent (10) ___________________, which might be more easily fit into a busy lifestyle, offer considerable health benefits." They added that: "(11) ___________________ frequency as low as one or two sessions per week was associated with (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Thereisgoodnewsfor'weekendwarriors'–thosewhoonlyexerciseatwe
ekends.Weekendexerciseisenoughtohelpyoulivelonger.Researcher
sfoundthatthebenefitsfromexercisingdailyorattheweekendswereal
mostthesame,aslongasenoughcaloriesareburnt.Weekendwarriorsc
anlowertheirriskofdyingfromcardiovasculardiseasesby41percentan
dfromcancerby18percent.Thearticleisbasedonasurveyof64,000adu
lts.Researchersrecommended150minutesofmoderateactivityor75
minutesofvigorousactivityonceortwiceaweek.Theysaid:"The…study
suggeststhatlessfrequentboutsofactivity,whichmightbemoreeasilyf
itintoabusylifestyle,offerconsiderablehealthbenefits."Theyaddedth
at:"Physicalactivityfrequencyaslowasoneortwosessionsperweekwa
sassociatedwithlowermortality."

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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Answers

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