The Reading / Listening - Weekend Warriors - Level 6

There is good news for those who only have time to exercise at the weekend – the so-called 'weekend warriors'. Cramming your recommended weekly exercise into several weekend sessions is sufficient to help you live longer. Researchers from Loughborough University and the University of Sydney found that there were few differences in health benefits from working out daily or only at the weekends as long as people burnt enough calories. The researchers discovered that weekend warriors lowered their risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases by 41 per cent and from cancer by 18 per cent, compared with those who did no exercise. Those who exercised regularly reduced their risks by 41% and 21%.



The researchers' article is published in the journal 'JAMA Internal Medicine'. Their findings are based on a survey of around 64,000 adults aged over 40. The researchers recommended people engage in a total of at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity once or twice a week. They said: "The present study suggests that less frequent bouts of activity, which might be more easily fit into a busy lifestyle, offer considerable health benefits." They added: "A particularly encouraging finding was that a physical activity frequency as low as one or two sessions per week was associated with lower mortality risks."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Weekend Warriors - Level 4  or  Weekend Warriors - Level 5

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 :-)



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?

       good news / weekend / warriors / weekly / differences / health benefits / cardiovascular /
       researchers / article / survey / activity / frequent / busy / lifestyle / encouraging / risks

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

3. COMPULSORY: Students A strongly believe daily exercise should be compulsory; Students B strongly believe otherwise.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. ACTIVITIES: What kind of activities could people do at these times / places? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Activities

Pros

Cons

After waking up

 

 

 

In the shower

 

 

 

In the shopping mall

 

 

 

Lunch time

 

 

 

After work / school

 

 

 

On the train / bus

 

 

 

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5. WEEKEND: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "weekend". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

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

  • cycling
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • weight training
  • walking
  • aerobics
  • dancing
  • swimming

 

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. The article brings good news for weekend warriors.     T / F
  2. The research was conducted by two different universities.     T / F
  3. Daily exercise and working out at weekends brings similar benefits.     T / F
  4. Those who exercised regularly reduced risks of cancer by 41%.     T / F
  5. Researchers looked at the health of about 64,000 adults.     T / F
  6. Researchers recommended 150 minutes of vigorous exercise a day.     T / F
  7. Researchers said it was impossible to exercise with a busy lifestyle.     T / F
  8. Exercise just once or twice a week increased mortality risks.     T / F

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

  1. warriors
  2. recommended
  3. sufficient
  4. burnt
  5. reduced
  6. published
  7. survey
  8. engage
  9. considerable
  10. encouraging
  1. participate
  2. enough
  3. promising
  4. issued
  5. advised
  6. sizeable
  7. lowered
  8. fighters
  9. study
  10. used up

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

  1. the so-
  2. several weekend
  3. health benefits from
  4. cardiovascular
  5. reduced their
  6. 75 minutes of vigorous
  7. might be more easily fit
  8. particularly
  9. frequency as low as
  10. associated
  1. one or two sessions
  2. diseases
  3. risks by 41%
  4. activity
  5. with lower mortality
  6. called 'weekend warriors'
  7. encouraging
  8. working out daily
  9. sessions is sufficient
  10. into a busy lifestyle

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
burnt
few
called
risks
daily
compared
several
diseases

There is good news for those who only have time to exercise at the weekend – the so-(1) ____ 'weekend warriors'. Cramming your recommended weekly exercise into (2) ____ weekend sessions is sufficient to help you live longer. Researchers from Loughborough University and the University of Sydney found that there were (3) ____ differences in health benefits from working out (4) ____ or only at the weekends as long as people (5) ____ enough calories. The researchers discovered that weekend warriors lowered their risk of dying from cardiovascular (6) ____ by 41 per cent and from cancer by 18 per cent, (7) ____ with those who did no exercise. Those who exercised regularly reduced their (8) ____ by 41% and 21%.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
encouraging
survey
vigorous
fit
published
mortality
bouts
total

The researchers' article is (9) ____ in the journal 'JAMA Internal Medicine'. Their findings are based on a (10) ____ of around 64,000 adults aged over 40. The researchers recommended people engage in a (11) ____ of at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of (12) ____ activity once or twice a week. They said: "The present study suggests that less frequent (13) ____ of activity, which might be more easily (14) ____ into a busy lifestyle, offer considerable health benefits." They added: "A particularly (15) ____ finding was that a physical activity frequency as low as one or two sessions per week was associated with lower (16) ____ risks."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  those who only have time to exercise at the weekend – ______ 'weekend warriors'
     a.  the such-called
     b.  the so-calling
     c.  the now-called
     d.  the so-called

2)  Cramming your recommended weekly exercise into several weekend ______
     a.  sessions is sufficiently
     b.  sessions are sufficiency
     c.  sessions is sufficient
     d.  sessions were sufficient

3)  benefits from working out daily or only at the weekends as long as people ______
     a.  burn enough calories
     b.  burnt enough calories
     c.  burn it enough calorie
     d.  burning enough calories

4)  weekend warriors lowered their risk of dying from ______ diseases
     a.  cardiovascular
     b.  cardio muscular
     c.  cardiac muscular
     d.  cardiology insular

5)  Those who exercised regularly reduced their ______
     a.  risky by 41%
     b.  risque by 41%
     c.  risked by 41%
     d.  risks by 41%

6)  published in the journal 'JAMA ______'
     a.  Intern All Medicine
     b.  Internal Medicine
     c.  Internally Medicine
     d.  External Medicine

7)  Their findings are based on a survey of around 64,000 adults ______
     a.  ages over 40
     b.  age over 40
     c.  ageless over 40
     d.  aged over 40

8)  150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of ______
     a.  viscous activity
     b.  vigorous activity
     c.  vacuous activity
     d.  virtuous activity

9)  be more easily fit into a busy lifestyle, offer considerable ______
     a.  health beneficial
     b.  healthy benefit
     c.  healthy beneficial
     d.  health benefits

10)  one or two sessions per week was associated with lower ______
     a.  more totality risks
     b.  mortality risks
     c.  mortal at tea risks
     d.  mortal a tea risks

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There is good news for those who (1) ___________________ to exercise at the weekend – the so-called 'weekend warriors'. Cramming your recommended weekly (2) ___________________ several weekend sessions is sufficient to help (3) ___________________. Researchers from Loughborough University and the University of Sydney found that there were few differences in health benefits (4) ___________________ daily or only at the weekends as long as people burnt enough calories. The researchers discovered that weekend warriors lowered (5) ___________________ dying from cardiovascular diseases by 41 per cent and from cancer by 18 per cent, compared with (6) ___________________ exercise. Those who exercised regularly reduced their risks by 41% and 21%.

The researchers' article (7) ___________________ the journal 'JAMA Internal Medicine'. Their findings (8) ___________________ survey of around 64,000 adults aged over 40. The researchers recommended people engage in a total of at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity (9) ___________________ minutes of vigorous activity once or twice a week. They said: "The present study suggests that less (10) ___________________ of activity, which might be more easily fit into a busy lifestyle, (11) ___________________ health benefits." They added: "A particularly encouraging finding was that a physical activity frequency (12) ___________________ or two sessions per week was associated with lower mortality risks."

Comprehension questions

  1. What kind of news did the article say there was?
  2. How many weekend sessions did the article say was sufficient to cram in?
  3. How many universities conducted the research?
  4. What did researchers say people had to burn enough of?
  5. By how much did regular exercisers reduce their risk of cancer?
  6. How many adults did researchers look at?
  7. What kind of activity did researchers suggest 150 minutes of?
  8. How many minutes of vigorous activity did researchers recommend?
  9. What might be fit into a busy lifestyle?
  10. What did researchers say 1 or 2 sessions a week was associated with?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What kind of news did the article say there was?
a) health
b) exercise
c) good
d) world

2) How many weekend sessions did the article say was sufficient to cram in?
a) several
b) many
c) seven
d) ten

3) How many universities conducted the research?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

4) What did researchers say people had to burn enough of?
a) fuel
b) wood
c) coal
d) calories

5) By how much did regular exercisers reduce their risk of cancer?
a) 12%
b) 18%
c) 21%
d) 41%

6) How many adults did researchers look at?
a) a little more than 64,000
b) around 64,000
c) exactly 64,000
d) just fewer than 64,000

7) What kind of activity did researchers suggest 150 minutes of?
a) vigorous activity
b) walking
c) enjoyable activity
d) moderate-intensity activity

8) How many minutes of vigorous activity did researchers recommend?
a) 65
b) 75
c) 105
d) 120

9) What might be fit into a busy lifestyle?
a) vigorous activity
b) less frequent bouts of activity
c) yoga
d) running and swimming

10) What did researchers say 1 or 2 sessions a week was associated with?
a) lower mortality risks
b) better eating
c) a healthy appetite
d) pain

Role play

Role A — Walking

You think walking is the best exercise. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their kinds of exercise. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): dancing, aerobics or weight training.

Role B — Dancing

You think dancing is the best exercise. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their kinds of exercise. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): walking, aerobics or weight training.

Role C — Aerobics

You think aerobics is the best exercise. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their kinds of exercise. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): dancing, walking or weight training.

Role D — Weight Training

You think weight training is the best exercise. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their kinds of exercise. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why):  dancing, aerobics or walking.

After reading / listening

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

'weekend'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'warrior'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • 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:

    • published
    • 40
    • 75
    • less
    • fit
    • associated
    • good
    • several
    • few
    • long
    • dying
    • 21%




    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 - Weekend-only exercise enough to live longer

    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 about what you read?
    4. How good are you at exercising?
    5. How could you fit more exercise into your day?
    6. Who is the fittest person you know?
    7. What exercise would you like to do if you had time?
    8. What do you think of the term 'weekend warrior'?
    9. Is it better to exercise every day or a few times a week?
    10. How healthy do you think you are?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. Would you like to read the article?
    3. What kind of exercise is moderate activity?
    4. What kind of exercise is vigorous activity?
    5. Is being busy a good exercise?
    6. How busy is your lifestyle?
    7. What is your favourite kind of exercise, and why?
    8. Why are people exercising less these days?
    9. What advice do you have for 'weekend warriors'?
    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)

    There is good news for (1) ____ who only have time to exercise at the weekend – the so-called 'weekend warriors'. Cramming your recommended weekly exercise into (2) ____ weekend sessions is sufficient to help you live longer. Researchers from Loughborough University and the University of Sydney found that there were few differences (3) ____ health benefits from working (4) ____ daily or only at the weekends as long as people burnt enough calories. The researchers discovered that weekend warriors (5) ____ their risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases by 41 per cent and from cancer by 18 per cent, compared (6) ____ those who did no exercise. Those who exercised regularly reduced their risks by 41% and 21%.

    The researchers' article is published in the (7) ____ 'JAMA Internal Medicine'. Their findings are based on a survey of around 64,000 adults aged over 40. The researchers recommended people (8) ____ in a total of at least 150 minutes of moderate-(9) ____ activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity once or twice a week. They said: "The present study suggests that less frequent (10) ____ of activity, which might be more easily (11) ____ into a busy lifestyle, offer considerable health benefits." They added: "A particularly encouraging finding was that a physical activity frequency as low as one or two sessions per week was associated with lower (12) ____ risks."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     these     (b)     them     (c)     they     (d)     those    
    2. (a)     severance     (b)     servile     (c)     severe     (d)     several    
    3. (a)     to     (b)     in     (c)     at     (d)     on    
    4. (a)     up     (b)     on     (c)     out     (d)     in    
    5. (a)     downed     (b)     fell     (c)     lowered     (d)     plummeted    
    6. (a)     with     (b)     at     (c)     of     (d)     on    
    7. (a)     diary     (b)     journal     (c)     memo     (d)     notes    
    8. (a)     engage     (b)     wed     (c)     betroth     (d)     marry    
    9. (a)     intense     (b)     intensity     (c)     intensely     (d)     intensive    
    10. (a)     boots     (b)     boats     (c)     bouts     (d)     boost    
    11. (a)     fitting     (b)     fitted     (c)     fit     (d)     fitter    
    12. (a)     morality     (b)     immoral     (c)     immortal     (d)     mortality

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (    )     total of at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity once

    1  )     There is good news for those who only have time to exercise at the weekend – the so-

    (    )     long as people burnt enough calories. The researchers discovered that weekend warriors lowered their

    (    )     as one or two sessions per week was associated with lower mortality risks."

    (    )     that there were few differences in health benefits from working out daily or only at the weekends as

    (    )     risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases by 41 per cent and from cancer by 18 per cent, compared

    (    )     benefits." They added: "A particularly encouraging finding was that a physical activity frequency as low

    (    )     or twice a week. They said: "The present study suggests that less frequent bouts

    (    )     on a survey of around 64,000 adults aged over 40. The researchers recommended people engage in a

    (    )     of activity, which might be more easily fit into a busy lifestyle, offer considerable health

    (    )     to help you live longer. Researchers from Loughborough University and the University of Sydney found

    (    )     The researchers' article is published in the journal 'JAMA Internal Medicine'. Their findings are based

    (    )     with those who did no exercise. Those who exercised regularly reduced their risks by 41% and 21%.

     (    )     called 'weekend warriors'. Cramming your recommended weekly exercise into several weekend sessions is sufficient

    Put the words in the right order

    1. exercise   weekend   only   to   the   who   time   at   Those   have   .
    2. exercise   Weekly   sessions   weekend   several   into   .
    3. in   out   health   daily   benefits   Few   from   differences   working   .
    4. 41%  risk  diseases  of  by  dying  Lowered  from  their  cardiovascular .
    5. exercised   reduced   risks   who   regularly   their   Those   .
    6. on   findings  64,000   around  a   are  adults  survey  based  Their  of  .
    7. least   People   a   at   minutes   in   of   150   engage   total   .
    8. minutes   activity   twice   75   vigorous   or   week   of   once   a   .
    9. busy   lifestyle  Activity   which  might   be  more   easily  fit   into   a   .
    10. frequency  as   low  as   one  or   two  sessions   A  physical   activity   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    There is good news for them / those who only have time to exercise at the weekend – the so-called 'weekend warriors'. Cramming / Clamming your recommended weekly exercise into / onto several weekend sessions is sufficiently / sufficient to help you live / alive longer. Researchers from Loughborough University and the University of Sydney found that there were few difference / differences in health benefits from working up / out daily or only at the weekends as long as people burning / burnt enough calories. The researchers discovered that weekend warriors lowered their risk / risky of dying from cardiovascular diseases by 41 per cent and from cancer by 18 per cent, compared with those who did no exercise. Those who exercised regularly / regular reduced their risks by 41% and 21%.

    The researchers' article is published / publishing in the journal 'JAMA Internal Medicine'. Their findings are based to / on a survey of around 64,000 adults aged / age over 40. The researchers recommended people engage in a total / totally of at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of victorious / vigorous activity once or twice a week. They said: "The present study suggest / suggests that less frequent bouts / boots of activity, which might be more easily / easy fit into a busy lifestyle, offer considerable health benefits." They added: "A particular / particularly encouraging finding was that a physical activity frequency as low as one or two sessions per week was associated with lower mortality / mortal risks."

    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

    there is good news for those who only have time to exercise at the weekend – the so-called 'weekend warriors' cramming your recommended weekly exercise into several weekend sessions is sufficient to help you live longer researchers from loughborough university and the university of sydney found that there were few differences in health benefits from working out daily or only at the weekends as long as people burnt enough calories the researchers discovered that weekend warriors lowered their risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases by 41 per cent and from cancer by 18 per cent compared with those who did no exercise those who exercised regularly reduced their risks by 41% and 21%

    the researchers' article is published in the journal 'jama internal medicine' their findings are based on a survey of around 64000 adults aged over 40 the researchers recommended people engage in a total of at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity once or twice a week they said "the present study suggests that less frequent bouts of activity which might be more easily fit into a busy lifestyle offer considerable health benefits" they added "a particularly encouraging finding was that a physical activity frequency as low as one or two sessions per week was associated with lower mortality risks"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    lthbenefits."Theyadded:"Aparticularlyencouragingfindingwasthata
    physicalactivityfrequencyaslowasoneortwosessionsperweekwasass
    ociatedwithlowermortalityrisks."

    Free writing

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

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    Academic writing

    People who do not exercise should pay more for health care. 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 exercise. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: Make a poster about cardiovascular disease. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. DAILY EXERCISE: Write a magazine article about compulsory daily exercise. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against it.

    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 we can exercise more each day. 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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