The Reading / Listening - Sleep - Level 4

Mothers will not be surprised by a study that says that they get less sleep than fathers. Researchers looked at data on the sleeping habits of 5,800 men and women. They wanted to find out what affects their sleep. They found that having children in the house leads to less sleep for mothers. This negatively affects her daytime energy levels. The study found that fathers' sleep was mostly unaffected by having kids in the house.



Children are the biggest cause of mothers not sleeping. Dr Kelly Sullivan said each child increased a woman's risk of not sleeping by 46%. Just half of mothers under 45 with kids at home said they got seven hours of sleep a night. This figure was 62% for mothers with no kids at home. A lack of sleep is harmful. It increases the risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and depression. Dr Sullivan said we needed to help mothers get the rest they need.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Sleep - Level 5 or  Sleep - Level 6

Sources
    http://www.livescience.com/58026-moms-get-less-sleep.html http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316076.php http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/02/27/living-with-children-really-can-affect-your-sleep-if-youre-woman.html


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Mothers will not be surprised
  2. they get less sleep
  3. Researchers looked at
  4. the sleeping habits
  5. find out what
  6. This negatively affects her
  7. fathers' sleep was mostly
  8. having kids
  1. data
  2. in the house
  3. affects their sleep
  4. than fathers
  5. daytime energy levels
  6. of 5,800 men
  7. by a study
  8. unaffected

Paragraph 2

  1. Children are the biggest
  2. increased a woman's
  3. Just half of
  4. This figure was 62%
  5. A lack of sleep
  6. It increases the risk
  7. we needed to
  8. get the rest
  1. is harmful
  2. help mothers
  3. risk of not sleeping
  4. they need
  5. of diabetes
  6. mothers under 45
  7. cause
  8. for mothers

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Mothers will not be surprised (1) ___________________ says that they get less sleep than fathers. Researchers (2) ___________________ the sleeping habits of 5,800 men and women. They wanted (3) ___________________ affects their sleep. They found that having (4) ___________________ house leads to less sleep for mothers. This (5) ___________________ her daytime energy levels. The study found that fathers' sleep was (6) ___________________ having kids in the house.

Children are the (7) ___________________ mothers not sleeping. Dr Kelly Sullivan said each child increased a woman's (8) ___________________ sleeping by 46%. Just half of mothers under 45 with kids at home said they got (9) ___________________ sleep a night. This figure was 62% for mothers with no kids at home. A (10) ___________________ harmful. It increases the risk of diabetes, obesity, (11) ___________________ depression. Dr Sullivan said we needed to help mothers (12) ___________________ need.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Motherswillnotbesurprisedbyastudythatsaysthattheygetlesssleepth
anfathers.Researcherslookedatdataonthesleepinghabitsof5,800me
nandwomen.Theywantedtofindoutwhataffectstheirsleep.Theyfoun
dthathavingchildreninthehouseleadstolesssleepformothers.Thisne
gativelyaffectsherdaytimeenergylevels.Thestudyfoundthatfathers'
sleepwasmostlyunaffectedbyhavingkidsinthehouse.Childrenarethe
biggestcauseofmothersnotsleeping.DrKellySullivansaideachchildin
creasedawoman'sriskofnotsleepingby46%.Justhalfofmothersunder
45withkidsathomesaidtheygotsevenhoursofsleepanight.Thisfigure
was62%formotherswithnokidsathome.Alackofsleepisharmful.Itincr
easestheriskofdiabetes,obesity,heartdisease,anddepression.DrSull
ivansaidweneededtohelpmothersgettheresttheyneed.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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