The Reading / Listening - Exercise Pill - Level 0

There could be a pill to help people who do not exercise. Scientists say the exercise pill could make us healthier. It could give us more stamina, a better mood, a healthier heart and a longer life – all with no exercise. The pill gave mice 70 per cent more stamina. This is good news for people who hate exercise.



The scientists looked at how exercise changes the body. A researcher wanted to know if he could replace exercise with a drug. He found a chemical that copies the good things about exercise without exercising. The chemical burnt body fat instead of sugar. This increases our stamina without needing to exercise.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Exercise Pill - Level 1 Exercise Pill - Level 2   or  Exercise Pill - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2017/05/03/exercise-pill-may-replace-workouts-in-future.html
  • http://www.thehealthsite.com/news/can-you-have-an-exercise-pill-to-avoid-work-outs-ag0517/
  • https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-05-exercise-in-a-pill-boosts-athletic-percent.html


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. There could be a pill
  2. make us
  3. It could give
  4. a healthier
  5. a longer
  6. The pill gave mice 70 per cent
  7. This is good
  8. people who hate
  1. heart
  2. more stamina
  3. to help people
  4. exercise
  5. healthier
  6. news
  7. us more stamina
  8. life

Paragraph 2

  1. The scientists looked at
  2. exercise changes the
  3. A researcher wanted to
  4. replace exercise
  5. a chemical that copies
  6. exercise
  7. The chemical burnt body fat instead
  8. This increases our stamina without
  1. know
  2. of sugar
  3. the good things
  4. needing to exercise
  5. how
  6. with a drug
  7. body
  8. without exercising

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There could (1) ___________________ help people who do not exercise. Scientists say the exercise pill (2) ___________________ healthier. It could (3) ___________________ stamina, a better mood, a healthier heart (4) ___________________ life – all with no exercise. The pill gave mice 70 per cent more stamina. (5) ___________________ news for people (6) ___________________.

The scientists (7) ___________________ exercise changes the body. A researcher wanted (8) ___________________ could replace exercise with a drug. He (9) ___________________ that copies the good (10) ___________________ without exercising. The chemical burnt body (11) ___________________ sugar. This (12) ___________________ stamina without needing to exercise.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Therecouldbeapilltohelppeoplewhodonotexercise.Scientistssaythee
xercisepillcouldmakeushealthier.Itcouldgiveusmorestamina,abette
rmood,ahealthierheartandalongerlife–allwithnoexercise.Thepillga
vemice70percentmorestamina.Thisisgoodnewsforpeoplewhohatee
xercise.Thescientistslookedathowexercisechangesthebody.Aresear
cherwantedtoknowifhecouldreplaceexercisewithadrug.Hefoundach
emicalthatcopiesthegoodthingsaboutexercisewithoutexercising.Th
echemicalburntbodyfatinsteadofsugar.Thisincreasesourstaminawit
houtneedingtoexercise.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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