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L3T1B - Better reading
In this lesson, you're going to practise reading a story from the news.
Task One: Watch the video and play the game. Practise saying the words.
Task Two: Choose the right word to complete each sentence.
1. Eating spicy food always makes me ________ .
2. Being shy is a ________ to making new friends.
3. Gold prices usually go up, but sometimes they ________ .
4. Teachers should ________ students to ask questions in class.
5. If you ________ your friends, then you’ll soon find yourself alone.
6. Teenagers should do 30 minutes’ ________ activity every day.
7. Unfortunately, many young people become sad and depressed from worrying about their ________ .
8. I asked my sister to help me with my homework, but she was ________ to help.
Task Three: Reading news stories in newspapers or online is a great way to learn English. Look at the picture from a news report. What can you see in it?
Task Four: Read the first part of the story and answer the questions below.
A report found over half of high school boys and two-thirds of girls never shower after sports at school. Students might not want to sweat and so they are less active. The lead researcher was surprised at how rarely students showered. He said children's fitness levels were declining and added: "If the unwillingness to shower is a barrier to working up a sweat or playing sport, it's something we need to tackle to promote activity at schools."
1. Is showering more common among boys or girls?
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2. What will students do if they don’t want to sweat?
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3. Are today’s children fitter than children in the past?
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Task Five: Read the next part of the story and answer the questions below.
We do not know the exact reasons why students do not shower. Maybe it's a fear of bullying and humiliation. Many children do not like undressing in front of others. Julie Sands, Director of Health for Kids, a children’s health organization, said children worry about their body image. She said schools had a role to play in changing attitudes. She said schools should encourage students to do physical activity and sweat, and let them know they need to shower after.
4. What might children be afraid of?
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5. What is Julie Sands’ job?
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6. Who does Julie Sands think should change students’ ideas?
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Task Six: Watch the video and answer the questions with your own ideas.
Task Seven: Sam and Jennifer are friends. They are talking. Choose the best answers for Jennifer.
Sam: Where do you get news from?
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Sam: How often do you read newspapers?
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Sam: What’s your favourite newspaper?
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Sam: What kind of news stories do you like?
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Sam: What kind of news stories don’t you read?
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