GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|15. Are you a healthy person?
1. Are you a healthy person? How often do you get sick?
2. What are the best ways to avoid getting sick?
3. How often do you get a medical check-up? How often should people get a check-up?
1.1 Answer the questions.
1. What is healthy food?
2. Do you pay much attention on what you eat?
3. Do you think it is more important for you to eat healthy or tasty food?
4. Is obesity a great problem in where you live?
5. Why are there so many obese people in the US?
6. What are the most efficient ways to lose weight?
7. Do you try to go to bed and get up at certain hours every day?
8. What is good about it?
9. Do you often find yourself under stress?
1.2 What healthy habits do you have (such as washing your hands before eating)?
1.1 Read the article. What do you think about the title?
Healthy living: How to live longer
Some aspects of our health and vitality are governed by our genes and how our mother behaves during pregnancy, but many lifestyle factors, including fitness, diet and weight all impact on our ability to live a long and healthy life.
Even before we are born, our health can be affected by the lifestyle choices our mother makes. Studies have shown that if an expectant mother is highly stressed this may impact on their baby, leaving them less able to handle stress later in life.
Heavy drinking during pregnancy can lead to alcohol syndrome in babies — which can cause a life-long learning disability as well as physical problems. Smoking can also affect their development. Research also suggests a pregnant woman’s diet can increase her child’s risk of obesity by changing the unborn baby’s DNA.
Having a happy childhood may boost longevity, as a study suggests those who are unhappy in their youth have a greater risk of heart disease as adults.
Getting outdoors is also key, as sunlight is an important source of vitamin D. At present one in four children are deficient in this vitamin, which is needed for building strong and healthy bones.
The pressures of home and family life can make it feel like there’s little time to exercise. Aside from weight loss, there is a lot to gain from exercise and it can make a huge difference to staying healthy:
Exercise means a healthier heart because it reduces several cardiovascular risks, including high blood pressure and heart disease.
Being physically active can bolster good mental health and help you manage stress, anxiety and even depression.
Regular exercise can help you achieve and maintain an ideal weight and reduce the risk of diabetes.
A good diet is central to overall good health, though avoiding certain foods and drinks may help prolong your life. Eating too much high-calorie food rich in simple sugars or fat could lead to weight gain or obesity.
1.2 Read the article again. Look at the highlighted words and try to guess their meaning.
2.1 Answer the questions:
1. According to text heavy drinking during pregnancy can lead to…?
2. Why is sunlight useful?
3. Why should people do exercises?
1.1 Remember new words from the flashcards (turn to see the translation).
1.2 Memory Game. Find and open 2 identical cards. Then try to translate the meaning of each word.
1.1 Look at these sentences from the text and say when we should use ‘much’ and when ‘many’.
1.2 Choose and mark the correct word or phrase for each sentence.
1.3 Look again at the sentences with enough. What’s the position of enough with a noun and with an adjective?
Pronunciation and Speaking
1.1 Choose and click on the word with a different pronunciation.
2.1 Ask and answer.
Do you think you…?
– speak enough with your family / friends
– eat enough fresh food
– do enough sport or exercise
– drink enough water
– have enough spare time
– eat a lot fast food
– spend too little time with your parents
– spend too much time on things you don’t need
– work or study too many hours
– have too many unnecessary clothes
– do too much housework.
1.1 Complete the sentences with the words from the box.
1.2 Complete the sentences with a few, a little, much, many or a lot of.
1.3 Choose the right variant.
1.4 Read the article and choose the correct answer. Translate the words and phrases you don’t know using the dictionary.
Food & Health Myths
New information about food and health products seems to materialize every day. Newspapers regularly have articles that discuss how certain foods or drinks are good or bad for you. Some television shows often dwell on new stories about how consuming certain substances can affect your body. With such a steady stream of information, it’s understandable that a few popular myths about food and health are floating around out there.
One popular myth about food and health is that eggs are bad for your heart. Although they are indeed high in cholesterol and fat, it’s not true that eating eggs every day will damage your heart. This is because the body can deal with the extra cholesterol by reducing the amount it produces. As far as fat goes, it’s the egg yolk that contains all the fat. So if you’re worried about the fat content of eggs go ahead and just eat the whites. You might also choose to buy certain kinds of eggs that have less fat content depending on the diet of the animal. Check your local supermarket for more information.
Another popular idea about diet and health is that drinking red wine is especially good for your heart. Although it was once thought to have unique properties, other types of alcohol can have the same benefits. A study conducted at the University of Texas revealed that people who drank red wine did not live any longer than those who drank other kinds of spirits, such as beer or white wine. It seems that the alcohol itself improves an individual’s health by raising the levels of good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol. The alcohol also serves to increase blood flow and assist in blood clotting.
There are many other myths about food and health that are common in our society. Consumers who are especially concerned about their health should think carefully about new information they read about or see on television.
- Pronunciation and Speaking
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- 10. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|10. Annoying habits
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- 14. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|14. Describing a town (city)
- 15. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|15. Are you a healthy person?
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- 23. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 2: Going to a restaurant
- 24. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 3: In the shopping centre
- 25. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 4: At the pharmacy
- 26. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 1-4
- 27. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 5-8
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