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Listen to the conversation once again and while listening arrange the remarks of the dialogue in the correct order.

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  3. A few common expressions are enough for most telephone conversations. Practice these telephone expressions by completing the following dialogues using the words listed below.
  4. A Have a conversation similar to those on the recording.
  5. A Read the text again and choose the correct ending to each sentence.
  6. A Read the text again quickly and complete sentences 1-6.
  7. A seminal moment to do with my own listening


Woman: Humph

Woman: And you need to watch your diet and cut back on the fatty foods, like ice cream. And you should try eating more fresh fruits and vegetables.

Man:Well, okay, but . . .

Man: Nope, that's all for now. Hey, hon, you know, they're organizing a company basketball team, and I'm thinking about joining. What do you think?

Woman: And you should take up a little weight training to strengthen your muscles or perhaps try cycling to build up your cardiovascular system. Oh, and you need to go to bed early instead of watching TV half the night.

Woman: Well . . . you ought to at least have a physical before you begin. I mean, it HAS been at least five years since you played at all.

Woman: Anything else?

Man: Honey, the basketball game is about to start. And could you bring some chips and a bowl of ice cream? And . . . uh . . . a slice of pizza from the fridge.

Woman: No, I just love you, and I want you to be around for a long, long time.

Man: Hey, you're starting to sound like my personal fitness instructor!

Man: "Humph" What do you mean "Humph." I was the star player in high school.

Man: So, what are you suggesting? Should I just abandon the idea? I'm not that out of shape.

Woman: Yeah, twenty-five years ago. Look, I just don't want you to have a heart attack running up and down the court.

Man: Yeah, you're probably right.

3.6. Answer and discuss the questions below:

1. Is it a typical conversation between two spouses? What makes you think so?

2. What does the wife recommend her husband to do?

3. Are her recommendations worth following?

4. What would you advise those people who have decided to start to lead an active sporty life?


Section 4. Follow up activity

Formulate your own concept of health and work out your own Healthy Living Programme. Use pictures, scientific facts, quotations, etc. to sound more convincing. Quotations below may come in handy.

"A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools." Spanish Proverb

"Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia."


"Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance." Plato

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." Buddha

"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."

Mahatma Gandhi

4.2. What habits must be cultivated in children to help them preserve their health in adulthood? What is the role of school / parents in this respect? Make up a list of things you can do as a teacher to promote a healthy life- style among your pupils.



Section 1. Warming-up

1.1. Sleep is something we can’t do without. Scientists have calculated that an average human spends 1/3 of his / her life sleeping, which equates to about 20 - 25 years over 75 year life span. Don’t you think that we sleep too much?

As we get older, we tend to need less sleep. Babies need 10 - 14 hours of sleep a night, children sleep 9 - 12 hours a night, adults 7 - 8 hours. How much do you usually sleep? How many hours of sleep do you need to feel completely refreshed in the morning?

1.2. Divide the expressions below into two columns. Column A should contain expressions which can be used to characterize good sleep, column B – bad sleep.

To sleep peacefully, not to sleep a wink, sleep deprivation, to sink into sleep easily, to sleep like a log / a baby, to have a poor night sleep, to lose sleep, restful sleep, sound sleep, to drift into sleep with a great difficulty, a lack of sleep, a disturbed sleep, to sleep lightly, to sleep fitfully, to snatch sleep, to sleep properly.


to sleep peacefully; ………………. ………………. ………………………. ……………………….. ………………………..

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