English Listening Lesson on
 Obesity

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THE LESSON ON OBESITY

Try the online quiz, reading, listening, and activities on grammar, spelling and vocabulary for this lesson on Obesity. Click on the links above or see the activities below this article:


READ

Obesity is a problem that is getting bigger and bigger around the world. It really hits rich countries. When people have money, they buy a lot of the wrong food. They become lazy and eat fast food. They also forget about exercise and sit in front of the TV instead. The worrying thing is that more and more children are suffering from obesity. This is a big problem. The number of overweight kids I see today is amazing. I think the reason is quite simple – junk food, video games and the Internet. When I was growing up, I had a balanced diet. I also spent most of my free time outdoors. I spent hours every day on my bike or playing football. Kids today hardly go outside. They are glued to one kind of screen or another – TV, computer or games console.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

Obesity is a problem ________________ bigger and bigger around the world. It ________________ countries. When people have money, they buy a lot of ________________. They become lazy and eat fast food. They also forget about exercise ________________ of the TV instead. The worrying thing is that more and more children are suffering from obesity. This is a big problem. The number of overweight kids ________________ amazing. I think the reason is quite simple – junk food, video games and the Internet. When I was growing up, I had ________________. I also spent most of my free time outdoors. I spent hours every day on my bike or playing football. Kids ________________ outside. They are ________________ kind of screen or another – TV, computer or games console.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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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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STUDENT OBESITY SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about obesity 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.

 

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WRITING

Write about obesity for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about obesity. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about obesity. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. OBESITY POSTER Make a poster about obesity. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY OBESITY LESSON: Make your own English lesson on obesity. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on obesity. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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