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Use these words in the word-combinations or sentences.


Healthy Life Style

 

People nowadays are more health-conscious than they used to be. They understand that good health is above wealth.

To be healthy we should avoid different bad habits that can affect our health. In my opinion, smoking and drinking too much alcohol, are the worst ones. It's common knowledge that smoking and drinking can shorten our lives dramatically. Smoking, for example, causes a number of heart and lung diseases, such as pneumonia, emphysema and cancer. Besides, it makes your teeth yellow and skin unhealthy. Fortunately, in recent years smoking has received a lot of bad publicity, and fewer people smoke nowadays. Some companies don't employ people who are smokers. Smoking has been banned in most public places because everyone agrees it does harm to our health. I dont smoke, because I don't want to have unhealthy skin and teeth and die young.

Smoking and drinking are joined by less dangerous habits, such as skipping meals, eating unhealthy food, or even overeating. Of course, they are not quite as deadly as smoking or drinking alcohol, but they also affect our health.

If we eat too much, we'll become obese, and obesity leads to serious health problems. A lot of people like drinking coca cola and coffee, and enjoy pizzas and hamburgers. But what is tasty is not always healthy. Fast food makes you fat, that's why Americans are the fattest people in the world.

In recent years eating habits have undergone a change. People are encouraged to eat less fat and more fibre. Fat is believed to be one of the major causes of obesity and heart disease. High fibre and low fat foods can now be found in all shops and supermarkets. Salads, beans, and fruit have taken the place of steak and ice cream. The fashion for health food is growing all the time. Many people feel they are too fat, even if their doctors disagree. And a lot of people try to improve their fitness. There are a lot of ways to lose weight and avoid gaining it. Perhaps the most popular of them is following a diet. If you want to lose weight, you should cut out snacks and desserts, and cut down on fat. People have also become more aware of calories, the energy value of food. Some people count the number of calories they eat every day; so that they can try to take in fewer calories and lose weight. This is called a calorie-controlled diet. Manufacturers are increasingly producing special foods with fewer calories for slimmer.

But excessive dieting may be dangerous, too. Some people refuse to eat meat as they consider it harmful. They say a vegetarian diet reduces the risk of cancer and vegetarians live longer than others. I can't agree with them, because meat is an excellent source of good nutrition. In my opinion, it's wrong to put down a food simply because excessive amounts can cause health problems. Consumed in moderate amounts, meat is perfectly good for our health.

To my mind, the only way to stay healthy and to keep fit is by going in for sports. Among the benefits of regular exercise are a healthier heart, stronger bones, quicker reaction times and more resistance to various illnesses. Besides, you can eat and drink as much as you want because you are burning it all off.

To be healthy, it is also very important to spend a lot of time in the open air. It is useful to go for a walk before going to bed, or to air the room.

I think it is very important to be fit and healthy, and it is necessary to take care of your health. Being fat, in fact, can cause real problems. It is harder for fat people to get a good job, or even to make friends. If you want to do well, you must be thin. That's why I go in for sports on a regular basis. I have been doing aerobics for three years and I feel great. I am not enthusiastic about strict dieting, but I try to eat only low-fat food, and fruit and vegetables which are rich in vitamins.

Personally I believe that regularity in life promotes our health. Sleeping eight or nine hours, getting up early, regular meals, a healthy diet and going in for sports are really a good way to live.

 

 

Healthy Life Style

1. Say it in one word:

Ø to experience something unpleasant, especially over a period of time;

Ø to ruin, put an end to the existence of something;

Ø to fight successfully against, defeat; to take control;

Ø to make impure or bad by mixing with dirty or poisonous matter;

Ø to cause some result or change in; influence;

Ø to watch carefully; to act in accordance with law or custom;

Ø to hurt, spoil, damage;

Ø serious difficulty that needs attention and thought;

Ø the desired result of ones efforts; purpose; intention;

Ø an illness or disorder caused by infection;

Ø nervous; anxious;

Ø dependent on; unable to stop having, taking;

Use these words in the word-combinations or sentences.

Memorize the following proverbs and illustrate them with situations.

  1. Health is better than wealth.
  2. He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
  3. Healthy mind in a healthy body.

SMOKE OR NOT TO SMOKE

Michele Parks interviews two people with very different opinions. One is Julia Halewood, an advertising executive. She is also the leader of the Campaign Against Smoking in Public Places. The other is Daniel Paul, a novelist and film writer.

Parks: Smoking used to e considered fashionable. But now people like you, Julia are suggesting

that its anti-social, even almost criminal. Could you tell us why?

Julia: Look at the facts. As a nation we spend more on tobacco than we do on educating our

children or on doctors, medicine and hospitals. Smokers, of course, are far more likely to

come down with diseases like cancer or chronic bronchitis, and have to be treated at the

nations expenses. But not only do they ruin their own health but that of others as well.

They force us to inhale the poison they blow into the air. This, of course, is dreadfully

anti-social behaviour.

Parks: Well, what do you suggest should be done?

Julia: First, double the tax on all forms of tobacco. Second, ban all forms of tobacco advertising.

Third, ban smoking itself in all restaurants, trains, public meeting-places and places like

schools and hospitals. And fourth, protect young people more than we do now.

Parks: What kind of protection did you have in mind?

Julia: Among other things we could double or triple the fines on anyone who sells tobacco to

people under the age of 18. And we could and must intensify our efforts to educate

young people to show them the dreadful effects of this dreadful habit.

Parks: Daniel Paul. Whats your reaction to this?

Paul: It seems an exaggeration, to say the least. I dont deny that smoking can be harmful. But

so can lots of other habits. Eating sweets, for example.

Julia: Oh, I just cant accept that theres any comparison between the two habits! And I very much

doubt that anybody else can, either.

Paul: Perhaps youd let me finish. Lots of people die because they eat far too much sugar.

Not only does it cause things like tooth-decay, it makes people overweight, as well.

And as a result they often die of heart-attacks. But theres no tax on sweets, and

no campaign to ban them, either.

Julia: Of course too much sugar is bad. But whos harmed by it? Only person who eats too much!

Paul: Just a moment. On the one hand you want to ban smoking in restaurants because you say

the smoke is bad for non-smokers. But on the other hand you say nothing about motor cars.

You dont really believe that smoking causes as much pollution as motor cars, do you?

Julia: Of course I dont. But

Paul: Then why dont you try to ban cars from public places, as well? From the roads,

for instance.

Julia: Motor cars at least solve some useful purpose.

Paul: You can hardly expect smokers to give up the simple pleasure of a cigar or cigarette

after a good meal in a restaurant.

Julia: Quite the contrary! You can hardly expect non-smokers to have the simple pleasure

of actually tasting the food ruined by selfish and thoughtless smokers!

Paul: Arent you going a bit too far when you say that we actually ruin the pleasure of tasting

the food? You dont really believe that, do you?

Parks: Well, well come back to that question after a short break for a song. And its title,

strangely enough, is Smoke Keeps Getting In My Eyes. And here to sing it is Edith

Montgomery.

 

Explain:

  1. What do you think Julia means by anti-social?
  2. In what way does smoking appear an expensive habit, according to Julia?
  3. Describe the four things she would like to do.
  4. In what way is sugar bad, according to Daniel Paul?
  5. In what way do motor cars cause pollution?
  6. How do you feel about people smoking in a restaurant?

 

Comprehension

Choose the one best answer.

1. The main reason Julia thinks smoking is anti-social to be because:

a) it is so expensive; b) smokers harm themselves; c) people do not object enough to it;

d) smokers harm themselves and others.

2. She wants to ban tobacco-advertising or:

a) allow it only at certain times; b) not allow it at all; c) put tax on it; d) attack those who do it.

3. Smokers come down with cancer or:

a) die of it; b) cause others to die of it; c) suffer from the disease; d) do not realize they will get it.

4. Daniel Paul believes that Julia:

a) makes smoking sound worse than it is; b) is more or less correct in what she says;

c) is herself overweight because she eats too much sugar; d) should not compare smoking and eating sweets;

5. Pollution is:

a) something caused only by cars; b) a type of disease smokers get; c) dirt, bad air and things like that; d) any bad habit which causes a disturbance;

6. How does Daniel feel about smoking in restaurants?

a) he sees nothing really wrong in it; b) he agrees it is a very unpleasant thing; c) he says smokers must expect to give it up; d) he says he never does it himself.

Describing habits

Disagreeing

  • I cant stand people
  • I detest who
  • I dont altogether agree that is so bad.
  • I very much doubt that it isnt harmful.
  • I reject the idea that it isnt harmful.
  • Its completely wrong to say it isnt harmful
  • I dont mind
  • I see nothing wrong
  • I just cant accept that is so bad.

Agreeing

  • is a pleasant (nasty, revolting, inoffensive, fashionable) habit.
  • I also think that it causes many diseases.
  • It really brings harm people.
  • I entirely agree that it

 

Use these or other ways you can think of to describe your attitude to such things as: a) smoking;

b) chewing tobacco and spitting it out; c) laughing and singing loudly in public; d) playing radios or tape-recorders in public; e) letting dogs run wild or foul the pavement; f) arguing, losing ones temper, swearing.

 

Healthy Life Style

 

People nowadays are more health-conscious than they used to be. They understand that good health is above wealth.

To be healthy we should avoid different bad habits that can affect our health. In my opinion, smoking and drinking too much alcohol, are the worst ones. It's common knowledge that smoking and drinking can shorten our lives dramatically. Smoking, for example, causes a number of heart and lung diseases, such as pneumonia, emphysema and cancer. Besides, it makes your teeth yellow and skin unhealthy. Fortunately, in recent years smoking has received a lot of bad publicity, and fewer people smoke nowadays. Some companies don't employ people who are smokers. Smoking has been banned in most public places because everyone agrees it does harm to our health. I dont smoke, because I don't want to have unhealthy skin and teeth and die young.

Smoking and drinking are joined by less dangerous habits, such as skipping meals, eating unhealthy food, or even overeating. Of course, they are not quite as deadly as smoking or drinking alcohol, but they also affect our health.

If we eat too much, we'll become obese, and obesity leads to serious health problems. A lot of people like drinking coca cola and coffee, and enjoy pizzas and hamburgers. But what is tasty is not always healthy. Fast food makes you fat, that's why Americans are the fattest people in the world.

In recent years eating habits have undergone a change. People are encouraged to eat less fat and more fibre. Fat is believed to be one of the major causes of obesity and heart disease. High fibre and low fat foods can now be found in all shops and supermarkets. Salads, beans, and fruit have taken the place of steak and ice cream. The fashion for health food is growing all the time. Many people feel they are too fat, even if their doctors disagree. And a lot of people try to improve their fitness. There are a lot of ways to lose weight and avoid gaining it. Perhaps the most popular of them is following a diet. If you want to lose weight, you should cut out snacks and desserts, and cut down on fat. People have also become more aware of calories, the energy value of food. Some people count the number of calories they eat every day; so that they can try to take in fewer calories and lose weight. This is called a calorie-controlled diet. Manufacturers are increasingly producing special foods with fewer calories for slimmer.

But excessive dieting may be dangerous, too. Some people refuse to eat meat as they consider it harmful. They say a vegetarian diet reduces the risk of cancer and vegetarians live longer than others. I can't agree with them, because meat is an excellent source of good nutrition. In my opinion, it's wrong to put down a food simply because excessive amounts can cause health problems. Consumed in moderate amounts, meat is perfectly good for our health.

To my mind, the only way to stay healthy and to keep fit is by going in for sports. Among the benefits of regular exercise are a healthier heart, stronger bones, quicker reaction times and more resistance to various illnesses. Besides, you can eat and drink as much as you want because you are burning it all off.

To be healthy, it is also very important to spend a lot of time in the open air. It is useful to go for a walk before going to bed, or to air the room.

I think it is very important to be fit and healthy, and it is necessary to take care of your health. Being fat, in fact, can cause real problems. It is harder for fat people to get a good job, or even to make friends. If you want to do well, you must be thin. That's why I go in for sports on a regular basis. I have been doing aerobics for three years and I feel great. I am not enthusiastic about strict dieting, but I try to eat only low-fat food, and fruit and vegetables which are rich in vitamins.

Personally I believe that regularity in life promotes our health. Sleeping eight or nine hours, getting up early, regular meals, a healthy diet and going in for sports are really a good way to live.

 

 

Healthy Life Style

1. Say it in one word:

Ø to experience something unpleasant, especially over a period of time;

Ø to ruin, put an end to the existence of something;

Ø to fight successfully against, defeat; to take control;

Ø to make impure or bad by mixing with dirty or poisonous matter;

Ø to cause some result or change in; influence;

Ø to watch carefully; to act in accordance with law or custom;

Ø to hurt, spoil, damage;

Ø serious difficulty that needs attention and thought;

Ø the desired result of ones efforts; purpose; intention;

Ø an illness or disorder caused by infection;

Ø nervous; anxious;

Ø dependent on; unable to stop having, taking;

Use these words in the word-combinations or sentences.



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