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Generalitat de Catalunya

Departament dEducaci
Institut de Roda de Ber
C. de la Font, 3
43883 - Roda de Bar
Tel. 977657505



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Six health tips
The context in which an individual lives is of great importance on health status and quality of life. Health is
maintained and improved not only through the advancement and application of health science, but also
through the efforts and intelligent lifestyle choices of the individual and society. Here are some basic tips
for maintaining a good health.






You don't have to belong to a gym club. Thirty minutes walk every day will to prevent weight gain
and encourage moderate weight loss.
Eat healthy
Eliminate hydrogenated fats intake, cut down on sugar and opt for fruits and vegetables. This
helps reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. Healthy food will also lead to better blood sugar
Reduce stress
Not everything we want we get. We have to accept that there are things that we cannot control.
Managing time is also of great importance too. We must allow ourselves youenough time to get
things done. Set a time during the day for relaxation.
Improve sleep
Avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and other chemicals that interfere with sleep. Equip your
bedroom with a comfortable mattress and pillows. Sleep in a dark clean and quiet environment.
Meditation has been linked to a variety of health benefits. It has been linked to changes in
metabolism, blood pressure, brain activation, and other bodily processes.
Positive thinking
People who think positively have an optimistic view of life that affects their health and well-being.
Optimism has been shown to explain between 510% of the variation in the likelihood of
developing some health conditions, notably including cardiovascular disease,stroke, depression,
and cancer.

1. Answer the questions about the text: (4p/correct answer)

1. What is even more important than medicine to prevent illnesses?
a) Stress
b) Eat healthy
c) Exercise

2. What result will eating healthy food have on your blood sugar levels?
a) Reduce it
b) Control it
c) Increase it
3. What can you do to reduce your stress levels?
a) Do exercise
b) Eat healthy
c) Manage your time better

4. What foods does the text consider unhealthy?

a) Hydrogenated fats and sugar
b) Caffeine and nicotine
c) Stress and bad sleep
5. What can positive thinking do to improve your health? Choose the correct answer:

a) Positive thinking develops cardiovascular diseases.

b) Depression and cancer are caused by optimism.
c) Optimistic people develop better health conditions.

2. Complete the sentences with one of the verbs conjugated.


1. I ______________ my knee and now I cant play rugby for two months. (feel / hurt)
2. My teachers ______________ flu and she wont be back at school until next
week. (catch / injure)
3. My sister fell off her bike and ______________ her arm in two places. (get / break)
4. My dad was making dinner when he ______________ his finger badly with the
knife. (cut / get)
5. I didnt go to class yesterday because I ______________ ill. (be / catch)
6. We hope you ______________ better soon. (have / get)
7. My mum has ______________ her right hand and she cant write. (feel / injure)
8. Im going to the dentist because I ______________ toothache. (have / feel)

3. Complete the sentences with one word. The first letter is given and
there is a space for the missing letters in the words.
1. I dont feel well. Ive got a cough and a s _ _ _ throat.
2. My cousin fell badly on her right arm and broke her e _ _ _ _.
3. My brother cant run because hes injured his k _ _ _.
4. After eating all that chocolate, the child had terrible stomach a _ _ _.
5. Ive got a headache because I hit my f _ _ _ _ _ _ _ on the window.
6. When I go swimming in cold water, I often get e _ _ _ _ _ _. My ears really hurt.
7. I dont think its flu because I havent got a fever. I think its a bad c _ _ _.
8. My finger really hurts. I hope it isnt b _ _ _ _ _.

Fill in with WILL or BE GOING TO:
1. A: Why do you need so much sugar?
B: I make a cake.
2. A: Theres somebody knocking at the door!
B: I open it!
3. A: Did you remember to buy the newspaper?
B: Sorry, I didnt. I . buy it when I go out again.
4. A: Whats that on your T-shirt?
B: Its a ketchup-stain. I .. wash it tomorrow.
5. A: These bags are very heavy. I cant lift them.

B: I carry them for you.

6. A: Why dont you clean your room?
B: I .. play football in ten minutes, so I havent got time.
7. A: This problem is very difficult.
B: I . help you to do it.
8. A: Why are you taking down all the pictures?
B: I .. paint the room.
9. Im hungry. I think. have something to eat.
10. A: Look at all these clouds in the sky!
B: It ...rain very soon!


The Cold: Conrad is sick. He explains his illness. Answer the following
questions. (4p/correct; -1p/wrong)

1) How long has he had the cold?

4) What symptoms does he have?

a) A week

a) Fever

b) A couple nights

b) Cough

c) A couple hours

c) Headache
5) What symptoms does he not have?

2) What is he doing for his cold?

a) Sore throat

a) Taking medicine

b) Tired body

b) Drinking soup

c) Upset stomach

c) Resting

3) What is a pickled sour plum called?

a) Umeboshi
b) Onigiri
c) Cherry sour

Your friend wants to keep fit during the summer holidays. Write him a messatge with your suggestions.
(35-45 words)