Lifestyle and Fitness

Recording to Unit 6

1. In each line choose the word with a different sound in the stressed syllable. Listen and check.

2. Enter the number of the stressed syllable/syllables (comma separated) in these words.
sedentary - stamina - invigorated -
time-consuming - recognize - irritable -
waistline - dissatisfied - sunbathe -
streamline - deficient - strenuous -
trainee - record-holder - undertake -

3. Choose the words that do not have diphthong sounds.
4. Transcribe the underlined functional words and comment whether they are reduced or not. Listen and check.

Do you ever think about or worry about the number of calories you eat and drink every day. It’s not really something I thought about when I was younger. But now I have to think about my calorie intake. I’m putting on weight and so need to be more careful with what I eat. This is difficult because all of the yummiest food has the most calories. I’ve found an answer to this problem. If I do lots of exercise, I can eat what I want and not have to worry about calories. I burn off 500 calories when I jog for an hour. This means I can have a pizza and dessert and not feel guilty. I wish there was more information about calories in restaurants. It would make it easier for me to know what to eat and what to avoid.

5. Listen and fill in the missing words. Transcribe these words.

Scientists have discovered that staying in the cold could help us . Researchers at the University of California found that to the cold levels of a that helps form brown fat – the type of fat that and keeps us warm. Brown fat , which helps us . White fat stores excess energy, which results in . The researchers said that because and heating give us constant, comfortable temperatures, our body's need for brown fat . They found that: “Outdoor workers in northern Finland who are exposed to cold temperature have a of brown fat when compared to same-aged indoor workers.”

The research was conducted on two different control groups of mice. One group was with the that helps create brown fat. This group subsequently 30 per cent after both groups were fed . The researchers say this could be good news in the fight against . People who are have lower levels of brown fat than thinner people. Head researcher Hei Sook Sul said: “This could become an important target for research into the and and obesity-related diseases.” She added: “If you can somehow of this protein … you could possibly lose more even if eating the same amount of food.”