Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Speakout Advanced p 85. How to Live a Long Healthy Life. Extra Listening

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Fill in the gaps with one, two or three words.

1. In order to study Okinawans’ longevity Scientists have focused on whether there is a family history of longevity and the ______________ of all the people in their family network.

2. They have discovered that the Okinawans ___________ more slowly than almost anyone else on earth.

3. 70% of Okinawans are still __________________ at 97 years old.

4. ________ is a hormone.

5. The source of the Okinawan miracle _____________ in the vegetables and fruits they eat.

6. Bradley Wilcox qualifies the Okinawans’ diet as a ________ diet.


7. For the last twenty years Bradley and Craig have been analyzing the ______________Okinawan ingredients.

8. Okinawans have among the _____________ of breast and prostate cancer in the world.

9. The Okinawans developed cultural habits over the years that appear to have ______________ properties.

10. When you load up at the all you can eat restaurant and you walk away with this bloated feeling you may have had your money’s worth but you probably didn’t get your health’s worth because what you are doing is _________into an early grave.



KEY
1. In order to study Okinawans’ longevity Scientists have focused on whether there is a family history of longevity and the past medical history of all the people in their family network.



2. They have discovered that the Okinawans (actually) age more slowly than almost anyone else on earth.



3. 3. 70% of Okinawans are still functioning independently at 97 years old.



4. DHEA is a hormone



5. The source of the Okinawan miracle can be traced in the vegetables and fruits they eat.



6. Bradley Wilcox qualifies the Okinawans’ diet as a Rainbow diet.



7. For the last twenty years Craig and Bradley have been analyzing the life-enhancing Okinawan ingredients.



8. Okinawans have among the lowest rates of breast and prostate cancer in the world.



9. The Okinawans developed cultural habits over the years that appear to have health-protective properties.



10. When you load up at the all you can eat restaurant and you walk away with this bloated feeling you may have had your money’s worth but you probably didn’t get your health’s worth because what you are doing is digging yourself into an early grave.

VOCABULARY

Lifespan: the length of time for which a person, animal or thing exists. (período de vida)

Veggies: vegetables.

Sweet potatoes: batatas, boniatos

Tofu: a soft pale food which has very little flavour but is high in protein, and which is made from the seed of the Asian soya bean plant.

Fad: a style, activity or interest which is very popular for a short period of time. A craze. Una moda. The latest / current fad. A fad for physical fitness. Rap music proved to be more than just a passing fad.

To enhance: to improve the quality, amount or strength of something. Mejorar, aumentar.


impending adjective[only before noun] (usually of an unpleasant event) that is going to happen very soon SYN imminent: his impending retirement. warnings of impending danger / disaster

Stark: very different to sth in a way that is easy to see
SYN clear: stark differences. Social divisions in the city are stark. The good weather was in stark contrast to the storms of previous weeks

bloated: full of food and feeling uncomfortable

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