Apropiación Meta 1 Período 2 7A

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LISTENING

1) Who doesn't like to read in Sunny's family?
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2) Who likes music the most?
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3) What kind of music does her brother like?
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4) What does her father make?
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5) What does her family do for exercise?
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READING

A long and healthy life?

How long will a baby born today live? 100 years? 120 years? Scientists are studying genes that could mean long life for us all.

There are already many, many people who have passed the landmark age of 100. In fact, there are now so many healthy, elderly people that there’s a new term for them: the wellderly. These are people over the age of 80 who have no diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes and have never taken medicines for these conditions.

There have been many scientific studies of communities where a healthy old age is typical. These include places like Calabria in southern Italy and the island of Okinawa in Japan.

The small village of Molochio in Calabria has about 2,000 inhabitants. And of these, there are at least eight centenarians. When researchers ask people like this the secret of their long life, the answer is almost always to do with diet and is almost always the same: ‘I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables.’ ‘A little bit, but of everything.’ ‘No smoking, no drinking.’

While in the past scientists have looked at things such as diet and lifestyle for an explanation of long life, these days they are investigating genetics. One such researcher is Eric Topol, who says, ‘There must be genes that explain why these individuals are protected from the aging process.’

The new research into long life looks at groups of people who have a genetic connection. For example, one group of interest lives in Ecuador. In one area of the country there are a number of people with the same genetic condition. It’s called Laron syndrome. The condition means that they don’t grow to more than about one metre, but it also seems to give them protection against cancer and diabetes. As a result, they live longer than other people in their families. Meanwhile, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, there’s another group of long-lived men, Japanese-Americans. They have a similar gene to the Laron syndrome group.

Back in Calabria, scientists are trying to work out exactly how much of the longevity is due to genetics and how much to environment. By checking public records going back to the 19th century, researchers have reconstructed the family trees of 202 nonagenarians and centenarians. They concluded that there were genetic factors involved. And they seemed to benefit the men more than the women – a surprising result because generally in Europe, there are five times more women centenarians than men.

So what really makes people live longer? It seems likely that it is an interaction of genes, the environment and probably a third factor – luck.

Glossary
centenarian (n) – someone who is older than 100 years old
nonagenarian (n) – someone who is between 90 and 100 years old


1. What two factors for long life do scientists usually investigate?
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2. Diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure …
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3. What do some people from Calabria and Okinawa have in common?
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4. According to the article, …
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5. The ‘wellderly’ …
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6. According to the article, …
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7. Healthy elderly people ...
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8. Laron syndrome …
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9. Laron syndrome is interesting to scientists because …
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10. Scientist think that healthy old age …
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VOCABULARY

1. Don't forget to pack your __________ ready for school tomorrow.
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2. The girls at this school all wear a grey dress or __________ .
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3. I need a pair of __________ to keep my hands warm.
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4. When it's cold, I put on a __________ over my shirt.
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5. When we do PE, we wear a white T-shirt and a pair of white __________ .
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Vocabulary set 2: Clothes and accessories.

Write the word next to the definition. Some answers have two words.

Write your answer with lower case letters (todo en minúscula)

1. Some people call this a pullover or a sweater. You wear it over a shirt to keep warm.
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2. You wear this around your neck or over your head when it's cold.
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3. You wear these on your hands to keep them warm.
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4. Most people wear these in the summer. They go on your eyes.
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5. These are trousers but they're not very long!
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Grammar point 2: Possessive 's, whose and possessive pronouns

Correct the mistakes in parenthesis. Write your answer using lower case letters (escribe tu respuesta en minúscula)


1. Mr and Mrs Thompson live here. This house is (their).
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2. ( Who's) trainers are these? Please come and get them.
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3. The laptop is (my) but my brother uses it all the time.
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4. This is our (neighbour's) house. They're very nice people.
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5. 'Whose backpack is this?' 'Peter sits there. It's (he's).'
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Grammar 1: Fill in the questions with words from the box. There are two words you can’t use. Write your answers using lower case letters (respuestas en minúscula)

how what when where which who why

Now then class, today we’re going to ask and answer questions, so first of all, let’s practise the question words. (0) How do you ask someone (11) __________ they are? How do you ask (12) __________ someone comes from? If you want to know (13) __________ time something happens you use (14) __________. And finally (15) __________ did you do that Tomas? Let’s get on with the lesson.


11. _________________
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12. _______________________
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13. __________________
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14. _____________________
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15. ________________
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Writing

QUESTION
You’re going to write a questionnaire to find out what your classmates like and don’t like to do at school. Write 6 questions.

Ask questions about:

• likes and dislikes (eg favourite subjects/sports …).
• give three answer options for each question.

Remember:
• use and, or and but.