Healthy Way of Life
Ø to develop free speaking using
personal experience and knowledge
exchanging opinions on the topic;
Ø to develop students’ creative thinking;
Ø to widen students’ outlook.
Have you ever done any of these things?
How are they related to youth culture?
Do you agree with this quotation?
What counts in sport is
not the victory, but the
magnificence of the
Are they ordinary or extreme kinds
What adjectives would you
use to describe them?
An extreme sport is one that is done
in a way that has much more risk and
so is more dangerous than an
ordinary form of the sport.
(Longman Exams Dictionary)
An extreme sport is a very dangerous
sport or activity which some people
do for fun.
(Oxford Wordpower Dictionary)
Match the pictures with the names of sports.
5 rafting, rollerblading, paragliding, caving,
rock climbing, snowboarding, surfing
Add some more words to this word map.
1 BASE jumping a) rollerblading down a mountain
2 bungee jumping b) jumping out of a plane with a
surfboard attached to your
3 free-climbing c) a jump from a bridge or building.
A jumper is attached to the
bridge/building by an elastic band
4 off-piste in-lining d) a parachute jumping from a
5 sky-surfing e) climbing a mountain without
Do you know any people who do extreme sports? What
qualities do they have? Which of the following statements
can be true about people who do extreme sports?
They are terrified.
They enjoy adventure.
They can be of any age.
They forget their everyday problems.
They are asking for trouble.
They enjoy winning prizes.
They need to be careful and well
Look at the photos. Aren’t the boys happy? Read
an extract from their mother’s letter. Why is she
worried? What would you advise her?
…My sons are very brave boys. They spend a lot of their
free time on the beach. I worry about them. They are good
swimmers but their new hobby is terrible. Can you imagine?
They do extreme sports! They enjoy surfing. I’m in despair.
Could you advise me anything?..
Choose the most suitable sport for each person.
My name’s Laura. I’m a speed addict. I just love going fast. My idea of
fun is racing with the wind in your face on a cold winter morning. And when
you are on your own, it’s brilliant.
My name’s Natasha. I like to challenge myself physically and see what my
body can do. I set myself more and more difficult goals. It’s really stimulating
to explore the natural world too. I’d love to do something that no one had done or
find a place that no one knew about before.
I’m Luke. I like outdoor activities. And I spend most of my free time
outside. I like excitement but I don’t want to work too hard for it. It’s
fine if it’s risky. But I’m not keen on
being in small spaces or high up. I
really enjoy doing activities with
My name’s Matthew. I’m a very
active sort of a person and I like
trying unusual sports. It’s boring
doing what everyone else does.
I’ve had a go at bungee
jumping. The best activity I’ve
tried so far is parachute jumping. I loved the
feeling of being free like a bird. I don’t mind taking risks.
What sports would you recommend for:
Ø a serious person
Ø an energetic person
Ø a brave person
Ø an adventurous person
Ø an intelligent person
Ø a lonely person
Ø an emotional person
Can you do this quiz?
1. Sports that are very exciting or dangerous…...
2. Sports that you play in water ……
3. Sports that are done on snow, ice, such as skiing and
4. Someone who likes a particular sports team, and often
goes to watch them play……
5. Someone who is watching an event of a game …….
6. A building for sports consisting of a playing field
surrounded by rows of seats …….
7. A way of living that involves doing activities which keep
you physically fit ………
8. The fastest speed, longest distance, highest or lowest
level etc. that has ever been achieved or reached,
especially in sport ……..
Strange Sporting Statistics
Do you know that the oldest marathon
runner in the world was Dimitrion Yordanidis
from Greece? He completed the Athens
marathon in 1979 in 7 hours 33 minutes at the
incredible age of 98!
We all know that basketball players are tall,
but the tallest basketball player known is
Suleiman Ali Nashnush who played for the
Libyan national team in 1962. He was 2.45m tall.
It’s interesting to know that the heaviest
international goalkeeper on record was Willie (Fatty)
Foulke who played for England? He was 1.90m tall
and weighed 165 kg. They say they once had to
stop the game because he broke the bar of the goal!
Stress and Fitness
cold headache hurt illnesses keep fit
Complete the text. pains pull a muscle relax stressed stressful
Nowadays many people have
very (1) lives. Doctors say that
stress can cause many (2), and in
some cases even heart attacks. If
you are feeling (3) you are also
more likely to get a (4) or flu, or
suffer from (5). You should try to
rest and (6), and do exercise to
(7). But be careful! You should
start slowly, or you could (8) your
back or (9). If you notice any (10)
after doing exercise, see a doctor.
Proverbs about healthy lifestyle
A sound mind in a sound body.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy,
wealthy and wise.
The best of the sport is to do the deed and say
Good health is above wealth.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Never say die.
The best doctors are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet and
Doctor Merry Man.
A good laugh is the best medicine.