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					Why Guys Diet Differently
                             An article by Kurt Soller In Newsweek http://www.newsweek.com/id/187802



I. Fill in the gaps with only ONE word. You have no help. (10 marks)

Last week, when a landmark nutrition study came out in The New England Journal of
Medicine, many dieters _____ probably saying "Duh." That's because researchers finally
confirmed what we all kind _____ knew: the way to lose weight is ______ eat less. No, really,
it doesn't matter how you mix and match your carbohydrates, fats and proteins. The best diet,
researchers found, ______ the one that reduced calorie intake dramatically (but to no less
_____ 1,200 calories everyday).

But here's the catch. Figuring ______ which dieting tricks and tactics boost your willpower is
far ______ complicated than just counting calories. And, _____ turns out, many of ______
weight-loss strategies that inspire women won't work for men—and vice versa. That is
because men diet differently. Here ______ why:

II. Choose the correct alternative. (For now, ignore the underlined parts.) (9 marks)

1. ___________________________


Begin this year/Earlier this year/To this year, the Brookhaven National Laboratory conducted
a study where they presented male and female subjects their favorite foods, then/than/after
monitored their brain activity using positron emission tomography (PET) scans. Ladies, the
gents beat you: they managed suppressing/can suppress/were able to suppress their hunger
and their desire to eat, while brain activity among the women showed that many continued to
crave their favorite foods, even/yet/in addition after being told to think of something else. In
layman's terms, we call this "emotional eating," something that trainer and American Dietetic
Association spokesman Jim White says is an "uphill battle" for his female clients, but not the
male ones. The guys must be too busy thinking of anything else/something else/otherwise—or
nothing at all?

2. ____________________________

When a woman decides to go on a diet, the first stop she would likely make/will likely make/is
likely to make is the healthier aisles of her local grocery store. But not men, says White.
"Women eager for learning/are eager to learn/are eager for learn," he says. "They look for
nutrients, read food labels and focus on healthy cooking and healthy meals." Guys can’t learn
how to cook or do what White calls a "grocery-store tour" to familiarize yourself with what's
healthy and what's junk. Hardly ever//If only/Just because it's chicken doesn't mean it's
healthy. If that confuses you, head to the grocery store—or ask a woman nearly/near to
you/nearby.




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III. Fill in the gaps by using up all the words given below. (11 marks)

achieving, aimed, appearance, bet, goal, lost, overweight, persuade, prideful, remain,
worry

3. ____________________________

When you think about Curves, Weight Watchers or other dieting programs ________ at
women, they're all focused on fostering cooperation, holding hands and _________ goals
within a supportive group. For men, losing weight is a sport. "If I want to _________ a man to
lose weight, I'll do it in a competitive way," says Dr. Robert Vogel, the author of a health plan
called "The Pritikin Edge." "He'll _________ a friend he can lose more weight, whereas
women will both agree to buy new dresses when they reach their _________." His idea is
backed up in research, where men performed better in incentive studies than women when
they earned money for every pound _________. Sign me up for that.

4. ______________________________

Studies show that many men tend to diet for health reasons or health scares, rather than
__________. Women are more likely to diet because of social pressures. Vogel advises the
National Football League, and as such, sees many big-bellied, 300-pound offensive linemen
pass through his office—all of whom ________ happy about their size and the job it earned
them. A woman, on the other hand, tends to compare herself to her peers. "You never really
see a 300-pound woman who is __________ about her weight," he says, adding that women
"bear the burden of social rejection." Bottom line, it's less stigmatizing to be ___________ if
you're a guy. That means men are less likely to be dissatisfied with their bodies and women
are more likely to _________ about the number on the scale.

IV. Read the paragraph and decide if the statements below are true (T) or false (F). (10
marks – 2 each)

5. _______________________________

If a husband and wife start on the same gym regimen, he's likely to lose more weight at first
because he has more muscle mass. He's also more likely to attack a weight loss goal by
exercising. White says that, for men, the gym is a "business plan," where they will start
coming four to five times a week, "really pumping the iron." So here's one area where woman
can take a hint from men, without throwing out that "I want to be skinny, not muscular"
excuse. "The truth is, you can't lose weight and keep it off without an exercise plan," Vogel
adds. And that, along with the whole calorie-counting thing, is one dieting rule that applies to
both genders.

       Women lose less weight by exercise than men. 
       Women tend to exercise more. 
       Muscles enable men to lose more weight than women. 
       Exercise is inevitable for maintaining weight loss. 
       Men could learn from women concerning exercise. 



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V. The titles got mixed up. Straighten them out. (10 marks – 2 each)


      A) But they are dumb when it comes to nutrition
      B) Guys don't care as much (but you already knew that)
      C) Guys can just say "No" to problem foods
      D) They compete to lose
      E) Muscles do matter




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                                   This is the end of the test.




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        Key
        I. were, of, to, was, than, out, more, it, the, is

        II. earlier this year, then, were able to suppress, even, something else, will likely make, are eager to learn, just

because, nearby

        III. aimed, achieving, persuade, bet, goal, lost, appearance, remain, prideful, overweight, worry

        IV. T, F, T, T, F

        V. 1-C, 2-A, 3-D, 4-B, 5-E




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neglect your foreign language skills.

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        If you scored less than 30 marks: don’t worry, it only takes a little more practice!




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