topic 27

Unit 27 :
Health and Work-out



To understand the importance of being healthy.

Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle?

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Repeat these words/ phrases after your teacher.

  • stick to sth (phr)
  • beat myself up (phr)
  • jump in (phr)
  • idle (adj)
  • burn out (phr)
  • reward (v)
  • sound (v)
  • ingredients (n)
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Dialogue 1

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



Hey, Martin. You look really good. Have you been working out?

Actually, yeah, and dieting too. It’s been about six months now.

That’s impressive! I tried but it’s so hard to stick to a new habit.

For me, the key is not to jump in too quickly, otherwise you’ll burn out.

That’s what happened to me. Then I beat myself up when I didn’t do enough.

That happens to the best of us. But if you reward yourself even for small victories, it’s certain to be more effective.

Makes sense. I guess that applies to any new habit.

Totally, even learning a new language. It also helps to have a well-thought-out plan, like writing a schedule.

What about when I just get lazy and lose motivation?

Then you need support from your friends, like me!


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Let’s practice

Choose the meaning of the following words.

  1. work -out 

    a. To exercise             b. To understand something

  1. Burn out

    a. Stop producing flames          b. Extremely fatigue

  1. Make sense

    a. Reasonable                b. Do something

  1. Well thought out

    a. admired                 b. planned in an effective way

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Dialogue 2

Role-play Dialogue 2  with your teacher.



Hello, Jamiya! How are you?

I am not fine. What about you?

I am fine. But what happened to you?

Nothing serious, but I feel very weak.

It seems to me you are very careless about your health. Maybe you do not take physical exercise regularly.

Yes, you are absolutely right. I am not habituated to take physical exercise.

But you should know that physical exercise is very important to keep us fit. Because a sound mind lives in a sound body.

Yes, you are right.

If you do not take physical exercise regularly, you cannot keep yourself fit and do anything properly. Besides, you will become idle.

It seems to me you are absolutely correct. Now tell me what I should do.

You should take physical exercise regularly. Apart from this, you should have a balanced diet to keep yourself fit.

What do you mean by a balanced diet? Please tell me in detail.

A balanced diet means to take regular food containing all the necessary ingredients needed for health in right proportion.

 I see, both taking physical exercise and eating a balanced diet regularly are very important for good health.

 Exactly! I hope you will follow both of the rules to keep yourself fit.

I highly appreciate your wise suggestions. Thank you.

You are most welcome.

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Let’s Practice

Choose the correct answer and give the meaning.

  1. If you have an ____________moment, call me.

     a . idle      b. happy        c. glitchy

2. I jog to keep _____.

    a. warm       b. fit       c.young

3. Your job _______ really interesting.

    a. are        b. makes         c. sound

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Share your idea with your teacher. Try to make sentences.

  1. Is physical activity (jogging, going to a gym, swimming pool) an important part of a healthy lifestyle?
  2. Which habit is the most important for parents to set as an example for their children?
  3. What kind of exercise do you think is best?