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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

National Napping Day started in 1999. It takes place on the Monday after daylight savings time begins, which is when a lot of people lose an hour’s sleep. The day serves as a reminder to us all that sleep is an essential and healthy part of our daily routine. More and more people are not getting enough sleep. We are working longer hours and there are more things to do that keep us awake, like movies and video games. National Napping Day raises awareness of the benefits of napping. Regular napping can reduce the risk of having a heart attack or suffering from other heart problems. It also increases our energy levels and improves our mood and performance. It is a very cheap way of making us feel better!

When we are deprived of sleep, the best thing to do is take a nap; get a bit of shut-eye; have forty winks. There is a lot of research into just what kind of nap is best for us. We all know about the traditional cat-nap. We put our head down and have a little sleep during our lunch hour. But then there is the power-nap. This is a short sleep which ends just before we fall into deep sleep. It quickly refreshes you and stops you from feeling drowsy and groggy. Another variety is the caffeine nap. This is when you have a power nap after a cup of coffee. It takes about 20 minutes for the caffeine to take effect, so when you wake up you feel doubly energized. Whatever nap you take, you can rest assured it will be good for your health.

Sources: http://www.wikipedia.org/ and assorted sites.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

a lot of people lose an

a.

our mood and performance

2

sleep is an essential and healthy

b.

hour’s sleep

3.

there are more things to do

c.

us feel better

4.

reduce the risk of

d.

that keep us awake

5.

increases our energy levels and improves

e.

having a heart attack

6.

It is a very cheap way of making

f.

part of our daily routine

 

Paragraph 2

1.

deprived

a.

drowsy and groggy

2

the best thing to do is take

b.

of sleep

3.

We put our head

c.

the caffeine to take effect

4.

stops you from feeling

d.

a nap

5.

It takes about 20 minutes for

e.

good for your health

6.

you can rest assured it will be

f.

down


LISTENING GAP FILL

National Napping Day started in 1999. It __________________ Monday after daylight savings time begins, which is when a lot of people __________________ sleep. The day serves as a reminder to us all that sleep is an essential and healthy __________________ routine. More and more people are not getting enough sleep. We are working longer hours and there are more things __________________ awake, like movies and video games. National Napping Day raises awareness of the benefits of napping. Regular napping __________________ having a heart attack or suffering from other heart problems. It also increases our energy levels and improves our mood and performance. It is __________________ of making us feel better!

When we are deprived of sleep, the __________________ is take a nap; get a bit of shut-eye; have forty winks. There is a lot of research into just what kind __________________ us. We all know about the traditional cat-nap. We put our head down and __________________ during our lunch hour. But then there is the power-nap. This is a short sleep which ends just before we __________________. It quickly refreshes you and stops you from __________________. Another variety is the caffeine nap. This is when you have a power nap after a cup of coffee. It takes about 20 minutes for the caffeine to take effect, so when you wake up you __________________. Whatever nap you take, __________________ it will be good for your health.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

National Napping Day started in 1999. It takes __________ on the Monday after daylight savings time begins, which is when a lot of people __________ an hour’s sleep. The day serves as a reminder to us all that sleep is an __________ and healthy part of our daily routine. More and more people are not getting __________ sleep. We are working longer hours and there are more things to do that keep us awake, like movies and video games. National Napping Day raises awareness of the __________ of napping. Regular napping can reduce the __________ of having a heart attack or suffering from other heart problems. It also increases our energy levels and improves our __________ and performance. It is a very __________ way of making us feel better!

 

 

 

benefits
cheap
lose
enough
place
risk
mood
essential

When we are __________ of sleep, the best thing to do is __________ a nap; get a bit of shut-eye; have forty winks. There is a lot of research into just what kind of nap is best for us. We all know about the traditional cat-nap. We put our head __________ and have a little sleep during our lunch hour. But then there is the power-nap. This is a short sleep which ends just before we __________ into deep sleep. It quickly refreshes you and stops you from feeling __________ and groggy. Another variety is the caffeine __________. This is when you have a power nap after a cup of coffee. It takes about 20 minutes for the caffeine to take __________, so when you wake up you feel doubly energized. Whatever nap you take, you can rest __________ it will be good for your health.

 

 

fall
 
nap
down
assured
deprived
effect
drowsy
take


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of italics.

National Napping Day started in 1999. It takes place / places on the Monday after daylight savings time begins, which is when a lot of people lose / losing an hour’s sleep. The day serves as a reminder to us all that sleep is an essence / essential and healthy part of our daily routine. More and more people are not getting enough sleep / sleeping. We are working longer hours and there are more things to do that keep us wakey / awake, like movies and video games. National Napping Day raises awareness of the benefits of napping. Regular napping can reduce the risk by / of having a heart attack or suffering from other heart problems. It also increases our energy levels and improves our mood / moody and performance. It is a very cheap / cheep way of making us feel better!

When we are deprived of asleep / sleep, the best thing to do is take a nap; get / bet a bit of shut-eye; have forty winks. There is a lot of research into just what kind of nap is best for us. We all know about the tradition / traditional cat-nap. We put our head down / up and have a little sleep during our lunch hour. But then there is the power-nap. This is a short sleep which ends just before we falling / fall into deep sleep. It quickly refreshes / refreshments you and stops you from feeling drowsy and groggy. Another variety is the caffeine nap. This is when you have a power nap after a cup of coffee. It takes about 20 minutes for the caffeine to take / make effect, so when you wake up you feel doubly energized. Whatever nap you take, you can rest assured / insured it will be good for your health.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

National Napping Day started in 1999. It takes (1) ____ on the Monday after daylight savings time begins, which is when a lot of people lose an hour’s sleep. The day (2) ____ as a reminder to us all that sleep is an essential and healthy part of our daily routine. More and more people are not getting enough sleep. We are working longer hours and there are more things to do that keep us (3) ____, like movies and video games. National Napping Day raises awareness of the (4) ____ of napping. Regular napping can reduce the (5) ____ of having a heart attack or suffering from other heart problems. It also increases our energy levels and improves our (6) ____ and performance. It is a very cheap way of making us feel better!

When we are deprived (7) ____ sleep, the best thing to do is take a nap; get a bit of shut-eye; have forty winks. There is a lot of research (8) ____ just what kind of nap is best for us. We all know about the traditional cat-nap. We put our head down and have a little sleep (9) ____ our lunch hour. But then there is the power-nap. This is a short sleep which ends just before we fall into deep sleep. It quickly (10) ____ you and stops you from feeling drowsy and groggy. Another variety is the caffeine nap. This is when you have a power nap after a cup of coffee. It takes about 20 minutes for the caffeine to take effect, so when you wake up you feel (11) ____ energized. Whatever nap you take, you can rest (12) ____ it will be good for your health.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

takes

(b)

taking

(c)

taken

(d)

taker

2.

(a)

service

(b)

services

(c)

serves

(d)

servers

3.

(a)

waken

(b)

awake

(c)

wake up

(d)

wake

4.

(a)

benefits

(b)

beneficial

(c)

beneficiary

(d)

benefactor

5.

(a)

risky

(b)

riskiness

(c)

risk

(d)

risked

6.

(a)

moody

(b)

moodiness

(c)

moodily

(d)

mood

7.

(a)

at

(b)

of

(c)

by

(d)

for

8.

(a)

onto

(b)

into

(c)

up to

(d)

down to

9.

(a)

while

(b)

since

(c)

time

(d)

during

10.

(a)

refreshes

(b)

refreshed

(c)

refreshment

(d)

refreshing

11.

(a)

double

(b)

doubled

(c)

doubly

(d)

doubles

12.

(a)

assurance

(b)

insurance

(c)

insured

(d)

assured


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

It etska place

2.

people lsoe an hour’s sleep

3.

our daily tioruen

4.

keep us kweaa

5.

the etbnsife of napping

6.

energy evslel

 

Paragraph 2

7.

a lot of herasecr

8.

our lchnu hour

9.

fall into edep sleep

10.

leeigfn drowsy

11.

to take efectf

12.

good for your athelh


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

nap. We put our head down and have a little sleep during our lunch hour. But then there is the power-nap. This is a

(    )

drowsy and groggy. Another variety is the caffeine nap. This is when you have a power nap after a cup of

(    )

When we are deprived of sleep, the best thing to do is take a nap; get a bit of shut-eye; have forty

(    )

winks. There is a lot of research into just what kind of nap is best for us. We all know about the traditional cat-

(    )

up you feel doubly energized. Whatever nap you take, you can rest assured it will be good for your health.

(    )

levels and improves our mood and performance. It is a very cheap way of making us feel better!

1  )

National Napping Day started in 1999. It takes place on the Monday after daylight savings time

(    )

sleep. We are working longer hours and there are more things to do that keep us awake, like movies and

(    )

begins, which is when a lot of people lose an hour’s sleep. The day serves as a reminder to us all that sleep is an

(    )

the risk of having a heart attack or suffering from other heart problems. It also increases our energy

(    )

short sleep which ends just before we fall into deep sleep. It quickly refreshes you and stops you from feeling

(    )

essential and healthy part of our daily routine. More and more people are not getting enough

(    )

video games. National Napping Day raises awareness of the benefits of napping. Regular napping can reduce

(    )

coffee. It takes about 20 minutes for the caffeine to take effect, so when you wake


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

people    of    lot    a    sleep    hour’s    an    lose

2.

our   daily   routine   sleep   is   an   essential   and   healthy   part   of

3.

sleep    are    More    not    and    getting    more    enough    people

4.

of    risk    the    reduce    attack    heart    a    having

5.

very    cheap    way    of    making    us    feel    better    It    is    a

6.

take    thing    a    to    nap    do    the    is    best

7.

about    nap    the    We    traditional    all    cat    know    -

8.

down    a    We    head    have    sleep    our    and    little    put

9.

stops    from    drowsy    groggy    you    feeling    and

10.

you    when    energized    doubly    feel    you    up    wake


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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THE NATIONAL NAPPING DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about National Napping Day in the table. Do this in pairs/groups. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

Without your partner, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.  Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.


WRITING

Write about National Napping Day for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about National Napping Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about National Napping Day. Write about what happens around the world. Include two imaginary interviews with people who did something on this day.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. POSTER: Make your own poster about National Napping Day. Write about what will happen on this day around the world.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

ANSWERS

Check your answers in "THE READING / TAPESCRIPT" section at the top of this page.


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