Make complete sentences by writing the best expression in each blank.
• a. I’m not that beautiful, but it’s ___________________.
• b. I’d ______________ that your eyes and lips are simply gorgeous.
c. He’s stout, but he’s not fat, _________________________.
d. Too much sun, alcohol and tobacco have ___________________.
e. When it comes to eating too much of the wrong foods, _________.
Listen as the teacher reads the model dialog.
(Scenario – Jane Smith, a health counselor, is in her office speaking with an older woman, Naomi.)
Jane: Hello, Naomi. What can I do for you today?
Naomi: Hello, Jane. I wanted to talk with you about getting plastic surgery.
Jane: Naomi, you look wonderful. What are you thinking?
Naomi: It’s kind of you to say so, but I don’t feel attractive any more.
Jane: What’s the difference between being attractive and being young?
Naomi: I don’t understand.
Jane: Youthful beauty is only one of the things that makes us attractive.
Naomi: I never thought about it like that.
Jane: Women get older, and I’m no exception. But we can still be attractive.
Naomi: Can you be more specific?
Jane: We all enjoy people who are energetic, humorous, positive and outgoing.
Naomi: I’m not a couch potato, if that’s what you mean.
Jane: Not at all. I’d just like to point out that you’re attractive now.
Naomi: But my body is aging and changing. I don’t want that.
Jane: Time and my daily choices have made me what I am today. You too. You don’t need surgery; you are already attractive. Save your money.
Naomi: Thank you, Jane. You’ve given me a lot to think about.
Read the chart, and learn about cosmetic surgery trends during the past decade.
: In the graph, I can see there was a huge increase in plastic surgeries in a decade.
I can see two peaks in 2001 and 2004.…3. Interview two of your classmates with the following questions. Circle Y for yes, N for no. Discuss the results.
Focus on Usage (expressions of increase and decrease)
• This year the rate went up to 57%, compared to 51% in 2007.
• The economy had reached a low point and its slide had ended.
• Earnings rocketed at a rate of over 67% per quarter.
• The sales surged more than 50%.
Read the following passage, and answer the questions.Use the words provided below each question.
The way you think about your own body is called your body image. If you have a negative body image, it means you don’t like your body. If you don’t like your body, you probably don’t like yourself. In this way, body image is connected to self-esteem.
Body image might be improved by plastic surgery. However, this does not always result in higher self-esteem. Sometimes, the main reason for a negative body image is psychological, not physical. In such cases, plastic surgery alone cannot help. First, learn to appreciate everything about yourself, not just your appearance.
You can also try to improve your body image by managing how and what you eat. A good diet consists of eating the proper amounts of healthy foods. If you follow a good diet for a long time, you can lose weight and feel better about yourself over time. Unfortunately, many people are impatient.
They have a negative body image, and they want to change the way their body looks right away.
A third way to change your body is through exercise. Exercise can change the shape of your body. It can also make you feel more energetic and relieve your stress. These are important because changing how you feel can change your body image, too.
4 self-esteem: a respect for oneself
7 psychological: related to mind psychic
17 energetic: displaying energy
18 relieve: to reduce; to lessen
1. According to the reading passage, what are three ways you can improve your body image?
appreciate, diet, exercise, stress, benefit
Your answer may begin like: First, you need to learn to appreciate everything about yourself, ....
2. Is your body image more positive, or more negative?
positive, strong, negative, mirror, body, hair, old, bright
Your answer may begin like: Generally positive. First, I’m taller than average because it runs in my family. Second,....