Moreover, the latest study by researchers at the University of Limerick showed that, even when the effects of smoking, drinking and other poor lifestyles were taken into account, married men had a much lower risk of death. Professor Martin Smith, who led the research, suggested that male smokers should get married as soon as possible to avoid the risk. He said: "It is clear that a ring of gold, rather than money, is what keeps people alive." However, while over a seven year period, the risks of smoking compared to single life are similar, over a lifetime period the risks of smoking are much higher. Scientists think a long-term smoker has a one in two chance of dying prematurely.
I. READING COMPREHENSIONANSWER QUESTIONS 1-2 ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION GIVEN IN THE TEXT. USE YOUR OWN WORDS.
1) Why could marriage be good for your health?
2) What is the risk of lifetime smoking?
ARE THESE STATEMENTS TRUE OR FALSE? JUSTIFY YOUR ANSWERS WITH WORDS OR PHRASES FROM THE TEXT.
3) Married people are usually healthier than single people.
4) Money can make you live longer
5) Recent studies confirm that the effects of smoking and drinking are worse in married men than in single men.
6) Lifetime smokers have the same possibilities of dying as single people.
II. USE OF ENGLISH
7) Find in the text a synonym for PROBABILITY (noun)
8) Find in the text the word which has the following definition: (noun)
Someone who knows a lot of a particular subject
9) Give a noun with the same root as WARN (line 2):
10) Give one opposite for LARGE (adjective) (line1)
11) Turn the following sentence into Reported Speech:
My aunt said: “Single men should drive slowly if they want to live longer”
12) Give a question for the underlined words:
I’ve been married for twenty years.
13) Complete the following sentence:
- I would give up smoking if … I were pregnant.
14) Join the following sentences using an appropriate linker (do not use AND or BUT). Make changes if necessary.
That man talks a lot. He has more chances to become a politician.