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1 Unit 11 Use it or lose it  Reading 1 Sleep  Reading 2 Use it or lose it

2 Reading 1 Sleep  Look at the headline Sleep better than midnight oil on eve of exams 1. What is meant by “ midnight oil ” ? 2. Paraphrase the title.

3 Reading 1 Sleep SScan the article to find the answers: 3. What was the research subject? 4. Where did the research happen? 5. Where can the results be found? 6. What task were volunteers asked to do? The link between sleep and memory Harvard Medical School Nature Neuroscience A “ visual discrimination ”

4 Reading 1 Sleep  Match the causes and effects 7. Task 4 on p.91 KEYS: 1 E 2 F 3 D 4 B 5 A 6 C

5 Reading 2 Use it or lose it  Glance through the text quickly, and answer the following questions.

6 Reading 2 Use it or lose it 1. What is the main idea? 2. Paraphrase “ use it or lose it ” How to keep the brain young If we do not use our brain, our mental efficiency will decline.

7 Reading 2 Use it or lose it 3. The general text pattern is. A. cause-effect B. problem-solution C. general-specific

8 Reading 2 Use it or lose it 4. What are the three ways in which mental function changes? Mental speed Learning capacity Working memory

9 Reading 2 Use it or lose it 5. Which THREE of the following are given in the text? A. A detailed description of the structure of the brain B. An account of the effects of ageing on the brain C. A report about the results of several research projects D. A description of several methods of testing mental ability E. An explanation of low mental decline can be limited

10 Reading 2 Use it or lose it  The rest tasks in the textbook.


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