Tiếng Anh lớp 8 - Unit 1 - D. Reading

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Read the following text about doing yoga and do the tasks that follow.

Yoga originates in India and it is good for both your body and mind. Anyone can do yoga - women or men, adults or children. Special children's classes are devised to help them to cope with pressures they feel from their schoolwork. By learning how to co-ordinate breathing and movement, yoga helps them to develop body awareness, self-control, and flexibility. Taking up yoga also helps them to focus and become better with daily routines. Start doing yoga by setting aside a regular time for it. Go slowly, listen to your body and don't push it too far as yoga is not a competitive sport. Study each pose and practise it as you control your body and mind. Prepare well before each session: avoid tight clothing and a full stomach. An ideal time to do yoga is berore breakfast.

Match the words and phrases in the box with their meanings.

1. : stress 

2. : to come from 

3. : activities you do every day 

4. : you do it because you want to win 

5. : ability to move your body into different positions 

6. : to work together 

Complete the following sentences.

1. Yoga comes from .

2. can do yoga - woman or man, adults or children.

3. Children should do yoga because it helps them deal with from their schoolwork.

4. Doing yoga helps you develop body awareness, self-control and .

5. To prepare for doing yoga, you should not wear and eat too much.

It's important that you do yoga regularly.

 

If your body says 'stop', you should stop and don't push it.

 

You don't need to understand well the pose you are practising.

 

Yoga is competitive.

 

The best time for doing yoga is the first thing in the morning.

 

Read the text. Choose the correct word from the box to fill in each blank.

Swedish teenagers enjoy to music and with friends, just like most children around the world. Everyone is encouraged to develop his or her own . Singing and playing are popular leisure activities. According to a government website, almost one in three Swedish children aged 13-15 play an instrument in their spare time. sports is also encouraged. 68 per cent of 13- to 15-year-olds are members of a sports club. Football is the most popular among both girls and boys. Then comes horse riding for girls. Boys prefer football, swimming, and ice hockey.

Read the text about what children in Sweden like doing in their free time and decide if the sentences are correct or incorrect.

Swedish teenagers enjoy listening to music and hanging out with friends, just like most children around the world. Everyone is encouraged to develop his or her own interests. Singing and playing a musical instrument are popular leisure activities. According to a government website, almost one in three Swedish children aged 13-15 play an instrument in their spare time. Doing sports is also encouraged. 68 per cent of 13- to 15-year-olds are members of a sports club. Football is the most popular sport among both girls and boys. Then comes horse riding for girls. Boys prefer football, swimming, and ice hockey.

 

Swedish teenagers have leisure activities that are very different from those of the teenagers in other countries.

 

They do their leisure activities according to their parents' wishes.

 

Swedish children enjoy music.

 

Only Swedish boys like playing football.

 

Swedish girls don't like riding horses.

 

More Swedish boys do ice hockey than horse riding.