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ESL Lesson Fathers-to-be gain weight during pregnancy

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ESL Lesson Fathers-to-be gain weight during pregnancy

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    Contents

    The Article 2

    -Warmups 3 Before Reading / Listening 4 While Reading / Listening 5 Listening Gap Fill 6 After Reading / Listening 7 Student Survey 8 Discussion 9 Language Work 10 Writing 11 Homework 12 Answers 13

    25th May, 2009

THE ARTICLE

    It‟s not just women who worry about their weight during pregnancy. Men

    do too. This is according to a new report carried out on 5,000 men by

    Onepoll.com in the U.K. Their online survey found that up to 25 per cent

    of fathers-to-be gained around 6kg in weight. One reason for the weight

    gain in men is they feel sorry for their partner. The men said they ate

    more during their partner's pregnancy to make her feel better about getting bigger. Another reason is that there is usually more food in the

    house. Pregnant women usually have a craving to eat more fatty foods

    and have more snacks. A spokesperson for Onepoll said: "If the kitchen

    cupboards are suddenly brimming with snacks and food, it's no wonder

    guys are tempted to tuck in as well." The report suggested dads-to-be needed to be more careful about what

    they ate during pregnancy. Their favourite snacks included pizza,

    chocolate, crisps, and beer. Onepoll.com said men needed to support

    their pregnant partner more by eating healthier snacks. A spokesperson

    said: “The only problem seems to be that men are choosing to snack on

    unhealthier [food] - and I don't think women can be blamed for their

    partners drinking more beer.” Forty-two per cent of couples ate out more often at restaurants. This was to make the most of their time together

    before the birth, and because they were too tired to cook. The result of

    all this snacking was that many men added as much as 4cm to their waistline. They then had to buy new trousers.

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WARM-UPS

    1. FATHERS: Walk around the class and talk to other students about fathers. Change

    partners often. Sit with your first partner(s) and share your findings.

    2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, decide which of these topics or words from the article are

    most interesting and which are most boring.

     worrying / new reports / online surveys / weight gain / fatty foods / kitchen cupboards

    / favourite snacks / eating out / too tired to cook / snacking / waistline / new trousers

    Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

    3. FATHERS-TO-BE: What advice would you give fathers-to-be? Complete this

    table with your partner(s). Talk about what you wrote to your partner. Change partners and

    share what you heard.

     Advice Why? Eating Supporting partner Studying fatherhood Finances Baby‟s room Baby‟s future 4. SUPPORTING MUM: Students A strongly believe fathers-to-be should put on weight to make their partner feel better; Students B strongly believe fathers-to-be have a duty to be as slim as possible. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

    5. PARENT WORRIES: What do parents-to-be worry about most? Rank these

    with your partner biggest worry to smallest worry. Change partners and share your

    rankings. Decide how you can stop parents-to-be worrying about these things.

    ? how to put on Pampers ? baby‟s education

    ? getting enough sleep ? baby‟s marriage (after baby grows up)

    ? baby‟s health ? baby‟s looks

    ? social life after birth of baby ? will I be a good parent? 6. PREGNANCY: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you

    associate with the word „pregnancy‟. Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about

    them. Together, put the words into different categories.

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BEFORE READING / LISTENING

    1. TRUE / FALSE: Look at the article‟s headline and guess whether these sentences

    are true (T) or false (F):

    a. T / F A report says many men get fatter during their partner‟s pregnancy. b. T / F Around a quarter of men questioned put on an average of 6kg. c. T / F The report says men gain weight out of sympathy for their partner. d. T / F A report spokesman wasn‟t surprised fathers-to-be put on weight. e. T / F The report said fathers-to-be didn‟t need to worry about what they ate. f. T / F The report blames the pregnant woman for her partner‟s beer drinking. g. T / F Forty-two percent of couples stayed at home more often and cooked. h. T / F The waistline of many fathers-to-be grew by up to 40cm. 2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article:

    1. worry a. full of 2 carried out b. representative 3. feel sorry for c. conducted 4. brimming with d. eating between meals 5. tuck in e. watchful 6. careful f. get stressed 7. support g. dined 8. spokesperson h. sympathize with 9. ate out i. eat 10. snacking j. encourage 3. PHRASE MATCH: Match the following phrases from the article (sometimes more

    than one. combination is possible):

    1. It‟s not just women who a. with snacks 2 they feel sorry b. pregnant partner more 3. a craving to eat more fatty c. their time together 4. kitchen cupboards are suddenly brimming d. worry about their weight 5. guys are tempted to tuck e. to their waistline 6. men needed to support their f. on unhealthier food 7. men are choosing to snack g. in as well 8. couples ate h. for their partner 9. make the most of i. out more often 10. men added as much as 4cm j. foods

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WHILE READING / LISTENING

    GAP FILL: Put the words into the gaps in the text.

     It‟s not just women who ___________ about their weight during pregnancy. Men do too. This is according to a new report craving ___________ out on 5,000 men by Onepoll.com in the U.K. Their sorry online survey found that up to 25 per cent of fathers-to-be

    carried ___________ around 6kg in weight. One reason for the weight

    wonder gain in men is they feel ___________ for their partner. The men

    said they ate more during their partner's pregnancy to make her bigger feel better about getting ___________. Another reason is that

    worry there is usually more food in the house. Pregnant women usually

    fatty have a ___________ to eat more ___________ foods and have

    more snacks. A spokesperson for Onepoll said: "If the kitchen gained cupboards are suddenly brimming with snacks and food, it's no ___________ guys are tempted to tuck in as well."

     The report suggested dads-to-be ___________ to be more careful about what they ate during pregnancy. Their favourite snacks most ___________ pizza, chocolate, crisps, and beer. Onepoll.com said included men needed to support their pregnant partner more by eating

    choosing ___________ snacks. A spokesperson said: “The only problem

    waistline seems to be that men are ___________ to snack on unhealthier

    [food] - and I don't think women can be ___________ for their needed partners drinking more beer.” Forty-two per cent of couples ate

    blamed out more often at restaurants. This was to make the ___________

    snacking of their time together before the birth, and because they were too

    tired to cook. The result of all this ___________ was that many healthier men added as much as 4cm to their ___________. They then had

    to buy new trousers.

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LISTENING: Listen and fill in the gaps.

    It‟s not just women ____________________ weight during pregnancy. Men

    do too. This is according to a new report carried out on 5,000 men by

    Onepoll.com in the U.K. Their online survey ____________________ 25 per

    cent of fathers-to-be gained around 6kg in weight. One reason for the

    weight gain in men ____________________ their partner. The men said

    they ate more during their partner's pregnancy to make

    ____________________ getting bigger. Another reason is that there is

    usually more food in the house. Pregnant women usually have a craving

    ____________________ and have more snacks. A spokesperson for Onepoll

    said: "If the kitchen cupboards are suddenly brimming with snacks and food,

    it's no wonder guys are ____________________ as well."

    The report suggested dads-to-be ____________________ careful about

    what they ate during pregnancy. Their favourite snacks included pizza,

    chocolate, crisps, and beer. Onepoll.com said men ____________________

    pregnant partner more by eating healthier snacks. A spokesperson said:

    “The only problem ____________________ men are choosing to snack on

    unhealthier [food] - and I don't think women can be blamed for their

    partners drinking more beer.” Forty-two per cent of couples

    ____________________ restaurants. This was to make the most of their

    time together before the birth, and because they ____________________.

    The result of all this snacking was that many men ____________________

    4cm to their waistline. They then had to buy new trousers.

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AFTER READING / LISTENING

    1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionaries / computer to find

    collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words „gain‟

    and „weight‟.

    gain weight

    ? Share your findings with your partners.

    ? Make questions using the words you found.

    ? Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down

    some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    ? Share your questions with other classmates / groups.

    ? Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise.

    Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new,

    interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups,

    pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try

    to recall how they were used in the text:

    ? just ? careful

    ? survey ? included

    ? reason ? choosing

    ? getting ? couples

    ? fatty ? tired

    ? wonder ? added

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STUDENT WEIGHT SURVEY

    Write five GOOD questions about weight in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must

    write the questions on his / her own paper.

    When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

     STUDENT 1 STUDENT 2 STUDENT 3

    _____________ _____________ _____________

     Q.1.

     Q.2.

     Q.3.

     Q.4.

     Q.5.

    ? Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found

    out. Change partners often.

    ? Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

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DISCUSSION

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

    a) What did you think when you read the headline?

    b) What springs to mind when you hear the word „father‟? c) Do you worry about your weight?

    d) Who worries about their weight more men or women? Why? e) Do you understand why fathers-to-be want to put on weight? f) Who do you feel sorry for?

    g) What food do you have a craving to eat?

    h) What are your favourite snacks?

    i) Do you eat more when the food cupboard is brimming with snacks? j) Do you do anything about your weight?

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

    a) Did you like reading this article?

    b) What do fathers-to-be need to be careful about during their partner‟s

    pregnancy?

    c) How can fathers-to-be support their partner during her pregnancy? d) Do you need to cut back on the amount of snacks you eat? e) What can women be blamed for? What can men be blamed for? f) Do you like eating out at restaurants? Why?

    g) Do you always make the most of your time?

    h) What would you worry about if you were going to be a parent (again)? i) How has your waistline changed over the years?

    j) What questions would you like to ask the fathers-to-be who gain

    weight?

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LANGUAGE

    It‟s not just women who worry (1) ____ their weight during pregnancy. Men do too.

    This is according to a new report carried (2) ____ on 5,000 men by Onepoll.com in

    the U.K. Their online survey found that up to 25 per cent of fathers-to-be gained

    around 6kg in weight. One reason for the weight gain in men is they (3) ____ sorry

    for their partner. The men said they ate more during their partner's pregnancy to (4)

    ____ her feel better about getting bigger. Another reason is that there is usually

    more food in the house. Pregnant women usually have a craving to eat more (5)

    ____ foods and have more snacks. A spokesperson for Onepoll said: "If the kitchen

    cupboards are suddenly brimming with snacks and food, it's no (6) ____ guys

    are tempted to tuck in as well."

    The report suggested dads-to-be needed to be more careful about what they (7)

    ____ during pregnancy. Their favourite snacks included pizza, chocolate, crisps,

    and beer. Onepoll.com said men needed to support their pregnant partner (8) ____

    by eating healthier snacks. A spokesperson said: “The only problem seems to be

    that men are choosing to (9) ____ on unhealthier [food] - and I don't think women

    can be blamed (10) ____ their partners drinking more beer.” Forty-two per cent of couples ate out more often at restaurants. This was to make the (11) ____ of their

    time together before the birth, and because they were too tired to cook. The result

    of all this (12) ____ was that many men added as much as 4cm to their waistline.

    They then had to buy new trousers.

    Put the correct words from the table below in the above article.

    1. (a) of (b) with (c) for (d) about 2. (a) in (b) out (c) on (d) up 3. (a) feel (b) feeling (c) feels (d) feeler 4. (a) take (b) do (c) make (d) be 5. (a) fat (b) fatter (c) fatty (d) fattest 6. (a) wonderful (b) wonder (c) wander (d) wandering 7. (a) ate (b) eats (c) eaten (d) eating 8. (a) much (b) many (c) any (d) more 9. (a) snacks (b) snack (c) snacking (d) snacked 10. (a) at (b) to (c) of (d) for 11. (a) many (b) more (c) most (d) much 12. (a) snacking (b) snacks (c) snack (d) snacked

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