Answer Key: Dieting Strategies
Dieting Strategies That Deliver Results!
I. Pre-Reading Tasks
B. Stimulating Background Knowledge:
II. While Reading Tasks
- optimistic adjective. hopeful and confident about the future : the optimistic mood of the sixties | he was optimistic about the deal.
- assume verb [ trans. ] suppose to be the case, without proof : you’re afraid of what people are going to assume about me.
- resolution noun. a firm decision to do or not to do something : she kept her resolution not to see Anne any more | a New Year’s resolution.
- strategies noun ( pl. -gies). strategy a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim : time to develop a coherent economic strategy | shifts in marketing strategy.
- digital adjective. relating to or using signals or information represented by discrete values (digits) of a physical quantity, such as voltage or magnetic polarization, to represent arithmetic numbers or approximations to numbers from a continuum or logical expressions and variables : digital TV. Often contrasted with analog.
- prediction noun. a thing predicted; a forecast : a prediction that the Patriots would win the super bowl.
- intentions noun. a thing intended; an aim or plan : she was full of good intentions | [with infinitive ] the Ukraine and Kazakhstan have both declared their intention to be nuclear-free.
- willpower noun. control deliberately exerted to do something or to restrain one’s own impulses : a stupendous effort of will.
- temptation noun. a desire to do something, esp. something wrong or unwise : he resisted the temptation to call Celia at the office | we almost gave in to temptation.
- ego noun. ( pl. egos) a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance : a boost to my ego.
- depletion noun. exhaust : avoid getting depleted and depressed.
- fatigue noun. extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness : he was nearly dead with fatigue.
B. Questions for Comprehension True / False
T- The most popular New Year’s resolution is losing those extra pounds.
T-you’re much more likely to make improvements than someone who hasn’t made a formal resolution.
F- With a few relatively painless strategies and new digital tools, you can significantly boost your odds of success.
F- Most people are not going to keep their resolutions all year long.
T- They’ll fail because they’ll eventually run out of willpower…
T- Doug Teitelbaum… Once, he’d been a serious tennis player…
T- Doug Teitelbaum hired a trainer.
F- After four months of this routine, he left Las Vegas 50 pounds lighter than when he arrived.
T- The first 4 strategies to keeping your diet are, Set a single clear goal, Precommit, Outsource, Keep track.
T- Don’t overreact to a lapse, Tomorrow is another taste, Reward often.
C. Grammar Focus
1. Identifying Parts of Speech
Directions: Students are to identify the nouns:
New Year’s, resolution, studies, resolutions, predictions, year, weight, money, improvements, formal, resolution.
A. Pre-listening Tasks
Terms from video:
calories (pl.) noun. the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water through 1 °C, equal to one thousand small calories and often used to measure the energy value of foods.
junk food noun. food that has low nutritional value, typically produced in the form of packaged snacks needing little or no preparation.
refined sugars noun. – a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative
carbs noun. short for carbohydrates; noun. Biochemistry. any of a large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues and including sugars, starch, and cellulose. They contain hydrogen and oxygen in the same ratio as water (2:1) and typically can be broken down to release energy in the animal body.
metabolism noun. the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life.
B. While Listening Tasks -Fill-ins
Number 5: calories, frequently, store fat, burn it,
Number 4: junk food. Refine sugars, carbs, mind games, hunger
Number 3: strength training, Strength training, diet, cardio, metabolism.
Number 2: cardio, workouts. switch,
Number 1: calories. nutrition facts, pitfall, a scale, measuring cups.
C. Post-Listening Tasks