Vocabulary list for dictations




Most     Beautiful      His         Her         Room        Idea
But      Reality      ...
Your           last            probably    with            you         so
About          the             back        over ...
As           our          more            but          a            lot
Informally   around       us              where   ...
Name: _____________________                      /50




One of the ___________ ________________ places for a person to be...
One of the most beautiful places for a person to be in is his or her own room.
The idea of your own room may be beautiful ...
Name: _____________________                    /50




The concept of beauty is not universal. ____ _______, it is        ...
The concept of beauty is not universal. In fact, it is really quite subjective. A

drawing or painting which I find beauti...
Name: _____________________                /60




Oh, _______ a beautiful morning!     Oh, _______ a beautiful day! I’ve ...
Oh, what a beautiful morning! Oh, what a beautiful day! I’ve got a beautiful

feeling, everything is going my way.

Do the...
Name: _____________________                /50




Fire is not something _______ _____ new to you. You have known ________...
Fire is not something that is new to you. You have known about it and seen it

in various forms since you were a baby. It ...
Name: _____________________            /55




______ _____ year in secondary school is a period of change, and
__________...
Your last year in secondary school is a period of change, and probably leaves

with you mixed feelings. It is a time to th...
Name: _____________________                    /50




____________, when you want to relax at the end ______ ____ busy da...
Sometimes when you want to relax at the end of a busy day, you sit down in

front of the television set and watch one or t...
Name: _____________________              /55




______ ____________ of years, plants ______ animals have lived and evolve...
For thousands of years, plants and animals have lived and evolved in harmony,

each one different from the other, each one...
Name: _____________________                /60




We are learners.      We learn _____ babies, children, teenagers and ad...
We are learners. We learn as babies, children, teenagers and adults. Our more

formal learning takes place in school, but ...
Name: _____________________              /55




Today, _______ ______ ______, television is producing shows tailored to a...
Today, more than ever, television is producing shows tailored to a teenage audience.

Some people think these shows depict...
Name: _________________                            Date: _________________

                         Sleeping in

The huma...
Questions



1. How many hours do you sleep every day during the week?

__________________________________________________...
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If so, you are not alone. It is all part of growing up.
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  1. 1. Vocabulary list for dictations Most Beautiful His Her Room Idea But Reality Anything Just Might Better What They Now Into Your Next Should Everything There All Why Something Those Around Before Else Full More Away Out With Where Them Organize Over Again That In fact which you perfectly while One not certain or may be Inside whether to us of as Great does exactly what about this That in my out the same With any other however can never into That is about it since you One of the most been what Must ago none they could even Today obviously middle nor do use To all its without having itself Where we as a them because Can’t in addition our still
  2. 2. Your last probably with you so About the back over far as Of how during these were might Have at that later however most By yourself through of all who Then fifteen could now another course Aren’t what they back and from Now too and will Sometimes of a front of One or two how from Your but far downright particularly Someone who nothing is with Continuously these whatsoever because whenever For off without doesn’t seem Here there on to another Then back eventually will differently Probably course For thousands and each one from The other to the but that Too this of all whatever in The even by would be about Us some our this with like whenever unfortunately is more something must back
  3. 3. As our more but a lot Informally around us where out exactly In about one of sometimes may Too much for some which even These were to eventually no such An from this how all would Very the can also be More than ever some these as It really is most between rarely Such with almost all in order To however always and usually on Were either away in only carefully Although of others don’t ultimately over This still What everything these sometimes yourself Some than others when out Probably for on then because Of that just not only Can back an it is A as well later why Your what about ones over With could down to it More maybe like us all There no aside from full today
  4. 4. Name: _____________________ /50 One of the ___________ ________________ places for a person to be in is _______ or ______ own _________. The __________ of your own room may be beautiful ______ sometimes the physical _____________ of the place is _____________ but that. It might look like your room has _______ been through an earthquake. So it _______ be a good idea to do something to make it look _____________. You know ________ ________ say, neat is beautiful. ________ that you have managed to get ________ ________ room, what’s __________? Maybe you _________ check your closet just to make sure that _________________ _________ is in order and that you will have room to put ______ the clothes you are washing _______. Next, ________ don’t you do ________________ about all __________ papers you have lying__________? But wait a minute, wait just a minute! Before you do that, ___________ you do anything __________, you had better empty your wastebasket; it’s ________. There is no __________ room in it for anything else you might want to throw ___________. Have you emptied it? Fine, now, _______ ________ the old papers. The good papers should be put ___________ in your desk drawer. Your books should all go in neat piles so you will know __________ to find them. Listen! I think your wash is finished. You should go and get your clothes and put _________ in the dryer. Good. Now, probably the best thing to do _________ is to _________________ all your CDs. You’ve got CDs _______ _________ the place. Put ________ _________, too. O.K. This place is starting to look like a room _________. So, now, get your bed made. Come on, do a good job of it. Finished? __________ is ___________ it then. Your room looks so much __________, so much _________ comfortable and inviting. Hey, I think your clothes are dry, come on, hang _________ in the closet. There, everything is done. Now, doesn’t ______ look BEAUTIFUL!
  5. 5. One of the most beautiful places for a person to be in is his or her own room. The idea of your own room may be beautiful but sometimes the physical reality of the place is anything but that. It might look like your room has just been through an earthquake. So it might be a good idea to do something to make it look better. You know what they say, neat is beautiful. Now that you have managed to get into your room, what’s next? Maybe you should check your closet just to make sure that everything there is in order and that you will have room to put all the clothes you are washing now. Next, why don’t you do something about all those papers you have lying around? But wait a minute, wait just a minute! Before you do that, before you do anything else, you had better empty your wastebasket; it’s full. There is no more room in it for anything else you might want to throw away. Have you emptied it? Fine, now, out with the old papers. The good papers should be put away in your desk drawer. Your books should all go in neat piles so you will know where to find them. Listen! I think your wash is finished. You should go and get your clothes and put them in the dryer. Good. Now, probably the best thing to do next is to organize all your CDs. You’ve got CDs all over the place. Put them away, too. O.K. This place is starting to look like a room again. So, now, get your bed made. Come on, do a good job of it. Finished? That is about it then. Your room looks so much better, so much more comfortable and inviting. Hey, I think your clothes are dry, come on, hang them in the closet. There, everything is done. Now, doesn’t that look BEAUTIFUL!
  6. 6. Name: _____________________ /50 The concept of beauty is not universal. ____ _______, it is __________ quite subjective. A drawing or painting________ I find beautiful may be one which leaves ______ ______________ indifferent, ________ _____ that you may love to have on the wall in your room _________ _____ appeal to me at all. You might find _________ styles of dress beautiful _________ I might say they are ridiculous ____ dull. To me, the sight of the ocean in a storm _______ ____ the most magnificent view nature has to offer; to you, it may be a sunrise or a sunset. Our ideas and the way we feel ____________ determine ___________ _____ ______ objects and people look beautiful _____ _____. In the dictionary, the definition _____ beauty reads ____ follows: «a quality or combination of qualities that gives ________ pleasure to the senses _____ ___ the mind and spirit.» As definitions go, this is very general and ______ not provide any specific description of _____________ _______ beauty is. Of course, if I see a beautiful painting, I can describe it to you and tell you what it is __________ ______ particular work of art _______ makes it beautiful _____ ______ eyes. If you hear a lovely piece of music, you can point _______ ____ me the parts that are the most beautiful. _______ ________ may be done ______ sculpture or dance or _______ __________ of the visual art forms. ____________, when we try to define our feeling __________ beauty, to give a description _____ the essence of beauty, we ______ _________ do it justice. It seems _______ _________ beauty is or what it means can ________ be put ________ words.
  7. 7. The concept of beauty is not universal. In fact, it is really quite subjective. A drawing or painting which I find beautiful may be one which leaves you perfectly indifferent, while one that you may love to have on the wall in your room might not appeal to me at all. You might find certain styles of dress beautiful while I might say they are ridiculous or dull. To me, the sight of the ocean in a storm may be the most magnificent view nature has to offer; to you, it may be a sunrise or a sunset. Our ideas and the way we feel inside determine whether or not objects and people look beautiful to us. In the dictionary, the definition of beauty reads as follows: «a quality or combination of qualities that gives great pleasure to the senses or to the mind and spirit.» As definitions go, this is very general and does not provide any specific description of exactly what beauty is. Of course, if I see a beautiful painting, I can describe it to you and tell you what it is about this particular work of art that makes it beautiful in my eyes. If you hear a lovely piece of music, you can point out to me the parts that are the most beautiful. The same may be done with sculpture or dance or any other of the visual art forms. However, when we try to define our feelings about beauty, to give a description of the essence of beauty, we can never do it justice. It seems that what beauty is or what it means can never be put into words.
  8. 8. Name: _____________________ /60 Oh, _______ a beautiful morning! Oh, _______ a beautiful day! I’ve got a beautiful feeling, ________________ is going my way. Do _________ song lyrics describe the way you ________________ feel ____________? Are some mornings, ________ days and some feelings more special _____ _________? What do you do ________ you look ______ the window on a school day and see a snowstorm? You _____________ hope ____ a beautiful day, so you turn ____ the radio and listen. And ______ your hear it: «School is closed for the day ________ ___ the storm». Yes! _______ is ______ what you were waiting ____. But that is ____ the _______ kind of extraordinary school day you _____ have. When you get _______ ____ excellent exam result, _____ ____ ___ joyous occasion and a beautiful day ___ _____. And probably _______ ___ this year you will feel like singing «Oh, what as beautiful day!». And _____ is that? Because it will be _______ last day in secondary school. And ______ _______ those beautiful feelings, you know the _____ I mean. You are in love, head ______ heels in love ______ someone! What more _______ you ask for? When you come right _______ _____ ___, what ______ _____ anybody ask for? Or________ you feel great _________ ____ something nice a friend or family member has said to you. Things _________ _____ should happen to ____ ____ more often. Sometimes _______ ___ ___ particular reason for a beautiful feeling, _______ ______ the fact that you are young and _____ ___ life. Life can be beautiful and things happen in life that make us feel ________ singing - so maybe you will find a good reason to sing _________.
  9. 9. Oh, what a beautiful morning! Oh, what a beautiful day! I’ve got a beautiful feeling, everything is going my way. Do these song lyrics describe the way you sometimes feel yourself? Are some mornings, some days and some feelings more special than others? What do you do when you look out the window on a school day and see a snowstorm? You probably hope for a beautiful day, so you turn on the radio and listen. And then your hear it: «School is closed for the day because of the storm». Yes! That is just what you were waiting for. But that is not the only kind of extraordinary school day you can have. When you get back an excellent exam result, it is a joyous occasion and a beautiful day as well. And probably later on this year you will feel like singing «Oh, what as beautiful day!». And why is that? Because it will be your last day in secondary school. And what about those beautiful feelings, you know the ones I mean. You are in love, head over heels in love with someone! What more could you ask for? When you come right down to it, what more could anybody ask for? Or maybe you feel great because of something nice a friend or family member has said to you. Things like that should happen to us all more often. Sometimes there is no particular reason for a beautiful feeling, aside from the fact that you are young and full of life. Life can be beautiful and things happen in life that make us feel like singing - so maybe you will find a good reason to sing today.
  10. 10. Name: _____________________ /50 Fire is not something _______ _____ new to you. You have known _________ ____ and seen it in various forms _______ _____ were a baby. It is considered ____ ____ _____ wonders of the world. Fire, ______ ________basic source of energy, has _______ _____ great practical, social and symbolic importance _________ _____ beginning of time. Can you imagine _______ ____ ______ have been like, millions of years ________, when there were _______ ____ the modern conveniences we have? For prehistoric peoples, the discovery of fire meant ______ ________ keep warm, have light and cook food. ______ ________ respects, that hasn’t changed _________ ________. ________________, we don’t light fires in the ____________ _____ a room for cooking and heating, ______ _____ we use torches to provide light. We have found replacements for fire which allow_____ ____ enjoy ______ ______ advantages ___________ __________ to deal with the fire _________. We use furnaces to keep us warm. Living _________ _____ live, with the winters we have, we need to keep warm. We use lamps _____ ____ source of light to dispel darkness. Mind you, we also use _______ ___________ we want to work and we _________ work in the dark. ____ _____________, we have electrical appliances to help us prepare ________ meals. So we have adapted fire to our living conditions, but the basic principle _____ _______ the same.
  11. 11. Fire is not something that is new to you. You have known about it and seen it in various forms since you were a baby. It is considered one of the wonders of the world. Fire, that most basic source of energy, has been of great practical, social and symbolic importance since the beginning of time. Can you imagine what it must have been like, millions of years ago, when there were none of the modern conveniences we have? For prehistoric peoples, the discovery of fire meant they could keep warm, have light and cook food. In some respects, that hasn’t changed even today. Obviously, we don’t light fires in the middle of a room for cooking and heating, nor do we use torches to provide light. We have found replacements for fire which allow use to enjoy all its advantages without having to deal with the fire itself. We use furnaces to keep us warm. Living where we live, with the winters we have, we need to keep warm. We use lamps as a source of light to dispel darkness. Mind you, we also use them because we want to work and we can’t work in the dark. In addition, we have electrical appliances to help us prepare our meals. So we have adapted fire to our living conditions, but the basic principle is still the same.
  12. 12. Name: _____________________ /55 ______ _____ year in secondary school is a period of change, and ____________ leaves ______ _____ mixed feelings. It is a time to think ________ _____ future and to look ______ _____ your life. For a moment, just imagine your life ______ _____ _____ a series of five-year cycles. Think _____ ______ your priorities have changed ________ ________ cycles! When _____ ______ five years old, your priority important to you ______ ______ been learn how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle. There was nothing more important to you ____ _______ age. Five years ________, ___________, your priority _______ have been to get the best, _______ up-to-date bicycle in town. You had visions ____ __________ racing ________ the streets, the envy _____ _____ the other youngsters ______ saw you go _______. _______, when you reached the age _____ ________, maybe all you ________ think of was getting your driver’s license. And _______ ______ you have entered __________ five-year cycle, what new priorities do you have? Of __________, your priorities ___________ ______ only things that have changed and will change. Your attitudes and your values are not _______ ______ were a few years _______ ______ are probably not ________ they will be a few years _______ _______. Your understanding has evolved, and your tastes _____. Your responsibilities are different ______ _____ ______ continue to change ____ you grow older.
  13. 13. Your last year in secondary school is a period of change, and probably leaves with you mixed feelings. It is a time to think about the future and to look back over your life. For a moment, just imagine your life so far as a series of five- year cycles. Think of how your priorities have changed during these cycles! When you were five years old, your priority important to you might have been learn how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle. There was nothing more important to you at that age. Five years later, however, your priority might have been to get the best, most up-to-date bicycle in town. You had visions of yourself racing through the streets, the envy of all the other youngsters who saw you go by. Then, when you reached the age of fifteen, maybe all you could think of was getting your driver’s license. And now that you have entered another five-year cycle, what new priorities do you have? Of course, your priorities aren’t the only things that have changed and will change. Your attitudes and your values are not what they were a few years back and are probably not what they will be a few years from now. Your understanding has evolved, and your tastes too. Your responsibilities are different now and will continue to change as you grow older.
  14. 14. Name: _____________________ /50 ____________, when you want to relax at the end ______ ____ busy day, you sit down ____ ______ ____ the television set and watch ______ ____ _____ of your favourite programs. This helps you to forget ______ tired you are, and it can be a very pleasant change ________ _____ daily routine. ______ ____________ the experience can be _____ ______ pleasant, even ____________ disagreeable, _______________if you have a «zapper» in the room with you. You know what a «zapper» is? This is ___________ ______ controls the remote control. _________ ____ more frustrating than watching television _______ ____________ who uses the remote control to ______________ «zap» or change channels. For zappers, ________ rapid changes cause no problem _______________ _____________ they are in control, and they stop or change ____________ they feel like it. _____ _____ you, it is infuriating to have a program you are enjoying cut _____ _________ warning. ______ _____ enjoy watching a program in bits and pieces? Getting angry or complaining __________ ______ to do any good. The zapper continues to zap thirty seconds ________, twenty seconds _________. Zap ____ _____ __________ channel during the commercials and ________ _____ again. If you are lucky, the zapper will _____________ get up and leave the room. This is your chance to grab the remote control. But ______ you behave any _________________? ________________ ____, because now you are in control. And what do you do? Zap! Zap! Zap! ____ _________!
  15. 15. Sometimes when you want to relax at the end of a busy day, you sit down in front of the television set and watch one or two of your favourite programs. This helps you to forget how tired you are, and it can be a very pleasant change from your daily routine. But sometimes the experience can be far from pleasant, even downright disagreeable, particularly if you have a «zapper» in the room with you. You know what a «zapper» is? This is someone who controls the remote control. Nothing is more frustrating than watching television with someone who uses the remote control to continuously «zap» or change channels. For zappers, these rapid changes cause no problem whatsoever because they are in control, and they stop or change whenever they feel like it. But for you, it is infuriating to have a program you are enjoying cut off without warning. Who can enjoy watching a program in bits and pieces? Getting angry or complaining doesn’t seem to do any good. The zapper continues to zap thirty seconds here, twenty seconds there. Zap on to another channel during the commercials and then back again. If you are lucky, the zapper will eventually get up and leave the room. This is your chance to grab the remote control. But will you behave any differently? Probably not because now you are in control. And what do you do? Zap! Zap! Zap! Of course!
  16. 16. Name: _____________________ /55 ______ ____________ of years, plants ______ animals have lived and evolved in harmony, _______ _______ different ________ _____ ______, each one contributing ____ _____ harmony of nature. _____ we have a tendency to forget ______ human beings are a part of nature _______. People living in pre- industrial societies had understood _______ fact. They had learned to make use _____ ____ _______ nature had to offer. People in North America use ______________ was available ______ _____ area to build their houses: wood, stone, trees, skins _______ _______ snow. For transportation, they relied on horses, wagons pulled _____ oxen, dogsleds, canoes made _____ birch bark _____ kayaks made of seal skins. Those people accepted the fact that it _______ _____ hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Just think ________ modern technology and our relationship with nature. It has given _____ ____ power to influence ________ ____ the laws of nature. We have developed electricity ______ ________ sources _____ energy to control the temperature ____ _____ homes. We have built cars, buses, trains, planes and ships controlled by computers. ____________________, because ____ _____ ______, we have lost touch _______ nature. ___________ it gets hot or cold outside, we feel that nature is playing a bad trick on us. Expressions _______ «pollution», «global warming» and «deforestation» have become part _____ _____ everyday vocabulary. There ____ ______ thing _______ _____ ______ people have realized in the past few years. _____________ ________ be done to get ________ to basics and work ________ nature.
  17. 17. For thousands of years, plants and animals have lived and evolved in harmony, each one different from the other, each one contributing to the harmony of nature. But we have a tendency to forget that human beings are a part of nature too. People living in pre-industrial societies had understood this fact. They had learned to make use of all that nature had to offer. People in North America use whatever was available in the area to build their houses: wood, stone, trees, skins and even snow. For transportation, they relied on horses, wagons pulled by oxen, dogsleds, canoes made of birch bark or kayaks made of seal skins. Those people accepted the fact that it would be hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Just think about modern technology and our relationship with nature. It has given us the power to influence some of the laws of nature. We have developed electricity and other sources of energy to control the temperature in our homes. We have built cars, buses, trains, planes and ships controlled by computers. Unfortunately,. because of all this, we have lost touch with nature. Whenever it gets hot or cold outside, we feel that nature is playing a bad trick on us. Expressions like «pollution», «global warming» and «deforestation» have become part of our everyday vocabulary. There is one thing more and more people have realized in the past few years. Something must be done to get back to basics and work with nature.
  18. 18. Name: _____________________ /60 We are learners. We learn _____ babies, children, teenagers and adults. ______ _______ formal learning takes place in school, _____ ___ ____ of our learning takes place ______________ in the world __________ ____. And, if we are attentive, we can learn a lot. For example, ______ should we look to find _____ ___________ what harmony is and what it means _____ _______ lives? Observing the harmony that exists in nature can teach us a lot _________ our human world and the role each ______ ____ ____ has to play in it. It can help us make sense ______ _______ society, which ____________ _______ not make ______ _______ sense. Think ________ insects _____ ___ minute. Tiny insects, _________ ____ _______ we cannot ________ see, carry _____ indispensable work. If _______ busy little bodies _______ ____ disappear, there would ____________ be a great imbalance in nature. There is _____ _______ thing ____ ____ unnecessary plant or animal in nature. ________ _____ we can learn a very valuable lesson about people. There is no such thing ____ ____ unimportant person. You must have noticed ________ ______ variety there is in nature: the wide diversity of plants and animals, _____ _____ colours, shapes and sizes all co-existing in perfect harmony. Nature _________ be ______ dull if everything _______ ______ same colour and if all the animals looked and sounded __________ the same. This ______ _______ apply to human society. A harmonious society is a marvellous mix of people and ideas. You just have to look at the popularity of different restaurants offering foods from countries ______ _________ the world to realize ______ important variety _______ ______.
  19. 19. We are learners. We learn as babies, children, teenagers and adults. Our more formal learning takes place in school, but a lot of our learning takes place informally in the world around us. And, if we are attentive, we can learn a lot. For example, where should we look to find out exactly what harmony is and what it means in our lives? Observing the harmony that exists in nature can teach us a lot about our human world and the role each one of us has to play in it. It can help us make sense of our society, which sometimes may not make too much sense. Think about insects for a minute. Tiny insects, some of which we cannot even see, carry out indispensable work. If these busy little bodies were to disappear, there would eventually be a great imbalance in nature. There is no such thing as an unnecessary plant or animal in nature. From this we can learn a very valuable lesson about people. There is no such thing as an unimportant person. You must have noticed how much variety there is in nature: the wide diversity of plants and animals, in all colours, shapes and sizes all co-existing in perfect harmony. Nature would be very dull if everything were the same colour and if all the animals looked and sounded exactly the same. This can also apply to human society. A harmonious society is a marvellous mix of people and ideas. You just have to look at the popularity of different restaurants offering foods from countries all around the world to realize how important variety can be.
  20. 20. Name: _____________________ /55 Today, _______ ______ ______, television is producing shows tailored to a teenage audience. ________ people think _________ shows depict life _____ ____ _________ is lived by teenagers. But _____ _____ true? ________ teen show feature conflicts and problems ___________ sexes, or __________ Parents and a child. _________ do we see social issues ______ ____ race, or violence being addressed. All problems happen to attractive kids _______ good skin, good teeth and great hair. Kids are _________ ____ white and middle-class. _____ _______ _____ attract a female audience, shows feature more male ________ female stars. The girl stars, _________, are almost ________ cute, a bit tomboyish, _______ __________ more clever and smarter than the boys. Glamorous or plain girls are social outcasts _____ _______ programs. Parents are ___________ far in the background _____ ________ shows. A recent survey found that parents ________ ________ dead or in prison in three teen shows, divorced and living ________ _____ two others, and living _____ a functional family in _________ one show. This family is made up of seven children and two parents. ___________, the house is __________ calm and tidy, the mother is always cheerful and __________ dressed and the family has no money problems, _______ the only income is the father’s salary _____ a high school teacher. _________ _____ the plots are out-and-out fantasy. __________ present familiar teen problems. _____ _____ real life, the characters ________ _________ make the right decisions. ___________, however, good ___________ triumphs ______ evil. ________ is intended to send a positive message to the audience, that society _______ holds some traditional values.
  21. 21. Today, more than ever, television is producing shows tailored to a teenage audience. Some people think these shows depict life as it really is lived by teenagers. But is it true? Most teen shows feature conflicts and problems between sexes, or between parents and a child. Rarely do we see social issues such as race, or violence being addressed. All problems happen to attractive kids with good skin, good teeth and great hair. Kids are almost all white and middle-class. In order to attract a female audience, shows feature more male than female stars. The girl stars, however, are almost always cute, a bit tomboyish, and usually more clever and smarter than the boys. Glamorous or plain girls are social outcasts in these programs. Parents are usually far in the background on these shows. A recent survey found that parents were either dead or in prison in three teen shows, divorced and living away in two others, and living as a functional family in only one show. This family is made up of seven children and two parents. However, the house is always calm and tidy, the mother is always cheerful and carefully dressed and the family has no money problems, although the only income is the father’s salary as a high school teacher. Some of the plots are out-and-out fantasy. Others present familiar teen problems. As in real life, the characters don’t always make the right decisions. Ultimately, however, good usually triumphs over evil. This is intended to send a positive message to the audience, that society still holds some traditional values.
  22. 22. Name: _________________ Date: _________________ Sleeping in The human brain secretes a hormone called melatonin, which controls ______ and wakefulness. Young ________ have a high level of this hormone and, therefore, ______ ______ ______ early and easily. Remember when you were _____ years old, how you jumped out of bed at six in the morning ready to take on the world? Well, ____ ____different for teenagers. The level of melatonin drops suddenly and teenagers _______ night owls instead of early birds. _______ it would be a good idea to adjust _______ schedules to meet teenagers` sleep habits. Research shows _____ in schools where teenagers` sleep habits ____ respected, students ____ more alert and responsive ___ _____. However, schools ______ prepare students _____ the real world. Let’s not ______ that every day the majority of workers _____ ___ get up early to be at work ___ _____ no matter how _____ ______. ___ _____ sleep at night as late as possible? Do you feel miserable when ____ ____ woken up? Do you do your ______ work during the late show? Do you sleep all day on ____________? If so, you ____ ____ alone. It is ____ part of growing _____. /35
  23. 23. Questions 1. How many hours do you sleep every day during the week? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ __ 2. What time do you go to bed during the week? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ __ 3. What time do you wake up during the week? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ __ 4. How many hours do you sleep every day during the weekend? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ __ 5. What time do you go to bed during the weekend? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ __ 6. What time do you wake up during the weekend?
  24. 24. _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ __ Sleeping in The human brain secretes a hormone called melatonin, which controls sleep and wakefulness. Young children have a high level of this hormone and, therefore, they wake up early and easily. Remember when you were five years old, how you jumped out of bed at six in the morning ready to take on the world? Well, it is different for teenagers. The level of melatonin drops suddenly and teenagers become night owls instead of early birds. Maybe it would be a good idea to adjust school schedules to meet teenagers` sleep habits. Research shows that in schools where teenagers` sleep habits are respected, students are more alert and responsive in class. However, schools should prepare students for the real world. Let’s not forget that every day the majority of workers have to get up early to be at work on time no matter how they feel. Do you sleep at night as late as possible? Do you feel miserable when you are woken up? Do you do your best work during the late show? Do you sleep all day on weekends?
  25. 25. If so, you are not alone. It is all part of growing up.

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