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Session 115

Just one run a week can significantly affect the length of your life. Neil and Georgina teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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News Review

One run a week for a longer life

Just one run a week can significantly affect the length of your life. That's according to scientists who say regular running reduces the risk of developing serious illnesses.

Language challenge

Which of these is wrong?

a) to go for a run
b) to go a run
c) to go running

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The story

Researchers say regular running, no matter how far or how fast, substantially reduces the risk of an early death. A team from Australia, Thailand and Finland examined data on nearly a quarter of a million people, and found that any amount of running was linked to a 27% reduction in mortality.

Key words and phrases

reduce something by a significant amount

  • Running could slash the risk of dying prematurely.
  • Rob needs to slash his biscuit intake!

earlier than the expected or natural time

  • My sister’s baby was born premature.
  • The England fans were premature in their celebration at the Rugby World Cup!

run for your life
move as fast as possible away from danger

  • There’s a fire! Run for your life!
  • We thought we saw a shark so ran for our lives!

To do

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News Review quiz

3 Questions

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Language challenge answer

b) to go a run


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