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Unit 1 Spice up your life & Unit 2 Heal the world

Name: ______________________________________________________ Class: ____ No.: _______

Date: _______________________________________________________ Score: _______________
Enc. Educação: ________________________________Teacher: ________________________


A. You will hear someone talking about an exchange programme. Circle the
correct option for each sentence.

1. This is a ____________________ show.

a) TV b) radio c) cyber
2. The Erasmus programme targets ____________________.
a) university students b) school students c) teachers
3. There are ____________________ students involved in the programme.
a) under 4000 b) about 4000 c) over 4000
4. The Erasmus programme is a ____________________ programme.
a) local b) national c) international
5. Students can go abroad for ____________________ per study cycle.
a) 3 months b) up to 12 months c) more than 12 months

B. You will hear a conversation about a visit to the doctor. Complete the gaps.

Symptoms: 1. have a ____________________________________________

2. general ___________________________________________

Illness: 3. __________________________________________________

Cure: 4. drink _____________________________________________

5. take _____________________________________ 3x a day

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Unit 1 Spice up your life & Unit 2 Heal the world

Name: ______________________________________________________ Class: ____ No.: _______

Date: _______________________________________________________ Score: _______________
Enc. Educação: ________________________________Teacher: ________________________


Read the text carefully.

The Top 4 Deadliest Diseases in the World

When people think of the deadliest diseases in the world, their

minds probably jump to the incurable ones that grab headlines
from time to time. But in fact, many of these types of diseases
don’t rank in the top 10 causes of worldwide deaths. An estimated
5 56.4 million people passed away worldwide in 2015, and 68
percent of them were caused by diseases that progressed slowly.

Another amazing fact is that most of these diseases are partially

preventable. So, what are these diseases and what can we do to
prevent them? Read on to find out more…

10 1. Coronary artery disease

The deadliest disease in the world is coronary artery disease (CAD). It is also called heart disease.
CAD occurs when the blood veins that supply blood to the heart become narrowed. If you have
high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, smoke or have diabetes or if you are overweight, then you
are at risk. Here are some steps that you can take to avoid this disease: exercise regularly and
15 maintain a healthy weight. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables and avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.

2. Stroke

A stroke occurs when an artery in your brain is damaged. This causes the brain cells not to have
enough oxygen and to begin dying within minutes. During a stroke, you feel sudden numbness (not
being able to feel anything) or have trouble walking and seeing. If you feel one side of your body
20 suddenly going numb, go directly to a hospital!

3. Lower respiratory infections

A lower respiratory infection is an infection in your airways and lungs. The flu, pneumonia,
bronchitis or tuberculosis can cause this type of infection. One of the things you can do to stay
healthy is to get the flu vaccine every year. Stay at home and rest until you feel better if you have a
25 respiratory infection, as rest improves healing.

4. Diabetes

There are two types of diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas can’t produce insulin. The cause
of this form of diabetes isn’t known yet. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas doesn’t produce enough

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insulin, or the insulin in the body can’t be used effectively. Type 2 diabetes can be caused by
30 various factors, including a poor diet, lack of exercise, and being overweight.

So, what is the secret to staying healthy? A healthy lifestyle is the answer. Make sure that you eat
well, exercise regularly and go to your doctor once a year for a regular check-up. Remember that a
healthy body requires a lot of hard work and good sense! Word box
stroke: AVC
lungs: pulmões

A. Say whether these statements are right (R) or wrong (W)

according to the text.

1. The world’s deadliest diseases aren’t preventable.

2. Approximately 56.4 million people passed away in 2015 around the world.
3. Narrow blood vessels cause a heart attack.
4. The flu isn’t a dangerous disease.
5. Type 1 and 2 diabetes have a similar cause.

B. Which of the underlined words in the text correspond to the following meanings?

1. to get a particular position: (v) __________________________________________________

2. the way of living of an individual or a group: (n) ___________________________________
3. something that is lethal: (adj) ___________________________________________________
4. to have an expected or intended result: (adv) _____________________________________
5. incapable of feeling or moving: (adj) _____________________________________________

C. What do these words refer to in the text?

1. ones (line 2): __________________________

2. them (line 6): __________________________
3. we (line 8): ____________________________
4. It (line 11): ____________________________
5. this (line 23): __________________________

D. Answer the questions about the text.

1. When do you think this article was written?

2. What happens when you have a stroke?

3. What advice does the article give you if you have a respiratory infection?

4. According to the article, what is the secret to being healthy?

5. Are you healthy? What diseases or illnesses do you usually have?

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A. Fill in the blanks with the verb in brackets in the Present Simple, Present
Continuous, Past Simple, Past Continuous or Present Perfect.

1. I usually __________________(go) to the doctor once a year.

2. My sister __________________ (do) exercise at the moment.
3. Yesterday I __________________ (eat) lots of vegetables for dinner.
4. Last weekend I was cleaning my room while mum __________________ (cook) dinner.
5. Dad __________________ (not do) the blood tests for his check-up yet.

B. Choose the correct option.

1. Miss Jones is our family doctor, _________________?

a) isn’t she? b) is she?
2. Sara has been on a diet, _________________?
a) wasn’t she b) hasn’t she
3. Susan won’t go to the gym, _________________?
a) will she b) won’t she
4. You like eating vegetables, _________________?
a) doesn’t you b) don’t you
5. You didn’t take your medicine, _________________?
a) was you b) did you

C. Rewrite the second sentence so that it means the same as the first. Use 1-3

1. Tell me your news. I’m listening.

I’m all ________________________________, so you can tell me your news.
2. If you don’t eat a healthy diet, you won’t be in shape.
Unless ___________________________ a healthy diet, you won’t be in shape.
3. I think you should see a doctor!
If I __________________________, I would see a doctor.
4. Something is not right about that man.
There is _______________________________ that man.
5. My mum doesn’t like doing exercise.
Doing exercise isn’t my mum’s _____________________________.

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D. Complete the gaps with the correct form of the verbs in brackets.

1. If I ________________________ (win) the lottery, I would buy a new car.

2. If my friend ___________________ (eat) healthier food, she ___________________ (be)
much thinner.
3. If children _____________________ (do) more exercise, they _____________________
(not get) diabetes.


A. You’ve just received this note from your friend Mike. Answer his message. In
your message you should:
- advise him to see a doctor
- say that you and your friends will start doing the project
- suggest another date to finish the project

B. Choose a topic and write 90-100 words.

1. Imagine you are on an exchange programme in another country. Write a postcard

to your best friend about your experience so far.


2. Look at the picture and write a short description.

Good luck!
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Speaking – Student’s pictures

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Student A

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