There is a terribly debilitating disease - the most common disease known to man.
Do you know what it is?
Yep, it's Mondayitis /mʌndeɪˈaitis/
"Mondayitis" is a feeling of weariness, sadness, apathy and general distress that many individuals feel when starting the Monday morning work week.
Symptoms include not showing up for work or even calling in, usually triggered by over celebrating. Home cures include late night breakfasts, sleeping late and half-hearted pledges of sobriety - "I'm never going to drink again".
Listen to this audio, which talks about polite ways to interrupt people.
While you are listening (more than once is better) try to answer these questions:
1. The speaker talks about FOUR main reasons why you might want to interrupt someone - what are they?
2. Think of a recent situation where you could have used one of these phrases? - what was the situation? - what did you say?
3. At the very end of the audio, the speaker asks a question - what was the question, and what is your answer?
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Before you listen
What do you know about exercise and aging?
What vocabulary do you think you might hear?
Review these collocations:
While you LISTEN
What are some of the SPECIFIC benefits of regular activity?
How many groups were used for the study and what were they composed of?
How were the measurements taken?
What do you think Colombians can do to improve their long-term health?
2. Listen again for specific details, and answers to the questions.
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