Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Inspriational 570 pound man does a 5K! English Conversation Lesson

We all need to do more exercise, and that's what Derek Mitchell is doing.  He's has a medical condition that causes him to gain weight, but he's not taking it sitting down.  He's going out there every month and doing a 5K race.  It takes a lot of effort for him, but he is determined to show the world!

Read this article and prepare the questions to discuss with your English teacher
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/health-fitness/news/a38160/this-570-pound-man-finished-a-5k/

Key Terms
diagnosed
 benign tumor on his pituitary gland 
 inconvenient
debilitating
taking to the couch
he booked it
finish line
 knock at least five minutes off 
 inspire others
get your butt off the couch

Questions
What is Derek's motivation to start doing 5K races? 
What disease does he have?
What effects does it have on him? 
What is he doing to combat his medical condition?
How long did it take him to complete the race? 
What place did he come in?
Why did he choose to walk a 5K? 
What is inspirational about his accomplishment?
How do you feel about exercise? 
How many times a week do you exercise?
What is the best exercise for you?
What other activities do you do that tire you out? 
Do you count that as exercise?



Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English Teacher  



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