Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The benefits of Zumba Dancing! - English Conversation Lesson

English conversation lesson about the benefits of Zumba Dancing.

Zumba dancing is more than just a dance.  It is an exercise too!  There are many reasons why you should take Zumba rather than just for the exercise.  This article is on three pages, but don't let that scare you from not reading to the end!  Here is the perfect Zumba song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X8eftN2mv0&spfreload=10

Listen to the song, and then read the article and prepare to talk about with your English Teacher 
http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/zumba-fun-is-secret-ingredient-of-latin-dance-workout

Key Terms
Latin rhythms
 packed 
salsa
meringue
flamenco
aerobic dance class
 everywhere in between
 tends
 recharge
a cha cha
Zumba (Spanish slang for buzz like a bee or move fast)
 ditch the workout
a training manual
to feed the frenzy
born from an accident
 infomercial
geared to 
Barring any doctor's limitations
can be modified
 very low-impact
simplicity
 to forego complex cueing
complicated choreography
freer inhibitions
slimmed down
gym rat
Suduko
therapy
perfect excuse



Questions
What is the orgin of Zumba Dancing? 
How many steps do you have to learn? 
What type of clothes do you have to wear?
How do people feel when they are dancing the Zumba?
Why does Latin Music lend itself to dancing in this way? 
What are the main benefits of Zumba? 
What type of exercise do you like the most? 
How long do you do that exercise? 
What type of musis do you like to listen while you exercise? 
Does the music help you to keep your concentration? 
How long is each of your exercise sessions? 


Conversational English Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher 

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