Lesson 1

Healthy Habits

Activity 1

The picture of health is an idiom. Discuss with you partner what it means.

picture of health

He is the picture of health.

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On a scale of 1 (excellent health) to 5 (poor health) how would you rate a person who is the picture of health?

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Good 1 2 3 4 5 Not Good

Vocabulary

habit (noun) – something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way
This can develop into a bad habit.

health (adj.) – a person’s mental or physical condition
I go to the doctor for a health exam.

health (noun) – being free from illness or injury
The food you eat affects your health.

healthy (adj.) – not sick or injured; good for you
She has a healthy lifestyle and does not often visit the doctor.
Healthy foods are delicious.

Activity 3

Choose the correct form of the word health for each sentence:

      1. Stronger muscles are only one ______________ benefit of regular exercise.

a) health (noun) b) health (adj.) c) healthy (adj.)

      2. Richard does not have a ______________ diet because he eats a lot of junk food.

a) health (noun) b) health (adj.) c) healthy (adj.)

      3. Regular doctor visits are good _________________ advice.

a) health (noun) b) health (adj.) c) healthy (adj.)

      4. Parents are concerned with the ________________ of their children.

a) health (noun) b) health (adj.) c) healthy (adj.)

      5. Smoking cigarettes is not a _______­­_________ habit.

a) health (noun) b) health (adj.) c) healthy (adj.)

Activity 4

Looking at Health Habits

Directions: Read each statement on the chart below and put a check mark beside how often a person who is the picture of health would do them.

How often would a person who is the picture of health …

Every day

Once a week

Twice a Week

Once a Month

Once a year

Never

see a doctor?
drink alcohol?
exercise?
smoke?
get at least eight hours of sleep?
eat fruits?
eat vegetables?
worry?
eat sweets?
eat junk food?

Activity 5

With your partner discuss what you consider to be good for health. Each student will present one healthy habit to the class.

– Healthy people eat/do/don’t …
– A healthy habit is to …
– For good health, a person could…

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Why is it healthy? _________________________________________________

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Answer Key

Activity 1

the picture of good health to look good, healthy

Activity 3

Choose the correct form of the word health for each sentence:

1. Stronger muscles are only one ______________ benefit of regular exercise.

a) health (noun) b) health (adj.) c) healthy (adj.)

2. Richard does not have a ______________ diet because he eats a lot of junk food.

a) health (noun) b) health (adj.) c) healthy (adj.)

3. Regular doctor visits are good _________________ advice.

a) health (noun) b) health (adj.) c) healthy (adj.)

4. Parents are concerned with the ________________ of their children.

a) health (noun) b) health (adj.) c) healthy (adj.)

5. Smoking cigarettes is not a _______­­_________ habit.

a) health (noun) b) health (adj.) c) healthy (adj.)

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