Answer the questions
1. Do you often remember your dreams? Can you remember the most vivid dream you’ve ever had?
2. Do you talk when you sleep?
3. Have you ever walked in your sleep? Do you know anyone who does?
Complete the sentences with the correct words from the box
Answer the questions
- Have you ever stayed up all night?
- Do you take or have you ever taken sleeping pills? Did they work?
- Do you often have nightmares or recurring dreams?
- Do you sometimes have problems getting to sleep? What do you do?
- Is there any food or drink that keeps you awake, or that stops you from sleeping well?
- Have you ever fallen asleep at an embarrassing moment, for example during a class?
- Have you ever sleepwalked or do you know anyone who sleepwalks?
- Do you sleep with a duvet or blankets? How many pillows do you like to have?
- Do you snore? Have you ever had to share a room with someone who snores? Was this a problem?
- Have you ever overslept and missed something important?
- Are you a light sleeper or do you sleep like a log?
- Have you ever been jet-lagged? Where were you going? How long did it take you to recover?
- Do you remember a time or place where you slept very badly? Why?
Listen to the news programme and correct the mistakes in the text
Listen and mark the sentences as True or False. If a statement is False, be ready to provide the explanation
Build questions and answer them
Example: Do you usually celebrate your birthday?
- (cheat) in exams?
- (download) films from the Internet?
- (drive) on the left?
- (fight) with your brothers and sisters when you were little?
- (get up) as soon as you wake up?
- (go) to the hairdresser’s more than once a month?
- (live) without credit cards?
- (have) a favourite TV programme when you were a child?
- (keep) a diary when you were younger?
- (have) lunch at home?
- (not have) Internet access?
Choose a suitable option and answer the questions
Listen and repeat the sentences. Write a dictation
Complete the sentences with a word connected to sleep
Match the words with their definitions
Write the words
Read the article and answer the question
How to deal with a sleep-talking husband
Most women would find it infuriating to be woken up night after night by their husband talking in his sleep. But one woman in the UK has found an interesting way of dealing with the problem. … And then she posts them on the internet.
36-year-old Karen Slavick Lennard is a web-products manager, and she’s married to Adam, an advertising account director, also 36. They live together in Richmond, in south-west London. Karen first typed Adam’s lines in on her laptop, but now she uses a voice-activated recorder. «I find every single thing Adam says hilarious,» she says, «I cannot believe what he comes out with, and neither can he. We laugh like crazy every morning.» … Then he suddenly stops.
Adam talks about everything and anything in his sleep; from vampire penguins to zombie guinea pigs. Examples of the things he has said in a typical week include, from Tuesday night: «Pork chops are the most satisfying. Mmmmmmm. Dangle them from the ceiling.» … And then on Sunday at 5 a.m., he mumbled: «Your mum’s at the door. Bury me deep. Bury me deep.» Another of his most memorable comments is: «Shhhhhh. Shhhhhh. I’m telling you: your voice, my ears. A bad combination.»
Adam was gobsmacked when he first heard the strange statements recorded by his wife. «I have no recollection of the absurd things I say,» he explains. «They are not things that I would ever say or that any normal person would ever say.» At first, Adam was put out by the recordings and he refused to listen to them, but later he realized that they were quite fun. «It was just my subconscious fully uninhibited and running riot,» he says. … And both he and his wife look forward to listening to the tapes in the morning.
In fact, Karen and Adam are not the only ones who find Adam’s outbursts entertaining. … The couple have now started selling T-shirts and bags printed with Adam’s comments on the site. The most popular among them are products featuring this one: «Don’t leave the duck there. It’s totally irresponsible.»
Read the text again and complete it with the missing sentences. There is one extra sentence you do not need to use.
- Ironically, Adam has never eaten them in his life.
- Karen’s blog, Sleep Talkin’ Man, has become an internet hit in more than fifty countries.
- Instead of investing in earplugs, she records her husband’s comments.
- He went there once as a child, but he doesn’t remember it.
- He thinks that his sleep-talking might be some sort of therapeutic process, because he always wakes up fully refreshed and relaxed.
- Karen says that Adam doesn’t talk every night, but when he does, it happens every thirty seconds or few minutes.
Match the words and phrases from the text with their definitions
Listen to a radio programme about sleep therapy and answer the questions
- What are Yelo and Metronaps?
- What kind of people use them?
Listen again and complete the notes on sleep therapy. You have to write one word in each box.
Listen again with the tapescript and look at the highlighted words and phrases. Use your dictionary to look up their meaning and pronunciation. Do the task below.
Match the highlighted words and phrases and match them with their meaning
Read the task and prepare your 3-minute speech on the following topic «Sleep»
Cover the points:
- Why is it important to sleep?
- Do you think that we can learn anything from dreams? Some people claim that we can learn things about the future from dreams. What do you think about this idea?
- Do you have any techniques to help you to get to sleep if you have trouble falling asleep? Is taking sleeping pills a good idea? Why?
- How many hours of sleep do you normally have? How do you feel if you don’t get your expected amount? What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why? How did you feel?
- Have you ever overslept and missed something important? How did it happen?
Allow your browser access to your microphone, press the button «Click to Record» and record the speech you have prepared
- Sleep questionnaire
- Asleep on a crane
- Did you use to...?
- Dreams and nightmares
- Dream words
- Sleep words
- Words, words
- Sleep therapy
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