F2F Class Notes (Ally)

Vocabulary

third-wheel: dian deng pao
ie. Lily is the third-wheel in our relationship.

amusement park: you le chang
ie. Disney is not just any amusement park.

mermaid: mei ren yu
ie. Princess Ariel is a mermaid

sobbing: chou qi
ie. Lily was sobbing in the movie theatre.

inevitably: must happen
ie. People inevitably age.

Reading

Getting old might not be something that’s yet to cross your mind. But aging is inevitably going to get the better of us one day, so it’s something I’m sure we’d all like to control. It would be great to have a long, healthy and happy life, and that’s why scientists are constantly seeking out evidence that will show us what we need to do to achieve longevity.

We all know that regular exercise is good for us. In recent years we’ve been told to aim to walk 10,000 steps a day to remain healthy, although other advice to do three brisk 10-minute walks a day is thought to be even more effective. But the latest piece of research might put a spring in your step if you’re someone who walks at a fast pace. That’s because, according to scientists, the speed at which people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are ageing.