UNIT: Teenagers don’t want to shower

Upper-Intermediate. I am doing / I do / I am going to do. Спорт/Здоровье


to sweat - потеть to bully - запугивать, задирать
rare - редкий humiliation - унижение
to decline - снижаться, падать, ухудшаться reluctance - нежелание
a will - желание, воля, энтузиазм a peer - сверстник
to tackle - взять под контроль, энергично браться to accommodate - улаживать, приспосабливать

A report has found that more than half of high school boys and two-thirds of girls never shower after a physical education class. No one expected to face such problem. Researchers suggest that students don’t want to sweat and take a shower, so they are less active in sports classes. The researchers questioned almost 4,000 children in schools in Essex, England. Lead researcher Dr Gavin Sandercock said he was surprised at how rarely students showered. He said: "We know that children aren’t getting enough physical activity because we have seen their fitness declining ; if their lack of will to shower is a barrier to working up a sweat or playing sport it's something we need to tackle to promote activity at schools. We are going to insist on pupils’ using the shower! For example, tomorrow our annual competition is held and we want all the pupils to participate in it and do their best, because one of very famous sportsmen is coming."

The BBC says the study did not look at the exact reasons why the students did not shower after PE. There are other studies that point out the fear of bullying and humiliation may be behind the reluctance of some students to shower. Undressing in front of peers may be too much for some children. They are afraid to be laughed at. Pamela Naylor, spokeswoman for a health organization in England, said many children had concerns about their body image and that schools needed to address this. She said: "Schools, workplaces and local authorities all have a role to play in shifting attitudes so that physical activity, and what comes with it, like sweating and the need for showering, is encouraged and accommodated."

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