The members of the group are:

- Lila González Facer.

- Silvana Delclós Jiménez.

- María Zurita Macias.


- Wrestling /ˈreslɪŋ/: lucha libre.
- Haircut /ˈhɛəkʌt/: corte de pelo.

- For a while/waɪl/: (por un) rato.

- Dry /draɪ/: seco.
-Scraper /ˈskreɪpəʳ/:espátula.
- A tepid /ˈtepɪd/pool: (una piscina) tibia.
- Bracing /ˈbreɪsɪŋ/: tonificante.
- Fitness/ˈfɪtnɪs/: salud,en forma.
- Husband /ˈhʌzbənd/: marido.
- Full/fʊl/: lleno.
- Scented oil: aceite perfumado.
- Sweat: sudor.



4.0 The Romans went to the public baths in order to relax.

These huge building were more than a place to get clean. For example, they were fitness centres and places to meet friends. Visitors could take part in sports, such as wrestling, do exercises, have a massage or a haircut.They could buy
scented oil and perfumes, read a book, eat a snack or admire works of art in the baths own sculpture gallery!

4.1 Families could not bathe together.

Roman men and women did not take baths together, not even husbands and wives. Women usually went to the
baths in the mornings, while most men were at work. Men went to the baths in the afternoons.

4.2 Bathing wasn't simple.

They were five separate stages to taking a bath Roman-style. After changing, bathers went into a very hot room, which was full of steam where they sat for a while. Then they went into a hot, dry room, where slaves removed all the sweat and dirt from their skin, using a metal scraper and olive oil. To cool off, they went for a swim in a tepid pool. Finally, they jumped into a bracing cold pool.


Although the Romans liked bathing, they only visited the baths once in every nine days!



1. What could they do in the Roman Baths?
2. What did they use the scraper for?
3. Could married people bathe together?
4. How many times did the Roman's take a bath?
5. Could the visitors take part in sports? Give an example.