The Reading / Listening - Level 1

Can chocolate keep you younger looking? It is too good to be true. Scientists have made an anti-ageing chocolate. It keeps away wrinkles and helps the skin look younger. It is called 'Esthechoc,' from the words 'esthetic' (meaning all things beautiful) and 'chocolate'. The makers will start selling it from next month. No one knows the price yet. It will probably be expensive. The lab hopes young, rich business people will buy it.



The chocolate has the chemical that makes flamingos pink. Scientists say the chemical can make the skin of a 50 to 60-year-old look 20 years younger. People can see changes in their skin in just three weeks. It took over ten years of research to make. Over 3,000 took part in tests. The chocolate is only in boxes of 21 bars. This is one a day for three weeks. Other scientists say more research is needed on Esthechoc.

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Sources
  • http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/food-news/scientists-invent-antiageing-chocolate-31010585.html
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2961022/Too-good-true-beauty-therapy-chocolate-smooth-wrinkles-increase-blood-flow-help-skin-look-radiant.html
  • https://www.harleymedical.co.uk/news/could-anti-ageing-chocolate-really-help-reduce-wrinkles


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

keep you younger

a.

wrinkles

2.

It keeps away

b.

be expensive

3.

It is called

c.

selling it from next month

4.

all things

d.

will buy it

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The makers will start

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looking

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No one knows

f.

beautiful

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It will probably

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the price yet

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rich business people

h.

'Esthechoc'



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

the chemical that makes

a.

for three weeks

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in just

b.

part in tests

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over ten years

c.

is needed

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Over 3,000 took

d.

three weeks

5.

in boxes

e.

flamingos pink

6.

one a day

f.

of 21 bars

7.

Other

g.

of research

8.

more research

h.

scientists

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Can chocolate (1) ___________________ looking? It is too good to be true. Scientists (2) ___________________ anti-ageing chocolate. It (3) ___________________ and helps the skin look younger. It is called 'Esthechoc,' (4) ___________________ 'esthetic' (meaning all things beautiful) and 'chocolate'. The makers (5) ___________________ it from next month. No one knows the price yet. It (6) ___________________ expensive. The lab hopes young, rich business people will buy it.

The chocolate (7) ___________________ that makes flamingos pink. Scientists say the chemical (8) ___________________ skin of a 50 to 60-year-old (9) ___________________ younger. People can see changes in their skin (10) ___________________ weeks. It took over ten years of research to make. Over 3,000 people took part in tests. The chocolate (11) ___________________ of 21 bars. This is (12) ___________________ three weeks. Other scientists say more research is needed on Esthechoc.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Canchocolatekeepyouyoungerlooking?Itistoogoodtobetrue.Scientis
tshavemadeananti-ageingchocolate.Itkeepsawaywrinklesandhelp
stheskinlookyounger.Itiscalled'Esthechoc,'fromthewords'esthetic'(
meaningallthingsbeautiful)and'chocolate'.Themakerswillstartsellin
gitfromnextmonth.Nooneknowsthepriceyet.Itwillprobablybeexpen
sive.Thelabhopesyoung,richbusinesspeoplewillbuyit.Thechocolateh
asthechemicalthatmakesflamingospink.Scientistssaythechemicalc
anmaketheskinofa50to60-year-oldlook20yearsyounger.Peopl
ecanseechangesintheirskininjustthreeweeks.Ittookovertenyearsofr
esearchtomake.Over3,000tookpartintests.Thechocolateisonlyinbo
xesof21bars.Thisisoneadayforthreeweeks.Otherscientistssaymorer
esearchisneededonEsthechoc.

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WRITING

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