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Imagine chocolate that keeps you younger looking. It is too good to be true, but scientists working with Cambridge University have invented an anti-ageing chocolate. It keeps away wrinkles and helps the skin look younger. The chocolate's name is 'Esthechoc,' a combination of the words 'esthetic' (meaning all things beautiful) and 'chocolate'. It is also called Cambridge Beauty Chocolate. The makers will start selling it from next month. No one knows the price yet, but it will probably be expensive. The lab hopes young, rich business executives will buy it.



The chocolate contains a special chemical that gives flamingos their pink colour. Scientists say the chemical can make the skin of a 50 to 60-year-old person look like a 20 to 30-year-old. They said people could see changes in their skin in just three weeks. The laboratory said it took over ten years of research, using more than 3,000 volunteers to make Esthechoc. The chocolate will only be sold in boxes of 21 bars. This is one a day for three weeks. Other scientists say more research is needed for people to know whether or not Esthechoc works.

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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.

chocolate that keeps you

a.

ageing chocolate

2.

too good

b.

wrinkles

3.

invented an anti-

c.

be expensive

4.

It keeps away

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from next month

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helps the skin

e.

younger looking

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start selling it

f.

executives

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it will probably

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to be true

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young, rich business

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look younger



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

a special

a.

for three weeks

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the skin of a 50 to 60-

b.

changes in their skin

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look like a 20 to

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research is needed

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people could see

d.

years of research

5.

it took over ten

e.

chemical

6.

sold in boxes

f.

30-year-old

7.

This is one a day

g.

of 21 bars

8.

Other scientists say more

h.

year-old person

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Imagine chocolate (1) ___________________ younger looking. It is too (2) ___________________, but scientists working with Cambridge University have invented (3) ___________________ chocolate. It (4) ___________________ and helps the skin look younger. The chocolate's name is 'Esthechoc,' a combination of the words 'esthetic' (meaning all things beautiful) and 'chocolate'. It is also called Cambridge Beauty Chocolate. The makers will start (5) ___________________ month. No one knows the price yet, but it will probably be expensive. The (6) ___________________, rich business executives will buy it.

The chocolate (7) ___________________ chemical that gives flamingos their pink colour. Scientists say the chemical can make the skin of a 50 to (8) ___________________ look like a 20 to 30-year-old. They said people (9) ___________________ in their skin in just three weeks. The laboratory (10) ___________________ ten years of research, using more than 3,000 volunteers to make Esthechoc. The chocolate (11) ___________________ in boxes of 21 bars. This is one a day for three weeks. Other scientists say more research is needed for people (12) ___________________ or not Esthechoc works.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Imaginechocolatethatkeepsyouyoungerlooking.Itistoogoodtobetru
e,butscientistsworkingwithCambridgeUniversityhaveinventedanan
ti-ageingchocolate.Itkeepsawaywrinklesandhelpstheskinlookyou
nger.Thechocolate'snameis'Esthechoc,'acombinationofthewords'es
thetic'(meaningallthingsbeautiful)and'chocolate'.ItisalsocalledCam
bridgeBeautyChocolate.Themakerswillstartsellingitfromnextmonth
.Nooneknowsthepriceyet,butitwillprobablybeexpensive.Thelabhop
esyoung,richbusinessexecutiveswillbuyit.Thechocolatecontainsasp
ecialchemicalthatgivesflamingostheirpinkcolour.Scientistssaythech
emicalcanmaketheskinofa50to60-year-oldpersonlooklikea20to30-
year-old.Theysaidpeoplecouldseechangesintheirskininjustthreew
eeks.Thelaboratorysaidittookovertenyearsofresearch,usingmoreth
an3,000volunteerstomakeEsthechoc.Thechocolatewillonlybesoldin
boxesof21bars.Thisisoneadayforthreeweeks.Otherscientistssaymo
reresearchisneededforpeopletoknowwhetherornotEsthechocworks.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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