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People can now repair their own teeth with $7 dental kits. Many people have no money for a dentist. A filling can cost $70 - ten times more than the price of the dental kit. A dental group said 20 per cent of British people would fix their own teeth or the teeth of their family. This includes pulling out a tooth.



Britain's free health service does not include dental work. DIY dentistry is popular there because many people are poor. A spokeswoman for a local community said: "You've got people taking care of their whole family's teeth." Some people think a haircut is more important than the dentist.

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Sources
  • http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/entertainment/05-Apr-2015/diy-fillings-caps-and-crowns-being-sold-by-supermarkets
  • http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/03/rise-of-diy-dentistry-britons-doing-own-fillings-to-avoid-nhs-bill
  • http://www.inquisitr.com/1982281/do-it-yourself-fillings-increasing-greatly-in-popularity-due-to-savings-on-dentist-bills/


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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

People can now repair

a.

out a tooth

2.

$7

b.

money for a dentist

3.

Many people have no

c.

more

4.

ten times

d.

of British people

5.

the price

e.

of the dental kit

6.

20 per cent

f.

their own teeth

7.

fix their

g.

dental kits

8.

This includes pulling

h.

own teeth



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Britain's free health

a.

community

2.

dental

b.

are poor

3.

DIY dentistry is

c.

service

4.

many people

d.

family's teeth

5.

A spokeswoman for a local

e.

than the dentist

6.

taking care of their whole

f.

work

7.

Some

g.

popular

8.

more important

h.

people

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

People (1) ___________________ their own teeth with $7 dental kits. Many people have (2) ___________________ a dentist. A filling can cost $70 - ten times (3) ___________________ price of the dental kit. A (4) ___________________ 20 per cent of British people (5) ___________________ own teeth or the teeth of their family. This includes (6) ___________________ tooth.

Britain's free health service (7) ___________________ dental work. DIY dentistry (8) ___________________ because many (9) ___________________. A spokeswoman for a local community said: "You've got people (10) ___________________ their whole family's teeth." Some people (11) ___________________ is more important (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Peoplecannowrepairtheirownteethwith$7dentalkits.Manypeopleha
venomoneyforadentist.Afillingcancost$70-tentimesmorethant
hepriceofthedentalkit.Adentalgroupsaid20percentofBritishpeoplew
ouldfixtheirownteethortheteethoftheirfamily.Thisincludespullingout
atooth.Britain'sfreehealthservicedoesnotincludedentalwork.DIYden
tistryispopulartherebecausemanypeoplearepoor.Aspokeswomanfo
ralocalcommunitysaid:"You'vegotpeopletakingcareoftheirwholefa
mily'steeth."Somepeoplethinkahaircutismoreimportantthantheden
tist.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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