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People can now repair their own teeth with special dental kits that cost as little as $7. People are buying them because they cannot afford a dentist. A filling in England can cost $70 - ten times higher than the price of the dental kit. One dental kit sold around 250,000 items last year. A dental group said around 20 per cent of people in the UK would do DIY dentistry on their own teeth or the teeth of their family. This includes pulling out a tooth.



Britain is famous for its free health service, but this does not include dental work. DIY dentistry is popular in the UK because there is a lot of poverty. A spokeswoman for a local community said: "DIY dentistry is fairly common hereā€¦.And you've got people taking care of their whole family's teeth." The dental group said people would rather spend their money on a haircut than on their teeth. It said some people think the dentist is important and others don't.

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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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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

dental kits that

a.

250,000 items

2.

they cannot afford

b.

cost as little as $7

3.

A filling in England

c.

their own teeth

4.

ten times higher than the

d.

a dentist

5.

One dental kit sold around

e.

out a tooth

6.

around 20 per cent

f.

price of the dental kit

7.

do DIY dentistry on

g.

can cost $70

8.

This includes pulling

h.

of people



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Britain is famous for its

a.

poverty

2.

this does not include

b.

in the UK

3.

DIY dentistry is popular

c.

money on a haircut

4.

there is a lot of

d.

dentist is important

5.

A spokeswoman for a local

e.

free health service

6.

DIY dentistry is fairly

f.

community

7.

people would rather spend their

g.

dental work

8.

some people think the

h.

common

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

People (1) ___________________ their own teeth with special dental kits that (2) ___________________ $7. People are buying them because they cannot afford a dentist. A filling in England can cost $70 - ten times higher (3) ___________________ the dental kit. One dental (4) ___________________ 250,000 items last year. A dental group said around 20 per cent of people in the UK would do DIY (5) ___________________ own teeth or the teeth of their family. This (6) ___________________ a tooth.

Britain (7) ___________________ free health service, but this does not include dental work. DIY dentistry is popular in the UK because (8) ___________________ poverty. A spokeswoman for (9) ___________________ said: "DIY dentistry is fairly common here….And you've got people (10) ___________________ their whole family's teeth." The dental group said people would rather spend their money on a haircut (11) ___________________ teeth. It said some people (12) ___________________ important and others don't.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

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ttleas$7.Peoplearebuyingthembecausetheycannotaffordadentist.Af
illinginEnglandcancost$70-tentimeshigherthanthepriceoftheden
talkit.Onedentalkitsoldaround250,000itemslastyear.Adentalgroups
aidaround20percentofpeopleintheUKwoulddoDIYdentistryontheiro
wnteethortheteethoftheirfamily.Thisincludespullingoutatooth.Britai
nisfamousforitsfreehealthservice,butthisdoesnotincludedentalwork
.DIYdentistryispopularintheUKbecausethereisalotofpoverty.Aspoke
swomanforalocalcommunitysaid:"DIYdentistryisfairlycommonhere
….Andyou'vegotpeopletakingcareoftheirwholefamily'steeth."Thede
ntalgroupsaidpeoplewouldratherspendtheirmoneyonahaircutthano
ntheirteeth.Itsaidsomepeoplethinkthedentistisimportantandothers
don't.

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WRITING

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