The Reading / Listening - Level 2

British people can now repair their own teeth with special dental kits. They can fix fillings (cavities in the US) and make other repairs. The kits cost as little as $7. People are buying them because they cannot afford to go to the dentist. A filling in England can cost up to $70. This is ten times higher than the price of the dental kit. One of the biggest selling products sold around 250,000 kits last year. A dental group said one in five people in the UK would do DIY dentistry on their own teeth or the teeth of their family. DIY dentistry includes pulling out a tooth.



Britain is famous for its free health service, but this service does not include dental work. DIY dentistry is increasing in Britain because there is a lot of poverty and inequality. The poorest people cannot afford a dentist. 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 many people would rather spend their money on a haircut or a night out than on their teeth. It said some people think visiting 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.

British people can now repair

a.

people

2.

They can fix fillings

b.

little as $7

3.

The kits cost as

c.

selling products

4.

they cannot afford to

d.

a tooth

5.

This is ten times

e.

their own teeth

6.

One of the biggest

f.

higher

7.

one in five

g.

(cavities in the US)

8.

pulling out

h.

go to the dentist



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

famous for its free

a.

or a night out

2.

dental

b.

inequality

3.

a lot of poverty and

c.

is important

4.

A spokeswoman for a local

d.

work

5.

DIY dentistry is fairly

e.

health service

6.

taking care of their whole

f.

common

7.

spend their money on a haircut

g.

family's teeth

8.

visiting the dentist

h.

community

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

British people (1) ___________________ their own teeth with special dental kits. They can fix fillings (cavities in the US) and make other repairs. The kits (2) ___________________ $7. People are buying them because they cannot (3) ___________________ the dentist. A filling in England can cost up to $70. This is ten times higher (4) ___________________ of the dental kit. One of the biggest selling products sold around 250,000 kits last year. A dental group (5) ___________________ people in the UK would do DIY dentistry on their own teeth or the teeth of their family. DIY dentistry (6) ___________________ a tooth.

Britain (7) ___________________ free health service, but this service does not include dental work. DIY dentistry is increasing in Britain because there is (8) ___________________ and inequality.  The poorest people cannot afford a dentist. A spokeswoman for a local community said: "DIY dentistry (9) ___________________ here….And you've got people (10) ___________________ their whole family's teeth." The dental group said many people would rather spend their money on a haircut (11) ___________________ than on their teeth. It said some people think visiting the dentist is important (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Britishpeoplecannowrepairtheirownteethwithspecialdentalkits.The
ycanfixfillings(cavitiesintheUS)andmakeotherrepairs.Thekitscostas
littleas$7.Peoplearebuyingthembecausetheycannotaffordtogotothe
dentist.AfillinginEnglandcancostupto$70.Thisistentimeshigherthan
thepriceofthedentalkit.Oneofthebiggestsellingproductssoldaround2
50,000kitslastyear.AdentalgroupsaidoneinfivepeopleintheUKwould
doDIYdentistryontheirownteethortheteethoftheirfamily.DIYdentistr
yincludespullingoutatooth.Britainisfamousforitsfreehealthservice,b
utthisservicedoesnotincludedentalwork.DIYdentistryisincreasingin
Britainbecausethereisalotofpovertyandinequality.Thepoorestpeopl
ecannotaffordadentist.Aspokeswomanforalocalcommunitysaid:"DI
Ydentistryisfairlycommonhere….Andyou'vegotpeopletakingcareoft
heirwholefamily'steeth."Thedentalgroupsaidmanypeoplewouldrath
erspendtheirmoneyonahaircutoranightoutthanontheirteeth.Itsaids
omepeoplethinkvisitingthedentistisimportantandothersdon't.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

Write about teeth for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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