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A British man has a new bionic eye. He is the first person in the world to get one. He has an eye problem called AMD. Doctors told him about it eight years ago. His sight became very bad. He could only see out of the corners of his eyes. He said that looking at things made his eyes tired.



Mr Flynn's bionic eye cost $125,000. His operation lasted four hours. Doctors said it was a success. Flynn can now read a newspaper and can look at flowers. His doctor said he can also see people very well. The doctor hopes scientists can help other people who cannot see.

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Sources
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3169864/Eye-sight-breakthrough-thousands-UK-scientists-invent-BIONIC-EYE-save-sight-80-year-old.html#ixzz3gYzWtYRM
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11753949/Bionic-eye-fitted-to-British-pensioner-in-world-first.html
  • http://www.itv.com/news/2015-07-21/bionic-eye-therapy-restores-sight-to-pensioner/


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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

A British man has a

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of the corners

2.

He is the first person in the

b.

problem called AMD

3.

He has an eye

c.

very bad

4.

Doctors told him about

d.

new bionic eye

5.

His sight became

e.

eyes tired

6.

He could only see out

f.

at things

7.

looking

g.

world to get one

8.

made his

h.

it eight years ago



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Mr Flynn's bionic eye

a.

success

2.

His operation lasted

b.

cannot see

3.

Doctors said it was a

c.

flowers

4.

Flynn can now read

d.

very well

5.

look at

e.

cost $125,000

6.

he can also see people

f.

can help

7.

The doctor hopes scientists

g.

four hours

8.

people who

h.

a newspaper

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A British (1) ___________________ bionic eye. He is the first person (2) ___________________ get one. He has an eye problem called AMD. Doctors (3) ___________________ it eight years ago. His (4) ___________________ bad. He could only see (5) ___________________ of his eyes. He said that looking at things made (6) ___________________.

Mr Flynn's (7) ___________________ $125,000. His operation (8) _______________. Doctors said (9) ___________________. Flynn (10) ___________________ newspaper and can look at flowers. His doctor (11) ___________________ see people very well. The doctor hopes scientists can help other people (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

ABritishmanhasanewbioniceye.Heisthefirstpersonintheworldtogeto
ne.HehasaneyeproblemcalledAMD.Doctorstoldhimaboutiteightyear
sago.Hissightbecameverybad.Hecouldonlyseeoutofthecornersofhis
eyes.Hesaidthatlookingatthingsmadehiseyestired.MrFlynn'sbionice
yecost$125,000.Hisoperationlastedfourhours.Doctorssaiditwasasu
ccess.Flynncannowreadanewspaperandcanlookatflowers.Hisdoctor
saidhecanalsoseepeopleverywell.Thedoctorhopesscientistscanhelp
otherpeoplewhocannotsee.

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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f)

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WRITING

Write about eyesight for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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