The Reading / Listening - Nose Shape - Level 3

Have you ever wondered why everyone's nose is a different shape? Researchers have come up with a possible explanation for this. A study from Pennsylvania State University in the USA says the Earth's climate could have something to do with the shape of our nose. The study found that people who have wider noses usually live in warmer, more humid areas. People with narrower noses are more commonly found in colder and drier climates. The nose plays an important function in making sure the air we breathe reaches our lungs in a warm and moist condition. The width of the nostrils and length of the nose help to make sure this happens. Researchers said the nose is a little like a temperature controller.



The researchers used 3D images to measure the noses of more than 2,600 people from Africa, Asia and Europe. They measured the width of the nostrils, the distance between nostrils and nose height. The researchers said their findings could help people who move to different climates to adjust to the heat or cold, and the humidity. This could help reduce respiratory problems. Study co-author Dr Arslan Zaidi said increased travel and climate change make it difficult to predict if our nose will change shape in the future. He said: "Our lifestyles aren't what they used to be. We move around the world way too much. That makes it very complicated to predict the future [evolution] of the nose with the changing climate."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Nose Shape - Level 0 Nose Shape - Level 1   or  Nose Shape - Level 2

Sources
  • http://www.livescience.com/58297-nose-shape-climate-evolution.html
  • http://www.popsci.com/climate-nose-shape-evolution
  • http://www.science20.com/news_staff/like_your_nose_thank_climate_changes-224979


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Warm-ups

1. NOSE SHAPE: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about nose shape. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       why / explanation / climate / humid / drier / breathe / condition / temperature / sure /
       3D images / nostrils / adjust / future / lifestyles / complicated / evolution / predict

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. SIZE: Students A strongly believe a small nose is better; Students B strongly believe a big nose is better.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. EVOLUTION: How could evolution change these things over millions of years? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

How?

Good or bad?

Our hair

 

 

Our skin

 

 

Our nose

 

 

Our eyes

 

 

Our ears

 

 

Our teeth

 

 

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5. BREATHE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "breathe". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. CLIMATE: Rank these with your partner. Put the best climates to live in  at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Tokyo
  • Anchorage
  • Lima
  • Fiji
  • London
  • Dubai
  • Helsinki
  • Sydney

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Researchers now know for sure why our noses are different shapes.     T / F
  2. The research is from a university in the USA.     T / F
  3. Researchers said people with narrower noses are from drier places.     T / F
  4. Researchers likened our nose to a remote control.     T / F
  5. Researchers looked at the noses of people from three continents.     T / F
  6. The study could one day help people who have breathing problems.     T / F
  7. A researcher said we move around the world too much.     T / F
  8. Climate change makes it is difficult to predict how our nose will change. T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. wondered
  2. explanation
  3. commonly
  4. reaches
  5. like
  6. images
  7. adjust
  8. predict
  9. complicated
  10. evolution
  1. frequently
  2. difficult
  3. similar to
  4. pictures
  5. asked yourself
  6. adapt
  7. development
  8. reason
  9. guess
  10. gets to

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. wondered why everyone's
  2. Researchers have come up with
  3. more commonly found in colder
  4. making sure the air we breathe
  5. the nose is a little like a temperature
  6. The researchers used 3D images
  7. the distance
  8. This could help reduce respiratory
  9. Our lifestyles aren't what
  10. predict the future evolution
  1. to measure the noses
  2. reaches our lungs
  3. of the nose
  4. controller
  5. a possible explanation
  6. between nostrils
  7. they used to be
  8. nose is a different shape
  9. problems
  10. and drier climates

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
something
sure
possible
little
commonly
breathe
why
humid

Have you ever wondered (1) ____________ everyone's nose is a different shape? Researchers have come up with a (2) ____________ explanation for this. A study from Pennsylvania State University in the USA says the Earth's climate could have (3) ____________ to do with the shape of our nose. The study found that people who have wider noses usually live in warmer, more (4) ____________ areas. People with narrower noses are more (5) ____________ found in colder and drier climates. The nose plays an important function in making (6) ____________ the air we (7) ____________ reaches our lungs in a warm and moist condition. The width of the nostrils and length of the nose help to make sure this happens. Researchers said the nose is a (8) ____________ like a temperature controller.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
used
distance
respiratory
evolution
measure
way
predict
adjust

The researchers used 3D images to (9) ____________ the noses of more than 2,600 people from Africa, Asia and Europe. They measured the width of the nostrils, the (10) ____________ between nostrils and nose height. The researchers said their findings could help people who move to different climates to (11) ____________ to the heat or cold, and the humidity. This could help reduce (12) ____________ problems. Study co-author Dr Arslan Zaidi said increased travel and climate change make it difficult to (13) ____________ if our nose will change shape in the future. He said: "Our lifestyles aren't what they (14) ____________ to be. We move around the world (15) ____________ too much. That makes it very complicated to predict the future (16) ____________ of the nose with the changing climate."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Researchers have come up with a possible explanation ______
     a.  for these
     b.  for thus
     c.  for those
     d.  for this

2)  People with narrower noses are more commonly found in colder and ______
     a.  dry a climate
     b.  dry climate is
     c.  drier climates
     d.  dried climate is

3)  making sure the air we breathe reaches our lungs in a warm and ______
     a.  must condition
     b.  moist condition
     c.  mast condition
     d.  mist condition

4)  The width of the nostrils and length of the nose help to make ______
     a.  sure this happens
     b.  sure this happen
     c.  sure this happened
     d.  sure this happening

5)  Researchers said the nose is a little like a ______
     a.  temperature controller
     b.  temper tantrum controller
     c.  temper rapture controller
     d.  temperate controller

6)  They measured the width of the nostrils, the distance between nostrils ______
     a.  and nose high
     b.  and nose height
     c.  and nose hate
     d.  and nose fight

7)  help people who move to different climates to adjust to ______
     a.  the heats or cold
     b.  the heat or colds
     c.  the heats or colds
     d.  the heat or cold

8) co-author Dr Arslan Zaidi said increased travel and climate change make it ______
     a.  difficult for predict
     b.  difficult to predict
     c.  difficult too predict
     d.  difficult to predicts

9)  He said our lifestyles aren't what they used to be. We move around the world ______
     a.  weigh too much
     b.  why too much
     c.  whey too much
     d.  way too much

10)  That makes it very complicated to predict the ______
     a.  future evolutionary
     b.  future evolutions
     c.  future's evolution
     d.  future evolution

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Have (1) ___________________ why everyone's nose is a different shape? Researchers have come up with a (2) ___________________ for this. A study from Pennsylvania State University in the USA says the Earth's climate could have something (3) ___________________ shape of our nose. The study found that people who have wider noses usually live in warmer, more humid areas. People with narrower noses (4) ___________________ found in colder and drier climates. The nose plays an important function in making sure the air (5) ___________________ our lungs in a warm and moist condition. The width of the nostrils and length of the nose help to make sure this happens. Researchers said the nose (6) ___________________ temperature controller.

The researchers used 3D images (7) ___________________ noses of more than 2,600 people from Africa, Asia and Europe. They measured the width of the nostrils, (8) ___________________ nostrils and nose height. The researchers said their findings could help people who move to different climates (9) ___________________ heat or cold, and the humidity. This could help reduce respiratory problems. Study co-author Dr Arslan Zaidi said increased (10) ___________________ change make it difficult to predict if our nose will change shape in the future. He said: "Our lifestyles aren't what (11) ___________________. We move around the world way too much. That makes it very complicated to predict the (12) ___________________ of the nose with the changing climate."

Comprehension questions

  1. From which country is the university that did this research?
  2. Who did the article say lived in warmer, more humid areas?
  3. In what condition should air reach our lungs?
  4. What did the article say was important about the nostrils?
  5. What did the researchers liken our nose to?
  6. How many pictures of people's noses did researchers measure?
  7. What did the researchers measure the distance between?
  8. What kind of problems could the study reduce?
  9. What did a researcher say aren't what they used to be?
  10. What did the doctor say we did "way too much"?




Multiple choice quiz

1) From which country is the university that did this research?
a) the USA
b) Japan
c) France
d) Brazil

2) Who did the article say lived in warmer, more humid areas?
a) people with greasy noses
b) richer people
c) people with wider noses
d) people with freckly noses

3) In what condition should air reach our lungs?
a) full of oxygen
b) warm and moist
c) cool and dry
d) 80%

4) What did the article say was important about the nostrils?
a) sniffing
b) the smell
c) the colour
d) the width

5) What did the researchers liken our nose to?
a) a temperature controller
b) vacuum cleaners
c) our ears
d) breathing

6) How many pictures of people's noses did researchers measure?
a) around 2,600
b) just over 2,600
c) exactly 2,600
d) more than 2,600

7) What did the researchers measure the distance between?
a) 3D images
b) the nostrils
c) the nose and eyes
d) Asia and Africa

8) What kind of problems could the study reduce?
a) sniffing problems
b) being too hot or cold
c) humidity
d) respiratory problems

9) What did a researcher say aren't what they used to be?
a) noses
b) changes
c) our lifestyles
d) tissues

10) What did the doctor say we did "way too much"?
a) pick our nose
b) move around the world
c) blow our nose
d) sniff

Role play

Role A —London

You think London is the city with the best climate. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their places. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Dubai, Sydney or Anchorage.

Role B —Dubai

You think Dubai is the city with the best climate. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their places. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): London, Sydney or Anchorage.

Role C —Sydney

You think Sydney is the city with the best climate. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their places. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why): Dubai, London or Anchorage.

Role D —Anchorage

You think Anchorage is the city with the best climate. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their places. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these (and why):  Dubai, Sydney or London.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'nose'

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  • and 'shape'.

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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • 3D
    • distance
    • adjust
    • difficult
    • used
    • changing
    • why
    • something
    • areas
    • plays
    • sure
    • little




    Student survey

    Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

    (Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

    Discussion - Climate changed the shape of our nose

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'nose'?
    3. What do you think of your nose?
    4. What do you think of noses?
    5. What did you find interesting about what you read?
    6. How attractive are noses compared to other parts of the face?
    7. How possible is it climate changed the shape of our nose?
    8. How many different things does the nose do?
    9. What's the best nose shape?
    10. Would you like to change anything about your nose?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'climate'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Do you think climate changes other parts of our body?
    5. What problems can we have with our nose?
    6. How do heat, cold and humidity affect the nose?
    7. Would you ever have a nose job?
    8. How would you describe your nose?
    9. What might our noses look like in the future?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Have you ever (1) ____ why everyone's nose is a different shape? Researchers have come up with a possible (2) ____ for this. A study from Pennsylvania State University in the USA says the Earth's climate could have something to (3) ____ with the shape of our nose. The study found that people who have wider noses usually live in warmer, more humid (4) ____. People with narrower noses are more commonly found in colder and drier climates. The nose plays an important function in making sure the air we (5) ____ reaches our lungs in a warm and moist condition. The width of the nostrils and length of the nose help to make sure this happens. Researchers said the nose is a little (6) ____ a temperature controller.

    The researchers used 3D (7) ____ to measure the noses of more than 2,600 people from Africa, Asia and Europe. They measured the width of the nostrils, the distance (8) ____ nostrils and nose height. The researchers said their findings could help people who move to different climates to adjust (9) ____ the heat or cold, and the humidity. This could help reduce respiratory problems. Study co-author Dr Arslan Zaidi said increased travel and climate change make it difficult to predict if our nose will change shape (10) ____ the future. He said: "Our lifestyles aren't what they (11) ____ to be. We move around the world way too much. That makes it very complicated to predict the future [evolution] (12) ____ the nose with the changing climate."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     wondered     (b)     worded     (c)     wandered     (d)     wormed    
    2. (a)     explain     (b)     explains     (c)     explanation     (d)     explained    
    3. (a)     make     (b)     take     (c)     do     (d)     have    
    4. (a)     area     (b)     arena     (c)     arenas     (d)     areas    
    5. (a)     breathing     (b)     breathless     (c)     breathe     (d)     breath    
    6. (a)     almost     (b)     like     (c)     same     (d)     similar    
    7. (a)     imagines     (b)     images     (c)     imagine     (d)     image    
    8. (a)     to     (b)     between     (c)     far     (d)     from    
    9. (a)     on     (b)     by     (c)     to     (d)     of    
    10. (a)     by     (b)     of     (c)     at     (d)     in    
    11. (a)     using     (b)     use     (c)     usage     (d)     used    
    12. (a)     by     (b)     as     (c)     to     (d)     of

    Spelling

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    Put the text back together

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    (    )     The researchers used 3D images to measure the noses of more than 2,600 people from Africa, Asia

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    Put the words in the right order

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    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    The researchers used 3D image / images to measure the noses of more than 2,600 people from Africa, Asia and Europe. They measured the width of the nostrils, the distance between nostrils and nose high / height. The researchers said their findings could help people who move / moving to different climates to just / adjust to the heat or cold, and the humidity / humid. This could help reduction / reduce respiratory problems. Study co-author Dr Arslan Zaidi said increased travel and climate change make it difficult to / for predict if our nose will change shape in / at the future. He said: "Our lifestyles aren't what they use / used to be. We move around the world way too much / many. That makes it very complicated to predict the future [evolution] of the nose with the changing climate."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    have you ever wondered why everyone's nose is a different shape researchers have come up with a possible explanation for this a study from pennsylvania state university in the usa says the earth's climate could have something to do with the shape of our nose the study found that people who have wider noses usually live in warmer more humid areas people with narrower noses are more commonly found in colder and drier climates the nose plays an important function in making sure the air we breathe reaches our lungs in a warm and moist condition the width of the nostrils and length of the nose help to make sure this happens researchers said the nose is a little like a temperature controller

    the researchers used 3d images to measure the noses of more than 2600 people from africa asia and europe they measured the width of the nostrils the distance between nostrils and nose height the researchers said their findings could help people who move to different climates to adjust to the heat or cold and the humidity this could help reduce respiratory problems study co-author dr arslan zaidi said increased travel and climate change make it difficult to predict if our nose will change shape in the future he said "our lifestyles aren't what they used to be we move around the world way too much that makes it very complicated to predict the future [evolution] of the nose with the changing climate"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    archershavecomeupwithapossibleexplanationforthis.AstudyfromPe
    nnsylvaniaStateUniversityintheUSAsaystheEarth'sclimatecouldhav
    esomethingtodowiththeshapeofournose.Thestudyfoundthatpeople
    whohavewidernosesusuallyliveinwarmer,morehumidareas.People
    withnarrowernosesaremorecommonlyfoundincolderanddrierclimat
    es.Thenoseplaysanimportantfunctioninmakingsuretheairwebreath
    ereachesourlungsinawarmandmoistcondition.Thewidthofthenostril
    sandlengthofthenosehelptomakesurethishappens.Researcherssai
    dthenoseisalittlelikeatemperaturecontroller.Theresearchersused3D
    imagestomeasurethenosesofmorethan2,600peoplefromAfrica,Asia
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    ennostrilsandnoseheight.Theresearcherssaidtheirfindingscouldhelp
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    ehumidity.Thiscouldhelpreducerespiratoryproblems.Studyco-auth
    orDrArslanZaidisaidincreasedtravelandclimatechangemakeitdifficul
    ttopredictifournosewillchangeshapeinthefuture.Hesaid:"Ourlifestyl
    esaren'twhattheyusedtobe.Wemovearoundtheworldwaytoomuch.T
    hatmakesitverycomplicatedtopredictthefuture[evolution]ofthenose
    withthechangingclimate."

    Free writing

    Write about nose shape for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    The nose is the most important part of the face. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this research. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. NOSE SHAPE: Make a poster about nose shape. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. EVOLUTION: Write a magazine article about the future of our face. Write that in the future, we will all look the same Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on nose shape. Ask him/her three questions about our nose. Give him/her three of your opinions on the shape of our nose. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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