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We clean our teeth the wrong way. We get different information from dentists, dental textbooks and toothpaste instructions. They tell us five ways of brushing. The toothbrush moves along the teeth in circular movements. Researchers say we should move the toothbrush backwards and forwards instead.



A professor said we need good information on tooth-brushing. We should not brush more than twice a day. This damages the tooth. We should brush for two to three minutes and not press hard. We shouldn't clean our teeth after eating. This can damage our teeth. We should also clean our tongue.

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Sources
  • http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/scientists-reveal-perfect-tooth-brushing-4028625#ixzz3A32WPxi6
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/rebecca-smith/11021049/Best-method-for-brushing-teeth-revealed.html
  • http://www.thehealthsite.com/news/brushing-needs-no-proper-technique-says-a-study/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

We clean our teeth the wrong

a.

move the toothbrush

2.

We get different information

b.

brushing

3.

dental

c.

way

4.

They tell us five ways of

d.

movements

5.

The toothbrush moves along

e.

textbooks

6.

circular

f.

forwards

7.

Researchers say we should

g.

from dentists

8.

backwards and

h.

the teeth



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

we need good information

a.

eating

2.

We should not brush more than

b.

hard

3.

This damages

c.

twice a day

4.

We should brush for

d.

clean our tongue

5.

not press

e.

teeth

6.

We shouldn't clean our teeth after

f.

on tooth-brushing

7.

This can damage our

g.

two to three minutes

8.

We should also

h.

the tooth

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

We clean our teeth (1) ___________________. We get different information from dentists, (2) ___________________ and toothpaste instructions. They tell (3) ___________________ of brushing. The toothbrush (4) ___________________ teeth in  (5) ___________________. Researchers say we should move the toothbrush backwards (6) ___________________.

A professor (7) ___________________ information on tooth-brushing. We (8) ___________________ more than twice a day. This (9) ___________________. We should brush for two to three minutes and (10) ___________________. We shouldn't clean our (11) ___________________. This can damage our teeth. We should also (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Wecleanourteeththewrongway.Wegetdifferentinformationfromd
entists,dentaltextbooksandtoothpasteinstructions.Theytellusfiv
ewaysofbrushing.Thetoothbrushmovesalongtheteethincircular
movements.Researcherssayweshouldmovethetoothbrushbackw
ardsandforwardsinstead.Aprofessorsaidweneedgoodinformation
ontooth-brushing.Weshouldnotbrushmorethantwiceaday.Thi
sdamagesthetooth.Weshouldbrushfortwotothreeminutesandnot
presshard.Weshouldn'tcleanourteethaftereating.Thiscandamag
eourteeth.Weshouldalsocleanourtongue.

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 teeth for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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