The Reading / Listening - Level 0

There is more gum disease today than 2,000 years ago. Researchers looked at the teeth of people who lived 2,000 years ago. Only 5 per cent of them had gum disease. Today, up to 30 per cent of people have gum disease. People did not have toothbrushes, toothpaste or dentists 2,000 years ago.



Smoking is the biggest reason for gum disease. A researcher said gum disease could go down if people stop smoking. Gum disease is because of bacteria in your mouth. The bacteria can make your teeth fall out. People can stop gum disease if they brush their teeth. They should also stop smoking.

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Sources
  • http://www.healthcanal.com/oral-dental-health/56640-romans-had-less-gum-disease-than-modern-britons.html
  • http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v217/n8/full/sj.bdj.2014.908.html
  • http://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2014/oct/gum-disease-worse-now-than-in-roman-britain133420.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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There is more gum disease

a.

have gum disease

2.

2,000 years

b.

of them

3.

researchers looked

c.

or dentists

4.

people who

d.

today

5.

Only 5 per cent

e.

at the teeth

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up to 30 per cent of people

f.

lived 2,000 years ago

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People did not have

g.

ago

8.

toothpaste

h.

toothbrushes



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Smoking is the

a.

gum disease

2.

A researcher said gum disease could

b.

mouth

3.

Gum disease is because

c.

stop smoking

4.

in your

d.

of bacteria

5.

make your teeth fall

e.

go down

6.

People can stop

f.

biggest reason

7.

brush their

g.

out

8.

They should also

h.

teeth

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

(1) ___________________ disease today than 2,000 years ago. Researchers (2) ___________________ teeth of people who lived 2,000 years ago. Only 5 per cent                                      (3) ___________________ disease. Today, up to 30 per (4) ___________________ have gum disease. People did not (5) ___________________, toothpaste or dentists (6) ___________________.

Smoking is (7) ___________________ for gum disease. A researcher said gum disease (8) ___________________ if people stop smoking. Gum (9) ___________________ of bacteria in your mouth. The bacteria can make your (10) ___________________. People (11) ___________________ disease if they brush their teeth. They should (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Thereismoregumdiseasetodaythan2,000yearsago.Researcherslook
edattheteethofpeoplewholived2,000yearsago.Only5percentofthem
hadgumdisease.Today,upto30percentofpeoplehavegumdisease.Pe
opledidnothavetoothbrushes,toothpasteordentists2,000yearsago.
Smokingisthebiggestreasonforgumdisease.Aresearchersaidgumdis
easecouldgodownifpeoplestopsmoking.Gumdiseaseisbecauseofbac
teriainyourmouth.Thebacteriacanmakeyourteethfallout.Peoplecans
topgumdiseaseiftheybrushtheirteeth.Theyshouldalsostopsmoking.

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

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Answers

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