The Reading / Listening - Chemistry - Level 0

The Nobel Prize in chemistry went to three scientists. They found a way of photographing molecules. Molecules are the smallest things in our body and in everything around us. Scientists can zoom in to see things in our bodies never seen before. They can now see how molecules move.



The Nobel committee said science will change forever. It added: "Soon, there will be no more secrets. Now we can see the…details of [molecules] in every corner of our cells and every drop of our body fluids. We can understand how…they work together." A professor said scientists can look at viruses and cure diseases.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Chemistry - Level 1 Chemistry - Level 2   or  Chemistry - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41495621
  • http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/10/cold-clear-view-life-wins-chemistry-nobel
  • https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/seeing-the-invisible-world-with-the-2017-nobel-prize-in-chemistry


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 :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. They found a way of
  2. Molecules are the smallest
  3. everything around
  4. Scientists can zoom
  5. see things in our
  6. never seen
  7. They can now
  8. how molecules
  1. us
  2. see
  3. in
  4. move
  5. photographing molecules
  6. things in our body
  7. before
  8. bodies

Paragraph 2

  1. The Nobel
  2. science will change
  3. there will
  4. every corner
  5. every drop of our body
  6. they work
  7. scientists can
  8. cure
  1. of our cells
  2. look at viruses
  3. forever
  4. diseases
  5. committee
  6. be no more secrets
  7. together
  8. fluids

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The Nobel Prize in chemistry (1) ___________________ scientists. They found (2) ___________________ photographing molecules. Molecules are the smallest things (3) ___________________ and in everything around us. Scientists (4) ___________________ to see things (5) ___________________ never seen before. They can (6) ___________________ molecules move.

The Nobel committee (7) ___________________ change forever. It added: "Soon, there will (8) ___________________ secrets. Now we can (9) ___________________ of [molecules] in every corner of our cells and (10) ___________________ our body fluids. We can understand (11) ___________________ together." A professor said scientists can look at viruses (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheNobelPrizeinchemistrywenttothreescientists.Theyfoundawayof
photographingmolecules.Moleculesarethesmallestthingsinourbody
andineverythingaroundus.Scientistscanzoomintoseethingsinourbo
diesneverseenbefore.Theycannowseehowmoleculesmove.TheNobe
lcommitteesaidsciencewillchangeforever.Itadded:"Soon,therewillb
enomoresecrets.Nowwecanseethe…detailsof[molecules]ineverycor
nerofourcellsandeverydropofourbodyfluids.Wecanunderstandhow…
theyworktogether."Aprofessorsaidscientistscanlookatvirusesandcu
rediseases.

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 — Write your own questions

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

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

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Free writing

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