The Reading / Listening - Chemistry - Level 3

The 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry has gone to three scientists for their work on photographing molecules. Professors Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson will share the $1,090,000 prize. They developed a special way of taking photos of molecules. Molecules are the very smallest building blocks that make up the cells in our body. Everything and everyone is made of molecules. The three chemists developed a technique called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). This allows scientists to zoom in to amazing new levels. Scientists can now see things in our bodies that we have never seen before. They can see how the building blocks of life move.



The Nobel Prize committee said the new cryo-EM technique will change science forever. It said the technique has "moved biochemistry into a new era". The Nobel chairperson said: "Soon, there will be no more secrets. Now we can see the intricate details of the biomolecules in every corner of our cells and every drop of our body fluids. We can understand how they are built and how they act and how they work together in large communities. We are facing a revolution in biochemistry." Professor Frank said the practical uses for the technique were "immense". Cryo-EM will mean scientists can look at the building blocks of viruses. This means we will find cures for many diseases.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Chemistry - Level 0 Chemistry - Level 1   or  Chemistry - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. CHEMISTRY: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about chemistry. 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?

       chemistry / scientists / molecules / taking photos / cells / everyone / zoom in / life /
       committee / forever / secrets / communities / revolution / technique / viruses / cures

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

3. NO DISEASE: Students A strongly believe no disease in the world would be a great thing; Students B strongly believe it wouldn't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. SCIENCE: What do you know about these sciences? How important are they? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What do you know?

How useful is this?

Chemistry

 

 

Biology

 

 

Physics

 

 

Computer science

 

 

Food science

 

 

Sports science

 

 

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

6. NOBEL PRIZES: Rank these with your partner. Put the most important real and imaginary Nobel Prize at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Medicine
  • Economic Sciences
  • Sport
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Peace
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. The Nobel Prize for Chemistry was won by three scientists.     T / F
  2. The winners shared a prize of just under $1,000,000.     T / F
  3. Only people are made up of molecules.     T / F
  4. Scientists can't now see how the building blocks of life move.     T / F
  5. The Nobel committee said the new technique won't change science.     T / F
  6. The Nobel chairperson said there would be no more secrets.     T / F
  7. The committee said biochemistry is facing a revolution.     T / F
  8. A professor said we would find cures for many diseases.     T / F

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

  1. work
  2. share
  3. developed
  4. allows
  5. before
  6. forever
  7. era
  8. fluids
  9. communities
  10. cures
  1. made
  2. remedies
  3. previously
  4. liquids
  5. time
  6. efforts
  7. groups
  8. lets
  9. split
  10. for always

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

  1. share the
  2. They developed a special
  3. Everything and everyone
  4. see things in our bodies that we have
  5. how the building blocks
  6. every drop of
  7. how they work together in large
  8. We are facing a revolution
  9. the practical uses for the technique
  10. This means we will find cures
  1. in biochemistry
  2. of life move
  3. our body fluids
  4. for many diseases
  5. is made of molecules
  6. were "immense"
  7. $1,090,000 prize
  8. never seen before
  9. communities
  10. way of taking photos

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
special
levels
work
cells
zoom
blocks
share
technique

The 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry has gone to three scientists for their (1) ____________ on photographing molecules. Professors Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson will (2) ____________ the $1,090,000 prize. They developed a (3) ____________ way of taking photos of molecules. Molecules are the very smallest building blocks that make up the (4) ____________ in our body. Everything and everyone is made of molecules. The three chemists developed a (5) ____________ called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). This allows scientists to (6) ____________ in to amazing new (7) ____________. Scientists can now see things in our bodies that we have never seen before. They can see how the building (8) ____________ of life move.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
details
together
forever
cures
era
uses
fluids
facing

The Nobel Prize committee said the new cryo-EM technique will change science (9) ____________. It said the technique has "moved biochemistry into a new (10) ____________". The Nobel chairperson said: "Soon, there will be no more secrets. Now we can see the intricate (11) ____________ of the biomolecules in every corner of our cells and every drop of our body (12) ____________. We can understand how they are built and how they act and how they work (13) ____________ in large communities. We are (14) ____________ a revolution in biochemistry." Professor Frank said the practical (15) ____________ for the technique were "immense". Cryo-EM will mean scientists can look at the building blocks of viruses. This means we will find (16) ____________ for many diseases.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  The 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry has ______ scientists
     a.  going to three
     b.  gone to free
     c.  going to free
     d.  gone to three

2)  Molecules are the very smallest building blocks that make up ______ body
     a.  the calls in our
     b.  the sells in our
     c.  the seals in our
     d.  the cells in our

3)  This allows scientists to zoom in to amazing ______
     a.  new levels
     b.  newly levels
     c.  knew levels
     d.  knew level

4)  Scientists can now see things in our bodies that we have ______ before
     a.  never seeing
     b.  never seen
     c.  never scene
     d.  never serene

5)  They can see how the building blocks of ______
     a.  life moves
     b.  life moved
     c.  life move
     d.  life mover

6)  The Nobel Prize committee said the new cryo-EM technique will change ______
     a.  science for every
     b.  science for even
     c.  science forever
     d.  science four ever

7)  It said the technique has "moved biochemistry into ______"
     a.  a new era
     b.  a new ear
     c.  a new aura
     d.  a new aurora

8) details of the biomolecules in every corner of our cells and every drop of ______
     a.  our bodily fluid
     b.  hour body fluids
     c.  our body fluids
     d.  our body fluid

9)  Professor Frank said the practical uses for the technique ______
     a.  were "immense"
     b.  were "immerse"
     c.  were "comments"
     d.  were "cements"

10)  Cryo-EM will mean scientists can look at the building ______
     a.  blocks off viruses
     b.  blocks of virus is
     c.  block soft viruses
     d.  blocks of viruses

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry has (1) ___________________ scientists for their work on photographing molecules. Professors Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson (2) ___________________ $1,090,000 prize. They developed a special way of taking photos of molecules. Molecules are (3) ___________________ building blocks that make up the cells in our body. Everything and everyone is made of molecules. The three chemists developed (4) ___________________ cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). This allows scientists to zoom in to amazing new levels. Scientists can (5) ___________________ in our bodies that we have never seen before. They (6) ___________________ the building blocks of life move.

The Nobel Prize committee said the new cryo-EM technique will change science forever. It said (7) ___________________ "moved biochemistry into a new era". The Nobel chairperson said: "Soon, (8) ___________________ no more secrets. Now we can see the intricate details of the biomolecules in (9) ___________________ our cells and every drop of our body fluids. We can understand how (10) ___________________ and how they act and how they work together in large communities. We are facing a revolution in biochemistry." Professor Frank said (11) ___________________ for the technique were "immense". Cryo-EM will mean scientists can look at the building blocks of viruses. This means we will (12) ___________________ many diseases.

Comprehension questions

  1. How many chemists won the Nobel Chemistry Prize?
  2. How much did the prizewinners win?
  3. What did the article say is made up of molecules?
  4. What can scientists now do to new levels?
  5. What can scientists now see the building blocks of life do?
  6. What did the Nobel Prize committee say would change forever?
  7. What did the Nobel chairperson say there would be no more of?
  8. Where do biomolecules work together?
  9. What is there now a revolution in?
  10. What will scientists find cures for?




Multiple choice quiz

1) How many chemists won the Nobel Chemistry Prize?
a) 1
b) 4
c) 2
d) 3

2) How much did the prizewinners win?
a) $1,900,000
b) $1,090,000
c) $1,009,000
d) $1,000,009

3) What did the article say is made up of molecules?
a) rocks
b) animals
c) humans
d) everyone and everything

4) What can scientists now do to new levels?
a) research
b) write
c) zoom in
d) work

5) What can scientists now see the building blocks of life do?
a) vibrate
b) reproduce
c) break down
d) move

6) What did the Nobel Prize committee say would change forever?
a) life
b) our body
c) science
d) everything

7) What did the Nobel chairperson say there would be no more of?
a) secrets
b) money
c) research
d) mistakes

8) Where do biomolecules work together?
a) in fluids
b) in corners
c) in large communities
d) in microscopes

9) What is there now a revolution in?
a) techniques
b) biochemistry
c) diseases
d) cures

10) What will scientists find cures for?
a) many diseases
b) the world's problems
c) colds
d) headaches

Role play

Role  A – Chemistry

You think the Nobel Prize for Chemistry is the best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their prizes. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): Peace, Literature or Medicine.

Role  B – Peace

You think the Nobel Prize for Peace is the best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their prizes. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): Chemistry, Literature or Medicine.

Role  C – Literature

You think the Nobel Prize for Literature is the best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their prizes. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): Peace, Chemistry or Medicine.

Role  D – Medicine

You think the Nobel Prize for Medicine is the best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their prizes. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why):  Peace, Literature or Chemistry.

After reading / listening

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

'prize'

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  • and 'scientist'.

  • ________________
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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:

    • forever
    • era
    • details
    • drop
    • facing
    • look
    • gone
    • share
    • very
    • everyone
    • zoom
    • move




    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 - Nobel chemistry prize for molecule photos

    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 'prize'?
    3. What do you know about the Nobel Prize?
    4. What do you know about chemistry?
    5. What do you know about molecules?
    6. How important are scientists?
    7. How good were/are you at chemistry?
    8. What would you like to zoom in on?
    9. How important are scientists compared to bankers?
    10. Why is it important to see the building blocks of life?

    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 'scientists'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. How will the new technique change science?
    5. What secrets about the body would you like to know?
    6. What Nobel Prize would you like to win?
    7. What science would you like to work in?
    8. How important are scientists compared to police officers?
    9. Would it be good if all diseases were cured?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the prizewinners?

    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)

    The 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry has (1) ____ to three scientists for their work on photographing molecules. Professors Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson will (2) ____ the $1,090,000 prize. They developed a (3) ____ way of taking photos of molecules. Molecules are the (4) ____ smallest building blocks that make up the cells in our body. Everything and everyone is made of molecules. The three chemists developed a (5) ____ called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). This allows scientists to zoom in to amazing new levels. Scientists can now see things in our bodies that we have never (6) ____ before. They can see how the building blocks of life move.

    The Nobel Prize committee said the new cryo-EM technique will change science forever. It said the technique has "moved biochemistry into a new (7) ____". The Nobel chairperson said: "Soon, there will be no more (8) ____. Now we can see the intricate details of the biomolecules in (9) ____ corner of our cells and every drop of our body fluids. We can understand how they are built and how they act and (10) ____ they work together in large communities. We are facing a revolution in biochemistry." Professor Frank said the (11) ____ uses for the technique were "immense". Cryo-EM will mean scientists can look at the building blocks of viruses. This means we will find cures (12) ____ many diseases.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     been     (b)     gone     (c)     went     (d)     going    
    2. (a)     sharing     (b)     share     (c)     shared     (d)     shares    
    3. (a)     specialize     (b)     specially     (c)     especial     (d)     special    
    4. (a)     verily     (b)     very     (c)     verity     (d)     vary    
    5. (a)     tech     (b)     technically     (c)     technical     (d)     technique    
    6. (a)     watched     (b)     viewed     (c)     seen     (d)     looked    
    7. (a)     era     (b)     aria     (c)     aura     (d)     error    
    8. (a)     secretive     (b)     secreted     (c)     secrets     (d)     secret    
    9. (a)     entire     (b)     whole     (c)     all     (d)     every    
    10. (a)     how     (b)     what     (c)     which     (d)     whichever    
    11. (a)     practical     (b)     partial     (c)     palatial     (d)     palate    
    12. (a)     for     (b)     from     (c)     if     (d)     as

    Spelling

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (    )     developed a technique called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). This allows scientists to zoom

    (    )     in to amazing new levels. Scientists can now see things in our bodies that we have never

    (    )     biochemistry." Professor Frank said the practical uses for the technique were "immense". Cryo-EM will mean

    (    )     of our cells and every drop of our body fluids. We can understand how they are built and how they act

    (    )     and how they work together in large communities. We are facing a revolution in

    (    )     up the cells in our body. Everything and everyone is made of molecules. The three chemists

    (    )     Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson will share the $1,090,000 prize. They developed a special

    (    )     scientists can look at the building blocks of viruses. This means we will find cures for many diseases.

    (    )     secrets. Now we can see the intricate details of the biomolecules in every corner

    (    )     way of taking photos of molecules. Molecules are the very smallest building blocks that make

    (    )     seen before. They can see how the building blocks of life move.

    (    )     The Nobel Prize committee said the new cryo-EM technique will change science forever. It said the technique

    1  )     The 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry has gone to three scientists for their work on photographing molecules. Professors

    (    )     has "moved biochemistry into a new era". The Nobel chairperson said: "Soon, there will be no more

    Put the words in the right order

    1. of   developed  way   photos   They  special   taking  molecules  a   of   .
    2. made   and   of   everyone   molecules   is   Everything   .
    3. This   to   to   levels   scientists   in   new   allows   zoom   amazing   .
    4. our   we   seen   in   that   never   Things   bodies   have   before   .
    5. building   life   can   the   of   They   how   blocks   move   see   .
    6. forever   technique   science   new   cryo-EM   change   The   will   .
    7. the   of   Now   see   details   biomolecules   can   intricate   the   we   .
    8. are   built  and   how   they   act   We   can   understand   how   they   .
    9. in   We   facing   revolution   biochemistry   are   a   .
    10. means   for   we   many   will   diseases   find   This   cures   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry has gone / going to three scientists for their work on photographing molecules. Professors Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson will share the $1,090,000 prize. They developed a specially / special way of taking photos of molecules. Molecules are the very smallest building / built blocks that make up the calls /cells in our body. Everything and everyone is made off / of molecules. The three chemists developed / development a technique called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). This allows / allow scientists to zoom on / in to amazing new levels. Scientists can now see things / thing in our bodies that we have never seen before. They can see how the building blocks of life move / movement.

    The Nobel Prize committee said the newly / new cryo-EM technique will change science forever. It said the technique / technical has "moved biochemistry into a new era". The Nobel chairperson said: "Soon, there will be no / not more secrets. Now we can see / seen the intricate details of the biomolecules in every corners / corner of our cells and every drop of our body fluids. We can understand how they are build / built and how they act and how they work together on / in large communities. We are faced / facing a revolution in biochemistry." Professor Frank said the practical / practice uses for the technique were "immense". Cryo-EM will mean scientists can look at the building blocks of virus / viruses. This means we will find cures for many diseases.

    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)

    Th_ 2017 N_b_l Pr_z_ _n ch_m_stry h_s g_n_ t_ thr__ sc__nt_sts f_r th__r w_rk _n ph_t_gr_ph_ng m_l_c_l_s. Pr_f_ss_rs J_cq__s D_b_ch_t, J__ch_m Fr_nk _nd R_ch_rd H_nd_rs_n w_ll sh_r_ th_ $1,090,000 pr_z_. Th_y d_v_l_p_d _ sp_c__l w_y _f t_k_ng ph_t_s _f m_l_c_l_s. M_l_c_l_s _r_ th_ v_ry sm_ll_st b__ld_ng bl_cks th_t m_k_ _p th_ c_lls _n __r b_dy. _v_ryth_ng _nd _v_ry_n_ _s m_d_ _f m_l_c_l_s. Th_ thr__ ch_m_sts d_v_l_p_d _ t_chn_q__ c_ll_d cry_-_l_ctr_n m_cr_sc_py (cry_-_M). Th_s _ll_ws sc__nt_sts t_ z__m _n t_ _m_z_ng n_w l_v_ls. Sc__nt_sts c_n n_w s__ th_ngs _n __r b_d__s th_t w_ h_v_ n_v_r s__n b_f_r_. Th_y c_n s__ h_w th_ b__ld_ng bl_cks _f l_f_ m_v_.

    Th_ N_b_l Pr_z_ c_mm_tt__ s__d th_ n_w cry_-_M t_chn_q__ w_ll ch_ng_ sc__nc_ f_r_v_r. _t s__d th_ t_chn_q__ h_s "m_v_d b__ch_m_stry _nt_ _ n_w _r_". Th_ N_b_l ch__rp_rs_n s__d: "S__n, th_r_ w_ll b_ n_ m_r_ s_cr_ts. N_w w_ c_n s__ th_ _ntr_c_t_ d_t__ls _f th_ b__m_l_c_l_s _n _v_ry c_rn_r _f __r c_lls _nd _v_ry dr_p _f __r b_dy fl__ds. W_ c_n _nd_rst_nd h_w th_y _r_ b__lt _nd h_w th_y _ct _nd h_w th_y w_rk t_g_th_r _n l_rg_ c_mm_n_t__s. W_ _r_ f_c_ng _ r_v_l_t__n _n b__ch_m_stry." Pr_f_ss_r Fr_nk s__d th_ pr_ct_c_l _s_s f_r th_ t_chn_q__ w_r_ "_mm_ns_". Cry_-_M w_ll m__n sc__nt_sts c_n l__k _t th_ b__ld_ng bl_cks _f v_r_s_s. Th_s m__ns w_ w_ll f_nd c_r_s f_r m_ny d_s__s_s.

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the 2017 nobel prize in chemistry has gone to three scientists for their work on photographing molecules professors jacques dubochet joachim frank and richard henderson will share the $1090000 prize they developed a special way of taking photos of molecules molecules are the very smallest building blocks that make up the cells in our body everything and everyone is made of molecules the three chemists developed a technique called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-em) this allows scientists to zoom in to amazing new levels scientists can now see things in our bodies that we have never seen before they can see how the building blocks of life move

    the nobel prize committee said the new cryo-em technique will change science forever it said the technique has "moved biochemistry into a new era" the nobel chairperson said "soon there will be no more secrets now we can see the intricate details of the biomolecules in every corner of our cells and every drop of our body fluids we can understand how they are built and how they act and how they work together in large communities we are facing a revolution in biochemistry" professor frank said the practical uses for the technique were "immense" cryo-em will mean scientists can look at the building blocks of viruses this means we will find cures for many diseases

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    The2017NobelPrizeinchemistryhasgonetothreescientistsfortheirwo
    rkonphotographingmolecules.ProfessorsJacquesDubochet,Joachim
    FrankandRichardHendersonwillsharethe$1,090,000prize.Theydeve
    lopedaspecialwayoftakingphotosofmolecules.Moleculesaretheverys
    mallestbuildingblocksthatmakeupthecellsinourbody.Everythingand
    everyoneismadeofmolecules.Thethreechemistsdevelopedatechniq
    uecalledcryo-electronmicroscopy(cryo-EM).Thisallowsscientistst
    ozoomintoamazingnewlevels.Scientistscannowseethingsinourbodi
    esthatwehaveneverseenbefore.Theycanseehowthebuildingblocksof
    lifemove.TheNobelPrizecommitteesaidthenewcryo-EMtechniquewil
    lchangescienceforever.Itsaidthetechniquehas"movedbiochemistryi
    ntoanewera".TheNobelchairpersonsaid:"Soon,therewillbenomores
    ecrets.Nowwecanseetheintricatedetailsofthebiomoleculesineveryco
    rnerofourcellsandeverydropofourbodyfluids.Wecanunderstandhowt
    heyarebuiltandhowtheyactandhowtheyworktogetherinlargecommu
    nities.Wearefacingarevolutioninbiochemistry."ProfessorFranksaidt
    hepracticalusesforthetechniquewere"immense".Cryo-EMwillmea
    nscientistscanlookatthebuildingblocksofviruses.Thismeanswewillfin
    dcuresformanydiseases.

    Free writing

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

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    Academic writing

    The Nobel Prize money should be one billion dollars. 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 news. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. CHEMISTRY: Make a poster about chemistry. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. NOBEL PRIZES: Write a magazine article about the Nobel Prizes. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against them.

    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 chemistry. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on what new things scientists should find out in the future. 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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