The Reading / Listening - Cosmetic Surgery - Level 6

Three Chinese women were left stranded at a South Korean airport after immigration officials said their passport photos did not match their faces. The women had just had cosmetic surgery to change their looks. The surgery had transformed their faces to such an extent that passport control officials in South Korea could not confirm their identity. Photos of the women went viral on the Internet. Their faces were swollen from the surgery and were heavily bandaged. The Shanghaiist.com website reported that the women were not allowed to take their return flight back to China, and were instead held for questioning by the airport authorities. It is still unclear if the women have been able to return to China.



South Korea has become the cosmetic surgery capital of the world. Cosmetic surgery tourism from China is now booming business. More than 500,000 Chinese residents a year flock to clinics in South Korea to reshape their faces and bodies. Many of them go to clinics that specialize in making clients look more "Western". Cosmetic surgery is also hugely popular with South Koreans. Around half of women under 30 in the capital Seoul are estimated to have had surgery. Many parents encourage their children to undergo surgery in efforts to gain a "competitive edge" in the job market. There are even hugely popular prime time TV shows that feature before and after transformations.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Cosmetic Surgery - Level 4  or  Cosmetic Surgery - Level 5

Sources
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/women-turned-away-flight-south-korea-plastic-surgery-passport-photo-airport-refuse-boarding-a7992106.html
  • http://shanghaiist.com/2017/10/10/south-korea-plastic-surgery.php
  • https://www.seoultouchup.com/plastic-surgery-in-korea/


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. COSMETIC SURGERY: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about cosmetic surgery. 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?

       airport / immigration / passport photos / faces / cosmetic surgery / identity / flight /
       capital / booming / business / clinics / popular / encourage / efforts / competitive

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

3. NATURAL IS BEST: Students A strongly believe the face and body we are born with is best and we don't need cosmetic surgery; Students B strongly believe cosmetic surgery is great.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. COSMETIC SURGERY: What do you know about these kinds of cosmetic surgery? Would you try them? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What do you know?

Would you try it?

Double eyelids

 

 

Facelift

 

 

Nose job

 

 

Tummy tuck

 

 

Hair replacement

 

 

Liposuction

 

 

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

6. LOOKS: Rank these with your partner. Put the things that most affect looks at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • eyes
  • ears
  • teeth
  • skin
  • hair
  • height
  • nose
  • stomach size

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. Police could not match passport photos with air passengers' faces.     T / F
  2. Immigration officials could not identify three women at an airport.     T / F
  3. The women's faces were both swollen and bandaged.     T / F
  4. The three women do not know when they can go back to China.     T / F
  5. China is the cosmetic surgery capital of the world.     T / F
  6. Half a million Chinese have cosmetic surgery in S. Korea every year.     T / F
  7. The article says half of South Korean women have had cosmetic surgery. T / F
  8. The article says parents are telling kids not to have cosmetic surgery.     T / F

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

  1. stranded
  2. looks
  3. extent
  4. swollen
  5. unclear
  6. capital
  7. hugely
  8. estimated
  9. undergo
  10. transformations
  1. have
  2. enlarged
  3. up in the air
  4. extremely
  5. helpless
  6. reckoned
  7. degree
  8. changes
  9. appearance
  10. metropolis

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

  1. Three Chinese women were left
  2. immigration
  3. to such an
  4. Their faces were
  5. held for
  6. booming
  7. flock
  8. hugely popular
  9. encourage their children to undergo
  10. gain a competitive
  1. to clinics
  2. swollen
  3. with South Koreans
  4. extent
  5. business
  6. stranded
  7. surgery
  8. officials
  9. edge
  10. questioning

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
match
swollen
extent
unclear
stranded
allowed
officials
identity

Three Chinese women were left (1) ____________ at a South Korean airport after immigration (2) ____________ said their passport photos did not (3) ____________ their faces. The women had just had cosmetic surgery to change their looks. The surgery had transformed their faces to such an (4) ____________ that passport control officials in South Korea could not confirm their (5) ____________. Photos of the women went viral on the Internet. Their faces were (6) ____________ from the surgery and were heavily bandaged. The Shanghaiist.com website reported that the women were not (7) ____________ to take their return flight back to China, and were instead held for questioning by the airport authorities. It is still (8) ____________ if the women have been able to return to China.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
residents
estimated
capital
prime
hugely
tourism
undergo
clinics

South Korea has become the cosmetic surgery (9) ____________ of the world. Cosmetic surgery (10) ____________ from China is now booming business. More than 500,000 Chinese (11) ____________ a year flock to clinics in South Korea to reshape their faces and bodies. Many of them go to (12) ____________ that specialize in making clients look more "Western". Cosmetic surgery is also (13) ____________ popular with South Koreans. Around half of women under 30 in the capital Seoul are (14) ____________ to have had surgery. Many parents encourage their children to (15) ____________ surgery in efforts to gain a "competitive edge" in the job market. There are even hugely popular (16) ____________ time TV shows that feature before and after transformations.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  immigration officials said their passport photos did not ______
     a.  march their faces
     b.  much their faces
     c.  match their faces
     d.  mach their faces

2)  The women had just had cosmetic surgery to change ______
     a.  their locks
     b.  their looks
     c.  their licks
     d.  their leaks

3)  passport control officials in South Korea could not ______
     a.  confirm their identify
     b.  confirm their eye dent a tea
     c.  confirm their I dentistry
     d.  confirm their identity

4)  Their faces were swollen from the surgery and were ______
     a.  heavily bandaged
     b.  heavily damaged
     c.  heavily band aged
     d.  heavily ban judged

5)  and were instead held for questioning by the ______
     a.  airport's authority
     b.  airport authorize
     c.  airport authority
     d.  airport authorities

6)  South Korea has become the cosmetic surgery ______
     a.  capitalists of the world
     b.  capitalize of the world
     c.  capital of the world
     d.  cap it all of the world

7)  Cosmetic surgery tourism from China is now ______
     a.  boom in business
     b.  boo mine business
     c.  boom Ming business
     d.  booming business

8)  Cosmetic surgery is also hugely ______ South Koreans
     a.  popular with
     b.  popular within
     c.  popular without
     d.  popular wither

9)  Around half of women under 30 in the capital Seoul are estimated to ______
     a.  have had sugary
     b.  have had surge airy
     c.  have had surgery
     d.  have had Sir Jerry

10)  There are even hugely popular ______ shows
     a.  prime time TV
     b.  brine time TV
     c.  prim time TV
     d.  brim time TV

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Three Chinese women were (1) ___________________ a South Korean airport after immigration officials said their passport photos did not match their faces. The women (2) ___________________ cosmetic surgery to change their looks. The surgery had transformed their faces to such an extent that passport (3) ___________________ South Korea could not confirm their identity. Photos of the women went viral on the Internet. Their (4) ___________________ from the surgery and were heavily bandaged. The Shanghaiist.com website reported that the women were (5) ___________________ take their return flight back to China, and were instead held for questioning by the airport authorities. It is still unclear if the women have been (6) ___________________ to China.

South Korea has become the cosmetic surgery (7) ___________________ world. Cosmetic surgery tourism from China is now booming business. More than 500,000 Chinese residents a year (8) ___________________ in South Korea to reshape their faces and bodies. Many of them (9) ___________________ that specialize in making clients look more "Western". Cosmetic surgery is (10) ___________________ with South Koreans. Around half of women under 30 in the capital Seoul are estimated to have had surgery. Many parents encourage their children (11) ___________________ in efforts to gain a "competitive edge" in the job market. There are even hugely (12) ___________________ TV shows that feature before and after transformations.

Comprehension questions

  1. How many women are stranded at a South Korean airport?
  2. What could immigration officials not confirm regarding the women?
  3. What were the women's faces covered in?
  4. What were the women held for?
  5. When will the women be able to return to China?
  6. Where is the cosmetic surgery capital of the world?
  7. How many Chinese visit South Korea each year for cosmetic surgery?
  8. How many South Korean women under 30 have had cosmetic surgery?
  9. What might cosmetic surgery give young people in the job market?
  10. What do prime time TV shows feature regarding cosmetic surgery?




Multiple choice quiz

1) How many women are stranded at a South Korean airport?
a) 6
b) 5
c) 4
d) 3

2) What could immigration officials not confirm regarding the women?
a) their address
b) their identity
c) their passport number
d) their reason for visiting

3) What were the women's faces covered in?
a) bruises
b) tattoos
c) bandages
d) veils

4) What were the women held for?
a) questioning
b) 5 days
c) rehabilitation
d) medical care

5) When will the women be able to return to China?
a) when the surgery is reversed
b) the day after tomorrow
c) it is still unclear
d) after their bruises disappear

6) Where is the cosmetic surgery capital of the world?
a) China
b) South Korea
c) Brazil
d) USA

7) How many Chinese visit South Korea each year for cosmetic surgery?
a) just fewer than 500,000
b) exactly 500,000
c) around 500,000
d) over half a million

8) How many South Korean women under 30 have had cosmetic surgery?
a) around half
b) three-quarters
c) two-fifths
d) a third

9) What might cosmetic surgery give young people in the job market?
a) a job
b) hope
c) a competitive edge
d) a higher salary

10) What do prime time TV shows feature regarding cosmetic surgery?
a) things that go wrong
b) before and after transformations
c) surgeons' lives
d) surgical techniques

Role play

Role  A – Hair

You think hair is the most important feature of our looks. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their features aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): height, eyes or teeth.

Role  B – Height

You think height is the most important feature of our looks. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their features aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): hair, eyes or teeth.

Role  C – Eyes

You think eyes are the most important feature of our looks. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their features aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): height, hair or teeth.

Role  D – Teeth

You think teeth are the most important feature of our looks. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their features aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why):  height, eyes or hair.

After reading / listening

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

'cosmetic'

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  • ________________
  • ________________
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  • and 'surgery'.

  • ________________
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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:

    • capital
    • flock
    • clients
    • 30
    • gain
    • time
    • left
    • match
    • such
    • heavily
    • still
    • look




    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 - Women stranded at airport after cosmetic surgery

    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 'cosmetic'?
    3. What do you think of cosmetic surgery?
    4. Why do people have cosmetic surgery?
    5. What do you think of the term 'plastic surgery'?
    6. What are the dangers of cosmetic surgery?
    7. What do you think of your passport photo?
    8. What do you think will happen to the women?
    9. Would you ever have cosmetic surgery?
    10. What problems would you have if your whole face changed?

    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 'surgery'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What advice do you have for someone who wants cosmetic surgery?
    5. How popular is cosmetic surgery in your country?
    6. Why would Asian women want a 'Western' look?
    7. Do good-looking people do better in life?
    8. What one part of your face or body would you change?
    9. What do you think of the 'before and after' TV show?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the women?

    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)

    Three Chinese women were left (1) ____ at a South Korean airport after immigration officials said their passport photos did not (2) ____ their faces. The women had just had cosmetic surgery to change their looks. The surgery had transformed their faces to such (3) ____ extent that passport control officials in South Korea could not confirm their identity. Photos of the women (4) ____ viral on the Internet. Their faces were swollen from the surgery and were (5) ____ bandaged. The Shanghaiist.com website reported that the women were not allowed to take their return flight back to China, and were (6) ____ held for questioning by the airport authorities. It is still unclear if the women have been able to return to China.

    South Korea has become the cosmetic surgery capital of the world. Cosmetic surgery tourism from China is now (7) ____ business. More than 500,000 Chinese residents a year (8) ____ to clinics in South Korea to reshape their faces and bodies. Many of them go to clinics that specialize (9) ____ making clients look more "Western". Cosmetic surgery is also hugely popular (10) ____ South Koreans. Around half of women under 30 in the capital Seoul are estimated to have had surgery. Many parents encourage their children to undergo surgery (11) ____ efforts to gain a "competitive edge" in the job market. There are (12) ____ hugely popular prime time TV shows that feature before and after transformations.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     strands     (b)     stranded     (c)     strand     (d)     stood    
    2. (a)     mach     (b)     match     (c)     mulch     (d)     march    
    3. (a)     the     (b)     as     (c)     by     (d)     an    
    4. (a)     gave     (b)     went     (c)     took     (d)     caught    
    5. (a)     heavier     (b)     heavenly     (c)     heaving     (d)     heavily    
    6. (a)     steadily     (b)     steady     (c)     instead     (d)     stead    
    7. (a)     booming     (b)     beaming     (c)     embalming     (d)     barmy    
    8. (a)     block     (b)     clock     (c)     flock     (d)     lock    
    9. (a)     of     (b)     at     (c)     on     (d)     in    
    10. (a)     with     (b)     at     (c)     to     (d)     on    
    11. (a)     in     (b)     on     (c)     at     (d)     of    
    12. (a)     even     (b)     every     (c)     event     (d)     ever

    Spelling

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    Put the text back together

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    (    )     children to undergo surgery in efforts to gain a "competitive edge" in the job

    (    )     more "Western". Cosmetic surgery is also hugely popular with South Koreans. Around half of women under

    (    )     market. There are even hugely popular prime time TV shows that feature before and after transformations.

    (    )     30 in the capital Seoul are estimated to have had surgery. Many parents encourage their

    (    )     by the airport authorities. It is still unclear if the women have been able to return to China.

    (    )     South Korea has become the cosmetic surgery capital of the world. Cosmetic surgery tourism from China is now

    (    )     their faces and bodies. Many of them go to clinics that specialize in making clients look

    (    )     surgery and were heavily bandaged. The Shanghaiist.com website reported that the women were not

    (    )     booming business. More than 500,000 Chinese residents a year flock to clinics in South Korea to reshape

    (    )     allowed to take their return flight back to China, and were instead held for questioning

    (    )     confirm their identity. Photos of the women went viral on the Internet. Their faces were swollen from the

    (    )     officials said their passport photos did not match their faces. The women had just had cosmetic surgery to change their

    (    )     looks. The surgery had transformed their faces to such an extent that passport control officials in South Korea could not

    Put the words in the right order

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    9. parents   Many   surgery   undergo   to   children   their   encourage   .
    10. that   shows   TV   transformations   after   and   before   feature   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    South Korea has become the cosmetic surgery capitalistic / capital of the world. Cosmetic surgery tourism from China is now booming / boomed business. More than 500,000 Chinese residents the / a year flock to clinics in South Korea to reshape their faces and bodies. Many of them go to clinics that specialize on / in making clients look more "Western". Cosmetic surgery is also hugely / huge popular with South Koreans. Around half of women under / beneath 30 in the capital Seoul are estimated to / that have had surgery. Many parents encourage their children to oversee / undergo surgery in efforts to gain a "competitive edge" in the job marketing / market. There are even hugely popular prime time TV shows that feature / future before and after transformations.

    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

    three chinese women were left stranded at a south korean airport after immigration officials said their passport photos did not match their faces the women had just had cosmetic surgery to change their looks the surgery had transformed their faces to such an extent that passport control officials in south korea could not confirm their identity photos of the women went viral on the internet their faces were swollen from the surgery and were heavily bandaged the shanghaiistcom website reported that the women were not allowed to take their return flight back to china and were instead held for questioning by the airport authorities it is still unclear if the women have been able to return to china

    south korea has become the cosmetic surgery capital of the world cosmetic surgery tourism from china is now booming business more than 500000 chinese residents a year flock to clinics in south korea to reshape their faces and bodies many of them go to clinics that specialize in making clients look more "western" cosmetic surgery is also hugely popular with south koreans around half of women under 30 in the capital seoul are estimated to have had surgery many parents encourage their children to undergo surgery in efforts to gain a "competitive edge" in the job market there are even hugely popular prime time tv shows that feature before and after transformations

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    mmigrationofficialssaidtheirpassportphotosdidnotmatchtheirfaces.
    Thewomenhadjusthadcosmeticsurgerytochangetheirlooks.Thesurg
    eryhadtransformedtheirfacestosuchanextentthatpassportcontroloff
    icialsinSouthKoreacouldnotconfirmtheiridentity.Photosofthewomen
    wentviralontheInternet.Theirfaceswereswollenfromthesurgeryand
    wereheavilybandaged.TheShanghaiist.comwebsitereportedthatthe
    womenwerenotallowedtotaketheirreturnflightbacktoChina,andwer
    einsteadheldforquestioningbytheairportauthorities.Itisstillunclearif
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    ecosmeticsurgerycapitaloftheworld.CosmeticsurgerytourismfromC
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    arflocktoclinicsinSouthKoreatoreshapetheirfacesandbodies.Manyof
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    osmeticsurgeryisalsohugelypopularwithSouthKoreans.Aroundhalfo
    fwomenunder30inthecapitalSeoulareestimatedtohavehadsurgery.
    Manyparentsencouragetheirchildrentoundergosurgeryineffortstoga
    ina"competitiveedge"inthejobmarket.Thereareevenhugelypopularp
    rimetimeTVshowsthatfeaturebeforeandaftertransformations.

    Free writing

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

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    Academic writing

    There is no need for cosmetic surgery. 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 cosmetic surgery. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. COSMETIC SURGERY: Make a poster about cosmetic surgery. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. NATURE IS BEST: Write a magazine article about nature being best and that people should be happy with the looks they are born with and not use cosmetic surgery. 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 cosmetic surgery. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your opinions in cosmetic surgery. 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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