The Reading / Listening - Suntan Lotion - Level 4

We should use suntan lotion correctly or risk skin damage. The northern hemisphere is suffering record-breaking heat. Japan has declared its heatwave a natural disaster. Doctors say people are only getting half the protection from the sun than they think. We should use lotion with the highest sun protection factor (SPF). Researchers say we need to use SPF 30 or 50 to make sure we are protected from the sun's harmful UV rays.



The doctors said we put too little suntan lotion on. A professor said we do not spread the lotion on at-risk areas of our skin. Most people get 40 per cent of the expected protection from SPF 50 lotion because they put too little on. We need at least six teaspoons to cover our body and over half a teaspoon for our face, neck and ears. Many people forget their ears. These are too often open to the sun and burn easily.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Suntan Lotion - Level 5 or  Suntan Lotion - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/health-44936124
  • https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/hawaii-sun-tan-lotion-ban/
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44935152


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. The northern
  2. record-
  3. a natural
  4. people are only getting half
  5. the highest sun protection
  6. Researchers say we need
  7. make sure we
  8. the sun's harmful
  1. to use SPF 30
  2. disaster
  3. UV rays
  4. breaking heat
  5. the protection
  6. are protected
  7. hemisphere
  8. factor (SPF)

Paragraph 2

  1. we put too little suntan
  2. we put too
  3. at-risk areas
  4. 40 per cent of the expected
  5. We need at
  6. over half a
  7. Many people forget
  8. These are too often open
  1. teaspoon
  2. protection
  3. their ears
  4. least six teaspoons
  5. to the sun
  6. of our skin
  7. lotion on
  8. little suntan lotion on

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

We should use suntan lotion correctly (1) ___________________ damage. The northern hemisphere is suffering (2) ___________________. Japan has declared its heatwave (3) ___________________. Doctors say people are only getting (4) ___________________ from the sun than they think. We should (5) ___________________ the highest sun protection factor (SPF). Researchers say we need to use SPF 30 or 50 to make sure we are protected from the sun's (6) ___________________.

The doctors said we (7) ___________________ suntan lotion on. A professor said we do not spread the lotion on (8) ___________________ our skin. Most people get 40 per cent of (9) ___________________ from SPF 50 lotion because they (10) ___________________ on. We need at least six teaspoons to cover our body and (11) ___________________ teaspoon for our face, neck and ears. Many people forget their ears. These are too often open to the sun (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Weshouldusesuntanlotioncorrectlyorriskskindamage.Thenorthernh
emisphereissufferingrecord-breakingheat.Japanhasdeclareditsheat
waveanaturaldisaster.Doctorssaypeopleareonlygettinghalftheprote
ctionfromthesunthantheythink.Weshoulduselotionwiththehighests
unprotectionfactor(SPF).ResearcherssayweneedtouseSPF30or50to
makesureweareprotectedfromthesun'sharmfulUVrays.Thedoctorss
aidweputtoolittlesuntanlotionon.Aprofessorsaidwedonotspreadthel
otiononat-riskareasofourskin.Mostpeopleget40percentoftheexp
ectedprotectionfromSPF50lotionbecausetheyputtoolittleon.Wenee
datleastsixteaspoonstocoverourbodyandoverhalfateaspoonforourf
ace,neckandears.Manypeopleforgettheirears.Thesearetoooftenope
ntothesunandburneasily.

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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(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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