The Reading / Listening - Eye tests - Level 3

There is new technology that means we may no longer need to go to the optician for an eye test. The new technology is a device that is used with a smartphone. The device tests our eyes and gives us a number that tells us how good or bad our eyesight is. We can then take this number to an optician to order a pair of glasses, or order the glasses online. The new device is from a startup company called EyeQue. It has been used to test the eyes of 50,000 people. The company says the results of the smartphone eye test are as good as the results you get by visiting an optician. The simple device costs just $30. An updated version will come out later this year and will cost between $50 to $70.



An EyeQue spokesman said the device was better than going to visit an optician. He said: "The reason for that is when you go to the eye doctor, it's one moment in time. You may be having a bad day. You may be nervous. The doctor may be in a hurry. What we do is different measures over time. We are able to average it out, and we get a better result." However, the spokesman said the device wasn't a replacement for the optician. An optician will check for things the device cannot check for, like cataracts and lens damage. One optician said, "the EyeQue, used correctly and regularly, could actually speed up identification" of problems which an optician could then help with.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Eye tests - Level 0 Eye tests - Level 1   or  Eye tests - Level 2

Sources
  • http://fortune.com/2018/12/21/eyeque-home-eye-exam/
  • https://thegadgetflow.com/blog/eyeque-visioncheck-eye-test/
  • https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/diy-eye-test-22-11-2018/


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. EYE TESTS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about eye tests. 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?
       technology / device / optician / eye test / number / online / startup / results / version
       visit / reason / moment / hurry / measures / spokesman / replacement / damage
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. SIGHT: Students A strongly believe sight is the most important of our five senses; Students B strongly believe it isn't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. TECHNOLOGY: What new technology would you like tech companies to make for these parts of the body? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

New technology?

Why?

Eyes

 

 

Heart

 

 

Skin

 

 

Muscles

 

 

Hands

 

 

Teeth

 

 

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5. EYESIGHT: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "eyesight". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. SENSES: Rank these with your partner. Put the most important at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • sound
  • taste
  • music
  • character
  • sight
  • smell
  • fashion
  • danger

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. optician a. A thing made or changed for a special purpose, especially a piece of mechanical or electronic equipment.
      2. device b. Ask for something to be made, supplied, or served.
      3. eyesight c. A person qualified to make and supply eye glasses and contact lenses to help us see better.
      4. order d. Information got by experiment or some other scientific method.
      5. startup e. A very new business or company (especially a technology company).
      6. results f. Made something newer or more modern.
      7. updated g. A person's ability to see.

    Paragraph 2

      8. reason h. Often.
      9. nervous i. A number that tells us the degree, extent, or quality of something.
      10. hurry j. A person or thing that takes the place of another person or thing.
      11. measure k. Why something happened or happens.
      12. replacement l. Stressed and worried about something.
      13. lens m. A part of our eye that helps light make us see shapes.
      14. regularly n. In a rush to do something more quickly.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The article says new technology will mean the end of opticians this year. T / F
  2. The device gives us a color range to give to an optician to order glasses. T / F
  3. The company that made the device is called IQ.     T / F
  4. The eye test device cost $30 at the moment.     T / F
  5. The company said going to an optician is better than using the device.     T / F
  6. The eye test device gives different measurements of our eyesight.     T / F
  7. The company said the device is not a replacement for opticians.     T / F
  8. The company said the device could help opticians help you.     T / F

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

  1. optician
  2. device
  3. test
  4. visiting
  5. simple
  6. spokesman
  7. reason
  8. hurry
  9. damage
  10. help
  1. examine
  2. harm
  3. straightforward
  4. cause
  5. gadget
  6. rush
  7. going to
  8. assist
  9. optometrist
  10. representative

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

  1. we may no longer need
  2. a device that is used with
  3. order a pair
  4. as good as the results you get
  5. An updated version will come
  6. it's one moment
  7. The doctor may be in
  8. we get a better
  9. cataracts and lens
  10. speed up identification
  1. result
  2. by visiting an optician
  3. damage
  4. of problems
  5. a smartphone
  6. a hurry
  7. out later this year
  8. to go to the optician
  9. in time
  10. of glasses

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
number
online
results
longer
version
device
startup
eyesight

There is new technology that means we may no (1) ____________ need to go to the optician for an eye test. The new technology is a (2) ____________ that is used with a smartphone. The device tests our eyes and gives us a (3) ____________ that tells us how good or bad our (4) ____________ is. We can then take this number to an optician to order a pair of glasses, or order the glasses (5) ____________. The new device is from a (6) ____________ company called EyeQue. It has been used to test the eyes of 50,000 people. The company says the results of the smartphone eye test are as good as the (7) ____________ you get by visiting an optician. The simple device costs just $30. An updated (8) ____________ will come out later this year and will cost between $50 to $70.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
hurry
reason
average
with
moment
regularly
better
check

An EyeQue spokesman said the device was (9) ____________ than going to visit an optician. He said: "The (10) ____________ for that is when you go to the eye doctor, it's one (11) ____________ in time. You may be having a bad day. You may be nervous. The doctor may be in a (12) ____________. What we do is different measures over time. We are able to (13) ____________ it out, and we get a better result." However, the spokesman said the device wasn't a replacement for the optician. An optician will (14) ____________ for things the device cannot check for, like cataracts and lens damage. One optician said, "the EyeQue, used correctly and (15) ____________, could actually speed up identification" of problems which an optician could then help (16) ____________.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  tests our eyes and gives us a number that tells us how good or bad ______
     a.  our eyesight isn't
     b.  our eye's sight is
     c.  our eyes' sight isn't
     d.  our eyesight is
2)  We can then take this number to an optician to order ______ glasses
     a.  a pair of
     b.  a pear of
     c.  apple of
     d.  upper of
3)  It has been used to test the ______ 50,000 people
     a.  eyes off
     b.  eye soft
     c.  eyes oft
     d.  eyes of
4) results of the smartphone eye test are as good as the results you get ______ optician
     a.  buy visiting an
     b.  by visit in an
     c.  by visitor an
     d.  bye visiting an
5)  An updated version will come out later this year and ______ $50 to $70
     a.  will costs between
     b.  will costed between
     c.  will costing between
     d.  will cost between

6)  An EyeQue spokesman said the device was better than ______ an optician
     a.  gone to visit
     b.  go in to visit
     c.  going to visit
     d.  going in to visit
7)  The reason for that is when you go to the eye doctor, it's one ______
     a.  monument in time
     b.  momentary in time
     c.  moment in time
     d.  moments in time
8)  You may be nervous. The doctor may be ______
     a.  in a furry
     b.  in a fury
     c.  in a harry
     d.  in a hurry
9)  We are able to average it out, and we get ______
     a.  a better results
     b.  a better result
     c.  an better result
     d.  a bet a result
10)  the EyeQue, used correctly and regularly, could actually ______
     a.  speed up identification
     b.  speeds up identification
     c.  sped up identification
     d.  spread up identification

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There is new technology that means we (1) ___________________ need to go to the optician for an eye test. The new technology (2) ___________________ that is used with a smartphone. The device tests our eyes and gives us a number that tells us how good or (3) ___________________ is. We can then take this number to an optician to order a pair of glasses, or order (4) ___________________. The new device is from a startup company called EyeQue. It has been used to test the eyes of 50,000 people. The company (5) ___________________ of the smartphone eye test are as good as the results you get by visiting an optician. The simple device costs just $30. (6) ___________________ will come out later this year and will cost between $50 to $70.

An EyeQue spokesman said the device was (7) ___________________ to visit an optician. He said: "The reason for that is when you go to the eye doctor, it's one (8) ___________________. You may be having a bad day. You may be nervous. The doctor may be (9) ___________________. What we do is different measures over time. We are able to (10) ___________________, and we get a better result." However, the spokesman said the device wasn't a replacement for the optician. An optician will check for things the device cannot check for, like cataracts (11) ___________________. One optician said, "the EyeQue, used correctly and regularly, could actually speed up identification" of problems (12) ___________________ could then help with.

Comprehension questions

  1. Who might we no longer need to visit because of the new device?
  2. What does the device give us to tell us about our eyesight?
  3. What is the name of the company that makes the device?
  4. How many people's eyes have been tested so far?
  5. How much will an updated version of the device cost?
  6. What did a spokesman say a visit to the optician was a moment in?
  7. Who did the spokesman say might be in a hurry?
  8. Who did the spokesman say the device was not a replacement for?
  9. What kind of damage can opticians check for?
  10. What could the device speed up the identification of?




Multiple choice quiz

1) Who might we no longer need to visit because of the new device?
a) a website boss
b) a surgeon
c) the optician
d) a telescope maker
2) What does the device give us to tell us about our eyesight?
a) a number
b) a reading
c) a colour
d) advice
3) What is the name of the company that makes the device?
a) Eye Q
b) IQue
c) IQ
d) EyeQue
4) How many people's eyes have been tested so far?
a) 15,000
b) 50,000
c) 55,000
d) 500,000
5) How much will an updated version of the device cost?
a) between $50 to $80
b) between $50 to $70
c) between $40 to $70
d) between $40 to $80

6) What did a spokesman say a visit to the optician was a moment in?
a) the spotlight
b) time
c) the Sun
d) history
7) Who did the spokesman say might be in a hurry?
a) someone who can't see
b) a glasses shop
c) an optical expert
d) a doctor
8) Who did the spokesman say the device was not a replacement for?
a) hospitals
b) opticians
c) surgeons
d) telescope makers
9) What kind of damage can opticians check for?
a) lens damage
b) eyebrow damage
c) eyelash damage     
d) pupil damage
10) What could the device speed up the identification of?
a) people
b) surgery
c) eyesight
d) problems

Role play

Role  A – Sight
You think our sense of sight is the most important sense. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their senses aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): smell, taste or fashion.

Role  B – Smell
You think our sense of smell is the most important sense. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their senses aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): sight, taste or fashion.

Role  C – Taste
You think our sense of taste is the most important sense. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their senses aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): smell, sight or fashion.

Role  D – Fashion
You think our sense of fashion is the most important sense. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their senses aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): smell, taste or sight.

After reading / listening

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

'eye'

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  • and 'test'.

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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:

    • reason
    • moment
    • different
    • average
    • damage
    • speed
    • longer
    • number
    • pair
    • 50,000
    • good
    • 70




    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 - Eye tests available on your smartphone

    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 'eye'?
    3. What are your eyes like?
    4. What experiences do you have of eye tests?
    5. What do you think of using a smartphone to test your eyes?
    6. Would you prefer to wear contact lenses or glasses?
    7. How does using a smartphone or computer affect your eyes?
    8. What can we do to improve our eyesight?
    9. Would you have surgery to improve your eyesight?
    10. What do you think of the cost of the eye-testing device?

    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 'test'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Would you prefer to use the smartphone eye test or visit an optician?
    5. When was the last time you had a bad day?
    6. What problems have you had with your eyes?
    7. Are you happy with your eye colour?
    8. Is sight the most important of our senses?
    9. What would it be like to be an optician?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the boss of EyeQue?

    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)

    There is new technology that (1) ____ we may no longer need to go to the optician for an eye test. The new technology is a device that is used with a smartphone. The device tests our eyes and gives us a (2) ____ that tells us how good or bad our eyesight is. We can then take this number to an optician to (3) ____ a pair of glasses, or order the glasses online. The new device is from a (4) ____ company called EyeQue. It has been used to test the eyes of 50,000 people. The company says the results of the smartphone eye test are (5) ____ good as the results you get by visiting an optician. The simple device costs just $30. An updated version will come (6) ____ later this year and will cost between $50 to $70.

    An EyeQue spokesman said the device was better than (7) ____ to visit an optician. He said: "The reason for that is when you go to the eye doctor, it's one (8) ____ in time. You may be having a bad day. You may be nervous. The doctor may be in a (9) ____. What we do is different measures over time. We are able to average it out, and we get a better result." However, the spokesman said the device wasn't a (10) ____ for the optician. An optician will check for things the device cannot check for, like cataracts and lens (11) ____. One optician said, "the EyeQue, used correctly and regularly, could actually speed up identification" of problems which an optician could then help (12) ____.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     meanings     (b)     mean     (c)     means     (d)     meanies    
    2. (a)     number     (b)     numb     (c)     numeral     (d)     numbing    
    3. (a)     order     (b)     reduce     (c)     break     (d)     pass    
    4. (a)     startup     (b)     line-up     (c)     back up     (d)     shut up    
    5. (a)     is     (b)     as     (c)     was     (d)     has    
    6. (a)     down     (b)     up     (c)     in     (d)     out    
    7. (a)     goes     (b)     gone     (c)     going     (d)     go    
    8. (a)     memento     (b)     monument     (c)     momentum     (d)     moment    
    9. (a)     hurry     (b)     fury     (c)     furry     (d)     harry    
    10. (a)     replaced     (b)     replacement     (c)     replica     (d)     replace    
    11. (a)     damaged     (b)     damage     (c)     damaging     (d)     dams    
    12. (a)     up     (b)     on     (c)     with     (d)     at

    Spelling

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    Put the text back together

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    (...)  up identification" of problems which an optician could then help with.
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    (...)  nervous. The doctor may be in a hurry. What we do is different measures over time. We are able
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    Put the words in the right order

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    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    An EyeQue spokesman said the device was better / cheap than going to visit an optician. He said: "The reason from / for that is when you go to the eye doctor, it's one momentum / moment in time. You may be having a bad day. You may be nervous / nerves. The doctor may be in a hurry / harry. What we do is difference / different measures over time. We are able to average it out, and we get a better result." However, the spokesman said the device wasn't a replacement / replaced for the optician. An optician will check for things the device cannot check for, some / like cataracts and lens damage. One optician said, "the EyeQue, used correctly / correction and regularly, could actually speed up identification" of problems which an optician could then help to / with.

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    there is new technology that means we may no longer need to go to the optician for an eye test the new technology is a device that is used with a smartphone the device tests our eyes and gives us a number that tells us how good or bad our eyesight is we can then take this number to an optician to order a pair of glasses or order the glasses online the new device is from a startup company called eyeque it has been used to test the eyes of 50000 people the company says the results of the smartphone eye test are as good as the results you get by visiting an optician the simple device costs just 30 an updated version will come out later this year and will cost between 50 to 70

    an eyeque spokesman said the device was better than going to visit an optician he said the reason for that is when you go to the eye doctor its one moment in time you may be having a bad day you may be nervous the doctor may be in a hurry what we do is different measures over time we are able to average it out and we get a better result however the spokesman said the device wasnt a replacement for the optician an optician will check for things the device cannot check for like cataracts and lens damage one optician said the eyeque used correctly and regularly could actually speed up identification of problems which an optician could then help with.

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    Thereisnewtechnologythatmeanswemaynolongerneedtogototheop ticianforaneyetest.Thenewtechnologyisadevicethatisusedwithasma rtphone.Thedevicetestsoureyesandgivesusanumberthattellsushow goodorbadoureyesightis.Wecanthentakethisnumbertoanopticianto orderapairofglasses,orordertheglassesonline.Thenewdeviceisfroma startupcompanycalledEyeQue.Ithasbeenusedtotesttheeyesof50,00 0people.Thecompanysaystheresultsofthesmartphoneeyetestareas goodastheresultsyougetbyvisitinganoptician.Thesimpledevicecosts just$30.Anupdatedversionwillcomeoutlaterthisyearandwillcostbet ween$50to$70.AnEyeQuespokesmansaidthedevicewasbetterthang oingtovisitanoptician.Hesaid:"Thereasonforthatiswhenyougotothee yedoctor,it'sonemomentintime.Youmaybehavingabadday.Youmay benervous.Thedoctormaybeinahurry.Whatwedoisdifferentmeasure sovertime.Weareabletoaverageitout,andwegetabetterresult."Howe ver,thespokesmansaidthedevicewasn'tareplacementfortheoptician .Anopticianwillcheckforthingsthedevicecannotcheckfor,likecataract sandlensdamage.Oneopticiansaid,"theEyeQue,usedcorrectlyandre gularly,couldactuallyspeedupidentification"ofproblemswhichanopti ciancouldthenhelpwith.

    Free writing

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

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    Academic writing

    Contact lenses are better than glasses. 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 story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. EYE TESTS: Make a poster about eye tests. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. GLASSES: Write a magazine article about glasses being better than contact lenses. Include imaginary interviews with people who believe this and with people who do not believe 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 eye tests. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on how we can keep our eyes healthy. 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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