The Reading / Listening - Night Vision - Level 0

We could see in the dark some day. Researchers from China and the USA tested mice. Their tests let the mice see in the dark. The mice could see in the dark for about 10 weeks. The scientists said the tests did not damage the mice's eyes. The mice did not have any side effects.



Researchers want to do tests on humans. We have tried to develop new technology to give us extra abilities. This new technology could let someone see in the dark without needing night-vision goggles. We would not need to wear heavy technology. A researcher said the military might like this technology.

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Sources
  • https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/03/incredible-experiment-gives-infrared-vision-to-miceand-humans-could-be-next/
  • https://www.geek.com/news/nanotechnology-gives-mice-night-
  • https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(19)30101-1


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. We could see in the
  2. Researchers
  3. Their tests let the
  4. The mice could
  5. for about
  6. damage
  7. The mice did not
  8. side
  1. the mice's eyes
  2. see in the dark
  3. have any
  4. mice see
  5. effects
  6. dark some day
  7. from China
  8. 10 weeks

Paragraph 2

  1. Researchers want to do
  2. We have tried to
  3. give us extra
  4. see in
  5. night-
  6. We would not
  7. wear heavy
  8. the military might like
  1. the dark
  2. this technology
  3. vision goggles
  4. develop new technology
  5. technology
  6. abilities
  7. tests on humans
  8. need to

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

We (1) ___________________ the dark some day. Researchers from China and the USA tested mice. Their (2) ___________________ mice see in the dark. The (3) ___________________ in the dark for (4) ___________________. The scientists said (5) ___________________ not damage the mice's eyes. The mice did not (6) ___________________ effects.

Researchers want (7) ___________________ on humans. We have tried to develop new technology to give (8) __________________. This new technology could (9) ___________________ in the dark without needing (10) ___________________. We would not need to (11) ___________________. A researcher said the (12) ___________________ this technology.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Wecouldseeinthedarksomeday.ResearchersfromChinaandtheUSAt
estedmice.Theirtestsletthemiceseeinthedark.Themicecouldseeinth
edarkforabout10weeks.Thescientistssaidthetestsdidnotdamagethe
mice'seyes.Themicedidnothaveanysideeffects.Researcherswanttod
otestsonhumans.Wehavetriedtodevelopnewtechnologytogiveusext
raabilities.Thisnewtechnologycouldletsomeoneseeinthedarkwithou
tneedingnight-visiongoggles.Wewouldnotneedtowearheavytechno
logy.Aresearchersaidthemilitarymightlikethistechnology.

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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

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Free writing

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