The Reading / Listening - Baldness Cure - Level 4

Scientists are closer to a cure for baldness. This is good news for millions of bald people worldwide. Researchers have been developing stem cells that can grow new hair. Their technique has been successful in growing hair in a natural way. The research has overcome key challenges. A researcher said: "We have a robust, highly controlled method for generating natural-looking hair that grows through the skin using...human stem cells."



Baldness affects about half of men by the age of 50. Hair replacement products and transplants are a multi-billion-dollar industry. Transplant surgery can cost $50,000. Hair loss starts in men in their early twenties. This causes a loss of self-confidence. Men worry about receding hairlines and bald spots. Baldness is also a problem for women. Many women have thinning hair later in life. A doctor said hair loss greatly affected people's lives.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Baldness Cure - Level 5 or  Baldness Cure - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/baldness-stem-cell-hair-loss-breakthrough-alopecia-california-a8979066.html
  • https://news.yahoo.com/a-cure-for-baldness-could-be-coming-085830370.html
  • https://news.sky.com/story/baldness-cure-breakthrough-discovered-by-scientists-11750594


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. This is good news for millions
  2. This is good news for millions
  3. stem cells that can
  4. growing hair in a
  5. We have a robust, highly
  6. generating natural-
  7. grows through
  8. human stem
  1. looking hair
  2. natural way
  3. cells
  4. of bald people
  5. the skin
  6. of bald people
  7. grow new hair
  8. controlled method

Paragraph 2

  1. a multi-billion-dollar
  2. Transplant surgery can
  3. Hair loss starts in men in
  4. This causes a loss
  5. worry about receding hairlines
  6. baldness is also a
  7. women have thinning
  8. hair loss greatly affected
  1. problem for women
  2. and bald spots
  3. people's lives
  4. their early twenties
  5. cost $50,000
  6. hair later in life
  7. industry
  8. of self-confidence

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Scientists are (1) ___________________ cure for baldness. This is good news for millions (2) ___________________ worldwide. Researchers have been developing stem (3) ___________________ grow new hair. Their technique has been successful in growing hair in (4) ___________________. The research has overcome key challenges. A researcher said: "We have a robust, highly (5) ___________________ generating natural-looking hair that grows through (6) ___________________...human stem cells."

Baldness affects about half of men (7) ___________________ of 50. Hair replacement products and transplants are a multi-billion-dollar industry. Transplant (8) ___________________ $50,000. Hair loss starts in men in their early twenties. This (9) ___________________ of self-confidence. Men worry about receding hairlines (10) ___________________. Baldness is also a problem for women. Many women (11) ___________________ later in life. A doctor said hair (12) ___________________ people's lives.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Scientistsareclosertoacureforbaldness.Thisisgoodnewsformillionsof
baldpeopleworldwide.Researchershavebeendevelopingstemcellsth
atcangrownewhair.Theirtechniquehasbeensuccessfulingrowinghair
inanaturalway.Theresearchhasovercomekeychallenges.Aresearche
rsaid:"Wehavearobust,highlycontrolledmethodforgeneratingnatura
l-lookinghairthatgrowsthroughtheskinusing...humanstemcells."Ba
ldnessaffectsabouthalfofmenbytheageof50.Hairreplacementproduc
tsandtransplantsareamulti-billion-dollarindustry.Transplantsurge
rycancost$50,000.Hairlossstartsinmenintheirearlytwenties.Thiscau
sesalossofself-confidence.Menworryaboutrecedinghairlinesandbal
dspots.Baldnessisalsoaproblemforwomen.Manywomenhavethinnin
ghairlaterinlife.Adoctorsaidhairlossgreatlyaffectedpeople'slives.

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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Free writing

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