The Reading / Listening - Eye Damage - Level 0

Smokers can damage their eyes. Smokers are more likely to do this than non-smokers. Not many people know smoking damages the eyes. There is a campaign to tell people that smoking damages the eyes. It is called "Stub it out". This means, "stop smoking". Only 20% of people think smoking damages the eyes.



Cigarette smoke gets in the eyes. Poison and metals in the smoke damage the eyes. Smoke can cause cataracts. This is a problem where eyesight is cloudy. It needs an operation to remove the cataracts. Smoke is bad for people with diabetes and can damage eye muscles. A health group asked smokers to quit.

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    Eye Damage - Level 1 Eye Damage - Level 2   or  Eye Damage - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.dentistry.co.uk/2019/07/02/smoking-significantly-increases-risk-developing-eye-disease/
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/health-48824720
  • https://www.aop.org.uk/advice-and-support/for-patients/eye-conditions/smoking-and-eye-health


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. Smokers are more likely
  2. non-
  3. Not many people
  4. There is a
  5. tell people
  6. This means
  7. Only 20%
  8. smoking damages
  1. the eyes
  2. know
  3. "stop smoking"
  4. that
  5. of people
  6. smokers
  7. to do this
  8. campaign

Paragraph 2

  1. Poison and metals
  2. a problem where eyesight
  3. It needs an
  4. remove the
  5. bad for people with
  6. damage eye
  7. A health
  8. asked smokers
  1. muscles
  2. cataracts
  3. to quit
  4. is cloudy
  5. group
  6. in the smoke
  7. diabetes
  8. operation

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Smokers can (1) ___________________. Smokers are more likely to (2) ___________________ non-smokers. Not many people know smoking damages the eyes. There (3) ___________________ to tell people that smoking (4) ___________________. It is called "Stub it out". This (5) ___________________. Only 20% of people think smoking (6) ___________________.

Cigarette smoke (7) ___________________ eyes. Poison and metals in the (8) ___________________ eyes. Smoke can cause cataracts. This (9) ___________________ where eyesight is cloudy. It needs an operation (10) ___________________ cataracts. Smoke is bad for people (11) ___________________ can damage eye muscles. A (12) ___________________ smokers to quit.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Smokerscandamagetheireyes.Smokersaremorelikelytodothisthann
on-smokers.Notmanypeopleknowsmokingdamagestheeyes.Therei
sacampaigntotellpeoplethatsmokingdamagestheeyes.Itiscalled"St
ubitout".Thismeans,"stopsmoking".Only20%ofpeoplethinksmoking
damagestheeyes.Cigarettesmokegetsintheeyes.Poisonandmetalsin
thesmokedamagetheeyes.Smokecancausecataracts.Thisisaproble
mwhereeyesightiscloudy.Itneedsanoperationtoremovethecataract
s.Smokeisbadforpeoplewithdiabetesandcandamageeyemuscles.Ah
ealthgroupaskedsmokerstoquit.

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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