The Reading / Listening - Eye Damage - Level 1

Scientists say smokers are in danger of eye damage. Smokers are two times more likely to get eye damage than non-smokers. Not many people know smoking damages the eyes. An eye group called AOP started a campaign to tell people that smoking damages the eyes. Its campaign is called "Stub it out". The word "stub" means put out a cigarette; "stub it out" is saying, "stop smoking". The AOP said only one in five people thinks smoking damages the eyes.



The AOP explained that cigarette smoke gets in the eyes and causes problems. Smoke has poison that can damage the eyes. It also has small pieces of metal like lead, which gets into the eyes and causes cataracts. This is a problem of cloudy eyes. An operation removes cataracts. Smoke can also worsen problems for people with diabetes. The AOP said smokers are also three times more likely to damage eye muscles. The AOP has asked smokers to quit.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Eye Damage - Level 0 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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Scientists say smokers are in
  2. more likely to get eye damage
  3. Not many people
  4. An eye group called AOP started
  5. Its campaign is called
  6. "stub" means put
  7. one in five
  8. smoking damages
  1. "Stub it out"
  2. people
  3. than non-smokers
  4. the eyes
  5. know
  6. danger
  7. out a cigarette
  8. a campaign

Paragraph 2

  1. cigarette smoke gets
  2. It also has small pieces
  3. This is a problem
  4. An operation removes
  5. worsen problems for people
  6. three times
  7. damage
  8. The AOP has asked
  1. with diabetes
  2. eye muscles
  3. of metal
  4. smokers to quit
  5. of cloudy eyes
  6. cataracts
  7. in the eyes
  8. more likely to

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Scientists say smokers (1) ___________________ of eye damage. Smokers are two times more (2) ___________________ eye damage than non-smokers. Not many people know smoking damages the eyes. An (3) ___________________ AOP started a campaign to (4) ___________________ smoking damages the eyes. Its campaign is called "Stub it out". The word "stub" means put (5) ___________________; "stub it out" is saying, "stop smoking". The AOP said only one in five people thinks smoking (6) ___________________.

The AOP explained that cigarette smoke gets (7) ___________________ and causes problems. Smoke has poison that can damage the eyes. It also has (8) ___________________ metal like lead, which gets into the (9) ___________________ cataracts. This is a problem of cloudy eyes. An operation removes cataracts. Smoke can (10) ___________________ for people with diabetes. The AOP said smokers are also three (11) ___________________ to damage eye muscles. The AOP has asked (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Scientistssaysmokersareindangerofeyedamage.Smokersaretwotim
esmorelikelytogeteyedamagethannon-smokers.Notmanypeoplek
nowsmokingdamagestheeyes.AneyegroupcalledAOPstartedacamp
aigntotellpeoplethatsmokingdamagestheeyes.Itscampaigniscalled"
Stubitout".Theword"stub"meansputoutacigarette;"stubitout"issayi
ng,"stopsmoking".TheAOPsaidonlyoneinfivepeoplethinkssmokingd
amagestheeyes.TheAOPexplainedthatcigarettesmokegetsintheeye
sandcausesproblems.Smokehaspoisonthatcandamagetheeyes.Ital
sohassmallpiecesofmetallikelead,whichgetsintotheeyesandcausesc
ataracts.Thisisaproblemofcloudyeyes.Anoperationremovescataract
s.Smokecanalsoworsenproblemsforpeoplewithdiabetes.TheAOPsai
dsmokersarealsothreetimesmorelikelytodamageeyemuscles.TheA
OPhasaskedsmokerstoquit.

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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