The Reading / Listening - Insect Pain - Level 0

Research shows that insects feel pain. A researcher said people don't think insects feel pain. He said insects know what dangerous things to stay away from. He said he knew that insects could sense 'pain' but didn't know that an injury could make insects more sensitive.



The researchers looked at injured fruit flies. They damaged one leg on fruit flies and let it heal. After it healed, the flies were more sensitive. The flies remembered the pain. They tried to protect their legs. It was more sensitive until it died. The researcher wants to research human pain. He wants to make drugs to stop pain.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Insect Pain - Level 1 Insect Pain - Level 2   or  Insect Pain - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.studyfinds.org/do-bugs-feel-pain-insects-battle-chronic-pain-after-suffering-injury/
  • https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190712120244.htm
  • https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/23350/20190713/first-genetic-evidence-insects-experience-chronic-pain-revealed.htm


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. Research shows that
  2. A researcher said people don't
  3. insects feel
  4. He said insects
  5. things to stay away
  6. he knew that insects could
  7. didn't know that an injury
  8. make insects more
  1. pain
  2. could
  3. from
  4. sensitive
  5. think
  6. know what
  7. insects feel pain
  8. sense 'pain'

Paragraph 2

  1. researchers looked at injured
  2. They damaged one
  3. the flies were more
  4. The flies remembered the
  5. They tried to protect
  6. It was more sensitive
  7. The researcher wants to
  8. He wants to make drugs
  1. research human pain
  2. pain
  3. until it died
  4. fruit flies
  5. to stop pain
  6. leg
  7. sensitive
  8. their legs

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Research (1) ___________________ feel pain. A researcher said (2) ___________________ insects feel pain. He (3) ___________________ what dangerous things (4) ___________________ from. He said he knew that insects could (5) ___________________ didn't know that an injury could make (6) ___________________.

The researchers (7) ___________________ fruit flies. They damaged (8) ___________________ fruit flies and let it heal. (9) ___________________, the flies were more sensitive. The flies remembered the pain. They (10) ___________________ their legs. It was more sensitive (11) ___________________. The researcher wants to research human pain. He wants to make (12) ___________________ pain.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Researchshowsthatinsectsfeelpain.Aresearchersaidpeopledon'tthin
kinsectsfeelpain.Hesaidinsectsknowwhatdangerousthingstostayaw
ayfrom.Hesaidheknewthatinsectscouldsense'pain'butdidn'tknowth
ataninjurycouldmakeinsectsmoresensitiveTheresearcherslookedati
njuredfruitflies.Theydamagedonelegonfruitfliesandletitheal.Afterit
healed,thefliesweremoresensitive.Thefliesrememberedthepain.The
ytriedtoprotecttheirlegs.Itwasmoresensitiveuntilitdied.Theresearc
herwantstoresearchhumanpain.Hewantstomakedrugstostoppain.

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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Free writing

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