The Reading / Listening - Tooth Extraction - Level 0

A dentist in India removed 526 teeth from a seven-year-old boy. He had toothaches. His dentist found hundreds of teeth in his jaw. Dentist Pratibha Ramani said the teeth were all different sizes. They were from 0.1mm to 3mm. They all had a crown, enamel and a root. The boy had a very rare dental problem.



The operation took over five hours. Ms Ramani said she drilled into the jaw to make a window to remove the teeth. She said the teeth were very small. The boy had counseling before his surgery. His counseling team was good at talking to children. The boy now has 21 teeth. He is doing well and has no more toothache.

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Sources
  • https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/02/indian-boy-seven-found-with-526-teeth-inside-his-mouth
  • https://www.npr.org/2019/08/02/747614435/surgeons-remove-more-than-500-teeth-from-boy-in-india
  • http://www.maravipost.com/bizarre-indian-boy-at-7-had-526-teeth-in-his-mouth/


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. A dentist in India removed
  2. a seven-
  3. He had
  4. hundreds of teeth
  5. the teeth were all
  6. They were from 0.1mm
  7. They all had
  8. The boy had a very rare
  1. a crown
  2. in his jaw
  3. to 3mm
  4. dental problem
  5. toothaches
  6. year-old boy
  7. different sizes
  8. 526 teeth

Paragraph 2

  1. The operation took
  2. she drilled
  3. She said the teeth
  4. The boy had counseling
  5. good at talking
  6. The boy now
  7. He is doing
  8. no more
  1. has 21 teeth
  2. over five hours
  3. toothache
  4. were very small
  5. well
  6. into the jaw
  7. to children
  8. before his surgery

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A dentist in India removed 526 (1) ___________________ seven-year-old boy. He had toothaches. (2) ___________________ hundreds of teeth (3) ___________________. Dentist Pratibha Ramani said the teeth were (4) ___________________. They were from 0.1mm to 3mm. They all (5) ___________________, enamel and a root. The boy had a (6) ___________________ problem.

The operation took (7) ___________________. Ms Ramani said she drilled into the jaw to make a (8) ___________________ the teeth. She said the teeth (9) ___________________. The boy had counseling (10) ___________________. His counseling team was (11) ___________________ to children. The boy now has 21 teeth. He is doing well and has (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AdentistinIndiaremoved526teethfromaseven-year-oldboy.Heha
dtoothaches.Hisdentistfoundhundredsofteethinhisjaw.DentistPrati
bhaRamanisaidtheteethwerealldifferentsizes.Theywerefrom0.1mm
to3mm.Theyallhadacrown,enamelandaroot.Theboyhadaveryrared
entalproblem.Theoperationtookoverfivehours.MsRamanisaidshedri
lledintothejawtomakeawindowtoremovetheteeth.Shesaidtheteeth
wereverysmall.Theboyhadcounselingbeforehissurgery.Hiscounseli
ngteamwasgoodattalkingtochildren.Theboynowhas21teeth.Heisdoi
ngwellandhasnomoretoothache.

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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