The Reading / Listening - Breast Cancer - Level 0

Doctors have a new way to find breast cancer. It is called Google Health. It uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to find anything strange in breast tissue. The AI read thousands of X-ray results. Doctors use X-rays to find breast cancer. Google Health will help doctors to read X-rays more quickly and more accurately.



Google Health read X-rays from more than 91,000 women. The software did better at reading X-rays than doctors. Google Health said it is "proud". It said: "We are on our way to developing a tool that can help doctors spot breast cancer with greater accuracy." There were two million new cases of breast cancer in 2019.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Breast Cancer - Level 1 Breast Cancer - Level 2   or  Breast Cancer - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/health-50857759
  • https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1799-6
  • https://time.com/5754183/google-ai-mammograms-breast-cancer/


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. Doctors have a new
  2. It uses Artificial
  3. find anything
  4. breast
  5. X-ray
  6. Doctors use X-rays to find
  7. help doctors to
  8. more quickly and
  1. tissue
  2. read X-rays
  3. Intelligence
  4. more accurately
  5. results
  6. strange
  7. way
  8. breast cancer

Paragraph 2

  1. read X-rays from more than
  2. The software did better
  3. Google Health said it
  4. We are on
  5. developing a
  6. help doctors
  7. with greater
  8. two million new
  1. our way
  2. accuracy
  3. at reading X-rays
  4. cases
  5. spot breast cancer
  6. is "proud"
  7. tool
  8. 91,000 women

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Doctors have (1) ___________________ to find breast cancer. It is called Google Health. (2) ___________________ Intelligence (AI) to (3) ___________________ in breast tissue. The AI read (4) ___________________ results. Doctors use X-rays to find breast cancer. Google Health (5) ___________________ to read X-rays more (6) ___________________ accurately.

Google Health read X-rays (7) ___________________ 91,000 women. The software (8) ___________________ reading X-rays than doctors. Google Health said (9) ___________________. It said: "We are (10) ___________________ to developing a tool that can help doctors spot breast cancer (11) ___________________." There were two million (12) ___________________ breast cancer in 2019.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Doctorshaveanewwaytofindbreastcancer.ItiscalledGoogleHealth.It
usesArtificialIntelligence(AI)tofindanythingstrangeinbreasttissue.T
heAIreadthousandsofX-rayresults.DoctorsuseX-raystofindbreastc
ancer.GoogleHealthwillhelpdoctorstoreadX-raysmorequicklyandmo
reaccurately.GoogleHealthreadX-raysfrommorethan91,000wome
n.ThesoftwaredidbetteratreadingX-raysthandoctors.GoogleHeal
thsaiditis"proud".Itsaid:"Weareonourwaytodevelopingatoolthatcan
helpdoctorsspotbreastcancerwithgreateraccuracy."Thereweretwo
millionnewcasesofbreastcancerin2019.

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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Answers

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