The Reading / Listening - Breast Cancer - Level 1

Doctors have a new tool to find breast cancer. It is called Google Health. It uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to find anything strange in breast tissue. Researchers trained an AI program to do this. It read thousands of X-ray results from the past decade. Doctors currently use X-rays to find breast cancer. Google Health will help doctors to read X-rays more accurately. Currently, two doctors agree if an X-ray shows cancer. Google Health will do this more quickly.



Google Health worked with experts from a London university. They input X-rays from more than 91,000 women into its software. In hospital tests, the software did better at reading X-rays than six doctors. Google Health said: "Our team is really proud....We are on our way to developing a tool that can help doctors spot breast cancer with greater accuracy." The World Cancer Research Fund said there were two million new cases of breast cancer in 2019.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Breast Cancer - Level 0 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. find anything strange
  2. Researchers trained an AI
  3. results from
  4. Google Health will help
  5. read X-rays more
  6. two doctors
  7. if an X-ray
  8. Google Health will do
  1. accurately
  2. in breast tissue
  3. this more quickly
  4. the past decade
  5. shows cancer
  6. doctors
  7. program to do this
  8. agree

Paragraph 2

  1. Google Health worked
  2. the software did better
  3. We are on
  4. developing a tool
  5. help doctors
  6. with greater
  7. The World Cancer Research
  8. two million
  1. that can
  2. accuracy
  3. at reading X-rays
  4. new cases
  5. our way
  6. with experts
  7. spot breast cancer
  8. Fund

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Doctors have a (1) ___________________ find breast cancer. It is called Google Health. It uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to find (2) ___________________ breast tissue. Researchers trained an AI program (3) ___________________. It read thousands of X-ray results from (4) ___________________. Doctors currently use X-rays to find breast cancer. Google Health will help (5) ___________________ X-rays more accurately. Currently, two doctors agree if an X-ray shows cancer. Google Health will do (6) ___________________.

Google Health worked (7) ___________________ a London university. They input X-rays (8) ___________________ 91,000 women into its software. In hospital tests, the (9) ___________________ at reading X-rays than six doctors. Google Health said: "Our team (10) ___________________....We are on our way to developing (11) ___________________ can help doctors spot breast cancer with greater accuracy." The World Cancer Research Fund said there were two million (12) ___________________ breast cancer in 2019.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Doctorshaveanewtooltofindbreastcancer.ItiscalledGoogleHealth.It
usesArtificialIntelligence(AI)tofindanythingstrangeinbreasttissue.R
esearcherstrainedanAIprogramtodothis.ItreadthousandsofX-rayre
sultsfromthepastdecade.DoctorscurrentlyuseX-raystofindbreastc
ancer.GoogleHealthwillhelpdoctorstoreadX-raysmoreaccurately.
Currently,twodoctorsagreeifanX-rayshowscancer.GoogleHealthwil
ldothismorequickly.GoogleHealthworkedwithexpertsfromaLondonu
niversity.TheyinputX-raysfrommorethan91,000womenintoitssoft
ware.Inhospitaltests,thesoftwaredidbetteratreadingX-raysthansixd
octors.GoogleHealthsaid:"Ourteamisreallyproud....Weareonourwa
ytodevelopingatoolthatcanhelpdoctorsspotbreastcancerwithgreate
raccuracy."TheWorldCancerResearchFundsaidthereweretwomillion
newcasesofbreastcancerin2019.

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

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Free writing

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