The Reading / Listening - Red Light - Level 0

Scientists can help older people to see better. They have a special red light. Looking at it for three minutes a day could help our eyes. A scientist said people should not buy any red light. They need a special one with the right wavelength. The scientists are looking for a partner to make the lights. They will cost around $20.



Researchers did tests on 24 people. They found that vision was worse in older people. The red light helped the older people to see better. Their sight got better by 22 per cent. A doctor said poorer eyesight will be a big problem. He said: "If you can't see clearly... you fall down and break bones."

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    Red Light - Level 1 Red Light - Level 2   or  Red Light - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.newsweek.com/staring-red-light-3-minutes-appears-improve-eyesight-over-40s-1514344
  • https://www.mirror.co.uk/science/staring-red-light-three-minutes-22276312
  • https://www.slashgear.com/aging-vision-significantly-improved-by-recharging-daily-with-red-light-30627085/


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. help the eyes
  2. looking at
  3. three minutes a day
  4. make them see
  5. red light could help older
  6. just go and
  7. produce the right
  8. price them
  1. for two weeks
  2. people see better
  3. at around $20
  4. wavelength
  5. of older people
  6. better
  7. a red light
  8. buy a red light

Paragraph 2

  1. Researchers did tests
  2. eye cells used
  3. see different colours
  4. poorer
  5. He said we need to get
  6. If you can't
  7. fall
  8. break
  1. ready for this
  2. better
  3. down
  4. to see light
  5. bones
  6. eyesight
  7. see clearly
  8. on 24 people

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Scientists (1) ___________________ people to see better. They have (2) ___________________ light. Looking at it for three minutes a day could (3) ___________________. A scientist said people should not (4) ___________________ light. They need a special one (5) ___________________ wavelength. The scientists are looking for a partner to make the lights. They (6) ___________________ $20.

Researchers (7) ___________________ 24 people. They found that vision (8) ___________________ older people. The red light helped the older people (9) ___________________. Their sight got better by 22 per cent. A doctor (10) ___________________ will be a big problem. He said: "If (11) ___________________ clearly... you fall down (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Scientistscanhelpolderpeopletoseebetter.Theyhaveaspecialredlight
.Lookingatitforthreeminutesadaycouldhelpoureyes.Ascientistsaidp
eopleshouldnotbuyanyredlight.Theyneedaspecialonewiththerightw
avelength.Thescientistsarelookingforapartnertomakethelights.The
ywillcostaround$20.Researchersdidtestson24people.Theyfoundtha
tvisionwasworseinolderpeople.Theredlighthelpedtheolderpeopletos
eebetter.Theirsightgotbetterby22percent.Adoctorsaidpoorereyesig
htwillbeabigproblem.Hesaid:"Ifyoucan'tseeclearly...youfalldownan
dbreakbones."

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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(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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