The Reading / Listening - Red Light - Level 1

Scientists say they can help the eyes of older people. They say that looking at a red light for three minutes a day for two weeks could make them see better. A researcher looked at how red light could help older people see better. He said: "I strongly suggest that people do not just go and buy a red light off the web. They have to produce the right wavelength and be reliable. We are looking for a...partner to do this and to price them at...around $20."



Researchers did tests on 24 people aged between 28 and 72. They found that eye cells used to see light were worse in the older people. The red light helped the older people to see different colours better. Their sight got better by 22 per cent. A doctor said poorer eyesight will be a big problem in the future. He said we need to get ready for this, because: "If you can't see clearly you can't read or watch TV. You also...fall down and break bones."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Red Light - Level 0 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. looking at a red light
  2. A researcher looked at
  3. help older people
  4. strongly suggest
  5. buy a red light off
  6. They have to produce the
  7. We are looking
  8. price them at
  1. see better
  2. for a partner
  3. for three minutes
  4. the web
  5. around $20
  6. that people do not
  7. right wavelength
  8. how

Paragraph 2

  1. eye cells used
  2. worse in the older
  3. helped the older people
  4. poorer eyesight will be
  5. He said we need to get
  6. If you can't
  7. you can't read
  8. fall down and break
  1. to see
  2. or watch TV
  3. ready for this
  4. bones
  5. a big problem
  6. people
  7. see clearly
  8. to see light

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Scientists say (1) ___________________ the eyes of older people. They say that looking at (2) ___________________ for three minutes a day for two weeks could make (3) ___________________. A researcher looked at how red light could help older people see better. He said: "(4) ___________________ that people do not just go and buy a red light off the web. They have to (5) ___________________ wavelength (6) ___________________. We are looking for a...partner to do this and to price them at...around $20."

Researchers (7) ___________________ 24 people aged between 28 and 72. They found that (8) ___________________ to see light were worse in the older people. The (9) ___________________ the older people to see different colours better. Their sight got better by 22 per cent. A (10) ___________________ eyesight will be a big problem in the future. He said we need to (11) ___________________ this, because: "If you can't see clearly you can't read or watch TV. You also...fall down (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Scientistssaytheycanhelptheeyesofolderpeople.Theysaythatlookin
gataredlightforthreeminutesadayfortwoweekscouldmakethemseeb
etter.Aresearcherlookedathowredlightcouldhelpolderpeopleseebett
er.Hesaid:"Istronglysuggestthatpeopledonotjustgoandbuyaredligh
tofftheweb.Theyhavetoproducetherightwavelengthandbereliable.
Wearelookingfora...partnertodothisandtopricethemat...around$20
."Researchersdidtestson24peopleagedbetween28and72.Theyfoun
dthateyecellsusedtoseelightwereworseintheolderpeople.Theredligh
thelpedtheolderpeopletoseedifferentcoloursbetter.Theirsightgotbet
terby22percent.Adoctorsaidpoorereyesightwillbeabigprobleminthe
future.Hesaidweneedtogetreadyforthis,because:"Ifyoucan'tseeclea
rlyyoucan'treadorwatchTV.Youalso...falldownandbreakbones."

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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