The Reading / Listening - Ageing Process - Level 0

Scientists did tests to try to reverse ageing. The test was a simple one. It used oxygen to slow down what happens to cells as they age. Two processes related to ageing and illnesses slowed down. The scientists did tests on 35 adults over the age of 64 five times a week for three months.



A professor explained how important the research is. He says we may be able to stop cells from getting shorter. If we can do this, the cells will not age. Researchers want to make the cells longer so they do not age. The professor said young scientists want to make ageing a reversible disease."

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    Ageing Process - Level 1 Ageing Process - Level 2   or  Ageing Process - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/11/22/israeli-scientists-claim-new-study-reverses-ageing-process
  • https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-scientists-claim-to-reverse-ageing-in-blood-cells-with-pressure-chamber/
  • https://metro.co.uk/2020/11/21/scientists-reverse-effects-of-ageing-with-groundbreaking-treatment-13631999/


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. Scientists did tests to try
  2. The test was a
  3. It used oxygen to
  4. what happens to cells
  5. Two processes related
  6. illnesses slowed
  7. did tests on 35 adults over
  8. five times a week
  1. slow down
  2. the age of 64
  3. to ageing
  4. for three months
  5. simple one
  6. as they age
  7. down
  8. to reverse ageing

Paragraph 2

  1. A professor explained how important
  2. He says we may be
  3. getting
  4. If we can do this, the
  5. Researchers want to make
  6. they do not
  7. young
  8. make ageing a reversible
  1. scientists
  2. the cells longer
  3. able to stop
  4. disease
  5. the research is
  6. cells will not age
  7. age
  8. shorter

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Scientists did tests (1) ___________________ reverse ageing. The test was (2) ___________________. It used oxygen to slow down what (3) ___________________ as they age. Two processes (4) ___________________ and illnesses slowed down. The scientists did tests on 35 adults (5) ___________________ of 64 five times a week (6) ___________________.

A professor explained (7) ___________________ research is. He says we may (8) ___________________ stop cells from getting shorter. If (9) ___________________ this, the cells will not age. Researchers want to make (10) ___________________ so they do not age. The professor (11) ___________________ want to make ageing (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Scientistsdidteststotrytoreverseageing.Thetestwasasimpleone.Itus
edoxygentoslowdownwhathappenstocellsastheyage.Twoprocesses
relatedtoageingandillnessessloweddown.Thescientistsdidtestson35
adultsovertheageof64fivetimesaweekforthreemonths.Aprofessorex
plainedhowimportanttheresearchis.Hesayswemaybeabletostopcell
sfromgettingshorter.Ifwecandothis,thecellswillnotage.Researchers
wanttomakethecellslongersotheydonotage.Theprofessorsaidyoung
scientistswanttomakeageingareversibledisease."

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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(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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