The Reading / Listening - Ageing Process - Level 1

Scientists from Israeli universities did tests to try to stop and reverse ageing. The researchers said the tests were simple - they used oxygen to slow down what happens to cells as they age. The scientists said 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. The study is published in a magazine called "Ageing".



A professor explained how important the research is. He says the ageing process can be reversed. He says we may be able to stop cells from shortening and that if we can do this, the cells will not age. Researchers are trying to develop drugs to make cells longer so cells do not age. The professor added: "The study gives hope, and opens the door for a lot of young scientists to target ageing as a reversible disease."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Ageing Process - Level 0 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/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. try to stop and
  2. researchers said the tests were
  3. they used oxygen to
  4. what happens to cells
  5. processes related
  6. scientists did tests
  7. five times a week for
  8. The study is published
  1. as they age
  2. in a magazine
  3. simple
  4. to ageing
  5. three months
  6. slow down
  7. reverse ageing
  8. on 35 adults

Paragraph 2

  1. the ageing process can
  2. we may be able
  3. if we can do this, the cells
  4. Researchers are trying
  5. so cells do not
  6. The study gives hope, and
  7. young scientists to
  8. a reversible
  1. to develop drugs
  2. disease
  3. age
  4. to stop cells
  5. target ageing
  6. be reversed
  7. will not age
  8. opens the door

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Scientists from Israeli universities (1) ___________________ try to stop (2) ___________________. The researchers said the tests were simple - they used (3) ___________________ down what happens to (4) ___________________ age. The scientists said two processes (5) ___________________ and illnesses slowed down. The scientists did tests on 35 adults over the age of 64 five times a week for three months. The study (6) ___________________ a magazine called "Ageing".

A professor (7) ___________________ the research is. He says the ageing process (8) ___________________. He says we may be able to stop (9) ___________________ and that if we can do this, the cells will not age. Researchers (10) ___________________ develop drugs to (11) ___________________ so cells do not age. The professor added: "The study gives hope, and opens the door for (12) ___________________ young scientists to target ageing as a reversible disease."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ScientistsfromIsraeliuniversitiesdidteststotrytostopandreverseagei
ng.Theresearcherssaidthetestsweresimple-theyusedoxygentoslo
wdownwhathappenstocellsastheyage.Thescientistssaidtwoprocess
esrelatedtoageingandillnessessloweddown.Thescientistsdidtestson
35adultsovertheageof64fivetimesaweekforthreemonths.Thestudyi
spublishedinamagazinecalled"Ageing".Aprofessorexplainedhowimp
ortanttheresearchis.Hesaystheageingprocesscanbereversed.Hesay
swemaybeabletostopcellsfromshorteningandthatifwecandothis,the
cellswillnotage.Researchersaretryingtodevelopdrugstomakecellslo
ngersocellsdonotage.Theprofessoradded:"Thestudygiveshope,and
opensthedoorforalotofyoungscientiststotargetageingasareversible
disease."

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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Free writing

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