The Reading / Listening - Nose Shape - Level 0

Everyone's nose is a different shape. Researchers may know why. Researchers say it could be because of the climate. People with wider noses live in warm, humid areas. People with narrower noses live in colder, drier places. The nose makes sure the air we breathe is warm enough. It is like a temperature controller.



Researchers looked at the noses of over 2,600 Africans, Asians and Europeans. They checked their nose width and height, and the distance between the nostrils. The research could help people with the heat or cold, and the humidity if they go to other countries. It is difficult to know how our nose will change shape in the future.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Nose Shape - Level 1 Nose Shape - Level 2   or  Nose Shape - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.livescience.com/58297-nose-shape-climate-evolution.html
  • http://www.popsci.com/climate-nose-shape-evolution
  • http://www.science20.com/news_staff/like_your_nose_thank_climate_changes-224979


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. Everyone's nose is a different
  2. Researchers may know
  3. it could be because
  4. people with wider
  5. live in warm,
  6. live in colder, drier
  7. The nose makes sure the air we
  8. It is like a temperature
  1. of the climate
  2. breathe is warm
  3. humid areas
  4. why
  5. controller
  6. shape
  7. places
  8. noses

Paragraph 2

  1. Researchers looked
  2. over 2,600
  3. They checked their
  4. width and
  5. the distance
  6. help people with the heat
  7. if they go
  8. change shape
  1. or cold
  2. nose
  3. between the nostrils
  4. to other countries
  5. Africans
  6. height
  7. in the future
  8. at the noses

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Everyone's (1) ___________________ shape. Researchers may know why. Researchers (2) ___________________ be because of the climate. People with wider (3) ___________________ warm, (4) ___________________. People with narrower noses live in colder, (5) ___________________. The nose makes sure the air we breathe is warm enough. (6) ___________________ temperature controller.

Researchers (7) ___________________ noses of over 2,600 Africans, (8) ___________________ Europeans. They checked their nose (9) ___________________, and the distance between the nostrils. The research could help people (10) ___________________ cold, and the humidity if they (11) ___________________ countries. It is difficult to know how our nose will change (12) ___________________ future.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Everyone'snoseisadifferentshapeResearchersmayknowwhy.Resear
cherssayitcouldbebecauseoftheclimate.Peoplewithwidernoseslivein
warm,humidareas.Peoplewithnarrowernosesliveincolder,drierplace
s.Thenosemakessuretheairwebreatheiswarmenough.Itislikeatemp
eraturecontroller.Researcherslookedatthenosesofover2,600African
s,AsiansandEuropeans.Theycheckedtheirnosewidthandheight,andt
hedistancebetweenthenostrils.Theresearchcouldhelppeoplewiththe
heatorcold,andthehumidityiftheygotoothercountries.Itisdifficultto
know how our nose will change shape in the future.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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