The Reading / Listening - Blood - Level 0

Scientists have found how to mass produce blood. The blood is good enough to give to people. The old way of making blood was very slow and expensive. It was difficult to make a lot. The new way means scientists can make a lot. They can make as much as they want. They can make "unlimited" amounts of blood.



A researcher said his team needs the technology to mass produce blood. He said it was a challenge. He said his team would make only rare types of blood at first. These are not easy to find. Not many people with rare blood types donate blood. He said: "Suitable…red blood cell donations can be difficult to [find]."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Blood - Level 1 Blood - Level 2   or  Blood - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39354627
  • http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14750
  • http://www.onmedica.com/newsArticle.aspx?id=80fff617-337c-475f-a65d-59c76b4cab0d


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 have found how
  2. mass
  3. The blood is good
  4. The old way
  5. very slow
  6. scientists can
  7. They can make as
  8. make "unlimited"
  1. much as they want
  2. enough
  3. and expensive
  4. amounts of blood
  5. make a lot
  6. produce blood
  7. of making blood
  8. to

Paragraph 2

  1. the technology to
  2. He said it was a
  3. make only rare types of blood
  4. These are not easy
  5. Not many
  6. rare blood
  7. donate
  8. difficult to
  1. to find
  2. types
  3. challenge
  4. find
  5. at first
  6. blood
  7. mass produce blood
  8. people

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Scientists (1) ___________________ to mass produce blood. The blood is (2) ___________________ give to people. The old way of making blood was (3) ___________________ expensive. It was difficult (4) ___________________ lot. The new way means scientists can make a lot. They can (5) ___________________ as they want. They can make "unlimited" (6) ___________________ blood.

A researcher said his team (7) ___________________ technology to mass produce blood. He (8) ___________________ a challenge. He said his team would (9) ___________________ rare types of (10) ___________________. These are not easy to find. Not many people (11) ___________________ blood types donate blood. He said: "Suitable…red blood cell donations (12) ___________________ to [find]."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Scientistshavefoundhowtomassproduceblood.Thebloodisgoodenou
ghtogivetopeople.Theoldwayofmakingbloodwasveryslowandexpen
sive.Itwasdifficulttomakealot.Thenewwaymeansscientistscanmake
alot.Theycanmakeasmuchastheywant.Theycanmake"unlimited"am
ountsofblood.Aresearchersaidhisteamneedsthetechnologytomassp
roduceblood.Hesaiditwasachallenge.Hesaidhisteamwouldmakeonly
raretypesofbloodatfirst.Thesearenoteasytofind.Notmanypeoplewit
hrarebloodtypesdonateblood.Hesaid:"Suitable…redbloodcelldonati
onscanbedifficultto[find]."

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) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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