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Smoking and dental health – 30 Minute Worksheet

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Teacher Notes

  • Level: B2 C1

  • Sector: medicine, nursing, other

  • Medical Area: symptoms, diseases and conditions, treatment and medication, other
    Skill focus:
    reading, speaking, vocabulary


  • developing topic-specific vocabulary

  • reading for detail

Teaching notes and answer key

Part 1: vocabulary

Have students work in pairs to match the words and definitions.

Go through the answers as a class. Deal with any vocabulary queries.

1e     2f     3d     4g     5h     6a     7c     8b

Extension activity: pronunciation
Ask students to look at the words again. Model the pronunciation of each one and have students say each one aloud.

acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis
alveolar osteitis
smoker’s keratosis

Part 2: reading                 

Have students work individually to complete the activity and then compare their ideas with a partner.

Go through the answers as a class. You could elicit why the False statements are incorrect. Deal with any vocabulary queries.

1. True     2. False     3. True     4. False     5. False

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