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(Updated on 30/09/2013)



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Vocabulary :

  • cosmetic surgery :
    "- Surgery that modifies or improves the appearance of a physical feature, irregularity, or defect.

    - reconstruction of cutaneous or underlying tissues, performed to improve and correct a structural defect or to remove a scar, birthmark, or normal evidence of aging."
  • plastic surgery :
    "- surgery concerned with restoration, reconstruction, correction, or improvement in shape and appearance of body structures that are defective, damaged, or misshapen by injury, disease, or growth and development."

  • aesthetic surgery : "Plastic or cosmetic surgery."
  • Plastic surgeon: "A surgeon who specializes in reducing scarring or disfigurement that may occur as a result of accidents, birth defects, or treatment for diseases, such as melanoma.
    Many plastic surgeons also perform cosmetic surgery that is unrelated to medical conditions, such as rhinoplasty to change the shape of the nose."


  • Botulinum toxin "is a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, and is extremely neurotoxic...
    Popularly known by one of its trade names, Botox or Dysport, it is used for various cosmetic and medical procedures."


  • Hyaluronan (also called hyaluronic acid or hyaluronate) "is a common ingredient in skin-care products...
    In 2003, the FDA approved hyaluronan injections for filling soft tissue defects such as facial wrinkles...
    Hyaluronan injections temporarily smooth wrinkles by adding volume under the skin, with effects typically lasting for six months."


  • Laser Skin Resurfacing : "One of the most popular anti-aging remedies is laser skin resurfacing, which improves the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, scars and hyperpigmentation (discolored areas of the skin), primarily around the eyes and mouth. It can also be used to treat large areas of the face."

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Listening :

  • Cosmetic Surgery
    I. Pre-Listening Exercises
    II. Listening Exercises
    III. Post-Listening Exercises


Conversation questions and Debates :

  • Plastic, but not fantastic
    "Cosmetic surgery for the rich and famous is booming. Why do they do it, wonders Clive James, in his Point of View column."
  • Views on Tattoos and Plastic Surgery (
    "What do you think of tattooing and plastic surgery? Would you have either one done?
    Students from Argentina, Korea, Turkey and Japan express their viewpoints."





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Lesson plans :

  • Women stranded at airport after cosmetic surgery (October 13, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "Three Chinese women were left stranded at a South Korean airport after immigration officials said their passport photos did not match their faces."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels: Cosmetic Surgery - Level 4  or  Cosmetic Surgery - Level 5
    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 :-)


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