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“Cosmetic Surgery”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
advanced cosmetic surgery one man 02:15

Pre-Listening Exercise

Name five different types of cosmetic surgery and discuss why people select these procedures.


“have a face lift” = a surgical procedure in which doctors tighten the skin on the face to remove wrinkles
I’m sure that the actress had a facelift so would look younger than she really is.”

“nose job” = an operation to improve the appearance of one’s nose
He’s considering a nose job because he says people always comment on his nose.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

Do research on an organization that provides medical services, particularly cosmetic surgery, to people in developing countries. Report on the organization’s mission, the regions of the world where the organization has performed such care, and how everyday people can become involved. Would you consider volunteering if you had the expertise to perform cosmetic procedures for the needy?

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