You will hear four people talking about their health problems. Listen and match the problems (A-E) to the speakers (1-4). There is one extra problem you do not need to use.

Speaker 1 A travel sickness
Speaker 2 B hay fever
Speaker 3 C overtired
Speaker 4 D flu
E sunburn

Speak on the diseases mentioned above – discuss what causes them, what their symptoms are and what treatment is suitable in each case.

HEALTH PROBLEMS 3

(02:25)

You will hear five short dialogues about people’s health. Listen and circle the correct item: A, B or C.

1. What happened to the girl?

A. She crashed her bicycle.

B. She crashed her car.

C. She crashed her mother’s car.

2. What is wrong with the man?

A. He has got food poisoning.

B. He is allergic to seafood.

C. He ate too much.

3. What has the man been doing?

A. fighting

B. dressing his children

C. jogging

4. What is the doctor’s advice?

A. To exercise more.

B. To exercise less.

C. To do some weightlifting.

5. How did the woman hurt her hand?

A. She burnt it.

B. She trapped it in the kitchen door.

C. The man hurt it.

2. How far do you agree with the man in the third dialogue “You’d have much more energy if you took regular exercise”?

MAKING AN APPOINTMENT

(00:59)

Listen to the dialogue and fill in the questions. Who is Tina speaking to?

A: Good afternoon. Meadows Surgery. 1) _____ ?

B: Oh, yes. I’d like to make an appointment with Doctor Michaels, please.

A: I’m afraid Doctor Michaels is on holiday at the moment. 2) _____ ?

B: Erm…yes, all right. That would be fine.

A: Right. The first available appointment is on Thursday at 10 o’clock. 3) _____ ?

B: Yes, that should be okay.

A: Good. 4) _____ ?

B: Tina, Tina Wilcox.

A: 5) _____ ?

B: I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately.

A: Right then, we’ll see you on Thursday at 10 o’clock.

B: Thank you. Good bye.

Use the prompts below to act out similar dialogues.

Friday Monday
2:30 pm 9 o’clock
Carol Ormerod Brian Powell
bad cough earache

STAYING HEALTHY

(00:36/00:50)

How much do you know about natural health remedies: food, drink, natural treatments, herbal medicine? Match each remedy with its main health benefit.

Listen to the extracts to check whether you are right. Do you know any other natural health remedies and their benefits?

COMMON INJURIES

(04:10)

Listen to a doctor talking about the types of accidents his patients have. Note down any injuries (not conditions) he ascribes to the following groups.

ADULTS ________________________________________________________

OLD PEOPLE ____________________________________________________

CHILDREN ______________________________________________________

Listen again and complete the sentences below.

1. ‘… and this is because muscles were __________ or __________and have become inflamed …’

2. ‘… quite often. The victims are __________ women, but not __________.’

3. ‘… I imagine they (old people) would be particularly _________ to accidents.’

4. ‘… we do a lot of counseling, that’s to say __________ people’s fears about what they see as their deteriorating health.’

5. ‘I can remember my eyes __________ terribly and a __________pain.’

6. ‘It was __________ in so deeply that I couldn’t actually see the moth I thought his eardrum had __________.’

7. ‘… we do get people who are repeatedly harming themselves, almost for the ___________ of it.’

STRESS

(about 2 min 30)

You are going to hear someone giving advice on how to reduce stress. Listen and say where you might hear that conversation. How do the speakers sound? Why?

Listen again and decide whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE.

1. The woman is suffering from stress.

2. She often goes out with her friends.

3. She thinks her work is causing her stress.

4. The man suggests that she find another job.

5. The woman can work fewer hours.

6. The man suggests she take some medicine.

The man used the expression “to beat the stress”. What does it mean? What other word combinations with the same meaning do you know? Use the dictionary, if necessary.

4. Role-play.

Your friend is feeling stressed out and wants to make some changes to his/her lifestyle.



· suggest ways to change his/her lifestyle in order to help reduce stress

· reject his/her reasons for not being able to follow your advice, and suggest alternatives

· express your hope that everything will work out well

A VISIT TO A DOCTOR

(02:16)

1. You will hear two people consulting a doctor. Mark the following statements as TRUE or FALSE.

1. The woman suffers from insomnia and nausea.

2. The patient is stressed.

3. The woman believes her eating habits are quite healthy.

4. The doctor recommends the woman to avoid drinking so much tea and prescribes her some sedatives.

5. The man’s foot is swollen.

6. The man kicked the wall with his foot.

7. The doctor says the foot should be X-rayed.


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