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Look at the pictures. What are the following used for? Use the prompts to make up sentences, as in the example.



UNIT 3

IT REALLY WORKS!

 

LEAD – IN

Look at the pictures. What are the following used for? Use the prompts to make up sentences, as in the example.

● take temperature ● listen to chest ●weigh ● give injections

 

●scales ●stethoscope ●syringe ● thermometer

e.g. Scales are used to weigh ourselves.

Match pictures and specialists.

 

surgeon doctor dentist nurse

The words below describe doctors who specialize in particular areas. What do they specialize in?

 

• Pediatrician

• Psychiatrist

• Neurologist

• Chiropodist

Match the verbs in A with the words in B, then decide which of the phrases are being described in five statements below.

 

1 You need a syringe to do this.

2 You need a scalpel to do this, and the patient usually has stitches and
a scar afterwards.

3 You need to take this to the chemist's.

4 You need a thermometer to do this.

5 You need a stethoscope to do this.

A give take check feel write perform cure treat B a temperature an injection a prescription a diagnosis an illness an operation sick ill a disease the heart beat

READING

What does a GP do?

A GP cures only mental problems.

B GP treats most medical problems.

C GP provides emergency aid.

D GP performs operations.

What can a GP do if his/her patient has a serious medical problem?

A Introduce the patient to the psychiatrist.

B Help the patient to find the operating theatre.

C Refer the patient to a specialist.

D Send the patient to the chemists.

When you phone to make a doctor’s appointment, what will the nurse or receptionist ask you?

A What is the problem?

B How old are you?

C Are you pregnant?

D Where do you live?

What will happen if you call the doctor and the office is closed?

A A nurse will provide emergency aid next day.

B The doctor will be ready to help you in a day.

C The paramedic will sent somebody to take your temperature.

D The doctor will call you back.

What is walk-in clinic?

A Clinics for mental problems patients.

B Clinics that are ready to solve your minor medical problems on weekdays.

C Clinics that specialize only in serious medical problems.

D Clinics where you must have an appointment to see a doctor.

Match the words on the left with the correct meaning on the right.


1 GP

2 treat

3 pediatrician

4 obstetrician

5 psychiatrist

6 symptoms

7 receptionist

8 ambulance

9 optometrist

10 cardiologist

11 dermatologist

12 surgeon

 

 
 


A a person who checks your eyes

B a doctor who performs operations

C an emergency vehicle (car )

D a family doctor

E a heart specialist

F a person who answers the phone and greets people in an office

G give medical care

H a skin doctor

I a doctor who specializes in children

J a doctor who delivers babies

K condition of an illness

L a doctor who specializes in mental illnesses


LISTENING

6. 7. 8.

tea bags ginger root cloves of garlic bicarbonate of soda sellotape cayenne pepper ice cubes a bar of chocolate

Some doctors believe that many natural substances are better than antibiotics for certain minor health problems. Can you guess which item on the left helps with the problems on the right? Work with a partner.

 

Example: Ginger root relieves nausea.

 


ginger root

sellotape

cayenne pepper

ice

bicarbonate of soda

garlic

a tea bag

 

fights colds and flu

warms cold feet

relieves itching

soothes cold sores

relieves nausea

gets rid of warts

relieves insect bites and blocked sinuse


MODAL VERBS

 
 


Lack of necessity?


1Surgeons must wear masks during an operation.

2Youought tohave an annual check-up.

3 You mustclean your teeth every day.

4 You need tosleep for at least 7 hours a night.

5 You mustn’t smoke in here.

6 You don’t have to drive me to the station.

7 You shouldn’t be rude to your mother.

8 In the UK you have to be 17 to get a driving licence.

 

a It would be a good idea to do this.

b This is rude.

c You are not allowed to do this; it is forbidden.

d It is important that you do this.

e It’s not necessary, but you can if you want to.

f This is necessary.

g It would be a good idea not to do this.

h This is very important; it is essential.


 

Suggested situations

  • Your friend is in bed with a bad cold
  • Your friend is upset because she’s put on weight
  • Your brother has failed his exam
  • Your uncle has been fired from his job

 

Example: You shouldn’t go to school. You ought to see a doctor, etc.

Serious incident

 

A zoo keeper was very seriously.......... today when he was attacked by a tiger at Whitesnade zoo in Yorkshire. Martin Kelly was attacked as he fed the animal in front of several visitors. He was .......... to hospital in York where doctors are .......... to save his life. Two elderly women who witnessed the whole attack were.......... for shock.

Look at the following sentences about people's medical condition and decide whether the news is good (G) or bad (B).

 

1 It's nothing serious.

2 The victim is in a critical condition.

3 She's in a stable condition.

4 We expect him to make a full recovery.

5 I'm afraid there's nothing more we can do.

6 Her condition has deteriorated overnight.

7 She suffered only minor injuries.

8 She's in a coma.

 
 


SPEAKING

The pictures below show different ways in which people look after their health and keep fit. Work with a partner. Choose one of the pictures and describe it to your partner. Try to talk for one minute.

Describe:

• what you can see
• the people and what you think they do there/why they are there

• how they might be feeling

WRITING

40 Write a story of your own (about 100 words), which starts with the sentence. Your story must be connected with the topic “Health and medicine”.

 

UNIT 3

IT REALLY WORKS!

 

LEAD – IN

Look at the pictures. What are the following used for? Use the prompts to make up sentences, as in the example.

● take temperature ● listen to chest ●weigh ● give injections

 

●scales ●stethoscope ●syringe ● thermometer

e.g. Scales are used to weigh ourselves.







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